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2013 Season 1 Ladder Lock Coming

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With Heart of the Swarm less than 2 weeks away Blizzard has announced that season 1 of 2013 will be coming to an end soon and will be locked. This is in preparation for the new HotS expansion, Season 2 should start on the 12th with the launch of Heart of the Swarm.

Season 1 on the 2013 ladder is drawing to a close, and that means that all ladders will be locked soon.

Here’s what this means for you:

  • During the 2013 Season 1 lock, you can’t be promoted or demoted from of your current league or division, and your bonus pool stops growing.
  • Though you’ll be locked to a league and division, you’ll still be able to play out your remaining bonus pool and compete for standing within your division until the end of the season.
  • If you’re pursuing a league promotion, then you still have a chance to get there. The 2013 Season 1 lock will go into effect on Monday, March 4 at 11:00 p.m. PST.

The hidden ratings used to determine promotions and demotions will continue to be used for matchmaking purposes, and will continue to update during the 2013 Season 1 lock. So if you play significantly better or worse than your assigned league at the time of the lock, you may find yourself in a different league when 2013 Season 2 begins (after you play your first placement match). Your games during the lock still count.

At 11:00 p.m. PST on Monday, March 11, 2013 Season 2 will begin. Season milestone rewards will be locked in at this time, and bonus pools will reset. The game will continue doing matchmaking and league placement using results from the previous season.

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