First and foremost, I would like to make a suggestion/recommendation of a feature that we all can always find in a MOBA to GBX Devs to attract more online players: Leader board or Ladder ranking
However, let me explain a few mobas that are using leader board or ranking system for their competitive mode:
League of Legends
They have a ranking system known as League system which when you win a ranked game and you will gain league points, which has divisions and tiers lowest being bronze, and highest being challenger. Basically, the more games you win, the higher your rank is, and by the end of the year or season, they will reward (exclusive skins, borders etc) every players accordingly to their ranking tier.
Requirements: You need to be level 30 (max level) and own atleast 16 champions to be able to play ranked games.
Dota 2 is the exact opposite, they have a visible MMR (Match-Making Rating), and their mmr has no limit, to which some pro players can even reach as high as 9000 points. However, ranked play in Dota2 does not reward their players or whatsoever, but they are featured at Dota 2’s global leaderboard for each region. This is more like a bragging rights.
Requirements: You need to level 20 to be able to play ranked games.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the storm has a competitive ranked mode known as Hero League, a game mode that allows players to compete in ranked matches against other players of similar skill. Similar to league of legends, they uses points and ranking (rank 50 minimum to rank 1 highest) such as divisions and tiers. However, they reward their players (with in-game gold, potraits, mounts, skins etc) every few months after introducing a new revamp ranked mode.
Requirements: Own 14 or more heroes with minimum character level 5.
Back to my recommendation!
What I’m suggesting is that since BB has a casual mode and competitive mode, why not the devs make a monthly ladder ranking or leader board for the competitive mode.
A monthly leader board that shows who is the top 100 for bragging rights.
Reward the top ranked players accordingly (suggestion 3-5 epic loot packs, in-game credits, or maybe even exclusive skins/taunts) so there will be an incentive for players, and they’ll be motivated to keep on playing.
*Then there should be a minimum requirement * to play ranked competitive games
Players must be at least minimum of command rank 20
Own at least a minimum of 10 unlocked characters with minimum character level 4. ( I did a research, by level 20 you should already have 15 characters)
Level 1 - Marquis, Miko, Montana, Orendi, Oscar Mike, Rath, Thorn
Level 6 - Shayne/Aurox
Level 8 - Reyna
Level 10 - Benedict
Level 12 - Galilea
Level 14 - Ambra
Level 16 - Whiskey Foxtrot
Level 18 - Kelvin
Level 20 - El Dragon
Match-maker of course will place players against enemy of the same elo rating/ranking.
Draft phase during selection of characters (unique characters applies to both side i.e. if team A chooses Thorn, team B is not allowed to choose Thorn)
To @JoeKGBX, the devs and the community,
So what do y’all think? Good or nah? Give me all your feedbacks on why should or shouldn’t this be implemented!
Have a badass day!