Recently, foreign media Picksandbans published an article saying that the 2018 season has become the most diversified season for heroes in the professional arena in recent years. This year, after five heroes redo, two new heroes released and 19 versions updated, the choice of heroes in professional arenas has undergone tremendous changes in the past year.
According to the article, 2018 has become the most diversified year for heroes in history. 139 of the 141 heroes in LOL have entered the professional arena, accounting for an astonishing 98.5%.
The reason why heroes choose diversification comes from the 8.11 version changes. The release of version 8.11 reshaped the downstream ecosystem. Teams began to abandon the tactics of traditional AD and choose more diversified ways of playing. Heroes such as great inventors and redo crows became frequent visitors to the downstream, while melee heroes such as Owen and Yasso also appeared in the downstream. Although LOL has undergone several updates since 8.11, the impact of 8.11 has continued until the end of the season.
Despite the variety of hero choices in 2018, it is a pity that Annie and Weiwei did not make it to the professional arena this year. Nevertheless, 139 heroes came on the stage, with 98.5% of them still bringing countless exciting moments to all of us, as well as enlightenment to the players in their diversified ways of playing.