Originally, the new League of Legends Champ Select was going to be rolled out today i.e. January 13, 2016 but it looks like the developers have ran into some issues with the update. As a result, the new feature has been delayed.
However, do not worry too much since the delay is quite nominal. According to Jeffrey Lin, the Lead Game Designer of Social Systems at Riot Games, the patch will now be released tomorrow i.e. January 14, 2016.
Lin, who is more commonly known for his handle RiotLyte took to his Twitter profile saying that “We’re officially delaying the new Champ Select launch on NA/TR to Jan 14th due to some issues with Patch 6.1.”
Interestingly, even before Riot Games had officially confirmed this, Lin had hinted at a possible delay in the Patch 6.1 launch suggesting that would also delay the new Champ Select in League of Legends when he tweeted “if the patch delays, we’ll have to delay the new Champ Select Launch–it needs the patch to go out!”
However, the delay was not caused by a bug in the new Champ Select feature itself , but some unrelated problems with the overall patch.
We're officially delaying the new Champ Select launch on NA/TR to Jan 14th due to some issues with Patch 6.1. #LeagueOfLegends
— Jeffrey Lin (@RiotLyte) January 12, 2016
Just to be clear, the delay in new Champ Select is because of an unrelated issue in Patch 6.1. The team behind Champ Select is ready to go!
— Jeffrey Lin (@RiotLyte) January 13, 2016
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