So is Diamond 5 ever going to get fixed?
There's literally trolls, feeders, and boosted accounts in low Diamond. The division is straight up elo hell. I have over 1000 games now and half of them have been in diamond 5. I try my best to carry games and I do carry some games but then I lose one game and i lose 20+ LP. It's so frustrating. I feel like quitting ranked because I am not making anymore progress. Not only that but if i lose about 3-4 games when i'm 0 LP I don't derank instead my mmr just tanks more and makes my elo gain even lower and my elo loss even higher. I'm not the only one that has this problem others have this problem as well. For example, Tobias Fate.
It's been 2 years since this post on Reddit has been made. It has over 1900 up votes and Riot still hasn't come out with an official solution for this problem but that post did get a response from Riot.
We are aware of the pain points around Diamond 5 right now. It's not exactly as you called out - you don't get set below the MMR for that division. The best way to think about this is that it's a funnel as you head up from Plat into Diamond and above. Right now, that funnel has a few corners in it.
This is magnified by the protection that we give you when you get into a new tier. It's really painful to drop down from a tier so we give you a lot of leeway.
The worst case is when you get into Diamond and go on a losing streak. Your MMR goes down but we don't drop you back into Plat for a while. So your LP gains for wins are going to be low and your losses high for a good while.
We tread carefully here because people invest a lot of effort into each ranked season. We've got some changes planned but we want to test thoroughly first. I can't put a firm date on that, but we will be prioritizing this as a team.
In the meantime, your wins still absolutely count and help you rise. Changes we make will smooth out how it feels, but ultimately wins and losses define where you'll land at the end of the season." by Riot_Mirross.
"It's really painful to drop down from a tier so we give you a lot of leeway." It's more painful to stay in Diamond 5 and gain 14 LP while losing more than 20 LP every game.
Even IWDominate says that it's extremely hard to win games in low diamond.
This was someone's elo gain/loss spreadsheet from plat 1 to diamond 5
1st column: game number
2nd column: win = 1 loss = 0
3rd column: LP gain/loss
4th column: current division
There are so many more posts that were made about this topic but not enough light has been shed. Please upvote so it gets noticed.
And please Riot, I want an answer.