Originally Posted by AD Bottom
We're saying that saying "I lost because my teammates are trash" won't help you improve. You could say "I lost because my teammate did this wrong", which is better, but not always true and you can't control that anyway. Instead, you should instead be looking at your gameplay and saying "I lost because I did X wrong."
Yes, even if it's "I lost because my teammate did this wrong and I failed to react correctly." that's still something you're taking away from the game.
- a teammate got caught and you tried to help when he was already going to die
- a teammate is starting to lose his lane and you either don't notice in time or you don't try hard enough to help
- a teammate is playing passively and instead of trying to adjust your play or asking them to change you just go all in
- trying to get your team to do some fancy splitpush/baron/fakeout/whatever and they mess it up... maybe a simpler plan like "all mid" would have been better
Sometimes you need to cover for teammates that aren't as good as you'd like and you need to adjust your play to work better with the team. While you might not be the one who finally threw the game there were likely several things you could have done earlier to prevent that situation from even coming up. While it's unfortunate to lose a game you could have won losing and not learning anything from it is total fail.