May 15, 2012

Free-to-Play Heroes Disabled for Ranked!

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The much awaited removal of free-to-play heroes from ranked games is now enacted!

Official Riot post below:

Summoners!

Ranked Games are about trying hard and competing to the best of your ability. Meanwhile, Free-to-Play champions let you try out a new champion and see if you like it. These are really conflicting goals, so we wanted to investigate disabling the Free-to-Play rotation for Ranked Solo/Duo Queue.

We found some interesting statistics: 
  • If a player on your team is fielding a champion he doesn’t own, you’re 8% more likely to lose the game.
  • A teammate fielding a champion he doesn’t own is 62% more likely to leave the game.
  • If a player in your game is fielding a champion he doesn’t own, the game is 34% more likely to result in a player being reported.

That’s a big deal in such a competitive environment, so we’re making a change to keep the Ranked Solo/Duo Queue as competitive as possible. We’re removing the option to select champions you haven’t unlocked in the Ranked Solo/Duo Queue as of May 22nd. If you have a champion unlocked and it’s on the Free-to-Play rotation, you can still play that champion.

We’re leaving the Free-to-Play rotation intact for Normal Games because they fit with the spirit of Free-to-Play champions. In Ranked Teams, your teammates should already be aware of your intentions to play a champion you don’t own, so we want to leave you that option.


Source: Announcements

No more free week Blitzcrankie? :(



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2 comments:

  1. I like your comments behind the image of every post lol..

    This looks really nice, let's hope they'll keep fixing all the problems that solo queue has.
    :)

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  2. This might make it harder for people to get into ranked games seeing as they now have to actually have 16 champions. But after seeing the statistics I agree with the change.

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