The decision was bad and I'm just making this short post to point at the highlights:
1. We can see what the leaderboard looks like. Same old, multi-account people right up the top. Forming duo with friends from teams etc to gain advantage.
2. Bad duos wreck games too. On numerous occasions we end up with pipp farmer duo friends who have no idea what to do.
3. General balance across games has been poor.
4. Queue times have not improved at all. In fact, worsened.
Don't start your chest banging below if you're in top 250 and I'm not. I really don't care about what tier or division anyone is in. This is the same poor quality of games across all tiers.
Please, re-consider and make ranked as Solo Queue exclusive! Let every player complete on their own.
Improve the ATs (e.g. make them more frequent etc) for players who would like to play with friends.
Based on the current state of unranked, I now prefer to learn a new class in Ranked itself. There's no point playing unranked anymore for any purpose other than reward track farming while chilling out with guildies. I'm seeing several other players doing the same. They're learning in Ranked. Duo queues will eventually turn ranked into what unranked is now. Save it!