So for a long time people complained about how the throw is stronger than the carry in solo Q; I think most of us would say that's still the case. But back in the day Riot's go to response was that LOL is intended to be a 5v5 team game, and as such is not supposed to be a game where a person can 1v9 carry.
I think it's pretty clear that over the past couple seasons they've strayed from that belief somewhat. I mean, we've kinda been creeping in that direction for a while now, but it's really obvious this season. So why? Why are they suddenly promoting individual champions snowballing like crazy through the early into the mid game? So much so that it's kind of the pro meta too, not just a solo Q thing?