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Garrett Hawke
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(05-19-2017, 07:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Prelude.

It's the future where Battleborn sold more than OW.

I can't believe I ever bought that game. I literally just played the first mission and never went back.
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(05-19-2017, 07:22 PM)
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Also telling that D.Va started off as a literal child.
St3v3
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(05-19-2017, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by therealist

Comp is more fun when you don't care about SR. Who cares about a few losses in a row, just have fun.

I hate this attitude, I wouldn't want to play on a team with a bunch of people who don't care about their rating, if I'm playing comp it's to win and improve my SR. Quick Play is available if you just want to play for fun.

On the topic of SR, I'm at my season high of 2914, I took a massive break from the game so I'm pretty damn rusty but I should get into Diamond soon, then push for Master next season. I would be Diamond already but I've ran into a few end of season trolls who lose on purpose.
BigDug13
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(05-19-2017, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by St3v3

I hate this attitude, I wouldn't want to play on a team with a bunch of people who don't care about their rating, if I'm playing comp it's to win and improve my SR. Quick Play is available if you just want to play for fun.

On the topic of SR, I'm at my season high of 2914, I took a massive break from the game so I'm pretty damn rusty but I should get into Diamond soon, then push for Master next season. I would be Diamond already but I've ran into a few end of season trolls who lose on purpose.

I don't think he was suggesting that you play completely carefree like ranking has no meaning. But the other side of that attitude that so many people fall into is to play and get angry at teammates (in solo queue) like your happiness is tied to your ranking.

I've fallen into that trap myself in solo queue. Groaning into the mic when we get something like attack Torb or KOTH Widow.

It's toxic and it's easy to fall into that. If you just play how you play and try to win as much as you normally do, you will achieve the rank your skill level suggests. Some people treat it like it's an RPG leveling system and blame point losses on others. They treat the ranking level like an RPG experience system. Losing matches and rank points to them is like dying and losing experience and levels in an RPG. They see it as an assault on their time investment and the loss is now stealing time away from them or adding time to their "climb" to the level they think they deserve. They get pissed like how I used to get pissed in Everquest when some random player will train mobs to our party and wipe us and I lose exp and levels.

But that's not what the ranking system is or how it should be thought of.
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Orochinagis
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(05-19-2017, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunaniem

new skins

Ewwww
RecRoulette
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(05-19-2017, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Prelude.

It's the future where Battleborn sold more than OW.

I just wanted a successor to Super Monday Night Combat goddamnit.
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(05-19-2017, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by RecRoulette

I just wanted a successor to Super Monday Night Combat goddamnit.

And I wanted a successor to Monday Night Combat that didn't blow like SMNC ;)
LiK
(05-19-2017, 07:53 PM)
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Someone remembered that SMNC existed.
St3v3
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(05-19-2017, 08:11 PM)
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The game is down, so that sucks. I wanted to get my flashy icon tonight :(
antitrop
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(05-19-2017, 08:12 PM)
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lol, glad I hit GM yesterday then, because I'm going to decay if it doesn't come up in the next 2 hours.
therealist
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(05-19-2017, 08:22 PM)

Originally Posted by St3v3

I hate this attitude, I wouldn't want to play on a team with a bunch of people who don't care about their rating, if I'm playing comp it's to win and improve my SR. Quick Play is available if you just want to play for fun.

On the topic of SR, I'm at my season high of 2914, I took a massive break from the game so I'm pretty damn rusty but I should get into Diamond soon, then push for Master next season. I would be Diamond already but I've ran into a few end of season trolls who lose on purpose.

