The ladder is a mess. We have each Team with a smurf player who is using a -500 to -1000 elo point account via family sharing and point farming the other teams. We can also see how one player managed to reach 4000 elo with a smurf friend to prove just that.
The solution isnt to “change” how elo is calculated but to FIX the ladder abusers. In most games and other plat forms, each game copy bought (via steam) can be LOCKED via your MAC Address or other various system keys to insure EACH copy of game is played with ONE CERTAIN Account.
For example, if you get a VAC Ban on Call of Duty, not only you lose the privilege to play online, but all family sharing accounts get banned. Same can/should be implemented for DE. Each copy of game bought via steam or MS Store be locked with their account. All other accounts used via family sharing would have multiplayer disabled.
Same way the UDH Option gets disabled in settings for the family shared accounts. If this is done, there wont be a single person out there with a fake elo to help any one or fake the system. The team games will have players with their REAL ELO and ladder will slowly get fixed over time.
I also recommend resetting elo of entire game at the moment cause we have this:
Even Vivi is using his 2nd account (his real one is 3k3) with an included 2k3 smurf who has 90% win rate. The whole concept of “I come with lower acc to have a good time with my friends” is just wrong.
I have done it too but now it has to stop since it is really destroying the community.
As you can see, the account being smurfed is obviously of a person who has a very different elo in the game but it abusing it. If this type of account is disabled from multiplayer, all the issues will be resolved.
This may be a difficult decision to stop all the 2nd,3rd or all smurf accounts but i believe it is what the game needs at this point. It will bring positive attitude and more balance without feeling cheated out.