League Of Legends Is Bringing Solo (And Duo) Queue Back

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If you missed the solo or duo queue system from League of Legends, good news: it's coming back.

Riot has announced that starting from next year, solo and duo queue would be returning for all players. The developer previously announced that solo queue would be coming back for "players near the top of the ladder", but they went back on that statement today.

"Queue up alone or with one trusted friend and aim for Gold (or higher). The major differences from 2015 are that you'll be able to select two preferred positions and veto your least favourite (when autofill is enabled or if you choose fill)," Riot wrote.

Duo Queue won't be available for those playing in Challenger, however. Ranked Flex is being added next year as well, and like dynamic queue it allows five players to queue up together. It's open to people in pre-made teams and people playing solo, so matchmaking should be a speedy process.

It's an interesting move given that Riot were previously against the idea of supporting two ranked queues at once. Riot was concerned about the queues cannibalising the population of the other, but is betting that separate rewards and that the inherent nature of pre-made teams — as opposed to teams made up of players queuing by themselves — will create a separate meta entirely.

There's still the option of Ranked Flex becoming a five-player only queue, but we'll see how that plays out next year.


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