Four years after introduction Riot has decided to disable League of Legends' Dominion mode. The disabling of Dominion, and removal of the Crystal Scar for custom games will happen on Monday, February 22.“Fewer than 0.5% of players actively play Dominion and we’re aware some number of even that small population is still bots,” Riot said. “We haven’t been supporting Dominion, and we’ve trapped ourselves in a vicious cycle where the queue isn’t large enough to warrant major attention, but falls prey to bugs and periods of imbalance from the introduction of new champs and items (which then drives down the size of the queue, and so on).”
Riot is aware that some players love Dominion, so they are giving an “exclusive, never-to-be-reproduced” Summoner Icon to players who had over 100 matchmade Dominion wins right before the announcement, not counting Co-op vs AI games.
“We know this doesn’t ease the sting of losing the mode you’ve spent thousands of hours in,” Riot shared. “But if you want to stick around and join us on the Rift, we feel you deserve a way to show off your domination.”
Check out the full announcement from Riot here