I didn’t say there’s a GM/T500 smurf in every match. But, yeah, uh, most high rank players I know have diamond accounts at the very least–though admittedly not all of them are, like, doing it with the intent to stomp on lower ranks (a lot of it is stuff like; avoiding long queue times, playing with lower ranked friends, bucking meta slavery) it does, neverthless, become smurfing when they inevitably, on a whim, decide to try hard on an account that’s a solid 900SR below their main.
And let’s not dismiss diamond or plat smurfs. Remember that the majority of the playerbase is gold and below, so, perfectly susceptible to getting dunked on by a diamond McCree.
Mind, I’m not in the business of trying to judge peoples’ skill and divine their true rank in the middle of a match. I just talk to people. It’s not like this is any kind of secret. Just seems like most of the time when it comes up, people tell me they have accounts in lower ranks.
Yeah, match quality is for schmucks. We should just do away with matchmaking entirely and throw Little Timmy into the ring with Muhammed Ali. He’ll die, but that’s okay, because he has the mindset of wanting to get better.
Can you quote me the point where anyone, in this whole entire thread, said the solution had to be perfect? What are you even trying to argue here? We’re saying Blizzard needs to do better, not that they need to do perfect.