Chatting with a friend is cool, but hanging out with all your friends all at once is better. That's why we're bringing Clubs to the League Friends app. The update is launching today. Grab it on Android or on iOS and start clubbing.
Time for an update: We're adding draft pick normals and the store to the alpha so you can ban wisely and shop smart. We've also got some early info on ranked, which is coming within the next few patches.
A few weeks ago we shared plans to bring back Ranked 5s along with the introduction of ranked emblems and a deeper look at autofill. Now let’s talk about changes to dynamic queue matchmaking to address fairness issues, high tier match quality, and why it’s not easy to earn a solo badge.
Two weeks ago, we confirmed that we're not bringing back solo queue and promised to do a better job of keeping you updated about our ongoing efforts to improve ranked. Let's talk about what we're doing to address three specific issues: 1) recognition for skilled solo play in dynamic queue, 2) opportunities for ranked fives, and 3) matchmaking problems including queue times for high MMR players and improved odds for everyone to get their primary role.
Starting off the season, we made fundamental changes to ranked to emphasize coordinated team play. After considering all possible options and assessing the gains (and losses) of dynamic queue, we've made the decision to not bring back solo queue.