Riot Games announces
that /all chat is being disabled in matchmade League
queues as of patch 11.21 (thanks
). The post recognizes some positive aspects of being able to
chat your opponents in the MOBA, but the conclusion is the reduction of toxicity
makes this a valid tradeoff:
While /all chat can be the source of fun
social interaction between teams, as well as some good-hearted banter, right now
negative interactions outweigh the positives. We'll evaluate the impact of this
change through verbal abuse reports and penalty rates, as well as surveys and
direct feedback from you all.
/All chat is the only thing being disabled. Enemies will still be able to hear
and see your emotes and champ mastery (unless muted), as well as CTRL+1/2/3/4
spam. End of Game chat will still be cross-team. Allies will still be able to
coordinate with each other in team chat.