A player who goes by the IGN AGateMoth hit 100k+ LP in Season 17 ranked just by ratting, making history in Apex Legends.
As for the ranked system, the overall feeling is not mutual. Respawn made massive changes to the ranked system to make it better. On the patch notes, the changes seemed quite intriguing, and everyone thought it would be the best season for ranked. However, the reality was quite the opposite.
When the new season began, players figured out a workaround to rank up very easily. As the new system rewards the players for securing high placement rather than getting kills and fighting, anyone can get top 10 just by ratting and not getting any kills, making positive gains almost every match.
Moreover, the entry cost for getting into a match is less punishing than in previous seasons. As a result, the number of Masters this season has surpassed the combined number of Diamond players.
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Player Reaches 110k LP by Ratting
When Season 17 started, a pro player named SweetDreams reached Predator just by ratting and with 0 kills, showing everyone the apparent flaws of the new ranked system. Regardless, many raised questions and thought it was only possible because he was a pro.
However, recently, another player named AGateMoth proved that anyone can reach Master and beyond just by ratting and getting no kill. The player hit 110k+ LP in Season 17 ranked and is still grinding his way up to gaining more LPs before the season ends.
HisWattson interviewed AGateMoth and asked him about his journey to surpassing the 100k LP milestone. According to AGateMoth, he jumps off the dropship and gets to the ratting spots right from the start. He hops from one ratting spot to another till the end of the match.
What makes it more interesting is that he stays AFK most of the time during a ranked match and watches YouTube videos. Moreover, AGateMoth has almost 0 K/D as he is “fully committed to not fighting back.”
When AGateMoth was asked about his previous rank, he said that his highest rank ever was Diamond 4, and he had been playing since the game came out. Despite his grind, he admitted that he hates the current ranked system and shared some of his suggestions with HisWattson.