How long does it take for an ELO Boost to finish?
Hey there young summoners, and maybe the not so young ones. Today I’m here to talk to you about the time it takes to finish an ELO boost and why it may change depending on many circumstances. You will also learn a bit of the intricacies of how this is done and the type of people that do this service for you.
As you already read in a previous blog (you did, right?) then you might know that ELO boosting is all about time, and how long it takes for a booster to be done with the order so he can move to the next one.
However… there are certain things to consider, first and foremost we’ve got security, the security of the accounts of our customers is the highest priority we have in this company and therefore we do things maybe a little bit differently than other websites that do Elo boosting.
The first thing that we do is that we assign an account per booster until the entire elo boost is finished, and the reason we do this is to ensure that there will be no discrepancies within IP’s or anything like that in your account, thus give it an extra layer of security.
This means that your League of Legends account won’t be played 24/7 which is also a red flag in RIOT’s eyes if you didn’t know that already.
With that out of the way, you can expect a tier gain per day, from a booster that plays only -10 hours in a given day, you might also realize that the higher you climb into the Platinums and Diamonds then you might see a slower increase in rating therefore it might take a bit more than that. We cover the League of Legends tier system further down.
A safe bet would be to calculate the amount of wins that you require to move from division to division and then estimate that each game would take about 30 minutes or so, from there you will get a good estimate about how long it will take (we will also implement a calculator within the boosting page of our website that will tell you how much in average it would take for your particular boost to be done).
League of Legends Tier System
In League of Legends there is a ladder that you often call ‘solo queue’ or ‘ranked’. This system uses a mixture of an ELO rating and a tiered system. Many people don’t fully understand league of Legends tiered system, so here will explain it in full. Let’s start with the basics:
What is an ELO Rating System?
ELO is a competitive ranking formula created by a Hungarian professor named Arpad Elo. This was originally created for chess and is designed to compare the rating of two players. It compares the two ratings and then makes a prediction on who is most likely to win. The player with the least likely chance to win has the greatest reward for winning. The player with the higher rating is more likely to win, so they gain less points from winning. This means that a player with significantly less ELO that wins against a better player stands to gain a lot from an upset win.
This is what League of Legends originally used, and your ranking was determined based upon your score. This is why in League of Legends it’s often referred to as an ELO rating, despite now having a tiered system. Whilst undoubtedly Riot Games are still using this as part of their factoring, the introduction of placement matches to jump tiers is a variation on the original design.
What is the Tier System?
Over the past few seasons Riot have made several changes to how they calculate rankings. This is because there are very few players so consistent that they earn their way to Challenger or Master. Even a player in Diamond 1 is significantly less consistent than players in Challenger, making it hard for them to progress past this ranking. As mentioned before, one of the core reasons that this differs from an ELO rating is the addition of promotion matches. These games specifically occur between the following tiers:
- Bronze, Divisions V – I
- Silver, Divisions V – I
- Gold, Divisions V – I
- Platinum, Divisions V – I
- Diamond, Divisions V – I
How does Master Tier and Challenger Work?
Once you have been promoted into Masters, you’re among the elite few. In this tier there are no divisions, and the objective is to win as many games as possible. Every 24 hours the Challenger board is recalculated and if you are within the top 200 players in the region your account is promoted. If you were previously in the challenger tier and then dropped below the top 200 players, your ranking will decrease to Master the following day.
This is uniquely different from the rest of the tiers because there are no promotion matches. If you want to find out more then you should check out the Riot Games Ranked Play FAQ