Firstly let us understand what’s the smurf account or why smurf in LoL? The LoL smurfs account is the low level and lower ranked account used commonly by the players of the higher skill level. This term smurf and smurfing came from a Warcraft 2 community in 1996 when the professionals players became very good in the game that just some individuals will play it. These players had the idea of making the new accounts with the new names that could be unrecognisable and they can play the games again with everybody else, so reason known to them, they selected names “Smurfette” and “Papa Smurf” and thus this term smurfing was established.
There’re two different types of the smurf accounts, the low level were the players are not high ranked and want only fun and less competitive games, second one is elo smurf were the higher ranked players search for the secondary ranked account and want to hide the true level and skill.
So this brings us to our question, why LoL smurfs?
Do you know over 60% of the accounts have not played ranked matches? There’re a lot of reasons why somebody will smurf on the unranked account however here are a few common ones to understand:
Trying various team compositions and strategies
By having other account gives the players an option to try out new things in the game like different roles or champions without consequence to the main accounts if they suffer any losing streak. So, by having one more account it enables the players to experiment it with various champions on the different game modes.
Have fun with an easy win
Playing the competitive ranked games will have a toll on the players and are serious compared to the casual matches. So, by having the LoL smurfs account the players will enjoy the fun games with their friends without focusing on their win and making the account history and stats look good.
Players at 30 Level play with friends
The main reasons many players smurf is when they’ve their friend who has started playing this game but is very low skill level to start with the high level matches. So, by having the smurf account that is lower ranked, the players are in a same game without any one sided match getting dominated by just one team. It allows the low level and first time gamers to get into the game without the friend pulling it in to the higher level matches.