On MMR Boosting and the 2014 Season

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Keyru

Player Behavior Specialist

01-14-2014
16 of 20 Riot Posts

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Originally Posted by Elwasd View Post
Legit question (regarding myself)
So a few months ago, I had some terrible luck (trollers/leavers/afkers) in ranked matches A LOT, and b/c of it have lost a lot. Started playing again about 1 month ago, have had almost NONE now, and tend to win alot, so I have a sudden spike in mmr/lp gains and stuff. How would you be able to tell the difference when something like that occurs (i know this is not a common occurrence) and differentiate it from just letting someone use my pc/account and boosting me?
We understand that tilts can happen to anyone. I can admit I've been in a few myself on both sides (raising and lowering). There are a few different methods and information that we look into when determining if an account was boosted or not.


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A Prop Phone

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01-14-2014

Don't give a free skin as a reward for being Gold. I have a full time job and I can't play enough to ever reach Gold, but I would consider paying to be boosted just so I can get the free stuff the 12 year olds on summer break get.


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GaYsuNN

Senior Member

01-14-2014

Riot my friend and i put together a support ticket for a player that we know for a fact was elo boosted. The account was initially bronze 4, and the owner primarily played jax amumu and garen. The booster played tryndamere and pretty much won every game he played. After the account was promoted to gold V, the account went back to the jax amumu and garen. We got him to admit to being elo boosted in a private chat message, and i look up his summoner name to see that he has the gold icon, meaning that his season rewards were not revoked.

If it has any relevance, my friend and i know this person in real life and heard him bragging about how he was getting boosted to gold, which we found unfair because i had to put in effort to get silver, and he had to put in effort to get gold.

Edit: when the owner of the account went back to the standard amumu/jax/garen they lost 16-17 games in a row.


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Chastity

Senior Member

01-14-2014

I would suggest you simply remove the barriers that prevent people from dropping from plat to gold, etc.

Then even if someone paid to get boosted, they would quickly drop back to their legitimate rank if they ever get their account back.


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Dotislav Pro

Senior Member

01-14-2014

Why at all would we even bother to report any one, if it is so difficult to find evidence that they are guilty. It's like 90% them will get away with it.


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Patron

Senior Member

01-14-2014

So then it is legal to make a diamond team, drop the MMR so it is in bronze, and sell the team to other players, where they can win 10 games on a diamond team and get the season awards?

Since of course, no one was using another individuals account.


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Riot Rhojin

Player Behavior Specialist

01-14-2014
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So then it is legal to make a diamond team, drop the MMR so it is in bronze, and sell the team to other players, where they can win 10 games on a diamond team and get the season awards?

Since of course, no one was using another individuals account.
Selling a team is in no way shape or form allowed and carries its own form of punishment.


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Kronikmagii

Senior Member

01-14-2014

@Riot

Add a new Division below bronze. This new division can be called Preliminary or Beginner or anything like that, but don't make it the starter Division, Bronze can stay the starter one the idea behind this is so you can drop below Bronze if you troll or are just far too bad, sick and tired of being match up with people who don't care or just cannot possibly be within the same skill range as me.

"The system is tuned to make skill sets even" bull**** it is, I either get match up with people who are boosting and faceroll, or people who are like silver 3 but have bad mmr and nonetheless still rape us, or i get people who have no clue what they are doing bt they won a few games against other trolls so they have a high enough mmr to play with me.

Fix it for the love of ****ing jesus.


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Ventlus

Senior Member

01-14-2014

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Originally Posted by Westfuh View Post
You really need to put a restriction on players duoing that are 2 tiers different from each other.

Edit: I'm pretty sure if I got a bunch of Diamond players to duo-Q with Bronze-Silver players and carry them to divisions they didn't belong to, you guys would start looking into it.
This a millon times, i shouldn't have to play with bronze/silver players in a gold/plat mmr, at least give me an option not to run into duo ques with mmr disparities


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Pangrine

Senior Member

01-14-2014

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Originally Posted by Riot Rhojin View Post
Selling a team is in no way share or form allowed and carries its own form of punishment.
But there is no real way to tell legit team swaps/recruits and people who just sell a slot on ebay.