Riot Games has some bad news for players that were looking forward to the League of Legends solo queue that was reputed to be coming up in the next season of the game. According to a spokesperson at Riot Korea, the Korean division of Riot Games, the solo queue has been put on hold, rather than being implemented soon.
This is a very painful subject because I feel like I have lied to summoners so I am pretty sad about the situation. Up until end of February, we received updates about Solo queue – at first we were informed that it will take few weeks for Solo Queue to come out, however at the end of March, things have changed. For now, Solo queue development/launch is on hold and we have not received any update in that matter.
The previous version of the queue, a group queue where various players could form a group and climb the League ranks together, but this met with criticism due to being paired up with various people that would drag the group down. With the League of Legends solo queue, players would be able to climb the ranks for themselves, letting you not worry about what the other players on your team are doing.
In February, when the mode was announced, Riot gave explanations as to how the queue would work.
WHAT IS PURE SOLO RANKED QUEUE?
Pure Solo Ranked Queue allows players to enter ranked matches in the new Champion Select without any premade matches. All 10 players in the match will be solo queue players.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM PAST SEASONS SOLO QUEUE?
In past seasons you could always bring a friend with you to help you climb the ranked ladder. Now you must face the Pure Solo Queue challenge alone!
ARE PURE SOLO RANKED QUEUE AND DYNAMIC GROUPS COMPLETELY SEPARATE IN TERMS OF LADDERS AND MMR?
Yes! However, your performance in Pure Solo Ranked Queue will influence your initial MMR in Dynamic Groups. If you already placed in Dynamic Groups before entering Pure Solo Ranked Queue, your performance in Pure Solo Ranked Queue will not affect your rating in the Dynamic Groups. Your performance in Dynamic Groups will never affect your rating in Pure Solo Ranked Queue.