Riot Games work on internal data sharing for a healthier metagame

Since its official release, Legends of Runeterra has struggled to create a diverse, competitive, and balanced meta. That is why Riot Games has decided to work on a new way to share data within the game, a more effective and accurate system, so they don’t have to depend on other tools provided by third-party data aggregation sites.

It comes due to a discussion that took place on Reddit, were a player complained about the meta created on the ladder after Youtubers like MegaMogwai show some decks on their videos:

Thanks to websites like Mobalytics or Decks of Runeterra, the decks shown by pro-players or LoR “influencers” become very famous and appear on many ranked games, affecting the meta and giving some players bad experiences in the game.

We have now known about Riot Games’ intentions regarding this problem thanks to the response of a Legends of Runeterra Team Member to that post:

Dovagedys admits the frustrating effect that this kind of situations can have for the players, and blame for that to the third-party data sites, explaining how they work and gather information, only showing information from the people that are actually registered or using those tools.

It doesn’t mean that these sites are bad, they just don’t use all the information from the game, only the one provided by their users, so it is very easy for Streamers and YouTubers to shape the statistics.

That is why, in order to avoid this kind of misinformation, Riot Games are working “on a way to be able to share more data with everyone more broadly”.

We don’t have an estimated date yet, but we think it is extremely important to show you all the possible competitive decks that are available. The number is much larger than data aggregation sites currently represent.

The Legends of Runeterra Team has always claimed that there should be at least 10 or more “best” decks in the meta at one time. Since the release of the Season of Plunder, we have had around 30 viable decks, according to the internal data. 

According to Dovagedys, they are taking live balance very seriously, so they will always focus on addressing those mistakes as quickly as they can, so we can expect some news coming soon about this “intern analysis tool”.

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