Teams competing in this years League of Legends World Championship will have another tool at their disposal for practice outside of scrims on North American soil.
The NA-exclusive Champions Queue will be open to all teams competing in this year's World Cup, as well as the existing player base that has gained access to the exclusive queue throughout the year. The server will be moved in accordance with the locations of the World Cup legs to ensure that international players have as little disruption as possible.
Champions Queue was initiated earlier this year as a way for NA League players who had been accepted into the queue to practice in cramped conditions. Many players blame this on the lack of an MMR system.
This will be the first time that players from other regions will be invited to Champions Queue, opening up possibilities for dream matches that have never occurred on stage. NA players who have not qualified for Worlds but have access to Champions Queue will also be eligible to play, although the movement of the server between two countries may affect the rate of latency they experience.
Riot is also providing streaming capabilities to a larger part of the League Partner Program around the world, allowing them to watch these games for others to see if the players themselves are not streaming. These creators will not be able to stream Champions Queue spectated games during the live Worlds broadcast.
The start date for the Worlds 2022 season of Champions Queue has been released, although it is expected to begin around the same time as the start of play-ins, which starts on September 29 in Mexico City, Mexico.