League of Legends Players Argue that the Smurf Queue is the Most Toxic Space in Gaming
Gaming can lead to some very scary places.
However, League of Legends players believes that their game of choice is the home of the most cursed part of the medium. Although this is a lofty claim they would not make if it weren’t at least partially justified.
Don’t forget your protective earmuffs and body armor, as we dive into Reddit’s stories of the League smurf queue.
League of Legends Players Criticize Smurf Queue as Toxic
RoleMaterial was posted to start the thread in the League of Legends subreddit. He shared his recent experience of the queue: “I’ve received death threats, racism, and insults about this spectrum so many times, and I’m only 25 games in.”
The thread was dominated by other participants who agreed that the smurf queue is not pleasant. Ninfanger called it “the closest thing to purgatory”
User Hudre also compared it to “a place that accepts only people who have just been kicked out of another pub, and are still mad about it.”
They added that the VAST majority of smurfs don’t create new accounts for specific reasons like playing with friends. They have mostly banned players who were forced to create a new account.
Many users felt that the number of players in the queue was not optimal. This is because it functions as it should, and prevents them from playing normal games.
Others suggested that it wasn’t as simple as that. Elythys said that it was “far too easy to get in if you aren’t a smurf and far too difficult to get out of.” sambt5 stated that when this happens, “smurfs even discuss (it) intra-game, and you become one to be flamed.”
However, not all smurf-queue experiences are bad. User shaidyn said: “I had such an unusual experience in smurf line than most people. It’s really strange.” My smurf queue games were of the best quality I’ve ever had.
However, the thread’s testimony suggests that it is best to avoid the queue as much as possible.
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