: Oh well, all the high elo streamers i watch have these kind of games continously: games where either someone (very often is more than one) in their team or the other is so bad, that the game is a stomp one way or the other. Some streamers are prone to blame the "snowballing meta" for that. But i don't think this is always the case. My idea is that sometimes the skill gap between players is so high that one is bound to lose immediatly and never recover no matter what. The snowballing can surely be a factor in this, but my point is, even with less snowballing (and therefore with slower and longer games) the result will be the same, because what decides this kind of games (usually in the first minutes) is the skill gap, not the gold gap.
> [{quoted}](name=Sarchiapon,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=lAGjVwyi,comment-id=0003,timestamp=2019-09-28T20:13:10.784+0000) > > Oh well, all the high elo streamers i watch have these kind of games continously: games where either someone (very often is more than one) in their team or the other is so bad, that the game is a stomp one way or the other. > > Some streamers are prone to blame the "snowballing meta" for that. But i don't think this is always the case. My idea is that sometimes the skill gap between players is so high that one is bound to lose immediatly and never recover no matter what. The snowballing can surely be a factor in this, but my point is, even with less snowballing (and therefore with slower and longer games) the result will be the same, because what decides this kind of games (usually in the first minutes) is the skill gap, not the gold gap. This could be a valid reason. I've had a lot of games where the rank difference was insane, often close to a tier. In fact there was a game where the enemy team had a platinum 4 player when i was silver 1. https://i.postimg.cc/T3WkJxb9/Screenshot-4.png names cut for privacy.
: This season is weird with how people are grouped into a game. Fresh acc and I get bronze. Ok I climb to silver in couple of games. After that I skipped couple of times and got gold 4. Everything looked fine. And then boom losing streak after losing streak. I had to witness such horrors that even I began to play like potato for few games. Now I am gold 2 but for some reason games are really hard. They are not hard because I lose my lane or something but because often enough I get someone in my team that just ints. He finishes game with like 2/10/5. Some would say maybe a bad game. After I check history I see same pattern in every game and no matter if they win or lose. I should have been plat by now but games are just too hard to win with matchmaking like this. Even IWD made episodes where he played ranked on EUW from start and found it difficult to play because players he is matched with are just sad to look at.
> [{quoted}](name=GrìmoreWeiss,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=lAGjVwyi,comment-id=0002,timestamp=2019-09-28T20:02:21.789+0000) > > This season is weird with how people are grouped into a game. Fresh acc and I get bronze. Ok I climb to silver in couple of games. After that I skipped couple of times and got gold 4. Everything looked fine. And then boom losing streak after losing streak. I had to witness such horrors that even I began to play like potato for few games. Now I am gold 2 but for some reason games are really hard. They are not hard because I lose my lane or something but because often enough I get someone in my team that just ints. He finishes game with like 2/10/5. Some would say maybe a bad game. After I check history I see same pattern in every game and no matter if they win or lose. I should have been plat by now but games are just too hard to win with matchmaking like this. > Even IWD made episodes where he played ranked on EUW from start and found it difficult to play because players he is matched with are just sad to look at. IWD climb in euw was an interesting view of the situation.
: This is how you are expected to perform in smurf queue* Just look at the names, they are most likely not new players or hardstuck silvers.
> [{quoted}](name=VIT Laati,realm=EUNE,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=lAGjVwyi,comment-id=0001,timestamp=2019-09-28T19:50:33.004+0000) > > This is how you are expected to perform in smurf queue* > > Just look at the names, they are most likely not new players or hardstuck silvers. That's actually a good point that i thought of. But op.gg says that most players i encounter are actually on their main accounts.
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: That was a pleasant read
> [{quoted}](name=Kurotsu,realm=EUW,application-id=39gqIYVI,discussion-id=lAGjVwyi,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2019-09-28T19:47:49.722+0000) > > That was a pleasant read Thanks , that's encouraging since English is not my native language and I try to improve my writting skills :)
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