When was the last time you blamed a teammate for losing a ranked game?
For me, it was the start of this season. I thought I was done getting mad at this game and smashing controllers, then the new season started.
Now, let me tell you a story of how getting mad helped me rank up.
Last season was the first time I made it to Champ 3 in both Doubles and Standard. At the time I wasn't keeping track of Rocket League news at all, so one day I opened the game and saw all my ranks had been reset...
Yeah, I wasn't happy.
But I figured, no problem I'll just climb back up there. Well, that's what I thought until it proceeded to be a shit show of different ranks and terrible matchmaking.
So, what did that do to my rank? Well, I started getting mad and blaming teammates, and because of that, I stayed stuck at Champ 1. I didn't even want to play the game anymore!
Blaming your teammates is putting you in one of the worst mentalities that anybody can have: thinking things are out of your control.
Once I realized what I was doing, I took a step back and realized, regardless of how my teammates play, it's helping no one to get mad or blame them.
After realizing this, I began to play differently to compensate for the questionable teammates I would get.
Now, I've managed to rank back up to Champ 3!
A lot of this change in play-style is simply playing a bit more defensive than you normally would, especially when attacking the goal.
This has to be one of the biggest mistakes I see at the Diamond rank. If your teammate is giving a pass over the goal, you need to realize if there is any defense by the goal, they are going to stop it.
Especially in Doubles.
If you go for a pass over the goal and a defender is sitting in goal waiting for it, you will get beat 90% of the time.
It's such a huge mistake as one easy block from the defender and now both of you are up by the goal without anybody back.
All you need to do is simply circle around half-court when they are passing so you are ready for a clear, or a miss by the defender which will allow you to attack and score.
Now, go have fun out there!