# 1 Dec 23, 2017
We have some news for you – current Ranked Play season will end on January 8th (Monday) at 12.00 PM CET!
New season will begin the next day, on January 9th (Tuesday) at 12.00 PM CET, and it will last for only a month – we’re shortening the seasons and from now on they will be 1-month long instead of 2. To match shorter seasons, we’ve also updated the end of the season and rank up rewards.
Another change is that at the end of a season, ranking points of all players will be reduced by 50% (except for players who did not play a single ranked game in that season – their ranking points will not be reduced in such case). Meaning that instead of starting with ⅓ of the ranking points you earned last season, you will be starting with ½ of them.
What’s more, at the start of a new season players will no longer automatically receive rank up rewards for the ranks they skipped.
For those of you interested in competitive aspect of GWENT, Pro Ladder season will end on January 4th at 12.00 PM CET. It will be followed by a short break, during which we will distribute Crown Points for the best 200 players, and prepare for the next season.
Players who haven’t participated in the current Pro Ladder season will need to reach Rank 21 in the regular Ranked Play season by January 4th, 12.00 PM CET in order to qualify to the upcoming Pro Ladder season. Players who will reach the rank 21 between January 4th and 8th will qualify to the following Pro Ladder season starting in March.