When you play League of Legends, either in Rankeds or in normal , it is not uncommon to meet face to face with a champion you hate. If there is the possibility of prohibiting a character during the draft, the prohibitions are limited and cannot cover everything. We can find for example that the Master Yi kit remains equally unbalanced, that we still do not know enough about Nilah , that playing against a bliztcrank is always horrible and that the Yasuo/Yone duo are too heavy. Not everyone will agree and everyone will find their own enemies.
However, there is a champion that generates a great consensus… specifically against him! This is the Gatita Yuumi, who is hated by many players. Specifically Jankos, G2’s jungle, even appealed to Riot Games to eliminate the character. He arrived at the set of LEC with unappealable arguments that should convince the most reluctant.
Yuumi, a poorly developed character?
Jankos was not kind to the kitten. For him, the champion is a mistake. It is possible that developers have not done this on purpose, but believe it makes no sense. According to the Polish, Yuumi is too strong or completely useless , there is no middle ground. Some would say that she is in the group of many other characters depending on her state in the game.
Once a champion is improved, it is true that she can quickly change the game. But the main concern with Yuumi is that her power does not depend on her, but on the rest of her team of her! Since the kitten can hold on to an ally and become untouchable and immortal, it is the power of this ally that will determine the usefulness of it.
Beyond this principle that goes against the laws of the game, Jankos also pointed out that the champion naturally has too many synergies . Allows combos op that really leave no room for contrary strategies… to name some of these combinations , we can talk about Yuumi/Olaf , Yuumi/Garen , Yuumi/Twitch , Yuumi/Zeri … The list is long and we are sure that there are secret combinations not yet discovered to date.
The alternative solution to avoid elimination
Jankos showed a bit of kindness with Yuumi by offering a solution alternative to the elimination of it. He can conceive that some players like the champion’s playability and everyone has their own tastes. But he firmly believes that Yuumi is problematic at a competitive level. Therefore, he proposes to block the champion in professional matches . Obviously, outside the five bans of each team.
In the past, we had already had periods in which certain champions were allowed. We think in particular in Kalista or Pantheon. The problem with Yuumi is that it is the character of the character of the character is what is questioned.