SEA Ranked PVP ban history

Check the current ranked bans and the history of how ranked meta evolved in SEA PVP.

PVP ban system FAQ
How are new bans picked?

The game checks the winrate and pickrate of all unbanned characters in the last week and selects up to 6 characters (that's the current limit in SEA, it changes with more characters being released) that will receive Ban Level 1 or Level 2.

What happens next week with already banned characters?

If people will continue to use the character that was banned for first time last week, the Ban Level can be increased to 3 or 4. But Level 4 is very rare and only happened a few times in KR.

If the character is not used, the Ban Level will be lowered by 1 (never 2, it's only 1 level decreased every week). Also, if a character is on the list for more than 2 straight weeks, the Ban Level can't be increased any further and it will decay by 1 Level each will till it reaches zero.

The decay rule is there to make sure no character can be permanently banned, even if it's super overpowered. Still sometimes on KR the system messes up and a character that was supposed to be free next week had her ban increased again, but this seems more like a bug.

What about ships?

It seems ship bans follow different rules and a ship can be permanently banned.

How does the Up system work?

The first thing the game does is select 40 SR and SSR characters with the lowest NUMBER of wins in the last week (not win rate like we initially thought) that fulfill the two requirements:

  • The character must win at least one match in the last 2 weeks.
  • The character wasn't upped or banned in the last two weeks.

From the above pool, 3 characters are selected randomly and get Up buff for a week

Week 352022-01-17 - 2022-01-23
Banned Employees
Upped Employees
Week 342022-01-10 - 2022-01-16
Banned Employees
Upped Employees
Week 332022-01-03 - 2022-01-09
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 322021-12-27 - 2022-01-02
Banned Employees
Upped Employees
Week 312021-12-20 - 2021-12-26
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 302021-12-13 - 2021-12-19
Banned Employees
Upped Employees
Week 292021-12-05 - 2021-12-12
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 282021-11-28 - 2021-12-04
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 272021-11-22 - 2021-11-28
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 262021-11-15 - 2021-11-21
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 252021-11-08 - 2021-11-14
Banned Employees
Upped Employees
Week 242021-11-01 - 2021-11-07
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 232021-10-25 - 2021-10-31
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 222021-10-18 - 2021-10-24
Banned Employees
Upped Employees
Week 212021-10-11 - 2021-10-17
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 202021-10-04 - 2021-10-10
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees
Week 192021-09-27 - 2021-10-03
Banned Employees
Banned Ships
Upped Employees