I think our hero pool is too small for a 10 hero ban and some heroes would never see play. I expect a double ban, but really want a triple ban.
Ban, Pick, Ban, Pick, Pick, Ban, Pick Pick
I also want a ban via vote. Everyone would get 2 thumbs down they can apply to heroes. At the end of 10 seconds, the hero with the most thumbs down is banned. In ties, it would be random between the most thumbs down. Vote ban means one knucklehead doesn’t run draft in solo queue.
With a triple ban, you need 16 heroes. I think SEMC should increase the free hero rotation from 6 to 10. New players would get a chance to play every hero for one week during a one month period. It would really let them feel out heroes and make the first month really exciting. SEMC should guarantee new players pull 6 heroes after 2 weeks. Even if it means, hey we missed you have Taka for free. After 2 weeks, SEMC should sell a 10 hero bundle to “Get into Ranked Now”. Let new players pick whatever 10 heroes they want for $20. Put together a few other small bundles for more recent players so they can get in like 5 for $10.