Solo queue is depressing for most online games out there. Although multiple reasons cause it to be bad, it seems that almost all online games suffer through the same thing. In League of Legends’ case, however, the Solo queue is as toxic as it is incurable.
Even if you’re a beginner playing or a 10-year veteran, you cannot avoid the frustration of ranked games. Furthermore, you must have heard or read that the League of Legends Solo Queue is broken beyond repair.
In the spirit of Season 13, Faker spoke up about the state of solo queue. He also explained why it’s no longer fun. You know it’s serious when the GOAT himself, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok speaks up about the problem on stream.
The solo queue is not meant to be the most fun thing in the world. It is meant to be a grind to reach the highest point on the ranked ladder. It also means players will encounter griefers and toxic people now and then. These issues have plagued the game for a long time, but that is not the issue right now.
Faker Admits Broken Solo Queue on Stream
During a recent stream that culminated with Faker losing a game of solo queue, he went on to frankly speak about the state of solo queue saying it’s no longer fun.
“Solo Queue isn’t fun these days at all. It used to be much more fun back in the day. Even if someone fumbles, the game would still stay in the enemy’s favor even if you keep trying to flip the game in the later phase,” Faker said according to a translation on Twitter.
According to T1’s mid-laner Faker, the game’s design is the cause for the current state of Solo Queue, and not the players. On his stream, he explained that games are constantly snowballing out of control, which means that if you make a mistake early, there is almost no chance to come back from that.
Faker continues by outlining the two main reasons for solo queues not being fun anymore.
“Current design of the game snowballing out of control for the side winning the early phase” and “something is wrong with the MMR system,” he said.
Why Is League of Legends Easier to Snowball?
Faker is the game’s GOAT and has played for T1 for 10 years and currently holds the record for most World Championships won with three titles in his pocket. However, he isn’t sure what exactly influenced the game to become easier to snowball.
Faker explained that multiple reasons could be the cause of solo queue quality going down. On stream, he questioned, “Could it be the turret gold that polarized the game? There’s also been the champion durability update that has made the advantageous team keep having the upper hand. It could also be a problem in matchmaking. Or it could be all of them combined.”
With so many people agreeing with Faker, it seems like there is a real issue in Solo Queue and Riot will have to try and figure out a way to fix it. If you want to read more of our articles, head over to the website. You can also follow us on social media to stay updated with the latest gaming and esports news.