that for became very good at this game, you have to be at least good already when you make 1st 500 games.
I was quite terrible. Even after 500 games. I don't think I improved much during my first year here. I think I had like 40% wins after around 150 1vs1 games... But I really didn't care about it, I played mostly to have fun.
But I was here when membership was introduced. I lost access to some features I really liked.
I played in a few 1vs1 membership tournaments, and I failed miserably...
Some time later I decided I want
to get better, to have better chance to win one.
So, I would say it's mainly about motivation. If you don't want to get better, there is a little chance you will make big progress.