Hey there! I hope your week is going great so far. We’ve got some exciting news to share with you today. Get ready for the Champions Queue (CQ) at MSI 2023!
Starting from April 30 to May 21, the MSI Champions Queue will be open to a wide range of players, including MSI 2023 players (including substitutes), LEC starting lineup players, and ERL players and LEC substitutes who are currently ranked Challenger in 2023 on live servers (yes, it’s their current rank, not their peak). Additionally, players from MSI-qualifying leagues who are bootcamping in EMEA, and ERL and Ex-Pro players who are vetted and approved by the EMEA CQ Player Council, are also welcome to join.
What’s more, CQ players will have the opportunity to stream their games on the server outside of MSI broadcast hours, and we’re expanding our co-streaming pool for MSI CQ to offer spectator access to select content creators globally. So get ready to show off your skills and take on the best players in the game at MSI 2023. See you on the rift!
Champions Queue Returns for MSI 2023!
Get ready, League of Legends fans! Champions Queue (CQ) is back for MSI 2023, and we’re thrilled to announce that it will be available to all participating teams in the Championship. Here’s everything you need to know about this invite-only, adaptive matchmaking system:
MSI CQ will be launched on April 30, providing a competitive practice environment for players from all over the world who are preparing for MSI in London. The system will schedule, track, and organize games between eligible players, ensuring a seamless and organized experience.
To use MSI CQ, players must meet one of the following criteria:
- MSI 2023 players (including substitutes)
- LEC starting lineup players
- ERL players and LEC substitutes who are currently ranked Challenger
- Players from MSI-qualifying leagues who are bootcamping in EMEA
- ERL and Ex-Pro players who are vetted and approved by the EMEA CQ
MSI CQ will follow the same patch cycle as MSI 2023, and champions disabled in the Championship will also be disabled in CQ. In case of technical issues or emergencies, players may pause the game, but if one team wants to unpause after 10 minutes, play must resume.
The matchmaking system prioritizes time in queue when generating matches, and teams are balanced against MMR. The tournament server will be located in Frankfurt to ensure low latency and zero-delay streaming by any player or spectator with CQ access. Players are encouraged to stream their matches, but streaming is not allowed during the MSI broadcast. The spectator/co-stream pool of MSI CQ will also be expanding, offering streaming access to select content creators globally.
MSI CQ will be active from April 30 to May 21, opening every day at 19:00 BST / 20:00 CEST and remaining online until 01:00 BST / 02:00 CEST, with the off-roll queue opening at 00:00 BST / 01:00 CEST. Please note that the system may close early if there are not enough teams available.
Champions Queue has become an essential tool for players across the competitive scene, providing the highest quality practice experience. We can’t wait to welcome all international visitors to the server and see them compete at MSI 2023!
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