Many think that some people are just better naturally at a game, and that is true to an extent. I don’t think anyone picks League of Legends up with zero experience with it and is automatically a Diamond+ player. Every TSM member I talked to spoke about they initially sucked at the game. Their idea of sucking may different than ours, like Plat level, but they were not Challenger from day one. There is always a learning curve, and the people who don’t stagnate do something to improve. They begin to understand the game better and what they need to do to improve, and then they work hard to fix those things. This is where some people are better naturally than others. If you are high elo and think, what the hell, I don’t do that, I disagree. You do this subconsciously and don’t realize. When you play the game, you naturally begin to understand what you need to fix and can prevent things from happening again without thinking. You have worked on your weaknesses even if you don’t know it. For the rest of us, we don’t do that, at least for League of Legends. We have to work harder, keep ourselves accountable, and devise plans to improve if we want to climb. If you actually want to climb and get better faster than your similar elo counterparts, then you can’t be complacent doing the bare minimum.