Nov 18 2016 - 6:00 pm

10-ban system reportedly implemented for Singapore’s League of Legends circuit

Earlier in the year, Riot Games expressed interest in exploring this pick and ban format.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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There are a lot of champions in League of Legends—more than 100 of them, in fact. That makes developer Riot Games’ three-per-side (so six bans in total) banning system sort of outdated. It looks like that could soon change.

Singapore’s League of Legends circuit, managed by publisher Garena, has reportedly released a new pick-and-ban format for 2017. Team Vestigial co-owner Nelson Sng posted an image depicting the tentative 10-ban system for the country’s drafting process.

This will be the tentative drafting process for the Singaporean LoL circuit. Does any other region have this as well for 2017?
@nelson_sng

The new drafting phase will break the process into separate sections, with each team banning one champion at a time until six champions have been banned, picking three champions (1–2–2–1), banning two champions (1–1–1–1), and, finally, picking the last two champions.

This format won’t come as a surprise to League of Legends players. Earlier this year, Riot expressed interest in looking into a 10-ban system for the new League of Legends client. At that time, a spokesperson for Riot suggested that many different variations were being considered—from bans “all up front,” “bans mixed in with picks,” “bans selected before even getting into a game,” and “everyone [banning] at the same time.”

It’s unclear at this time whether this format, should it be the final one, will span global circuits.

H/T PVP Live

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