Leyndas Players have been able to report problematic teammates during the champion selection process for a while after the function was implemented in 2020, but those reports did not really have consequences. They simply added Riot Games ‘learning about the players’ behavior during the selection of champions and Riot said that “implement a punishment system” when I had enough information to proceed with confidence. That moment is just around the corner now with Riot saying this week that he will broadcast punishments based on champions selection reports in the near future.
Hana «Timtammonster» Dinh, product leader of behavioral systems that works in liga, shared the latest in the selection of champions reports the efforts in a publication at the game site that details the various behavioral systems instead inside liga. Dinh acknowledged that punishments were not added as promised, but added that, although these reports are still a small part of the total reports received by Riot, punishments will soon be administered to those who are convicted of disruptive behavior during the selection of Champions.
«Another area in which we lose part of your trust is in the champions selection reports. Although we have been monitoring these reports, we do not add punishments for them as promised. The selection reports of champions only represent about 3.2% of current reports, but know that your experience in each party is still important. I am pleased to share that we are linking punishments to the Champ Select reports, and you will see an update on a very soon patch.
Dinh also added that the liga team is working on the update of its systems that detect verbal abuse. It is assumed that you will lead those systems to improve ten times once those updates are implemented, but Dinh did not give an idea of when these updates would occur.
In addition to simply punishing problematic players, Riot also said that he would implement new rewards for players who are at the opposite end of the spectrum and are considered the most honorable within the game’s honor system. These rewards include a special recovery animation and an exclusive aspect for honorable players, and both will be launched at some point this year. The mask will be awarded to the players after the season ends.