Here's some general backstory. I used to rage... hard. I was on of those faggots who would make other people's lives miserable just because I wasn't have a good game or w.e. Yeah, me. We have a facebook group of a bunch of friends who just play League of Legends. Some of us for fun, some of us to get better.
About 9 months ago, I was cursing out 2 people repeatedly for being shit at the game. Granted, they were bad, but there's no reason to start yelling at them and telling them that they are bad. I only came to realize my mistake too late, they both blocked me and left the group. My friends looked down on me, told me they didn't want to play with me anymore because my attitude was garbage.
In the summer, I began slowly fixing my attitude. Every game, I tried to just tell my teams to focus and work together whenever I played, regardless solo queue or normals. I asked my friends for one last chance, and apologized to the 2 aforementioned people and asked for their forgiveness.
Today, I played a game of League where a first time Riven (Riven free week) and my adc Ashe (I was support Annie), were feeding. Everyone has bad games, we should understand that. Our jungler Udyr and mid Zed began harassing and being extremely toxic to them. While yes, I was a little ticked off that they were feeding, I stood up for those two. I told Udyr to shut his (later on discovered it was a she) mouth and to play. He begins berating me with all this slang. But all I did was keep my cool and play.
After the game, I unfortunately could not report the Udyr and Zed, but as I went to facebook to check some notifications and somehow landed in the facebook group, a smile crept to my face. I didn't rage at anyone or made someone feel bad. I just tried to get a toxic player to become less toxic, although I failed at that xD. I looked back on my career as a rager. I was suspended for a week, chat muted for 5 games, but I've finally learned my lesson.
You might be reading this and thinking "wow this kid is really a joke and a loser." If you ask my friends, they'll tell you it's difficult for someone like me to admit his wrongdoings, to change from a rager to a more mannered person. And it takes a lot for me to say, wow, how far I've come.
Thanks for reading.