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**MarlaMazzyHope**:

Couldn't he be duoing with a lower elo friend, or pulling people up? That would minimize the positive elo gain for wins and stiffen the punishment for a loss, or am I wrong?

It doesn't minimize for your WIN, It minimizes for the other teams win.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_xLjI6zN3I
I doubt that very much, If you are a 1500 player and your friend is a 0 elo player, It doesn't match up to 0 elo, For all of those people even thinking that is what it is.

I swear, So many people just don't do any research and just spit off whatever they think is right.

If I'm 1500 elo, and my friend is 500, That friend gets thrown into a 1500 bracket,

My source of information is, Phantoml0rd, when he does lessons and wants his student to play against high level play, he ques with them.

In other words, the math that goes into elo, Isn't OH YOU HAVE LOW LEVEL PLAYER YOU GET 1 elo, Its in fact the opposite

Because you are crippling your elo score as a team so you would actually end up getting more elo for each win, 680 wins, 27 losses.