Meet the Smurfs in League of Legends
Probably every player has an idea of what a game account in League of Legends or in any other game is. The name “smurf” is commonly used for a qualified player who creates a low-ranking account and plays with players whose level and skills are much lower.
Not everyone knows the history of the appearance of this name. The terms “smurf” and “smurfing” came to the world of computer games in the past millennium.Or, more precisely, they appeared in 1996 among Warcraft 2 fans. At the time two professional players, Shlonglor and Warp achieved such skill that no one could surpass them. To be able to play along with all the other “mere mortals”, they decided to create new accounts, and for this they chose the names “Papa Smurf” and “Smurfette” – no one knows why they liked such names. That is how smurfing appeared.
Smurfing – it is freedom
We can say that the smurfing came to life because of the thirst for real freedom. After all, it is no secret that everyone who is fond of computer games, strives to “make a career” in the game world. And work on career growth brings a certain level of stress to a person, because any mistake causes damage to it.
After all, sometimes you just want so much to have some fun in the open spaces of League of Legends, explore its wilds and mazes, do something stupid, try on another image, try other modes. For all this, you need a account for smurfing, and a few smurfs will be even better. They allow you to play with anyone and in any way, without spoiling the game statistics of your “real” account at all.
If you have friends who are just starting to learn League of Legends, and your rating is already quite high, you can smurf to play with them and even let them win.
Sometimes a situation arises (and by the way, it happens quite often) when a league of legends account starts to progress so successfully that it changes roles with the main account, because it surpasses it in achievements.
But it should be borne in mind that modern technologies well protect the game from trolling. If you use a lol account for this purpose, rather quickly your main account will be banned.
Unfortunately, the loss of an account due to hacking or other accidents also sometimes happens. But if you have several backup lol accs, such a nuisance does not threaten you – you simply “transfer” to a backup account and continue your life in the world of League of Legends.