In 2016, we made a big mistake. We took away Solo/Duo Queue, and some of our most loyal players felt betrayed. This year, we're looking to make things right by trying something radical —giving you what you’ve been asking for all along.
For the hyper-competitive lone wolf (and one trusted compadre), Solo/Duo Queue is back. For those who want a competitive group experience, we're morphing DQ into the Flex Queue. Play in both to get extra rewards.
Remember Season 2015's ranked system? It's a lot like that. Queue up alone or with one trusted friend and aim for Gold (or higher). The major difference from 2015 is that you'll be able to select two preferred positions. Challenger tier will also remain solo-only.
The Flex Queue allows up to five players to queue up and compete—a lot like 2016's Dynamic Queue—and those who climb in both will earn extra rewards at the end of the season. If your premade squad wants a serious, competitive game, this is where you play. Or, if you're a solo player who wants to get good in an environment that rewards more team-oriented skills, the Flex Queue is also there for you. Ranked fives will naturally be merged with this queue, and as a result they'll be available 24/7.