Originally Posted by Unicykle
There has been a lot of accusations here that people don't "deserve to play ranked" that I don't understand. People learn to play the game from 1-30 and then can get competitive. If their skill is only 700 elo, they will find themselves there. If they play at 1600 elo, they will move up eventually. For example, I have a friend that bought an XP boost and power-leveled from 19-30. If he wants to play ranked and drop to sub 900 elo, he deserves it. Ranked is a matchmaking system like many other games (starcraft) but is unique that you have to actually practice to be allowed in. But after you have been placed, no one should ever be able to tell you to GTFO of queue.
TL;DR Stop saying that people don't deserve to play ranked. Play enough games to get to your proper elo.
"Go play ranked and deal with bad players, trolls, etc. if you're around 1200 Elo."
"Go play ranked and have a team of 4 players with you that know how to play their role effectively and can at least lane without giving up 15 kills."
Which sounds better? When you play a 5 player game, that person doing their placement matches when they're a 500 Elo player is going to ruin a lot of people's days. The reason Starcraft 2 can get away with the whole starting you off in placements is because if you lose, it's your fault. You got beaten, nobody else suffers except you.
Whereas in League, if you go 0/10, you're dragging 4 other players down. Yes, those 4 will eventually get to their actual Elo if they play a large number of games. But who wants to do that when half of them will have a baddy or a troll in it?
I think either people should enter ranked at a lower Elo, or be forced to play more games before playing.