So I have a problem with what seems to be the direction behind Riots balance team changes to champions, especially to the high skill capped ones like Akali, Zed, Irelia, Fiora etc. and I guess I thought it might be a good idea to bring it up.
So 9.18 is coming and they are **nerfing Akali yet again**. Why I have a problem with that you might ask? Well I am not really an OTP Akali, at best I am an Akali enthusiast so in theory I should LOVE those changes because "_Akali ruins so manny of my low elo games with how strong she is and how OP she is_". WRONG! I do not care about the low elo people crying that Akali is strong and she needs nerfs because all those people have no idea what learning such a high skill champion even means. And you will probably say:"_Well Cyber, you know not only low elo players think she is OP. She is picked or banned in competitive almost every single game_." And to that I say GOOD! and you know why? Because eSports should be a scene where only the BEST OF THE BEST play and show their skills ok? So I don't care about players coming to competitive and playing Chogath and Malphite or Annie or even Khartus who just press R to OS someone or win a team fight. I wanna see champions like Fiora, Akali, Irelia, Katarina, Zed, Riven played in competitive because those champions ARE **FUN TO WATCH!** and I think it's _**healthy for the game to have HIGH SKILL CHAMPIONS be strong.**_
I don't think high skill champions should be picked only because they are flashy and can make you look good, I want high skill champions to be picked by people that can **PILOT** them properly at the **HIGHEST level of play** _**because THEY ARE GOOD.**_
Well **how about Solo Q** then you might ask. Well lemme tell you something. When I get killed over and over by a good Riven or Akali I don't even mind and you know why? Because I know that in a Team Fight those champions can still be shut down or focused if they don't play properly, and **if they DO play properly** and win well then GG they deserv to win. But hey try to counterplay a Cho'Gath with 10k HP that only needs to press Flash+R to deal 2k true damage. I'd rather have an Akali or a Riven fed AF then a fed AF Cho'Gath. And Cho is not the only champion like that. Think Malphite: You can be afk all game after LvL 6 because all you need to do in a fight is press R and hit a few people with it and you did your job(that's it, press R), but hey at least Malph has counterplay right? You can still flash his ult. But to that I say, well how about Khartus? I guess you could get banshee or zhonias or edge of night for hso R right?, but yeah, try to banshee or zhonias Karthus E and see how that's gonna work out for you. I'd like to see champions that have counterplay getting buffed not champions that have undodgeable skills and there are plenty of those.
I could stand here and argue my point across all day but in the end I don't need to because all I need to say is: think about the best moment in League <> Faker vs Ryu Zed V Zed and think how that moment would have looked with 2 Cho'Gaths or 2 Malphites...just not the same.
**Riot please! stop nerfing and changing Akali**. How about instead **focus your attention on **changing some of the **champions that have targeted spells** so there is more skill to them(you could start with** Malzahar** R **btw**, I'd like to see that champion in a better state and have more play/counterplay to it).