According to Riot, players who work as a team win 1.7 million more games each day when compared to their opponents.
For the most part, videogames are designed to challenge their players. They're built around obstacles and enemies that gamers are expected to overcome. As with all things that challenge people, some feelings of frustration are natural. Sadly, in gaming, however, frustration often boils over into anger and, as all Jedi masters know, anger has ways of turning into suffering.
Hoping to curtail some of the suffering caused by the bad behavior of its own customers, Riot Games has released a video urging League of Legends players to control their tempers and instead invest their efforts into positive teamwork. According to the developer, the benefits of good behavior extend beyond merely improving the gaming environment, it can also improve how players perform as well.
According to the video, players who behave in a "sportsmanlike" manner and work with their team win 1.7 million more games than their less cooperative counterparts on a daily basis. Having a player with a negative attitude on your team, in turn, can decrease your chances of winning. Based on player statistics Riot has determined that players who work well together have a 54 percent average win rate as compared to a 46 percent win rate for a team with three "ragers."
"What some players fail to understand is epic comebacks don't come from berating your teammates," said Riot. "Rage doesn't win games." In other words, if you really want to do well in League of Legends, the first thing to practice is playing nice with others.