Originally Posted by Lycan
Get owned Over and Over because your opponents are better. At the end your opponents can no longer exceed your pro-ness.
Ye, I second that... but getting owned just because your allies are complete noobs/retards (which will more than probably happen in unorganized games) won't help though, as it will just make you rage, and rage doesn't help improving.
Best would probably be to grab a team of people you like to play with (and who are more or less of the same level) and playing against other teams who're better than yours.
And if you want to be a pro like Kuro and such... find a way to get vouched for DotA Pride I guess, and get known there. I have no clue about the requirements though, I'm not aiming for that kind of leagues (yet).