Player must achieve summoner level 3 by playing co-op vs. AI games before being able to play in a normal game. Normal games can be queued to solo or with 1–4 others in a premade team, are matched with random team mates and opponents according to their hidden matchmaking ratings. Because it is PvP, players get XP rewards in a greater amount than in a Co-op vs. AI game.
Players simultaneously select a champion with which to play, and opponents cannot see which champions the other has picked until the game has started. Only one of each Champion can be selected on each team, players may not select a Champion which is currently selected by a team mate regardless of lock status.
Players take turns banning and selecting champions for the game. Only one of each champion can be selected among the players.
Phases of Draft Pick:
- Players select their intended pick to show their team.
- Players ban champions from selection
- Teams take turns alternating in pick phases, with the first and last pick made by single players.
- Players are given time to make their pregame preparations, including runes and summoner spells.
The results of normal games count towards the Summoner's Win / Lose / Leaves score. Additionally, your MMR is changed according to the result, you earn points if you win and lose some if you lose.