Quote from OverlordKaelros»
riot stated that they preferred if you used pick order, they never said that pick order was compulsory
They stated that they preferred you to communicate and talk things out, but to revert to pick order if nobody can come to an agreement. "Pick Order is meant to be a last resort when settling discussions - this is why we are endorsing it and not mandating it."
How can someone deal with this? Is there anything more I can do other than sent a ticket and have the typical copy-pasted reply?
1) It takes many reports and reoccurring toxic behavior to even reach the tribunal let alone get banned. The chances that every single one of your reports were by trolls or irrationals is highly unlikely. The sample cases shown on your report card may have randomly been the few games where you had trolls/irrationals which, while improbable, is possible. So, you shouldn't really worried about premades grouping up and reporting you because, if you've done nothing wrong and you keep up positive or neutral behavior, you will be pardoned. Just play your game, don't talk if you're going to be negative about them, and try to exhibit a positive attitude when you do talk. There will be nothing to be banned for in the chat log and you probably will get pardoned (although getting to the tribunal /is/ difficult so there are a lot of other cases that you could've been less than stellar in).
2) If they actively harassed you during champion select and threatened to report you, just report them after the game for verbal abuse and mention the harassment. While it may not show up in the chat log, if this is repeated behavior, the tribunal will notice that there are multiple cases where people claim they got harassed by these individuals in the champ select and they will be punished.