Riot Games has officially launched Team Builder, a new team set-up queue for normal games, which will exclude the ranked ladders for the time being. After a long beta testing period, Team Builder is now available in all servers and is here to stay according to Riot Games. This system allows players to create their own team setup or queue for one using a specific champion, role and position.
Check the Team Builder trailer below and let us know what you think about it:
This new queue system is merely casual and it’s not coming to the competitive grounds for now. Riot Games doesn’t want to dictate any restrictions to the development of competitive matches and as so, this system will be only live for normal queues. The company explained that Team Builder might be implemented in the future but possibly with a different format, since the pick order and ban mechanics are crucial in the ranked system:
Because Team Builder is a brand new way to handle champion select, we started with basic elements such as choosing the champion, position and role you intend to play in a given match. We know that the ban and pick order mechanics of the draft process are critical to the competitive nature of ranked mode, and we’re not quite sure yet how these would fit into Team Builder.
Team Builder seems to be ideal for training purposes, since players can easily pick a specific role or champion. However, there are a few concept lines that could be useful for the competitive level – who wouldn’t appreciate a permanent balanced team in ranked?