After the recent spark of events where many Youtubers and Pro Players came forward and sparked a controversy on how the League Queues have been very terrible and toxic, Riot Games have come out with a new article to address the issue.
Riot Games have decided to increase their level of strictness to help catch summoners who deliberately ruin the games for others. They have targeted people who do things like dying when pretending to try, running around taking CS from other lanes but deliberately not joining team fights/objectives etc. and not people who are simply having a bad game. Although this is very difficult to detect, they have decided to put more effort into the system to help the game become more positive.
As this will take a long time to introduce, Riot Games have decided to introduce certain short term features that can help immediately improve the game.
They have improved how the Report Feedback system works. Previously you’d only be notified that a user whom you reported had been punished if that punishment was triggered immediately after the game you were reporting them for and the punishment was for the specific category you’d reported them in. The actual punishment system, however, looks at a player’s games over time and aggregates reports from different categories together. As a result, notifications were substantially lower than the actual punishments. The revised notification system, by contrast, will notify you if a user was punished regardless of the category of the report and will do so if the player gets punished after any of their next dozen or so games. This will help players be more satisfied by seeing people who ruined their games actually get banned and get a notification on it.
The other short term feature they will introduce soon is the ability to report players in Champ Select. I know we have all had games where our top laner locks in Soraka and our Support locks in Zed or where someone says they will feed before the game even starts, but this feature will now help report players who are trolling in champ select. Although we do not have in-depth details on how this will work as will they be kicked out of Champ Select immediately after reports from all teammates or will they be allowed to play the game and troll and then get banned next game onwards but we hope Riot Games finds the perfect solution for this.