Over the previous few seasons, North America has turn into a little bit of a laughing inventory on the subject of the worldwide aggressive League of Legends scene. FlyQuest’s veteran AD carry WildTurtle additionally believes that the area has gotten worse, partly as a result of the professionals aren’t doing a lot to assist the area enhance.
“From a logical standpoint, it seems like maybe most of the NA pros need to put a higher focus on solo queue and just try to participate more in making the region better,” WildTurtle instructed Dot Esports. “Because I think in the other regions—like Korea, China, and even Europe—the top players of the league, they’re always high on the ladder.”
North American solo queue has been the subject of many discussions over the previous few years. The surroundings merely isn’t conducive to rising new expertise throughout the area, nonetheless.
Many NA gamers, for instance, endure from excessive ping points that make it arduous to enhance their expertise. NA gamers are additionally infamous for not taking solo queue severely, making the standard of video games rather a lot decrease than it’s in different areas. This causes professionals to position solo queue at a decrease precedence than different areas as properly.
“I think it just all starts from inside, but I do think NA as a region has gotten worse, and maybe that’s because the pros aren’t helping the region get better,” WildTurtle mentioned. “There’s maybe too many one tricks in solo queue, [and] I think people would rather be streamers in North America rather than pro players.”
WildTurtle additionally identified that many Cloud9 gamers—like star AD carry Zven and help Vulcan—are at all times excessive on the solo queue leaderboard and it exhibits of their outcomes on-stage. Zven has two accounts within the prime 5 of NA solo queue proper now, together with rank one. Vulcan sits in second place on the NA solo queue leaderboard.
These arguments aren’t new, however the problem is turning into extra urgent because the years go by. Regions like Europe and China have all made large strides of enchancment at each skilled stage of play.
NA, however, has fully stagnated. There isn’t any development within the area. NA solely had one rookie within the league heading into 2020, whereas Europe had greater than 10 rookies be a part of the LEC.
There are many alternative points which have contributed to NA’s regression, however the professionals should attempt their finest to assist enhance the solo queue expertise. Amateur solo queue gamers are imagined to be the way forward for the area. But with out correct follow and publicity to high-level League, they’ll by no means enhance their expertise to a stage the place they may contemplate taking the following steps to turning into a professional.