These endless analyses to prove or disprove the obvious….
the game is a software driven casino-like game. Whoever has played more than 50 games and doesn’t think it’s rigged is naive at best
Agree. I played many times to legend 2k to 500 and stopped. Many games rigged for both sides, after a few bad matchups straight and many rage quits, some hour of the day I queued ranked again and faced many trash players, decks and legend shit decks tanking mmr which made easyer to get legend each time. No, there's not only skill to ladder up in this game, like read ur opponent plays and predict some stuff that u seen many times, play in a way that u like check mate ur opponent and so on.
Sometimes that game just smack some rng and u lose even if u played right, specially against decks that have cards u don't (script to make u buy those cards and build this deck) but in the end, this "rigged" stuff is to make the about 50/55% WR for both players.
So yes, it's rigged, but not so much to the point u can't ladder to at least diamond 10, if u're down that's because u play bad, accept this.
The rig is just to make u purchase stuff on ur own frustration, then u go and spend some bucks to make u feel better in achieve more collection (useless collection most of time).