The devs seem to find it perfectly acceptable that players run second accounts that they keep at low levels by giving their points to other players. These low ranked accounts then end up getting matched against players that are playing at their true ranking. Since the scoring is handicapped, this leads to the honest players not gaining anything much when they win, but they will end up losing more times than enough and will have large amounts of points taken away.
On paper, they will be losing to a noob and so get penalised, but in reality they are losing to players with skills that place him in the top 10.
So, even at the bottomm rungs of the ladder, expect to find excellent players who will take great delight in making sure you end up frustrated and hating this game.
Since the game is predominently multiplayer (the bots are fun for a while), what you are paying for is to be meat in the grinder.