Implementing ranked 2v2s could have a profound positive effect on the game. The player base being small is not a problem either. Introducing ranked 2v2s would without a doubt increase the player base, because it adds an element of cooperation and shared excitement, which adds a major fun factor to the game. More people would be online with their friends, and people would encourage their friends to get the game so they can play together. This would increase not only player activity, but player count as well. Implementation I think your rank need to be team-based. Like for this season a player could be platinum with one teammate, and has a team with another person which is in gold. That would eliminate the problems when taking a new teammate into a match, would encourage more playtime, and would give more of a personal aspect to each team. Furthermore, I think being able to solo queue for 2v2s would ruin many of the benefits of 2v2s, especially its pull effect on new players and the competitive scene in general. Comments from other community members: Nik - 2v2 would be lit and a nice intro for many casuals into ranked and 1v1 Pwn4two - Wouldn't be too bad if it were unshared Dissonant - You can start off a team's rank initially by treating it as the simple sum (or average) of the team's solo queue ranks, but their matches as a team after that will only affect their rank as a team(edited) That way, I might feel less bad about solo queueing without nimzo carrying me, for example I think the cooperation aspect is really important to finding a game satisfying, and the fact that it would also help player base only makes it even more beneficial.