New AFK Dodge System!
I think we all wanted something like this to be implemented and now Riot has confirmed that it is, indeed, in the works!
This system was discovered on the PBE and posted on Reddit, much to everyone’s confusion. Thankfully RJ Combo joined to clarify:
- Solo players who did select a champion are returned to the front of the matchmaking queue.
- Arranged teams are handled the same way as with a failed ready check. If all members selected a champion, the team is re-queued. If any member failed to select a champion, the team is sent back to the arranged team lobby.
- Draft mode is handled on a pick-by-pick basis. The game terminates when a player’s pick timer has expired without a champion selected. Players further down the pick order who did not have a chance to pick are given the benefit of the doubt.
RiotDamiya was kind enough to remind us it’s an unfinished system:
Keep in mind that some sort of LP penalty should be introduced for AFK-ers, otherwise people would easily exploit it to avoid unfavorable matches. Aside from that, it’s an absolutely fantastic system that Ranked Lobbies were in desperate need of! Hopefully we see this implemented soon.