How do you respond to people who beg you to let them win?
One time I was matched against someone who said, "I'm one win away from captain, please let me win."
I tried to convince him that rank doesn't matter; I said things like pvp is just for having a good time, and so on. But he kept saying "Rank matters to me."
I gave up trying to argue and proceeded to focus on the match. Someone in the audience whispered to me, "Can you let him win?" I said "Why?" They replied, "He's one win away from captain." I said, "He has to earn his wins." They went on, "He says please please please." At that point I started getting annoyed and said, "Please please please means nothing."
I ended up winning the match. My opponent's response was really mournful. He just said, "I was one win away from captain." He wasn't trash talking or being rude, he simply seemed very sad; but I couldn't tell if he was being a guilt-tripper or if he genuinely lacked self-esteem. I didn't say "gg" because I didn't want to sound like I was gloating. In fact I just felt really uncomfortable. I said again that rank didn't matter, but he wouldn't believe me, so I ported away.
Did you ever encounter people like that in the arena? How do you react?