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Why is any elo under 1700 elo considered "low elo"?

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chaser676

Senior Member

11-14-2012

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Ðucktales:
so by you rlogic. if one would play placement games to get gold off the bat then quit ranked for the rest of the season to get gold. they are good? gtfo you dont deserve any rank if you dont play ranked consistantly over the season. noone deserves to be below a ranked player that never plays


Elo decay exists for a reason broski


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Tendresse

Senior Member

11-14-2012

Because we're all "low elo" for someone else. I consider your 1300 elo to be low elo, and my 1800 elo is considered trash for the 2300 elo guy. Statistics have very little to do with it - it's just a matter of perception. Don't let it bring you down.


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Hassohappa

Senior Member

11-14-2012

Well, part of it would have to be that the top % thing includes all of the players playing ranked. The bar for playing ranked is relatively low (be level 30, own 16 champions). This means that tons of people can become part of the population we are talking about. People with no interest in playing in a competitive setting can hit level 30, see a new option open up, and then mess around in ranked like they mess around anywhere else and then become part of the population of people with an Elo.

So it's a bit different from saying "these players are in the top 5% of professional basketball players." It's more like... "these players are in the top 5% of people who have ever picked up a basketball."


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LoopGain

Senior Member

11-14-2012

because 1700 is a low number


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Boats

Senior Member

11-14-2012

Because of elo boosters. It's hard to tell who a legit good player is just by a forum badge.


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Ozbirta

Recruiter

11-14-2012

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pochoclotot:
That's because Hecarim is not a jungler, he's a sonic critboom machine.


I just laughed out loud at work. Fairly loudly too.

Congrats, funniest random post I have ever encountered on the forums.

I'm still smiling. I don't even understand why it's that funny to me lol


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765 Pro Taeyeon

Senior Member

11-14-2012

Because everyone that streams and pro players are usually 2200+ so people automatically assume anyone below that ELO sucks


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chaser676

Senior Member

11-14-2012

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Ozbirta:
I just laughed out loud at work. Fairly loudly too.

Congrats, funniest random post I have ever encountered on the forums.

I'm still smiling. I don't even understand why it's that funny to me lol


I laughed too ha


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Sohleks

Senior Member

11-14-2012

Fyi that thread is from 2011.


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Ðucktales

Senior Member

11-14-2012

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chaser676:
Elo decay exists for a reason broski


whats the current decay rate? is it significant or is it so minimal it doesnt matter