Nemesis Draft is a Featured Game Mode for League of Legends in which every player picks a champion for the opposing team. The draft structure is identical to the normal draft pick mode, starting with a round of bans, and then first player of the blue team picking the champion for the first player of the red team.
Our first Featured Game Mode for the year, “Nemesis Draft”, is on its way to the PBE. This time around, you’ll be choosing the champions for the enemy team, then making the champs you’ve been given work in battle on the Summoner’s Rift. Let the 'creative' comps begin. :)
Some notes: -- Nemesis Draft is a 5v5 featured game mode played on Summoner’s Rift. -- Nemesis Draft allows each player to choose 1 champion for the enemy team for a total of 5 per team. -- Each team will still get 3 bans. Do you bans champs you DON’T want to play, or leave them up to give to the other team? It’s up to you. :) -- Available champions for you to give the other team are allowed from the collective pool of champs on your allied team. -- There is a free trading period after all champs have been locked in, allowing you to organise amongst your team who would be best playing which champs. Even if you don’t own a champion, you’ll still be able to trade and play anyone you’re given.
Known issues: Play flow artwork is still a placeholder.
Nemesis Draft will be live on the PBE soon™. We’ve paid special attention to the champion select phase this time, to make the picking & trading phases as clear as possible, so feedback on that flow will be welcome. Also "Thanks!" again to you PBE guys that always help us catch things early. Even if we can’t respond to every bug or report individually, we do read EVERYTHING and fix as much as possible.
SO.. we’re excited to see how scheming & creative you guys are. Are we about to uncover some diamonds in the rough? Will it be, “Give them all melee champs!” or “Give them all AD so we can just build armour!”. And then the inevitable, “Ok guys. We’ve got 4 junglers and a support.. but so do they! Let’s do this.” I can’t wait. :)
See you on the Rift. ^_^