The reason I am asking is that I just played 70 Ryze games in a row to master this champ for when I attempt to get from 1600-1850. I am going to be super pissed if he becomes a common pick or ban because of some dumb tournament.
I believe its because league of health and cleavers makes Ryze one of the more viable AP champs. The problem is that hes also very weak early game, making him easy to shut down when your opponent knows how. --- http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1678/87591610.jpg