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SHROUD CALLS VALORANT RANKED “HOT GARBAGE” FOR ITS QUEUE RESTRICTIONS

Valorant’s ranked mode has cemented itself as a mainstay for many content creators on Twitch and YouTube.

Despite its popularity, however, the ranked mode has been hit with a steady flow of criticism from the community.

While streaming his ranked gameplay on Twitch, shroud called out the forced solo/duo queues put in place by Riot Games.

The decision to split full teams of players apart at a certain point in the ranked climb has turned the mode into “hot garbage” shroud added.

- SHROUD

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Literally, ranked is hot garbage because of this duo queue bulls**t. It’s such a bad dynamic.

- SHROUD

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It’s not fun when you’re playing with randoms, it’s also awkward that it’s duo queue because you have a duo pair, another duo pair, and then you have a solo.

Competitive mode was to prevent five-stacking among higher ranks to improve the experience for a wider audience.