What are LOL Smurfs?

Explaning origination of Smurfs in League of Legends.


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9/2/20221 min read

A smurf is a LoL account that is of a lower level/ranking than the player's main account. The term 'smurf' has its roots in Warcraft 2, and first appeared all the way back in 1996. Pro players Shlonglor and his roommate Warp became so good at the game that only a handful of players could face them.

Is smurfing in League of Legends illegal?

So, Is Smurfing Allowed In League Of Legends? The short answer is yes! Smurfing is not directly against the game's policies. However, you should not be smurfing with the intent of ruining others' games.

Why do people make smurfs in League of Legends?

High-ranked players (generally around level 30) will use smurf accounts for a few different reasons, some reasonable, others less-so: Playing with less-skilled friends, or with friends who are new to the game.

How can i tell if i am in Smurf Queue in League of Legends?

The most accurate way you can know if you're in smurf queue yourself is to OP.GG yourself before every game and check the ranks of the players you're playing with/against. If you're the lowest-ranked player in the game you're playing in, you can give yourself a pat on the back since you're officially in smurf queue.