Originally Posted by Swooshter
Again though, just like chess, poker makes sense in that way because it is a single player game (yes, I realize you can play multiple opponents at a time). In other words, in a single player type of game, your loss and wins are 100% based off your own skill vs your opponents skill. In this game, there are 4 other players that are on your team. Even if you are an all star player, you still risk losing because of all the previous listed reasons.
This, too funny, you can't possibly be serious? Come on, Please, here, google TwoplusTwo Forums, so you can see how much they complain about luck and randomness in poker, if you REALLY believe poker is purely determined by skill you are so lost.
The variance in poker due to random events is incomparably higher to the variance of league of legends elo due to random events(ie your teammates) the two are not even in the same realm.
If my elo was based on my performance in the game instead of if my team won or lost, then maybe you would have a valid point.
It is based off your performance in the game, if you win, you go up.
Stop complaining about elo hell, I just won a 4v5 on my smurf as support sona, oh and it was actually 3v5 for about 10 minutes. Does this mean i'm amazing? No, it just means that I try to find a way to win no matter what, and that even as a support character, with top lane disconnecting after level 5, that i'm still able to be a big enough influence to turn a loss into a win.
Like ive said before, it takes a very big person to accept the concept that they might actually not be that good at this game, but it is necessary in order to get better.