Riot has finally done it. They have flat out, officially said that pick order trumps call order in the League of Legends crap shoot that is champ select.
Will this solve everything? Nope. Will I have more to say on this? You bet. For now, here is the link to the official announcement. If you plan on solo que’ing any time soon I strongly recommend you bookmark the living crap out of the link or at least give it a good read.
This bit from Riot Lyte talking about what’s wrong with champ select is also a valuable read. If you’re like me, however, it will definitely make you sad that so little has been done to address what is clearly an environment with a lot of potential for toxicity.
This announcement probably won’t save you from really determined trolls and ragers, at least not until the good word has been spread around a bit, but it will be worth it if it convinces even one of your teammates that you are in the right and encourages them to not give you grief.