Originally Posted by AFK in lol ftw
But what I want to know is... when the team is doing poorly, why would they resort to demanding the team gets reported? Where do you think the idea that you can report for playing poorly would come from?
Reporting Tool is 1) accessible, 2) used to report teammates who you did not appreciate having as teammates, and 3) can lead to punishment for the reported people.
It's convenient, arguably effective, and people feel justified in asking for "bad teammates" to be punished, even if the teammate's only offense is having a bad game.
*Edit* I don't condone asking others to report someone, even if I've done it a couple times. That was poor judgement on my part. False reporting isn't effective in getting the other person banned, it's only been shown to be effective in the false reporter getting banned by a Riot audit.