I think vainglory as a game overall is growing it’s definitely getting a good influx of new players but the high elo and comeptitive scene are dead.
Here is one good example that proves my point, that’s the highest elo i’ve reached last patch 3 days before the season ended, pretty mediocre but yet i was 360th in Eu. To put that into perspective the highest elo i got in 3v3 was 2581 and i was 600th in Eu.
2 reasons for this in my opinion. First, the esports scene is completely dead, going competitive is wortheless unless ur lucky enough to be aquiered by the few orgs left. Second, the meta is pretty shit right now yes the new balance changes made it a bit a better but the main problem is still there, the sidelane meta is screwed and it’s ruining the game. And of course the shitty match maker and the numerous game breaking bugs don’t help either.