Summoners who verbally abuse their team lose 16% more games.

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RedHaro

Senior Member

12-25-2012

This doesn't make sense...

"Correlation does not mean causation" is a theme taught to me by my statistics teacher in highschool.

It is equally likely that the team that loses are more likely to verbally abuse their teammates

Hence this is misleading

Edit: reworded the post to be more "correct"


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Maha

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Senior Member

12-25-2012

Except, that it's partially true. Have you ever had a team mate, that when someone on your team, makes a mistake, and they then spend 5 minutes giving a in game chat lecture on how that mistake ruined the game, and instead of playing trying to win, they sit for 5 minutes ranting? Yeah, those are the people that lose games for raging at something insignificant.


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FireZ42

Senior Member

12-25-2012

Right. So if someone were to never insult anyone would they automatically gain 16% win rate? Noooo.


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Pawstruck

Senior Member

12-25-2012

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Originally Posted by FireZ42 View Post
Right. So if someone were to never insult anyone would they automatically gain 16% win rate? Noooo.
Having previously been a troll/rager and since reformed, I can tell you that you're correct here.

You gain a lot more than 16%.

Seriously. It's insane how much just not being a jerk and actually being helpful can increase your chances.


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Xianio

Senior Member

12-25-2012

You're correct, correlation doesn't mean causation. However you can make educated guesses. The info seems to support the idea that non-ragers win more games.The sample size is also enormous so that helps support the info.

So no, it's not perfect science - it's still pretty strong though.

PS: Anecdotal evidence of this effect is everywhere though.

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Right. So if someone were to never insult anyone would they automatically gain 16% win rate? Noooo.
The stats suggest this, yes.


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Habimaru

Senior Member

12-25-2012

That's why you abuse the OTHER team instead ! D'uh ! THAT must be what this is trying to tell you !


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Scarlet Flandre

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12-25-2012

Riot hire this man


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lol I died again

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12-25-2012

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Xianio

Senior Member

12-25-2012

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It is more likely that the team that loses are more likely to verbally abuse their teammates, then the other way around...
You're making the exact same error that you're accusing Riot of. It's not necessarily more likely to be one or the other with the info you have. It just could be.


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Phalron

Junior Member

12-25-2012

Well there is a profanity filter, and many people choose to turn it off because they curse themselves. If you ignore you're entire team at the beginning of the match, you are never cursed at. So if you prevent being verbally abused, will your win rate increase by a certain %?


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