Hey guys. Slippers here.
Everywhere I go, I see people complaining "I'm stuck in elo hell because my teammates always feed, I win my lane but I still lose everytime". "Ranked is all about luck".
This is completely untrue.
To test, I have been smurfing on a friend's account who was stuck in the very bottom of Silver 5, and I managed to carry it up to Silver 4 the same day from 9 consecutive win streaks.
I've even played a champion that I've never played before (Draven) and stomped the enemy team, even when our Fiora dced 15 minutes before the game ended and turned out to be a 4v5.
To check out my past footages of smurfing (or live streaming), check out this link:
(I'm Korean so I listen to K-pop xD)
I'm ranked Platinum 5, and I was a 1200 elo player in season 2.
Now, before I get into detail on some tips and tricks that I've used to break myself loose, I just wanted to mention that I'm not trying to show off. I think this community can be a wonderful place. I've met many people that are really nice. However, being stuck in low elo can be painfully devastating. After all, not only do un-skilled players dwell there, but it's the home of 12 year old trolls.
But I've climbed up, so have many other players. And this is my wisdom and insight on how I escaped. I'll answer some frequently asked questions.
1. Everyone's flaming me for one mistake I made? No one wants to speak in queue?
In queue, In game. Communicate with your team. Call your role, try to fill empty roles up by nicely asking others, or doing so yourself. In game, YOU have to be the one to take charge. Even if you aren't jungling, YOU call Dragon, YOU call towers. Low elo players are like zombies- they know they are farming, killing / getting killed, but they don't know what to do afterwards. Map objectives are so important. In low elo, I see so many unskilled players going for baron, when they could've finished the game with ease, then get baron stolen, aced, and lose the game. Be smart about pushing, or taking objectives. Take dragon whenever it's up. Even if your supporter won't ward it, buy a pink ward and ward it yourself. Call your team to group up and push together. Chances are, enemy laners will be busy farming their lanes you would make it all the way to their inhibitor with ease.
Is someone flaming you? Unless it's constructive criticism, don't even bother replying. Just press the 'MUTE' button. Don't even say "Muted blah blah blah cant take your bs". Because that's feeding the troll. Typing back and even reading those nonsense is a waste of your time. Press mute button, done.
2. Best role for ranked?
The opinion varies for this question. However, I prefer playing ADC in low elo queue. Here are several reasons why:
a) Nothing carries harder than a well-fed and well-played ADC lategame.
b) It's low elo queue. Assume everyone is bad. Due to this factor, being at a botlane 2v2 means that you have twice the chance to get fed off of an idiot enemy carry, or support, maybe even both.
c) Being the carry, people will listen to you. You must sound confident, and intelligent. Sometimes, using proper grammar and capitalizations can help you out.
3. I watch streams and look up builds, why am I still bad?
People think being elo boosted to Gold will finally give them the chance to shine because they always win in lane, but lose the game because other lanes fed. However, you have to think: You got fed off of other Bronze / Silver players like yourself, and chances are, you won't get fed off of Gold players. You're only better than others in your division, not the entire game. This is why watching streams is a terrible idea. You don't know what these platinum / diamond players are doing. You have no idea why they are going for dragon. "WHY ARE THEY GOING RUMBLE MID?" These guys know their team comps and how each other's strengths / weaknesses will cover for each other. Also, even if you understood how these plays / builds were set up and played out, will other players in your team be able to do the exact same thing? Let's say you were jungling, and you did a diamond-skill tier dive against the enemy mid laner in a bronze game. If your mid laner followed up, you would've lived and gotten the kill easily. However, your mid laner was just farming creeps as you did your heroic dive. You'll blame the mid laner for being a noob, but you're the one at fault also. You commenced a dive with a noob mid laner that wouldn't follow up. Don't play so risky.
4. Are there trolls in Gold+?
This was a Platinum ranked game. I just decided to afk in base and Facebook my friends.
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