I am in Tier 5 G at the moment(after the reset) and the bans are so ridiculous that it is no surprise that it is so easy for smurfs to smurf their way to to the high tiers.
1 priority ban is Flicker and it is complete bs. Flicker doesn’t work well at all and is unreliable at best.
Then they STILL Ban Alpha despite the fact that she isn’t strong anymore and was nerfed very badly.
And then next thing you know they ban Taka despite him not being very strong in general UNLESS they are good players AND they use WP taka which is tons better than CP.
And they still ban Baron simply because of his CP.
And this gives the enemy team a free chance to get Kensei, Grace, Kestrel, Celeste, malene(ETC)
It is no wonder why more than decent players find it difficult to get out of the Tier 5-6 range