Originally Posted by Ginga
Is what you're trying to say is the extremely good player is doing extremely well, and his 4 average allies attempt to mimic is actions and builds, but as a result of not being as good as the pro, they end up not understanding why he builds the way he does and turn even worse as a result?
Feels like quite a stretch, unless I read what you mean wrong.
The study is a lot more complicated than I described. To use League of Legends as an example, the extremely good player will be top lane and will do his own and excel--he'll start 5-0 and completely dominate his opponent. However, he doesn't make an effort to communicate with his teammates, or venture to other lanes to help out because "he's winning top lane and that's his job." So instead of adopting a "team mentality," he is happy to just show off his superior individual performance. Instead of 1 team, they become 1 super player vs 4 average players vs Team B, so they ultimately cannot win.
The 5 average players in Team B know that they need each other to win. When a lane falls, they all chip in and help out somehow. They know that none of them are necessarily good enough to 'carry' their teammates, so they have no choice but to work together.
Also. Since you appear to know quite a lot more about communicating with teammates than most of us. What action would you recommend if a teammate doesn't listen to what you say? For example, it's always a sure sign a game is lost when a person who wants to solo top chooses a champion that gets hard countered by the solo top the enemy team chose despite your protest. Another particularly grating example is when you or an ally choose a particular role, and then the 4th/5th pick locks-in that role as well and insists on going mid himself, causing tension among the team. While it's possible to still win in that situation, it puts the team at a particularly unfair disadvantage, both in terms of composition and in cooperation due to bad vibes everyone have towards the 4th/5th pick.
Someone picking a bad champion and insta-locking and telling everyone he doesn't care happens all the time. However, just try your best. It sounds simple, but a few games ago this exact situation happened. I said, "Hey guys, don't worry about him, let's just try our best and do what we can." The other 4 players agreed, and we started the game. We started doing pretty well, and guess what? That 5th player came around and wanted to be apart of the team because we were doing well and having fun
. If we had started bickering and screaming and demanding roles or overlapping roles, I guarantee that game was a loss.