Thresh, the Chain Warden is the champion many gamers have been waiting weeks for. He was originally released by Riot Games on the public beta environment (PBE) test server on Jan. 8th for players to begin testing, but he didn't reach the actual game until the early morning on Jan. 23rd.
It's evident that Thresh was originally designed as a support with his various abilities that allow him to control and disrupt enemy movement. This gives him a game play style similar to Blitzcrank in a lot of ways, but even more powerful. Due to his high level of utility and great strength he is banned in most ranked games. In a conversation with Sawyer Seals, a ranked League of Legends player, he admits how little Thresh is seeing ranked play due to his overpowered status. Seals states “He's permabanned in ranked at the moment.” Ranked draft games allow each team to ban three champions prior to champion selection resulting in Thresh being thrown out of the game before even given a chance.
Seals also admits the likelihood that Thresh will see a rework or balancing patch to fix the substantially large amount of power he has as a utility and support champion. The main cause of this large amount of power according to Seals is his passive and low cooldown time on his Q ability. It's certainly obvious Thresh will see a lot of gameplay outside of draft though due to his large amount of power, but most players certainly don't want to be on the receiving end of a skilled Thresh.