I've been in ELO hell(1.2k ELO and lower) for a long time now (I use to be in the 1.2k-1.3k tier but got thrown down in the pit) and high ELO players seem to think that if your in the lower tiers you deserve it. This is due to the large amount of controversy the "soft reset" for the upcoming season 2 will have. soft reset means that instead of every one getting set back to 1200 rating (both the good and the bad people) people will get set back to check points designated by riot, so high ELO people will stay high and low ELO will stay low.
The reason why I think this idea is a bad idea is that if you have ever been in ELO hell you know that even if your a decent player it's almost impossible to get out of it, you get swarmed by trolls, bad players and people who D/C constantly. A team game that is based on playing well with your team becomes a new game in the lower tiers, you have to play against your own team. It gets ridiculous if it becomes less of a competitive game and more of a game based on luck, you are lucky if your team is not a bunch of people who quit out of the game, people who cant handle their character or people who have a computer form the 1950's. It's just purely frustrating.
The thing that puzzles me is that why after getting such bad reception for having a soft reset that riot would go ahead and do it. My guess is that they are not backing down that they are a serious competitive game now and even the fans complaining wont stop that (and in theory a hard reset wouldn't hurt the top tury players, if they deserve to be on the top of the ladder then they will). read