A Matchmaking game on Challengermode is a head-to-head match. It’s player vs. player or team vs. team. Matchmaking is free-to-play.
How to join the Matchmaking Solo Queue
Click on the Matchmaking tab located in the Game Overview page for the game you would like to play Matchmaking for. Matchmaking is currently available for League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
By joining the Solo Queue, you will get matched up with anyone else who is also queuing at the same time:
Depending on the time of day, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to 30 minutes (sometimes more) to find a match. Once a Matchmaking game is found you will be alerted with a sound:
You must accept the Challenge within 30 seconds. By clicking Accept you will start the game and enter the on-site lobby.
In the Matchmaking Lobby you will be given 10 minutes to enter the League of Legends client and join the League of Legends lobby with the Tournament Code.
By entering the queue and accepting a matchmaking game, you commit to starting the game within 10 minutes. Not joining within 10 minutes will result in an automatic Walkover loss.