In League of Legends, new Champions are in ranked from day 1 of release.
Many players ONLY play competetive. It’s a big buzzkill to have a new Hero “released” but you basically cannot play it for 2 weeks.
Would it really be so catastrophic to just allow us to play them IF WE WANT TO? Just like there is no “minimum play time” requirement for playing any of the other Heroes. What’s the big deal? Just let us have some fun with something new and exciting? Also this time my theory is that it would have a good impact on queue times as the new Hero is Support too.
I understand the delay is to “make people know the new Hero before they play it in ranked” but does it have any numbers to back up any positive impact of this restriction?