The list of ELO banned characters will be updated on Monday, June 10st 2013.
This list could be changed by Friday
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edited by Espectroscuro Thursday 06/06/2013, 10:08
I think Grudj got banned so Freaks players can not just go 6-8 pill turn 1 most of the time, and force a 50/50 favoring them. With Olga, Freaks maintains their ability to win rounds, but discourages this wild pilling to force coin-flips.
Another point may be, that Grudj is still great even without Freaks bonus. Even if you draw him alone in a half deck ( which is the kind of deck Freaks are almost always in), he still has good stats, with a nifty ability. Great for all rounds, especially 2nd or 3rd to clinch a game.
Olga alone however, will only be a wall.
The issue is also that Greem is much more a 50-50 card than Freaks. Greem can be pilled anywhere from 0-7, depending in the mood of who's playing them, and then be backed up by very solid attack manip. Freaks don't have that luxury if they plan on winning enough games to hit a reasonable score in Elo.
Can't believe nobody's complaining about the fact that we're only going to see Rescue every week, who cares about Freaks. Why would they unban Elvira, destroy Montana who is a suitable Rescue counter and not replace Elvira in the ban list with either Sledg or Cliff! (Rescue have Sledg Cliff Kerry and Elvira unbanned, all of whom were banned not too long ago...)