I was talking about the game itself not playerbase/viewership but I think the for esports scene its more a matter of personal opinion, not like way is better than the other in terms of franchising vs the way cs is. The way league is having every region segregated really brings hype to worlds to see them all meet like once a year but it gives no real chance for NA to improve which I don't really like but like I said it works to generate the hype, and the format feels outdated as fuck, it takes a whole month for worlds to be played out in a single elim bracket thats really underwhelming to me atleast.
feels like Devs barely try to balance the game, meta stale as fuck for a whole year, you know how many times I've watched first pick ashe into voli/whatever in pro play and no matter how much senna gets nerfed to be played as support we still see her AD. Solo queue is a bit of a mess and it is in most games but atleast in dota and CS you see behavior score and trust factor, its much better than what league has as their equivalent which is literally nothing, most played game in the world should be able to afford some longer queue times but splitting up players respectively based on their attitude, they have the honor system and holy fuck is it just terrible, nobody ever gets honored for being honorable, its just if you're good or not, or queued with a person, and it doesnt have any effect on your matchmaking at all, REALLY UNDERWHELMING, and theres no incentive to try to be honorable to raise your honor, you get max level honor and you get a token to choose between 2 skins, I hit honor level 4 recently and got 70 Orange Essence, 500 Blue Essence, and an emote like wtf is the point of that, really underwhelming. This new worlds clash too I played with my friends we went 3-1, WORLDS CLASH BY THE WAY ITS ONLY GONNA HAPPEN 2 OUT OF THE 52 WEEKS OF THE YEAR AND THIS IS THE FIRST ONE EVER, we went 3-1 and got a ward shard, an icon, and an emote, really didnt feel rewarding to play.
And solo queue has its other problems with like smurfs and inters I played with/against that never seem to get punished, they can just ruin games for free, you soft int and lose your team the game and the teammates who call you retarded for being shit at the game are the ones that end up being punished.