All I am saying is that comp is more fun when you don't let losses affect your enjoyment of the game. I am still trying to win and being a good teammate, but at the same time if I lose, even if it's due to trolls and throwers, I won't let it affect me. Ever since I've adopted this attitude, I have been having the same win rate as I did before, and it hasn't made me play worse. If anything it's made me play better since I won't make mistakes due to pressing.
RecRoulette
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(05-19-2017, 08:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Psychoward

And I wanted a successor to Monday Night Combat that didn't blow like SMNC ;)

People say they wanted MNC back yet when they added Turbocross to the game nobody cared.
Vault Dweller 111
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(05-19-2017, 08:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Owzers

Those skins are kinda weak though, not a strong start for hype.

Zarya skin looks like your avatar.
CMojicaAce
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(05-19-2017, 09:25 PM)
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Revived everyone killed by a Reaper Ult in overtime yet he gets Play of The Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2kJTVPTGqE

;_;
Veelk
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(05-19-2017, 09:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

Revived everyone killed by a Reaper Ult in overtime yet he gets Play of The Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2kJTVPTGqE

;_;

That's hilarious.

Why he didn't shoot you down or what he thought would happen after his ult went off, I have no idea.
Owzers
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(05-19-2017, 09:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vault Dweller 111

Zarya skin looks like your avatar.

I wish. Might try for some pre-cavs overwatch in 2.5 hours if you guys are on.
LAM09
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(05-19-2017, 09:45 PM)
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Will probably play my last few comp games before the event mayhem starts.
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(05-19-2017, 09:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

Revived everyone killed by a Reaper Ult in overtime yet he gets Play of The Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2kJTVPTGqE

;_;

This is why I think plays that impact the match should have more weight. Did you get big numbers and then, immediately after, the round ended? Then that should weigh more than a random ult that killed 3 people but didn't progress the match in a significant way.
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(05-19-2017, 09:49 PM)
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Top One Trick Heroes for Season 4 (PC)

Summary

One-trick players make up about 10% of all competitive Overwatch players on PC, and this season Mercy has been the go to hero by far. She makes up roughly 1 in 35 of all competitive Overwatch players on PC at the moment. One trick players have had great success with winning matches this season, with the exception of Ana players, where the meta in Season 4 appears to not have been kind to her. The good news for many players is that meta heroes make up the vast majority of all one-tricks, and there are very few niche heroes being played.
Vault Dweller 111
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(05-19-2017, 09:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Owzers

I wish. Might try for some pre-cavs overwatch in 2.5 hours if you guys are on.

What the hell is your avatar anyway?

I'm a hard maybe on you playing any Overwatch today.
Owzers
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(05-19-2017, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vault Dweller 111

What the hell is your avatar anyway?

I'm a hard maybe on you playing any Overwatch today.

Gwenpool comic, everyone abandons her. Yellow part is her hair, mask is pulled back to on top her head in case the question needed more detail.
antitrop
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(05-19-2017, 10:27 PM)
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Won my first ever Competitive game in Grandmaster with a reverse sweep on Ilios. I had 39 sound barriers =D

4069 now
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RecRoulette
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(05-19-2017, 10:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

Revived everyone killed by a Reaper Ult in overtime yet he gets Play of The Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2kJTVPTGqE

;_;

Reminds me of last night when a Mercy got PotG that had her reviving four only for all of them to get mowed down by Reinhardt and Roadhog, good times.
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(05-19-2017, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by RecRoulette

People say they wanted MNC back yet when they added Turbocross to the game nobody cared.

Idk what that is, the game was PC only (unlike MNC) and I only had a shitty laptop that could barely run it along with the playerbase dying out.
Nimby
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(05-19-2017, 11:13 PM)
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A good variety of comps coming out in Apex. As a support main, I'm loving it this season.

Triple support (Ana, Zen, Lucio) on Hollywood used by both LW Blue and Lunatic Hai on defense.
LW Blue used Mercy, Zen, Widow to great effect on Route 66. Gambler had many good resses, Pine was landing great shots.
Anne
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(05-19-2017, 11:37 PM)
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Lol top OTP picks in comp http://www.omnicmeta.com/2017/05/pc-...heroes-s4.html



TWrecks310
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(05-19-2017, 11:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheThinWhiteDuke

Genguri is the woman you were talking about who got run out of the scene. He's just letting you know she's still playing (and very well, at that).

