Blast From the Past: League of Legends, ranked progression

Conceptually, as League of Legends players power through the levels and get to level 30, they become better at the game. Honing their skills in countless PVP matches (actually about 200-300), players are meant to be at an expected level of play before they are qualified for the prestigious opportunity to play in ranked game at level 30. Yes, that may stand true entirely, but is that really the case? Without a doubt, even at level 30, a player will most likely come across another player, who happens to be the same level, yet seems to under-perform. Obviously not everyone was meant to be a hardcore gamer and excel at games, but you would expect, at level 30, after hours of experience and play, they should be at least better than most level 20s. Continue reading