What is elo?

Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

TommySparkle

Senior Member

11-10-2012

I dont know what elo is and would like to find out, by this I mean what does it stand for.
I also would like to know if elo is affected more by losses than by wins or the other way around.
For example if I am in a super losing slump and I lose a lot of ranked games can I still bring my elo back up? I dont want to be stuck in what people call "elo hell".
Lol and Thanks


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

ScorchXBanister

This user has referred a friend to League of Legends, click for more information

Senior Member

11-10-2012

Elo is a rating system used by League of Legends to determine your skill level.

Before the game begins it predicts which team is going to win; the team it predicted to win will gain less Elo but lose more (Not a lot, though, less than five I believe) and vice versa. But most of the time the Elo you would lose/gain is the same unless one team is duoing with someone clearly out of their skill bracket (900 duoing with 2100 will gain 50% Elo and lose 200% Elo, respectively).

If you want to look it up, Elo is the rating system used by chess tournaments.


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Nidilen

Senior Member

11-10-2012

Just to add to ScorchXBanister

The Elo Rating system was named that way because of a person named Arpad Elo. When you start playing ranked games your going to start at a 1200 elo rating. Your elo rises and falls due to the amount of games you win or lose.

Lets say your first ranked game, you win. This will lead to an increase in elo. The first few games you play will have larger changes in Elo because of the formula that is implemented.

The formula can be found here and it also can answer some of your questions
Link: http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Elo_rating_system

Also Scorch said it well when it determines your skill level. Though there defiantly will be games that you lose because of your teamates, if you are a really good player, you should be able to get out of "Elo Hell".

Also yes, it is possible to get out of elo hell XD

Happy Summoning!

~Nidilen


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

TommySparkle

Senior Member

11-10-2012

Thanks all


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

k13p70ki113r

This user has referred a friend to League of Legends, click for more information

Junior Member

11-28-2013

Is there a updated ranking system by chance?


Comment below rating threshold, click here to show it.

Matthias9119

Senior Member

11-28-2013

Yes, they have a new system called MMR (MatchMaking Rating). However, currently the values are hidden, so you can't see your exact numerical rating. If you play in Ranked, each division contains players around the same MMR range.