Does the amount of games played influence your ELO?
I'm really enjoying playing League but can only devote a fraction of the time most other players can. I've got a job, business and family to run and thus am playing around 2-3 maybe 4 matches every other day.
Assuming that I'm not too bad of a player and get the same win/loss ratio's as other average players will I be able to climb the ELO ladder or will I forever be stuck in lower ELO regions because of the number of games I play?
I guess this has to do with ELO decay too so maybe someone could shed a light on this?
Prior to the Season 2 rating system remake, Elo decayed over time when you were above 1400 Elo: Elo decayed at a rate of 25 Elo for every 4 consecutive weeks of inactivity. For normal rating, inactivity was defined as no activity in any queue. For ranked rating, inactivity was defined as no activity in the specific queue (arranged 5x5, arranged 3x3, and solo/duo 5x5 are all tracked separately). Ranked decay only applied to people who were ranked above 1400 rating. The decay timer was reset after a game was played in that specific queue. Elo would not decay below a rating of 1400.
From the lol wiki
It does not decay anymore and it did not decay anyway for lower elo tiers so you will be just fine no worries