Players who actually have a brain, understand how bad Season 9 truly was. The moment Riot introduced “Positional Ranks”, is the moment many hardstuck Silvers and Golds saw oppurtunity to climb towards their “Expected” ranks such as Diamond or Platinum.
Season 9 started off… Well, let’s just say Riot suplexed the League of Legends community into a pool of chaos.
Positional Ranking was the idea of giving each role seperate ranks instead of 1 overall Rank.
If you won a game in Jungle, your Jungle Rank will increase while adding very small portions of LP (League Points) towards your off-roles.
In other words, you can be a Diamond Jungler and a Iron Support at the same time. See the issue? Plenty of players have reported that they’ve been playing against Masters/Grandmasters in Platinum/Diamond elo during this Positional Rank crisis.
During that Positional Rank period, you could actually Queue with a Diamond Top laner as a Gold Jungler. Although this problem was fixed within a week of discovery, there was some serious rank boosting in the meantime…
Season 9 Struggles To Keep It’s New Champions “Balanced”.
All the new champions that have arrived in Season 9 are still amazing, but 3 of them got so much changes that they’ve became abandoned.
The main champion that needs to be highlighted for this struggle is Sylas. Sylas has bounced all over the meta during Season 9. At times, he was super strong, then flooded him with nerfs!
The nerfs for 3/5 of the new champions have caused them to be useless in the new meta, Neeko is barely hanging on. Qiyana and Senna are beyond healthy at the time of this article, but will most likely be hard nerfed as well!
Eternals… Is Being Fixed!
When Riot revealed Eternals, everyone was so hyped!
During the reveal, they’ve stated that it would cost $10 to track your stats on the champion/champions you desire… After the community heard about the price, many were outraged and looked at it as a “Money Grab” from Riot.
Since then, Eternals have been on PBE for 5 Patches and have improved tremendously! Hopefully we will get to see this idea come to life on Live servers during Season 10!
The End Of Season 9!
Most people (Except those who got boosted to Diamond from Silver) would agree that Season 9 was probably the worst season yet!
It was very interesting to see how Toxic and Violent it made people though that’s for sure! Season 10 is around the corner and many (Including myself) are ready for a possible rebound from this nightmare of a season!