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League of Legends – Is It Your Teammates Or Yourself That Caused You To Lose?

When it comes to losing a match in League of Legends who really is to blame? Does the fault fall on you or your teammates? No doubt, it is one of the biggest questions in LOL history!

Many players have experienced the “My teammates are trash” phase, whether you are experiencing it now or it has happened in the past. In these instances, has it ever occurred to you that it could’ve been your fault at some point in that match?

Let’s start with You

From my experience, most players would call their teammates trash, yet they enable it. How you may ask? Spam pinging, constant flaming in chat, or just griefing the entire game citing “it’s everyone else’s fault”.

By typing distracting phrases in chat like “Stop playing this game”, “Uninstall”  or “You’re trash” isn’t going to magically help you win the match.

Here’s a classic example of what I mean: Your Top-Laner, is playing as Jax,  who has been solo killed by the enemy Renekton twice; you are playing as ADC Lucian spam pinging “enemies missing” six times on Jax (which is the yellow question mark) leaving Jax to develop more tilt, then Lucian follows that with “gg this top” in all chat that creates more chaos.

What do you think is going to happen after you say that? Will Jax say “sorry” to you and proceed to solo kill Renekton 4 times?

We all know in reality it causes Jax to tilt so hard that in his mind he says” F*** it”. He’s basically thinking…”Well, since you want to keep complaining about me, I’m gonna keep inting”.

Lucian enabled Jax’s tilt to go further instead of saying something positive.

Now onto your Trash Teammates

There are plenty of ways your teammates could cost a game. That being said, let’s take a look at a common example of “Trash Teammates”: Your ally Malzahar won’t play near the tower and gets all-in’d by the enemy Zed. Then Xin Zhao types “Don’t push up, I’m on my way after red buff”, but  Malzahar pushes up anyways and then dies. The enemy team then snowballs off of Zed’s lead as he roams, and the game ends.

All right, it’s safe to say it may be your teammates’ fault for that.

Here’s another example, just in case you didn’t get the last one; the game just starts and your ally Olaf types in chat “I’m going to int because my last game teammates were a**”.  

We are now six minutes into the game and the enemy Darius is now 4/0/0 as Olaf proceeds to stand still in the middle of the lane. Darius then takes his lead and pushes it towards his allied laners.

You’re playing as Tristana, and see Darius gank from a Bot Lane bush. That, in turn, gives the enemy Lucian two kills; now he begins to snowball.

Who is really to blame for that? Obviously, Olaf!

So before you say “My teammates are trash”, be sure that you didn’t enable it. I’ve heard it too often, I’ve seen it too often. Don’t be that person.

Yes, I know there are countless other examples of  “Trash Teammates” or “Trolling Teammates”. I completely understand. I was just covering some of the more common situations I’ve experienced.  We want to hear from you. What are some of your horror stories?

It’s true that your teammates could just be trash at League of Legends, but SOMETIMES that’s not always the case. What do you think? Am I right or am I wrong? Let us know in the comment section down below!

Johnny Django
Co-founder of Digagami. Johnny Django is a gaming enthusiast with raw-unfiltered opinions who has a major love for the Video Game Community.

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