League-of-legends – How long is the temporary shielding in League of Legends


I was recently promoted to Diamond V in League of Legends. I have heard that you are shielded from being demoted the first 10 games. However I was wondering how long the shield lasts, not in terms of games but time-wise. What I mean is whether there is a temporary time-frame where the shield expires regardless of how many games are played (ex: I play only 5 games in a 28 day period yet the shielding expires due to time) or whether the shield acts indefinitely until you play the 10 games (ex: I play once every 3 weeks and the shielding applies until I hit the 10th game even though it has been months after the promotion). Thank you very much.

Best Answer

There is no "shielding" in League of Legends. You only drop from a V division if your hidden elo is lower than the elo you need for the V division in the prior league.

For clarification: You can lose as many games till you reach an elo of an Gold V player, then you will drop to Gold I.

But: You can also drop a division when not playing for a month!