Originally Posted by ExecutionerKen
General rule of thumb
Don't duo with people with more than 200-300 elo differences, due to the skill differences will often make it hard for both players. In term of teammates and game concept.
This is huge, especially during your placement matches.
During your placement matches, queue by yourself. I find I have much more success solo-queuing than Duo-queuing, unless I know for a fact that the player I am queuing with can carry games at the level of Elo I am attempting to obtain, or higher.
I actually kind of screwed myself in placement matches, and now I'm working on clawing myself up to where I *feel* I belong, and I am slowly getting there but it would have been much easier if I had queued by myself and won 7/3 placement matches (which is totally realistic.)