Is there any correlation between how well I do in game and how much IP I gain? I already know that winning a game nets you more IP than losing a game.

But for example, if my team carries me to a win despite me going 0-10-0, will I get less IP than if I carry my team by going 15-0-0?

  • Doing 0-10-0 or 15-0-0 will only affect your elo on ranked games
    – camiloqp
    Jun 3, 2011 at 3:49
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    @camiloqp - not even that, I don't think. Jun 3, 2011 at 4:53
  • Slightly but it does +/- 3Elo
    – camiloqp
    Jun 3, 2011 at 13:47

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The only performance metric that affects IP calculations is whether you WIN or LOSE.

The only other variable item that affects IP calculation is the length of the game. (More time spent = more IP earned)

So if you win fast, you'll get less IP than if you win after an hour of hardfought fighting. What's important to note is that on average the amount of IP gained / time spent is the same. (3 games at 20 minutes each should equal 1 game at 60 minutes each, for instance).

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    It's worth noting there is also a cap. Past a certain point (55 minutes) playing longer does not give you more IP
    – tzenes
    Jun 10, 2011 at 5:37
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    @Tzenes - as of one of the recent patches, playing past 55 minutes continues to gain IP. Aug 22, 2011 at 23:07
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    true the cap is now a historical footnote
    – tzenes
    Aug 22, 2011 at 23:14
  • You have a source for the win fast to IP paragraph or is it personal experience?
    – joedragons
    Oct 26, 2016 at 20:28
  • @joedragons It was based on how the game was 4 years ago. Dunno if they've tweaked IP gain in the time since. Oct 27, 2016 at 2:29

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