I have a theory that Riot releases champions in an OP state

#1PrintScreenKeyPosted 7/3/2013 4:45:05 PM
My suspicions come from the number of high-priority bans.

List of most banned champs (2012 - current)
- Thresh
- Draven
- Elise
- Jayce
- Hecarim
- Zed
- Zac
- Nautilus

2009-2011

- Nunu (only since the 3.8 patch)
- Blitzcrank
- Twisted Fate
- Shen

List of 2012-2013 champions that USED to be most banned until they got nerfed hard
- Diana
- Rengar
- Kha'Zix
- Vi
- Darius

Conclusion : The majority of solo queue bans are newer champions. They all got the nerf bat and they're still drawing bans. I think riot releases champions at an overpowered state most of the time, then they slowly nerf them.

What do you guys think of my suspicions? If it's true the dual-wielding gun guy will be OP unless he's one of the rare cases like Quinn and Syndra.
#2fallen_acolytePosted 7/3/2013 4:46:28 PM
I think you need to take off the tin foil hat
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#3XcZeus3469Posted 7/3/2013 4:47:03 PM
print screen topic. move along people.
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#4MilanBarcaPosted 7/3/2013 5:06:45 PM
I'd say it's generally true. There are some exceptions but they're probably looking to make more money off of those first week hype sales. If everyone is complaining 'insert OP' or 'nerf insert' then that's more hype for people looking for freelo.
#5NoxatroxPosted 7/3/2013 5:08:23 PM
Lucian's ult instantly kills all enemies twice and automatically wins the game. Also the losers all revert to summoner level 1.
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#6NicoGrimmPosted 7/3/2013 5:09:02 PM
I thought this was widely known already?
They release overpowered champions so people would buy them. Who wants to buy someone who isn't top tier?
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#7lightdragoon88Posted 7/3/2013 5:11:30 PM
This "theory" goes around whenever a new champ is announced and then released.


Then a month or two later no one plays them


Then a pro player uses them and then people used them again which causes the cry of "they are OP NERF!!!"
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#8BelligeroPosted 7/3/2013 5:11:32 PM
Apparently the new champion's skill set has no CC at all and will be purely focused on damage.
#9VoidgolemPosted 7/3/2013 5:11:42 PM
List of champions this year:

-Aatrox (considered a joke)
-Lissandra (underplayed by a lot)
-Zac (debatable)
-Quinn (Joke but definitely usable despite that)
-Thresh (OP, but not for damage)
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#10ohnoitslueshiPosted 7/3/2013 5:13:12 PM
Then how do you account for things like the releases of Yorick, Elise, Lee Sin, Syndra, and Quinn?
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