Introducing Team Builder

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LouisTheMonkey

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11-21-2013

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Originally Posted by Lyte View Post
Hello Summoners!

Lyte here, and in this post I’m excited to talk with you about Team Builder, a new feature coming to PBE in the near future where you can queue up for a specific role, champion and position and get connected with four teammates that also preselected their preferred role. The goal is to build a balanced team where everyone’s in agreement on where they’re going and what they’re playing, and in doing so help lay the foundation for good teamwork.

How often have you logged on to League of Legends and thought, “I just want to play Renekton today.” Or maybe you want to try a new strategy but can’t find four friends to premade with. We’re always asking how we can make the League of Legends experience better, and one thing that comes up a lot is how players want to feel like they’re in control of their pre-game experience.

Good teamwork doesn’t just start when the minions spawn or at the first big teamfight. It starts in champion select. Champion select sets the tone of the game and greatly impacts whether you feel like you’re going to have a fun match. So we asked ourselves: what’s the ideal champion select? And how can we improve this process so it happens more often?

An ideal champ select is one where all five players get their preferred role and feel like they’re all on the same page for the upcoming match. The current matchmaking does a good job of matching up players of similar overall skill levels, but doesn’t have any way to know what a player’s intentions for a given game are. Sometimes things work out perfectly and everyone gets the champion and role they wanted without a hitch. But if multiple players are looking to play the same role or lane, a consensus has to be built in a relatively short period of time. That’s time that could be used to get to know each other, agree on a strategy and build confidence that it’s going to be a fun match.

Team Builder is intended to bring players together that complement each other’s expectations and intentions from the moment they enter the lobby. When everyone’s aligned on who will be going where and playing what, the only thing left to figure out is how to dominate the opposition.

Once we had a model for how Team Builder would bring players together, we started looking at matchmaking and how we could evolve it to help further enable good games. One of the most important things for a team’s enjoyment is making sure that they’re matched against similarly skilled players.

With Team Builder we’ll also be rolling out a smarter matchmaking system that can dynamically account for your experience with a given role, position or champion. First time playing Ahri? Learning how to be a solid Marksman? Venturing into the jungle for the first time? Team Builder’s matchmaking will take all of these factors into account. .

Our goal for Team Builder is to bring players together and build better teams. Because good teams win more games, make bigger plays, and most importantly, have more fun.

To us, that’s exciting, and we’re looking forward to your feedback. See you in Team Builder,

Lyte
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What about ranked if we have to pick our champs before queue than how will we know the bans or counters?

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Originally Posted by VaderHater View Post
I don't like this idea at all.
Im with him aswell i like the queues sorta right now :P

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Eu40e3vMY
tbh it's a good idea in a way cause of trolls but then they can always afk and in bronze people dont like to support queues may take a while (my opinion)


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bubblehazard

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11-22-2013

support op


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Kunt Déstroyer

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11-22-2013

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bruteMax8

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11-22-2013

Hurry up with this.


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Damorion215

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11-22-2013

Dear Lyte,

I wanna thank you and the rest of Riot for coming up with the Team Builder! No longer will I go into queue and be drawn into pointless arguments about who gets what lane, which might end up in a bad game! With that in mind, I have two questions:

First, what effects (if any) will the Team Builder have on the toxicity of the game and how much?

Second, is there a projected release date for the Team Builder? I really can't wait any longer.


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Exotic PCY

Junior Member

11-22-2013

when's team builder coming out? Looks awesome, and I think it'll be great for teams to not fight for a roll and such. Because that gets annoying


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FangXTHunder

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11-22-2013

Im looking forward to this, i hope it become playable soon.


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Brighton1000

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11-22-2013

I want to take all the like I have given on the internet over the course of my life and give it to this one thread.


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HiTMuN

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11-23-2013

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Originally Posted by TinyHugeMonster View Post
The feels..


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bruteMax8

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11-23-2013

This thread has by far the most # of replies, the vast majority positive.

I hope this is an indication to Riot that TB is their number 1 priority to get out the door.