Actually, I feel it is legit real...
I managed to climb to my current elo at d3. The main struggle part was in plat elo. When I only played utility support and witout duoing.
So I have a friend who is hard stuck in gold5. Badically so bad with negative winrate. I tried to advice him about rotations, playing around objectives...
He said it doesn't work... cuz teammates are bad.
So I decided to duo with him once on smurf. Me playing soraka that has served me really well and is my current most played champ.
The lane was reaaaaaly easy for me to win. And enemy support probably raged so hard that he left the adc and went top instead. Cuz they got rekt bot.
My mid was ahead. And we were just very much ahead. But they rotate really badly...
Midlane won hard, but all he kept doing was pushing mid. Toplane was losing and jungler tried to help him.
At one point, enemy decided to 4 man bot so I pinged my friend adc to retreat. Since we cant hold 2 against 4. They get our turret. And right away the jungler comment 'our bot is so bad' meanwhile they just dance around the map and refuse to listen when I tell them to take down top turret in exchange.
But our team being ahead, and I kept good vision. Se won several teamfights. I made a baron call which was 100% free. And i expected my team to cooperate. They do come, but one guy decided to stay extra at mid and farm. I basically told them each what they have to do.
'Fizz please zone enemy mid' (she was the only one alive in their team') but he doesnt listen. Delayed to come and assist us, and decided to go in 1v1 dying to her...when he could just zoned her by staying his position... we dont manage to do baron in time and enemy respawned, and took us out.
It was the most frustrating thing. My team just go 'bad call bronze call'
And what ever way I see 'we still have a chance' i try guide my team. Cuz im a %%%%ing support. I advice them what to buy. Where to group... It is impossible to win simply because players refuse to listen to me. Not a single word. They tell me 'stfu' They think they are all pro or something going 1v5... throwing a game that was easily a win.
It was legit frustrating for me to play with them. So those who complain about low elo hell and stuff... i dont really blame ya....