Originally Posted by xSuzu
It should be just as hard for someone to get any tier in one queue as another. Otherwise, this Elo tiering system is total nonsense. Why would it take 1500 for Gold tier in Solo Queue, but 1450 for Gold tier in Team Queue? Etc.
But yeah, I also play Team Games and Normal more often than Solo Queue. You really have to be a masochist to enjoy Solo Queue.
Because they base the required elo off of percentages. There are more solo queue players, so there has to be a bigger gap in the elo for the percentages to match up. They want about .1% diamond, 1% plat, 5% gold, 10% silver, 25% bronze (at least an old post said they did). They recently changed it though, but it's still based on percents.