Originally Posted by rjcombo
It's actually important, since there is a bug if you can see anything related to your team's rating before the seeding process is complete. As for rating adjustments after each game, those are affected by how many games your team has played, the rating of the team you play against, and the outcome of the game.
The described case does seem out of whack, but the claim seems a bit suspicious since you shouldn't see the adjustments in the provisional phase anyway.
Im not sure if it works for 5v5 teams but you can see your solo que elo before you finish your placement games. All you have to do is create a game lobby and it shows your current elo.
I'm currently "unranked" but i was able to track my elo. I got up to 1415 or so before i took a break and now I decayed back to 1400.
If it works for solo que I just assume it works for teams as well.