As stated in the first page and you just now, the game's lower ranks/levels are filled with complete morons half the time who think that they're "amazing" and it's rather funny how ignorant they are. On the US servers for League i'm currently Level 30 with about 160 wins and maybe a +10 W/L ratio. However on the EU servers i've only hit Level 12 with 50 games, equal W/L atm. I'd say that for US servers, my ELO isn't too bad when i go in an arranged team (but individually it's rather poor lol) so i'd say that i've had my fair share of very decent players. However comparatively on the EU servers i'm nowhere near that level of competition yet i'll keep finding people who think that they're the next best thing since sliced bread and will be abusive and insulting to everyone even if they're the worst player on the team. Which, if i go Premade on the US will never happen since everyone's generally respectful of the others, or at least have the decency to not voice their feelings of frustration. As for RL friends, i find it's made so much worse by the large difficulty curve. I tried to get some friends to join me but i pulled in much better competition when trying to group up. Currently only one's made the transition to actually being somewhat knowledgeable however even he admits he isn't too confident when we group up with some others (like aB ) on the US servers.