I've said for a while that I was going to write this hoping that people follow it because of the retarded stuff I see people doing in ranked games all the time but just kept playing. After my 3rd loss because of my teams refusal to listen and throwing away a game that was in the bag I've decided that it is time to actually sit down and write this.
How to win more games:
I see people in league who watch the LCS and try to do what they do. The fact is this is Solo Queue. That WILL NOT WORK. Stop trying to act like it will work or trying to get it to work. So now you're thinking this is going to be a huge rant but it isn't trust me. So how do you win games? Well it is easy, you avoid team fights as much as possible. Crazy talk I know, and I thought that also but here is the run down.
If you just keep pushing lanes, I have a rule when I play that no lane after about 13min should be on my side of the river, two things will happen; they will let you keep pushing or they will have to send somebody to deal with you. Now this is solo queue so that means that almost never just one person goes, they send about 2 or 3. So now close to half the team is having to deal with one person while 4 people can do what? Exactly push the other lanes.
People seem to really have it in their head that kills will win you games, but the reality is objectives do. Ask yourself how many times you've been way ahead in kills yet lost the game, now ask yourself how come you lost? That's right because you were killing people but you were losing your towers left and right.
To give you an idea of how well this works. This week a friend and I did some duo queue with us trying to get anything but support. The only times we lost is when one of us had support and guess what. It was because people refused to push lanes and just wanted to sit there and look for team fights.
Why team fights fail:
The reason team fights fail is because people don't peel for the carries, and people not attacking the same target. If you watch in the LCS they call out who they should be attacking and focusing. That happens very rarely in Solo Queue (at low levels.) This hurts because if you can't blow up their carry while yours gets wrecked you've basically lost the fight.
Now remember what I said before, how many games you lost while being ahead in kills? Now ask yourself how many games you've won while being down in kills and why. It's because you pushed lanes and kept up on objectives.
So how can you apply this to your play:
The mistake I see people do is they give up lane farm for jungle farm. Jungle farm will almost always be there while lane farm will not. Farming your jungle while you could be pushing a lane isn't useful time. Push up the lane and come back and farm that jungle.
Always carry a ward or two on you. Just ward some common spots in their jungle so you know when to fall back or keep going. Remember just getting your winions to the turret is a success. The lane will hold down there for a while and it frees up dragon/baron and it also allows other lanes to push.
TLR: The name of the game is push lanes stop farming your jungle when you could be pushing and of course ward their jungle. I promise if you follow this you will win twice as many games. If you have any questions feel free to ask!