Except i used to play things other than bruisers in the old TT. I never considered bruisers completely ruling that map but the new map is 100% ruled by bruisers. Pick 3 bruisers, farm and grab altars whenever possible. Doesn't matter if you barely get any kills and you get aced multiple times. The global gold from towers and farming will completely carry you late game and make it impossible to lose. I've tried to play other roles on this new map but since there is ZERO laning phase then you just get pushed out of lane by all the bruisers that everyone now picks. Nothing like the old map
I've been surprised at my sucesss rate with zil, karma, and Leblanc.
I will admit I think bruisers are strong early and perhaps that is something that needs some balancing, but I really don't feel that 3 bruisers = win.
Edit: A few days ago I played Leblanc with Eve and Tryn against a Cho, Darius, and Amu. For 30 minutes they systematically slaughtered us to the point of almost surrendering but somehow we managed to not lose for 50 minutes and somehow won.
I realize this is just one example and not exactly strong evidence, but I'm still damn proud we got it despite the odds and the bruiser meta.