Ever since the advent of League of Legends, the game has never been “balanced” in the sense that all of the characters had a perfect 50/50% win rate. For the past few months, I’ve heard gamers in my circles note that League of Legends is now unplayable due to how overpowered a few champions are compared to the others. It’s like an oligarchy, but instead of government influence, these select few champions have the ability to easily stomp on other champions.
Now, does this make the game unplayable? No. Although this season undoubtedly has the most annoying new overpowered champion releases thus far (we’re looking at you, Yuumi), this isn’t League of Legend’s worst problem.
The issue of overpowered and unbalanced champions is easily resolved by playing a Ranked or Draft match and banning these champions from being picked at all. However, when playing Ranked or Draft matches, one surely will encounter a troll and be forced to play a 4v5 game or encounter a toxic teammate who steals the role that you were drafted into.
Dare I say that it’s actually the trolls and toxic community that makes the game unplayable?