Challenger is the best rank in League of Legends. The greatest LoL players are within this tier of competition. Needless to say, everyone who plays in this tier has perfect mechanics, an understanding of teamplay, and everything else in between. The tier before it is Grand Master.
Is Challenger good?
Challenger League of Legends players are among the top 0.01 percentile of all the players. If you were in a room with 100 other League of Legends players, you can probably beat everyone of them.
Needless to say, these players are the best League of Legends has to offer. The difference between them and Diamond players can feel like a difference between Bronze and Diamond players. They have incredible micro skills, macro skills, understanding of strategy and tactics, great poise, and mindset.
LoL players who are in this tier dedicate their lives to League of Legends, although they might try other games from time to time. However, staying at a Challenger can be difficult, as you need to work on your game all the time. You also need to choose your champion as well your role wisely.
Challenger players tend to pick Lee Sin for Jungle. The third most popular pick after Ekko and Rek’Sai.
How many hours do you need to play LOL to become Challenger?
Like with Grand Master, you need extreme talent and sacrifice to reach this tier. Even support Challenger gamers, that might feel like average players when you watch them on screen, are extremely good.
If we were to generalize, you might get there with several years of playing. Chances are against your odds, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
Ways to improve from Challenger
Of course, given that Challenger is the last rank, you cannot progress from it. You can only progress within it. While you might be the game’s elite, you can always improve a bit. Whether it is your focus, or intangibles, the great thing about League of Legends is that it always leaves room for improvement.