Oh lol I never knew her name. Glad to hear she's doing well.
Vault Dweller 111
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(05-19-2017, 11:42 PM)
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Fuck Mercy
St3v3
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(05-19-2017, 11:44 PM)
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One game from promotion and I get another end of season troll who loses on purpose, they really need to clamp down on this, it's griefing of the highest order and they should be banned for the entirety of the next season.
TWrecks310
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(05-19-2017, 11:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vault Dweller 111

Fuck Mercy

St3v3
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(05-20-2017, 12:33 AM)
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And now I get put against a 3 stack of smurfs, 50% accuracy Soldier for fuck sake, that's Grand Master level. I've tanked 100 rating when I was 1 game away from promotion.
killdatninja
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(05-20-2017, 12:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by St3v3

And now I get put against a 3 stack of smurfs, 50% accuracy Soldier for fuck sake, that's Grand Master level. I've tanked 100 rating when I was 1 game away from promotion.

Sounds like a good time to end a session and revisit tomorrow! If you try and force anymore you're not gonna like the outcome.
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(05-20-2017, 12:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by St3v3

And now I get put against a 3 stack of smurfs, 50% accuracy Soldier for fuck sake, that's Grand Master level. I've tanked 100 rating when I was 1 game away from promotion.

It took my 3rd promotion match to finally break into the next league this season. You can still do it.
ponpo
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(05-20-2017, 12:46 AM)
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All the overwatch buzzwords are getting tiring.

"someone picked mercy, that person is a ONE TRICK"
"someone picked hanzo, they are THROWING"
"people are mad I picked hanzo, they are THROWING"
"someone killed me, they are a SMURF"
"someone died normally, they are FEEDING"

aahhhhh
stargateheaven
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(05-20-2017, 12:47 AM)
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Met my first toxic player tonight. I guess the stories are true.

Despite Jeff's advice there is no "report" function that exists on the ps4, at least none i can find.

Mute, block, play on.
Blues1990
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(05-20-2017, 12:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vault Dweller 111

Fuck Mercy

Not my first choice, buuuuuut....
Chance
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(05-20-2017, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Blues1990

Not my first choice, buuuuuut....

Vy do I even bothzah?
ricelord
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(05-20-2017, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by therealist

Comp is more fun when you don't care about SR. Who cares about a few losses in a row, just have fun.

that that idea and leave it in QP.
RecRoulette
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(05-20-2017, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by ponpo

All the overwatch buzzwords are getting tiring.

"someone picked mercy, that person is a ONE TRICK"
"someone picked hanzo, they are THROWING"
"people are mad I picked hanzo, they are THROWING"
"someone killed me, they are a SMURF"
"someone died normally, they are FEEDING"

aahhhhh

What's the difference between a smurf and an alt anyway?
Orochinagis
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(05-20-2017, 01:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by RecRoulette

What's the difference between a smurf and an alt anyway?

Depends of the game , Alts are more for gathering stuff to earn gold, smurfs are for "I cant pass throught my current level I need a clean account to try it again"
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(05-20-2017, 01:12 AM)
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Smurfing was a term that originally meant creating a second account to intentionally play at a lower rank than your main, but like everything it got overgeneralized to be interchangeable with "alt".

It started in WarCraft II, with two players calling their secret accounts "Papa Smurf" and "Smurfette". There was no skill-based matchmaking back then, and they were so well-known that they had trouble finding people to play against them, hence the secret accounts.
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Hazardous Metal
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(05-20-2017, 01:17 AM)
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Me as Soldier: "Yo Zen, can you toss up heals to this ledge? I've got a good flank but I'm really low."
Zen: "Where are you?"
Me: "I'm up here, man! I'm waving at you and I'm using the heal command which puts an icon on my position that I ne-"
Zen: "SHUT THE FUCK UP WHERE ARE YOU??"
Me: "I'm up here dude RIGHT HERE-"
*Pharah kills me with a splash damage rocket*

Hanzo: "Can we deal with this fucking Pharah she's not going down"


The Pharah was so tilted that she told me to fuck off in general chat because I was shutting her down so much.

