Back in April, we talked about our [changes to Ranked for 2019](https://nexus.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/2018/04/dev-updates-to-ranked-for-2019/). As part of those changes, we talked about how we had noticed player skill varies a lot by position, leading to unfair matchmaking and bad feels when you get your secondary position or get autofilled.
One way we're planning to address this is positional matchmaking, where we track your skill for each position and matchmake you based on that. This is a relatively large change, so we're going to be testing it starting in Patch 8.19 in all regions with Normal Draft. To kick off that process, we're turning it on for PBE.
Here's what you should expect to see later today when you play on PBE:
* Everything should continue to work as normal in terms of queue times and position assignment
* At the end of the game you'll see an indicator of the position we're updating the skill rating for
* If we think you swapped positions, you'll see that too
**Note**: Matchmaking should feel roughly the same on PBE, not better, since it's a more experimental environment with fewer consistent players.
Try it out when you get a chance and give us feedback on how position detection feels. Thanks for all the help, and we'll see you on the Rift!