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League of Legends 2017 Ranked Season Changes, Solo Queue Returns Next Year

If you happened to play League of Legends during 2015, you must have noticed soloQ-ing against 5-man pre-made teams with Riot Games trying to fix it throughout the last year.

In 2017, however, things are going to be different. The upcoming Ranked Season will see two queues, two ladders, and two sets of MMR – one for solo, duo and then other for complete pre-made teams.

League of Legends Ranked Season Changes

According to Riot’s preview of 2017 season, here is what you can expect:

In solo/duo queue, only players on their own or with one friend are competing. This is essentially the 2015 system, but with role selection and matchmaking improvements from the last 12 months.

Ranked Flex is the new name for Dynamic Queue and has everyone in it – teams of 4, 5, solo players, the lot. You have to choose which you queue for when getting into a game. The worry here is that solo players will never want to use it, but Riot say they’re willing to see what happens. If it ends up abandoned, they’ll refactor this queue into one for five-player teams only.

Riot also admitted that it messed up, but is adamant of fixing everything for 2017 Ranked Season. To join in the conversation and give your two cents, head over to r/LeagueofLegends.

In relevant League of Legends news, the developer has published 6.20 patch notes online. In addition to Ivern, the Greenfather; patch 6.20 is also confirmed to bring major changes to Nunu, Baron Nashor, and buffs for Ashe, Taliyah, Vladimir, and a nerf for Jinx.

Apart from this, players will also be able to get their hands on Star Guardian champion skins for Janna, Jinx, Lulu, and Poppy. To get a complete round-up on patch 6.20, head over to the post!

League of Legends can be played for free on PC.