Last match I got only 1 drop from the 3 neutral waves at the start. Got rolled over by people who got 3 and 4 drops. Next neutral wave no items. Then I was gone cause I have 1 completed item (from carousel) vs. 3 completed items in most cases. Items in most cases matter way more than Champions. Normalize the drops. My suggestion is having every neutral completion drop 1 item, and the RNG can be random items. The current state is far too roll of the dice to be anything but a "for fun only" game mode.