I play pugs only to get recognized in the future and eventually form some team. I know that nobody is gonna bother trying out someone who has 2200 elo on faceit, which is some sort of measurement of skill and knowledge nowadays. Cs is basically like school. You could get all the school knowledge that's worth learning 5 times faster, you could avoid all useless bullshit and you would know more important stuff than you teach you in school for years. In cs you need to play 500% more pugs than it's actually needed. Imagine how many loses could be avoided if there were no toxics, people were mentally healthy, no cheaters on either side, no leavers, no trollers, no afkers and so on. I've played about 750 games on faceit and in about 70% of them there was always somebody that deserved ban.