Just wondering what would happen if there was a system where before entering the queue for ranked matches, we could select roles we would like to play rather than just yell at each other during champion select.
The roles would be the staples of the game: adc, support, jungle, mid, and top (mid and top being terms used for lack of a more descriptive term as the players could decide in champion select chat where exactly to put the lanes).
Maybe we could also classify the roles you pick farther with such things as DPS, Tanky, etc (with of course not all classifications being applicable to every role) and allow players to pick and choose what kind of team they want, based on what roles and classification people pick.
Of course a, "I don't care" option would still be available in all stages of the system for people who just want to get into a game as quickly as possible or don't have a specific niche they want to fill.
I also believe an in champion select, anonymous, vote kick option would be necessary to boot the people who did not pick according to what the rest of the group perceives as "an appropriate pick." It would also be useful to boot players who afk or are not paying attention during champion select. Anyone booted through the vote kick option would be able to queue up again with no repercussions.
This allows people to get the role(s) they queued up for and want, specialize, and make queuing up for solo/duo ranked much more organized.
Here's an example of how it would work:
I click solo/duo ranked and a window pops up prompting me either to "Choose my role," or "Go immediately into the queue"
I choose the option "Choose my role" and a new window pops up with many options. I want to play support and a top. I click the checkmark for these roles and hit "next." A confirmation window appears and I click "continue."
The same window pops up asking me to choose my role or go immediately into queue. I click go into queue.
I am now moved into queue for the roles of support and top. Queue ends and I get into champion select as top, with all the other roles being established allowing for champion select chat to be used as a space to talk about champion pick, set up runes/masteries for what i queued up for, and talk to the team without yelling at each other about pick order and roles.