July - last edited July
I stopped playing hard about 4 or 5 days ago when guests from overseas arrived with us. I had just gotten to Plat and games were popping but slowly.
As a good amount of the Plat players have now progressed (glitched) up through Diamond and into Apex, the Plat lobby has emptied out and not enough players are coming up. It means that the guys sat there queueing for ranked are less and less inclined to sit around for ages waiting for a game that isn't going to happen.
Reset ranked and seed the brackets up to Diamond from S1 results, whether thats KD/Kills/Wins or an unholy concoction of all of them.
If you don't, then more people will just give up playing because they can't get a game in ranked and don't want to go back to playing in pleb lobbies with people who can't compete with them.
The current idea that people will just bleed out from Bronze quickly and get games at all leagues popping might work brilliantly in other regions (See what everyone says) but in OCE, it's not working.
I had thought that something had been introduced that populated the Plat lobbies with lower brackets. Yesterday I got into 2 games where after we had queued for about 12 minutes - the games popped suddenly and were filled with bronze/silver/gold players, including a champ squad who were ALL bronze.
Tonight however - we've been queuing for 25 minutes currently and there are enough players queuing to get a Plat lobby going, but not enough for a second lobby. The net result is that the game has popped twice and skipped past my team, leaving us sat watching the queue empty out and start filling up again, presumably getting to a point where the lobby is filled out with the filler mentioned above.
In the time I've been writing this post - the queue has gone to 60 then 63 and back to 60 players, STILL matchmaking.