Originally Posted by Chip tha Ripper
there is a difference between a Professional player and a casual/semi competitive gamer.
THe differance being they have the skill, practice and talent to consistently claw their way out of this "impossible to escape ELO?" Pro players also invest more time, I'm aware but that simply compounds the fact that it is practice, not luck.
I also believe I mentioned High ELO streamers as well. Many of them are NOT proffessional players and they also CONSISTENTLY get to a high ELO, season after season.
It is not luck, it is skill. Skill comes from knowledge and practice. You can't log in to LoL and, without taking any serious time to get either, expect that you belong at an ELO with people who DID take the time to acquire that knowledge and practice.