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The LoL EMEA Region Is Getting Their Own Champions Queue

News 19-01-2023 15:25
EMEA Champions Queue
Hopefully more players use it than in NA... | © Riot Games

Riot introduced Champions Queue to NA, which was supposed to foster a better training and solo queue environment for players, since this server would be invite only for those with the highest ranks in solo queue. It's also only available a few times a year. 

During the 2022 League of Legends World Championship, players from other regions got to experience Champions Queue as well and there have been rumours surrounding a Chinese Champions Queue being worked on, but now Riot introduced Champions Queue EMEA ahead of the 2023 LEC season. 


When Are the EMEA Champions Queue Splits?

Champions Queue is separated into various splits, with the first split kicking off on January 24, 2023. According to the official release of Riot these are the dates for all the Champions Queue splits: 

  • Split 1 - January 24 - February 23
  • Split 2 - February 28 - March 31
  • MSI Split - TBD
  • Split 3 - May 30 - June 30
  • Split 4 - July 4 - August 11

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Champions Queue will be unlocked four days a week from Tuesday to Friday between 10:00pm to 2:00am CET. Whether these matches can be co-streamed has not been revealed yet, but content creators have already asked Riot for the rights. 

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Who Can Play in the EMEA Champions Queue? 

Not just anyone will be able to sign up to Champions Queue EMEA. According to the information from Riot a EMEA CQ Player Council will be established and they will be able to vote on who has access to the server. LEC and ERL players will likely be able to play and use Champions Queue as an extra way of practising. 

The key objective is to keep Champions Queue as high level and healthy as possible for everyone to get the most out of their games. It was also revealed that Champions Queue will be played on the same patch cycle as the LEC to keep things as fair as possible for players. 

LEC Caster and former pro player Caedrel stated on Twitter that he had been one of the people pushing for an EMEA Champions Queue all of last year. So hopefully players utilize it, unlike what is happening in NA. 

Sabrina Ahn

Sabrina Ahn is the League of Legends and Riftfeed Lead. During her time at Concordia University in 2014 she fell in love with League of Legends and esports and has been playing LoL since then – how she hasn't lost...