Some champions are easily overpowered because they have
an innate capability to play a strong game. Overpowered champions usually have
such a sophisticated skill that very few players can master the know-how to
execute successful plays with such a champion. In that case, the overpowered
champion achieves a higher number of wins on average.
There are many discussions about why some champions
continue to dominate the game while maintaining their resilience from Patch to
Patch after a series of nerfs. There is a range of possibilities of why a
champion is overpowered. It could be due to the game's complexity, the number
of items and champions available, and countless skillsets at the player's
disposal. It may also be that certain champions are overtuned.
The number of champions in the League of Legends continues
to grow, with Riot Games releasing 150 champions so far. These champions
possess a unique set of skills and abilities.
Keeping the balance of power in the League of Legends is not an easy
task, and it's not always possible to predict the outcome of a nerf on a
Some champions may continue to dominate the game, even
after a nerf, because of their intrinsic configuration that does not
significantly alter changes during a patch. These champions that, on average,
continue to outplay other champions are considered overpowered. These champions become the most popular
among players because they are the ones to beat and keep an eye out for.
General observation shows that many of the new
releases tend to come out as stronger players. This phenomenon begs the question, is this
merely happenstance, or Riot Games intentionally releases overpowered
New Releases Overpowered Intentionally
It has become a trend for newly released champions to
usurp the League of Legends' top position. This trend has caused many players
to be frustrated because they spend so much time learning and master a
champion, then, despite their best efforts, they are beaten by newly released or
Thoughts among the League of Legends community are
that it may be intentional. A new season’s newly released champions are now hot
purchases for players new releases because they are likely to beat old
champions and help the new owners to dominate the game. There is also an
inherent challenge with the balance of power among champions that tends to favor
new players despite attempts to balance out the power during a Patch.
All in all, newly released champions that are
overpowered are a recurring concern among League of Legends players. These concerns present Riot Games with an
opportunity to look at the trends and work together with the game's devoted
players to see where improvements can be made.
Collaboration between Riot Games and the players of League of Legends
can result in a win-win for everyone.