Two former professional League of Legends players were denied entry into Champion’s Queue.
Danny "Shiphtur" Le revealed on Doublelift’s "Trash Talk" podcast that he and fellow streamer Michael "Imaqtpie" Santana had their Champion’s queue applications denied by Riot Games despite both players being within the correct ELO range to qualify.
Both streamers are former professional players, and now are content creators. Various League personalities such as Tyler1 and Voyboy also do not have access to Champion’s Queue.
"Mine and QT’s apps got declined, and then we just went to go play VALORANT," Shiphtur said.
The former LCS players Doublelift and Scarra expressed their dissatisfaction with Riot’s decision to deny Shiphtur and Imaqtpie’s applications. They both believe that players above Grandmaster with adequate credentials, such as former professional players, should be given access to the queue.
Champion’s Queue is an initiative launched earlier this year, creating a queue for a select group of amateur and professional players to compete in an exclusive low-ping queue at certain times of the week.