Hi everyone, first post here. There’s been much discussion on how team Elo works and how it’s deeply flawed to begin with. This strategy of having a 2800 elo player teaming up with a 700 elo player using a smurf account is beyond ridiculous and should never be able to be pulled off. It is also ruining many games for many of us in the community. Last night while playing with a friend (we’re both around 1900/2000 team elo), we got matched with two players using the above strategy to climb up on the ladder. This morning one of them is already ranked on the top 20 team overall, while the other just keeps losing games on the side to keep his score low.
You can always argue that we should/could’ve played better, at the end of the day it’s not like they were technically cheating… but not all of us have either the time or energy to play as much as we’d like to and will never be pros!
Makes no sense that only the average of all players elos seems to be taken into account, while individual rank and even 1v1 rank is not regarded - even when this is what ultimately defines a player’s skill. One 1800 elo 1v1 player could single handedly defeat 2 or even 3 1100 elo players, for example. Love this game since I can remember and love its community. We do need to make sure it remains as fun and as fair as possible to everyone involved and take steps to minimize this kind of exploit.