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Vitality’s Bo leading LoL EMEA Champions Queue leaderboard

Team Vitality jungler Zhou “Bo” Yang-Bo is currently the highest-ranked player in the League of Legends’ EMEA Champions Queue leaderboard with a total point of 2,115.

Fourteen points behind the Chinese player is Polat “Parus” Furkan Çiçek, a support for DenizBank İstanbul Wildcats, with a total point of 2,129.

At the moment, Fnatic bot laner Elias “Upset” Lipp, KOI jungler Kim “Malrang” Geun-Seong, Astralis top laner Finn “Finn” Wiestål and free-agent support Erik “Treatz” Wessén are the only other players with more than 2,100 LP.

Participants of CQ are not only from the LEC but also from many of the major regional leagues like the Ligue Française de League of Legends (LFL), Canal de la Liga de Videojuegos Profesional (LVP), Prime League Pro Division and Ultraliga.

However, only some players have been actively grinding, namely KOI top laner Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen, Fnatic top laner Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen and Excel jungler Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir, with some others have just played a few games.

Three G2 players are not actively playing CQ, including jungler Martin “Yike” Sundelin, mid-laner Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther and bot laner Steven “Hans Sama” Liv. All of these players have only played two games.

Among all LEC teams, only the Danish group Astralis and German team SK Gaming have been putting in the most playing time, with nine out of ten players having participated in more than 20 matches each.

However, five players still have yet to join the EMEA CQ, including bot laner Carl Martin Erik “Rekkles” Larsson and jungler Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz of Fnatic, support for MAD Lions Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov, support for Team Vitality Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser and mid laner for KOI Emil “Larssen” Larsson.

Other stats updates

Some other updates about the EMEA Champions Queue are also worth mentioning.

Felix “Abbedagge” Braun, a mid-laner for Excel, has the best victory percentage of 11 wins and two defeats (84.62 percent).

Korean player Sung “Ssady” Seong-gyu has the lowest LP, at just 1,926. He’s a top laner for 5 Ronin, a Turkish team.

Golden Guardians Academy mid-laner Adam “LIDER” Ilyasov holds the record for the most dodges with a total of nine, five more than the second-ranked player.

SK Gaming bot laner Thomas “Exakick” Foucou is the lowest-ranked LEC player, with 1,953 LP and a 29.17 percent win rate.

Astralis support Lee “JeongHoon” Jeong-hoon has the most wins of any player on the server with 28 victories in 45 matches.

JeongHoon’s jungler, Doğukan “113” Balcı, has fewer victories than him (27) and more defeats (25) in over 53 games. The team’s top laner, Finn, has 26 victories in 45 total matches.

Mark “Markoon” van Woensel, the SK team’s jungler, has 22 wins and is in eighth place in the server’s LP ranking.

Criticisms against LoL EMEA Champions Queue

LoL EMEA Champions Queue began its first split on January 24 and will last through February 23.

The games take place during a four-hour window every Tuesday through Friday from 22:00 to 02:00 CET, with the last hour allowing off-role picks due to the possibility of decreased player availability.

Although professional players can use CQ to practice with Europe’s greatest players, a small but vocal group of pros have voiced concern about the server’s lack of content.

Treatz, for example, criticized the horrible state of the server and how difficult it was to find a high-quality game.

The mid-laner for Team Vitality, Luka “Perkz” Perković, also expressed his criticism about the time the EMEA CQ was set to begin on one episode of the Post Game Lobby.

Perkz said that while he understood the rationale of having CQ at this time, he and many other professional players didn’t want to play League at a high level so late at night or early in the morning.

He recommended that Riot push back the start time by an hour so that players could get in at least two games before falling asleep.