what is an smurf account?

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Nïcolas Phage

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25-05-2012

title ^


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Hekati

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25-05-2012

it is a second account made by the same person with a different summoner name.

usually a smurf account is made by people who have already reached level 30 in their first/main account..


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Richard Roma

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25-05-2012

Smurf - when player with previous game experience creates a new account(s).


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Nïcolas Phage

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25-05-2012

Why would anyone do that? As a refferal to gain RP? Is that legal?


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tempnameA199

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25-05-2012

smurf= lvl 5 refferal acc for free rp


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Hekati

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25-05-2012

its not "legal" to do it to get RP..
however from what i know up to know Riot doesnt forbid the making of smurf accounts...

they do warn however about "Refer a friend" fraud!


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emoKitten

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25-05-2012

As Hekati said, Riot doesnt forbid making another accounts, but you cannot use them for referals. It is forbidden. If you do that, you may got a punishment for that.

emailsupport: Smurf is not another account for free RP! dont do that

damster: some people make another account to help their newely came friends, some people do that just because they cannot beat anyone in 30 ^^ (that is bad), someone make another account to see how people play in lower levels (I mean how many leavers, ragers, etc. not how skilled they are)


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JJaTT

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25-05-2012

There are couple of reasons why someone would make a smurf account.

1. To help a newly started friend, just duoing it up and playing with a friend until they reach a high enough level and skill to play with the big boys, then switches to his main account.

2. To have less queue time, this is mostly a 2500 Elo problem when the queue times are horrendous, around 15 minutes from watching the streams. Less Elo, less queue.

3. To check how the low elo is doing. Basically just creating an account to play in lower elo/lowe levels without dropping your main account to that elo level.

4. To referal fruad. Illegal, don't do this.


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Gubo

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25-05-2012

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Originally Posted by JJaTT View Post
There are couple of reasons why someone would make a smurf account.

1. To help a newly started friend, just duoing it up and playing with a friend until they reach a high enough level and skill to play with the big boys, then switches to his main account.

2. To have less queue time, this is mostly a 2500 Elo problem when the queue times are horrendous, around 15 minutes from watching the streams. Less Elo, less queue.

3. To check how the low elo is doing. Basically just creating an account to play in lower elo/lowe levels without dropping your main account to that elo level.

4. To referal fruad. Illegal, don't do this.

5. Some people does it because they want to be sure to win a lot of games (one of my friends sometimes do this....and i find it disgusting)


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Melcalaniye

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25-05-2012

6. Some people do it because they made some wrong choices on one account and they start over to not repeat these mistakes (this reason doesn't apply to LoL much though, it's usualy from MMORPG's)


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