ELO hell, where most League of Legends players consider themselves to have ended up, that is not true though. Of course ELO hell is a bit of a definition question, but I’ll try to break it down a bit. Do you end up playing 4 vs. 5 or 4 vs. 4, or perhaps with even less players more or less every game? Is there more than one person on your teams going negative 10 or more? Do people pick whatever they want to play instead of what your team needs? Well, if that’s true for say 80 – 90% of your games, then you are in ELO hell.
And how did you end up here? Well, there can be numerous reasons to it, but the best bet is that you actually belong at the rating where you ended up. The other possibility is that you got unlucky with your first 15 matches and lost more than 70% of them, as you lose around 50 rating compared to the regular 10 – 12 rating, those 15 games are really important if you wish to get a good start in soloqueue. Yes you can salvage the wreckage, but it will take more than 500 games to reach a decent rating if you manage to do bad at the start.
Keep in mind that once you end up in what could be refered to as ELO hell, you have no one else than yourself to rely on, you can not expect your team to carry for you, you need to carry your team. To manage this you will have to learn to play a few champions for each role really well, and make sure these champions are not regular bans, and of couse if you can get any other spot than support you do want it. Although with great mapcontrol you can carry as support as well, but it makes it significantly harder than if you get to play a hard carry or AP caster.