Season 2 of Heroes of the Storm‘s Ranked Play will start sometimes this week and will go for roughly 3 months. September 12-19 to December 12-19th.
In this new season, Grand Master player cap has been reduced to 200 and there are numerous changes to promotion and demotion of ranks.
- When you head into a promotion match, any points you earned beyond the 1,000-point division cap during the prior game will now be stored and applied at the end of your promotion match.
- Winning a promotion match will now award you with the points that were stored prior to that match, in addition to the normal ranked points you’ll earn for the win.
- Losing a promotion match will now subtract the normal ranked points for a loss, minus the number of excess ranked points that were stored prior to your promotion match.
- Demotion matches do not store lost ranked points, which means you’ll only lose the normal amount of ranked points if you’re defeated during a demotion match.