So a while ago I had a lengthy discussion with a Riot member whose name I will leave out.
But basically towards the end of the discussion, I asked him:
Would you rather have a flaming teammember or a borderline inting one? (Assuming the flamer plays average to good)
Example: 6/4 Annie Midlane vs. 1/12 Yasuo Toplane but Annie is toxic/flaming.
I told him that to me personally, a flaming teammember is a much better teammember to have than a borderline inting one.
The simple reason being: You can mute the flamer and everything is A-Okay. Now try clicking a button to make the Yasuo not int. You can't.
The Yasuo will cost you time, LP and frustration. The Annie will give you a shot at winning the game and a bit of frustration maybe, depending on your mentality.
And then the Riot member, literally, dead-seriously told me he'd rather have an intentionally feeding player in his team than a flaming one, but he could not explain why he would even say or think that. Because like I said, you can fix the outgoing issue with the Annie player with a simple mouseclick but you cannot fix the outgoing issue with the Yasuo player.
So what do you guys think?
Would you rather have an average or decent playing flamer or a terrible player who is borderline inting in your team?