It’s a wider mmr band than RQ, and that makes sense. More variance between player accounts when they have access to a full roster. Outcomes are harder to rig (i.e. keeping matches fair-like and close/engaging). Result is just looser mmr but fast queues. You take your chances and rise/fall against this wider backdrop of skill.
Personally I think it’s great, and I’m doing much better than I ever could under RQ. The higher skillcap, more creative freedom, and insta-queues let me actually work on my mains.
I would have liked a proper reset/seeding/placements. They just pulled any comp arcade (e.g. CTF) back for S1/S2 and started people there. But if there ever was an enjoyable mode to grind it’s OQ. No more 222 spoonfeeding.
It would be a great place to test backfill. Implement it per round. If people stick it out until round’s end, toss them a backfiller and give that person a lootbox or something.