It's not even a lack of game sense, it's literally basic problem solving skills that some people simply do not have. How can you be THAT incompetent that you can't just listen to the person telling you exactly where they are, waving at you and using the heal command?
Nimby
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(05-20-2017, 01:47 AM)
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Does he not have health bars on lol?
Blues1990
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(05-20-2017, 01:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Hazardous Metal

Me as Soldier: "Yo Zen, can you toss up heals to this ledge? I've got a good flank but I'm really low."
Zen: "Where are you?"
Me: "I'm up here, man! I'm waving at you and I'm using the heal command which puts an icon on my position that I ne-"
Zen: "SHUT THE FUCK UP WHERE ARE YOU??"
Me: "I'm up here dude RIGHT HERE-"
*Pharah kills me with a splash damage rocket*

Hanzo: "Can we deal with this fucking Pharah she's not going down"


The Pharah was so tilted that she told me to fuck off in general chat because I was shutting her down so much.

It's not even a lack of game sense, it's literally basic problem solving skills that some people simply do not have. How can you be THAT incompetent that you can't just listen to the person telling you exactly where they are, waving at you and using the heal command?

How many hours did he have on Zenyatta? Also, how new is this player to the game?
jviggy43
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(05-20-2017, 01:59 AM)

Originally Posted by ponpo

All the overwatch buzzwords are getting tiring.

"someone picked mercy, that person is a ONE TRICK"
"someone picked hanzo, they are THROWING"
"people are mad I picked hanzo, they are THROWING"
"someone killed me, they are a SMURF"
"someone died normally, they are FEEDING"

aahhhhh

To be fair the hanzo statements are accurate like 99% of the time.
Owzers
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(05-20-2017, 02:01 AM)
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Played qp with Pinku, should have played any game that isn't Overwatch.
ScottSullivan
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(05-20-2017, 02:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by CMojicaAce

Revived everyone killed by a Reaper Ult in overtime yet he gets Play of The Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2kJTVPTGqE

;_;

I would argue his play to get positioning to sneak in on your team and get that many kills is a more active and "Better" play then you flying in and hitting the rez button
Jellie
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(05-20-2017, 02:11 AM)
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Pls Jeff, and I thought seeing a gold and a placement duo in a masters game was bad.
Funny thing was we capped A in 30 seconds but got held 1m from second point and almost full held them at A but they won in the last 30 seconds cos our whole team was defending on the payload instead of on the high ground and they just walked in the top right and shot down at them all.
Lost 25 sr for that shit.
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St3v3
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(05-20-2017, 02:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by jam86

Sounds like a good time to end a session and revisit tomorrow! If you try and force anymore you're not gonna like the outcome.

Originally Posted by antitrop

It took my 3rd promotion match to finally break into the next league this season. You can still do it.

At this point I've just come to the conclusion it's not going to happen, I left it too late in the season, half of my games are smurfs or end of season trolls who throw on purpose, ranking this late in the season is insanely difficult. I'll still play to win as always but I'm just over it this season. I actually just got out of another game with another troll who threw on purpose, it is just game after game after game tonight, I honestly hate this community so much because it's not rare at all, it's 50/50 if you have one game ruiner on your team.
TWrecks310
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(05-20-2017, 02:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jellie


Pls Jeff, and I thought seeing a gold and a placement duo in a masters game was bad.
Funny thing was we capped A in 30 seconds but got held 1m from second point and almost full held them at A but they won in the last 30 seconds cos our whole team was defending on the payload instead of on the high ground and they just walked in the top right and shot down at them all.
Lost 25 sr for that shit.

I don't even see what the problem is here

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