What is Smurfing? The Weird Story Behind Online Gaming's Secret Accounts

by Christian Pearson, Miles Hackett, Josh Bury Jul 29

If you've ever played a competitive game online, you've probably encountered someone in match-making who is a little too good to be playing within your rank.

Well, chances are high that you've just been dunked on by a smurf account. But where did these annoying pests come from? And when did people start "smurfing"? Well it all started in 1996.

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