Of course not! Nobody is saying they play more for the rewards than the intrinsic satisfaction of getting better at the game, but I don’t see how people are saying that’s an excuse for releasing the worst season rewards to date by far, especially for the group of people (champions) who experienced the largest jump in “cool factor” for their reward in every other season. You want to go away from fixed colors, totally fine, but there should still be that same satisfying jump in “cool factor” that is easily noticeable by every player. The logo on the banner simply spinning slowly does not do that in any way and using a fixed color (gold) that looks worse than the color scheme for the platinum or gold banners (purple or blueish themes) makes no sense especially the first time you move away from the fixed rank colors. I don’t even understand why there are fixed colors for these banners. It seems to me that the obvious choice would have been to unlock color schemes and banner structures with each tier so that I could put the platinum or gold color schemes on the champion structured banner. That would actually stay true to this philosophy of greater creative freedom that the banners they came out with simply do not. Every champion should be upset with these rewards. And I’m sorry if you personally didn’t get to that rank, but try to see it from the champion perspective. It almost seems like psyonix made some goal explosions that were going to just be free common drops into season rewards even though they do not align with the season reward system at all because they knew how bad these banners are.