After the TES knight disparaged CQ as a “chance” mode not equal to the ranked mode, Riot Games hastily edited it to suit Worlds 2022.
After TES knight disparaged CQ as a “chance” mode not equal to ranked mode, Riot Games hastily edited it to suit Worlds 2022.
At Worlds 2022, instead of training together in solo queue mode, League of Legends players “tryhard” in CQ (Champions Queue). Initially, this mode was praised by the international LoL community quite a lot, even praising it “better” than the ranking mode in some major regions. The reason is because in CQ only professional players and gamers (such as streamer, YouTuber, …) with high skills reviewed by Riot Games can participate.
But a few days ago, some players at Worlds 2022 from the LPL like TES knight criticized CQ as a “chance” mode – only winning when there is a strong lineup. There are also many viewers who think that this mode is too small to enjoy the diversity in the meta.
So recently, Riot Games has updated the CQ mode as follows:
“We are setting up some changes to the World Championship before the Group Stage kicks off.
We’ve extended CQ access to former pro players from the Worlds qualifiers and the LCS Academy. New players will have to hit the Challenger milestone in solo doubles this season, have to be in North America, and have to go through a CQ board review.
To retain access to CQ, we’ve raised the necessary rank for amateur players including those who have already reached the Challenger milestone once this season.” – Riot Games summarizes some of the key changes.
In this way, the CQ mode at Worlds 2022 will have more quality players (both professional and freelance). This will make the matches more diverse due to the number of players as well as the champion pool of each person.
On the contrary, there are also many fans who believe that the players competing at Worlds 2022 in North America have almost no choice but to scrim and “tryhard” in CQ mode. So the new CQ mode becomes more crowded than the normal solo queue server.