Sometimes, a weapon is only as strong as we believe it to be. Fortnite recently saw a game-wide shift in how people use a weapon type, and it's all because people are thinking about those firearms in a different way. The developers didn't actually change anything under the hood, but everyone is approaching the game differently now.
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Rocket League has been steadily growing as a scene, both fostering its own league and spotlighting on networks like NBCSN. It's easy to see why -- rocket-car soccer is inherently simple to understand as a spectator. The high-flying automotive game has space for wild plays, but when it comes to competitive action, simple has proven better.
A frequent topic of discussion in the League of Legends community is: who, exactly, is Riot incessantly tweaking and updating its game for? Does the developer prioritise the eSports stars, high-ranking amateurs, or more casual players? They don't go to the very top of the food chain, it turns out. But they get close.