JPeters dropped by Gasmask’s stream a bit ago and explained the details of the system they’re implementing. He said he’ll be posting about it more in-depth shortly, but I’d like to toss it out as fast as possible. These forums are on fiyah.
Anyways, in the proposed system (the one they’re working on) the premade and solo players ARE combined, however, the way the matchmaking works means that you will be extremely unlikely to see them matched up against each other.
The queues will be based off of team composition. If you queue 5 players, it searches for a team consisting of 5 players with a close MMR.
The main takeaway is that your group composition and MMR dictate your opponents.
If you queue 4 players together with 1 random, it will look for a team that queued with 4 players together and 1 random, with similar MMR.
If you queue 3 players together with 2 random, it will look for a team that queued with 3 players together and 2 random, with similar MMR.
If you queue 2 players together with 3 random, it will look for a team that queued with 2 players together and 3 random, with similar MMR.
Most importantly, if you queue solo, it will match you with 4 other solo players, and then search for another team made up of 4 other solo players.
They said in the SOTG that they’re going to use this system initially and will revisit it if need be in the future. The SOTG should make more sense with this information made a bit more clear. Hope this makes you guys feel a little better.
Look out for a red post on it!