Excerpt from a Silver player

The pains of silver.


Silver can be an overwhelming division to be in. As a newer player and one that has not risen past silver, I can definitely say that my most immediate goal in League of Legends is to escape silver. Like a lot of other players, I am paired up with teams that seem to have no common sense or game awareness. The toughest part of queuing up is knowing that there is a good chance someone on either team will ruin the game for most of the players.

The most common frustration I have is when players on my team decide to try something completely new during ranked. Yes, fun strategies can work, but often it’s just a summoner who is in a bad mood and wants to ruin the fun for others. The idea of grinding out of silver is not only daunting because of the players who don’t take it seriously, but also the players I get paired with that take it TOO seriously. It seems like every series I’m in, a laner blames the jungler (because they can’t put any blame on themselves) and the jungler rage quits after not being able to handle criticism. Suddenly, being a good player doesn’t matter because you are in silver and other factors (outside decision making, objectives, and mechanics) make you helpless to control the outcome of the game. One second, I feel like a game is going great and the net second I am reminded of the terror that is silver. Everyone gets caught up in the frenzy of emotion and forgets what it means to be playing a game and trying to prove that you deserve to move up to a new division.

My least favorite part of silver league definitely has to be the fact that I feel like I waste so much time when in silver. I win my lane, I stay cool headed, and I see improvements in my gameplay. Somehow though, I win 2 games then lose 3 games in a row. Slowly — over the course of this season — I’ve climbed to high silver but it’s taken so much time. It feels like it took me months to get from silver 5 to silver 4. In the end, I have really good games and some bad ones too. I rise and fall through silver with a steady upward movement but I know the slow climb doesn’t reflect my actual skill level.

League of Legends is a hard game, but being in silver makes it even harder to have an enjoyable and competitive game. I feel like players feel helpless in a league filled with trolls and bullies that keep good players from getting where they deserve. Ultimately, lots of silver players deserve to rise above the rest, but the nature of silver division bogs down players with a heavy and toxic atmosphere – and I can’t stand it.

For people like this summoner, sometimes elo boosting is the only way they can escape the rating that they are currently stuck in. Many players feel this way about the rating that they are in and sometimes really need the advice of a seasoned player in order for them to see tangible improvements. Be sure to check out http://www.eloboosting.net for some more information regarding elo boosting or coaching services. 



What is elo boosting?

Elo Boosting has been a rampant part of all the games which have a ranking system. ELO is basically a rating that is assigned to your game account and by playing ranked games you can either raise the rating, or lower it. Many players play for hours on end in hopes attaining a respectable rating, yet they are met with frustration when they are placed with teammates that they believe are not at their level. When a player boosts, it is generally a high ranked player that logs on a lower rating account and plays ranked games in exchange for compensation. These boosters spend hundreds of hours playing games on clients’ accounts. Elo boosting is against the rules of nearly every MOBA due to the fact that another party is accessing someone else’s account. Since the game companies have to deal with recover tickets, they decide that in order to maintain the security of each game account they would not allow players to share accounts. Also, since the companies ban any account found to be partaking in elo boosting, that becomes another risk of purchasing an elo boost.

In all elo boosting is something that is unpreventable. It is just human nature to take a route that is easier. By paying a high rating player to play on their accounts, these players can receive the recognition of having a high ranking along with the opportunity to play with other high rating players their lust of achievement in video games can be satisfied. One game where this is common place is League of Legends. Throughout the past four seasons, a magnitude of high rating players have been caught and punished for MMR boosting. MMR is what ELO has been replace by in League of Legends. Due to ranked anxiety, Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends replaced a quantitative number for each players ranking and replaced it with a facade that begins with Bronze and ends in Challenger. They hoped that this change would allow players to be rid of the anxiety of playing ranked and overall increase the time people spend on their game. In League of Legends, the MMR boosters charge prospective clients a set amount for either divisions or net wins. Each divisions gets progressively more expensive as they reach the latter ends of the ladder. Net wins are in place for mostly past clients that have fallen from the MMR that their division reflects. Net wins equate to boosters promising to win a set amount of games with losses counting as a negative win.

Next time I will be explaining how you can purchase a safe boosting and coaching session!


How to rank up in League of Legends

League of Legends is a very competitive game with millions of gamers around the globe. Due to the competitive nature of the game, every player wants to become the best player in the world. This is caused by the huge amount of prizes and salaries for players that reach the top of the ladder. Income producing opportunities include: coaching, sponsorship’s, stream revenue, and even Riot sponsored LCS salaries result in many players wanting to become the next League of Legends star. But unfortunately many people that want to become great players do not achieve their goals immediately. But with the right coaching and advice, any player can become the next Doublelift. For example: Quas, the current top laner for Team Curse starting out at 1500 elo and did not play ranked. By watching the streams of professional players, he learned the ropes of high elo players. By practicing in solo queue for hours and hours, he was able to apply the knowledge he gained by viewing the streams and soon he was challenger. His efforts caught the attention of numerous professional players and he was eventually asked to join team Curse.

This type of rags to riches story inspires millions of gamers around the world. Every player hopes to become the next LCS player. Now I will tell you a few tips that will help you in your journey to high diamond ELO. I am a Diamond 1 marksman main and my advice to lower elo players is that you should never hesitate. As Akali says, “Hesitation is the seed to defeat.” I have played in every rating ranging from bronze in season 1 to challenger in season 4. I notice that in the lower rating matches, people hesitate to press their leads, which allows enemies to recover from early game setbacks and win games based on team composition alone. This brings me to my next point. Although in lower rating games, team composition is not as important as it is in higher rating, it can still be a major determining factor for players wishing to increase their rankings. Players that believe they can carry games should pick champions that scale into the late game. Why you may ask? This allows you to not only win your lane, but have the presence needed to lead a team to victory. An example of this type of champion would be Jax. You farm your lane for 20 minutes, killing your lane opponent a few times, and perhaps drawing pressure from the enemy jungler. This takes pressure away from your other lanes and even if you happen to trade one kill for one, you will still scale into the late game better than your opponents.

In my next post I will go over some mechanical issues that you might find useful. If you want personalized elo boosting  you can find me at my website. Thank you for reading and I hope to provide you with more quality content in the future! If you have any questions you may use the form found below.