Many gamers commented that the new rules of LDL will make this tournament appear a lot of “monster” squads that are not in the League of Legends meta.
Currently, professional League of Legends tournaments all have quite liberal bans and picks, teams can freely ban or choose the champions they want to realize their tactical intentions.
But looking back, League of Legends used to have a very interesting ban and pick when allowing 2 teams to hide, which created Faker’s Zed vs Zed solo.
SKT T1 Faker’s INSANE Zed play vs KT Ryu’s Zed
And to increase the dramatic and attractive part of the matches, recently, the second-class Chinese league, the LDL, has issued a new competition rule.
More specifically, this competition rule is called Fearless and will apply to BO3 matches. In particular, in games 2 and 3, the teams will not be able to choose the champions they chose in the previous game. For example, if team A chooses Lee Sin in game 1, team A will not be able to use Lee Sin in game 2.
Although it is not known whether this will have a positive or negative effect on the quality of the tournament, many gamers commented that it will open up a lot of new tactics and options. Because if counting 5 basic bans and 5 bans on the same general, each game 2 and 3 teams will lose up to 10 champions that can be used (not to mention being banned by the opponent and choosing to lose a champion).
In addition to increasing the novelty of the meta, there are also opinions that Chinese League of Legends is doing this to make a breakthrough in terms of picks and bans, they think that if LDL accepts this rule smoothly, the LPL will is the next tournament to apply “Fearless mode”.