League of Legends Ranked Queues Temporarily Disabled

You might have noticed when logging into League of Legends this weekend that Ranked Queues are not available. That’s because Riot has disabled Ranked Queues for the weekend.

Riot Games announced today that they’ve “noticed a couple problems with ranked queues” and that they’ll “be adjusting to help make sure that ranked games are fun and the competitive ladder remains healthy.”

A few of these problems and fixes include:

  • The average Elo is off from where they expected it to be (around 1200). The reason for this was their reset calculations didn’t take into account Elo decay in the system. To account for this deflation problem, Riot will be increasing the 5v5 Solo Elo for those who have played at least 5 ranked games last season by 15 points.
  • The Ranked Wins and Losses were not properly reset after they archived them during the Riven patch. They will be resetting these numbers to reflect the appropriate number of wins and losses players have accrued since the patch this week to reinforce the feeling of a new start.

In order to make the changes, the servers must be offline so in order to reduce the impact of these issues on the pre-season, they disabled Ranked Queue.

Riot confirmed, “While the rank queues are disabled, we will be temporarily enabling the ability to play Normal Games with Draft Mode. We will be doing maintenance early next week in order to repair ranked queues so they can be re-enabled.”