OCE Preseason Ranked Queue Testing - UPDATED Feb 8th

Hi everyone, You may recall that in the [2017 Preseason site](http://oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/featured/preseason-2017/ranked) we revealed the new Solo/Duo queue and Ranked Flex coming to ranked and highlighted concerns that our smaller population in OCE may lead to unhealthy matchmaking if both queues ran side by side. We want to make both queues as available as possible to Oceanic players while ensuring the queues are healthy - meaning high quality matchmaking and optimal queue times. We also want to offer players the chance to show us what they prefer to play in order to gauge interest in the new ranked queues - before we determine their final configuration for the 2017 season. **So what's going to happen? We're going to test the queues and adjust their setup as we go.** ----------------------------- For the first week of pre-season, Solo/Duo Queue will not be enabled in any region. During this period Ranked Flex will be turned on with 24/7 availability. This queue gives you the ability to queue up as a solo player, or a 2, 3, or 5 player premade group. This will give as many players as possible the chance to try the queue, while we closely monitor matchmaking quality and queue times. After one week, Solo/Duo queue is intended to be launched alongside Ranked Flex, with the plan being that it also operates with 24/7 availability. However, depending on how Ranked Flex has been performing and the expected impact that the two Ranked queues will have on each other, both queues may need to be restricted to certain times of day. We’re aware that Ranked Flex will require some solo players in order to function with 2/3 player premade groups. This means that, in the longer-term, further changes in the configuration of Ranked Flex premade group sizes may need to take place. If necessary we will move quickly to make changes to the configuration of Ranked Flex, or the hours that either queue is available, to ensure maximum stability and queue health for both queues. If and when those changes are made we’ll be updating the current status of the queues here. ----------------------------- **TL;DR** - We're TESTING the new ranked queues. - We're turning on Ranked Flex with 24/7 availability at the beginning of the preseason - Nov 9th. - Globally, Solo/Duo queue will be turned on one week after Ranked Flex, with plans to also enable it 24/7. - While the queues are active, we will make rapid changes to their configuration and/or available times to ensure that queue health (matchmaking times and quality) is good ------------------------------ **Current Queue Configuration:** **Ranked Flex:** * Disabled between: 7:00am - 10:00am AEST * Allows queueing of Solo players or 2/3/5 player premade groups **Solo/Duo Queue:** * Disabled between: 4:00am - 7:00am AEST **TT Ranked Flex:** * Enabled Thursdays & Fridays between: 5:00pm - 0:00am AEST ----------------------------- UPDATE Nov 16th: Solo/Duo Queue has been delayed slightly while we work to ensure there are no issues with the ranked MMR reset as there were with Ranked Flex. UPDATE Nov 18th: Solo/Duo Queue has been released. Both Solo/Duo and Flex will continue to run for 24/7 while we monitor their queue health. UPDATE Nov 29th: Starting December 2nd, SR Solo/Duo and Flex queue will be disabled for some hours of the early morning each day. One of the two queues will always be available to play. Starting Dec 1st, we're testing TT Ranked Flex, replacing TT Normal Blind on Thursdays. Details [here](http://boards.oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/announcements/5ruA0Wov-scheduled-changes-to-ranked-queues-in-oce). UPDATE Feb 8th: TT Ranked has expanded to 2 nights but reduced hours per night. See the [announcement ](http://boards.oce.leagueoflegends.com/en/c/announcements/oTA7PnYT-upcoming-changes-to-twisted-treeline-ranked-flex)for details.
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