I'm not sure exactly what the process was, but a couple months ago, Riot made it easier to rank up and some people went up even 2 ranks after playing one game. I'm gold elo, I've been successfully ranking up to this point. I haven't ranked down or up, it's just stationary which makes sense because I don't personally think I've improved to a greater level but there's a huge problem in my games lately.
Since that "boost", I've gotten very bronze level players in my games. Almost bot like players. Bronze and gold aren't huge ranks apart but there are noticeable differences if you play in each rank. But I'm getting those bronze players in almost all of my games, it's almost ridiculous how bad these now "golds" are. I don't know if it has anything to do with that Riot rank up helper or not, but it's really made this end of season ranking very difficult.External link →