I just want to voice my support for all of the IC team!
I know there will be plenty of detractors on here voicing concerns over the delay in more champion releases, however, quality of life changes and improvements to the IC experience will pay dividends later on. When (it's not an if) more champions are released the game will have evolved passed the status quo to be something more inclusive. I hope that those who really do want to see this game grow don't turn off IC until September. New champions are not the end all be all to this game. I hope to see this game grow and I believe in the IC team to accomplish that.
In terms of growing the game, if you're currently playing then WE ALL should be working to grow the community and teaching new players. We can all stop afk'ers and poor players by responding not with hate/disgust but with a helping hand. Lend support to those players, get your friends interested and support things like Dycer's CC tournament. Now is the opportunity to focus on taking a major leap forward in a well-thought out manner. The players looking at this as a death knell for IC can gripe all they like and respond to things with venom, but if you truly support IC then you already know you're not accomplishing anything. Constructive criticism rather than pointless ranting will do more good than anything else. Lead by example and ask yourself how are you helping to grow this game?
I raise a glass to Cardell and the rest of the team! Good Luck and Godspeed! We're rooting for you!