soo many elo boosters these last couple of days

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Samflash3

Senior Member

10-27-2013

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Originally Posted by Nasuuna View Post
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i made a thread about cocky elo boosters.


they are really cocky.
Are they Corki mains?


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Xzorcist

Junior Member

10-27-2013

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Originally Posted by Riot CaptnPanda View Post
The battle against Elo Boosting commences everyday.

We get an extremely high volume of reports of Elo booster and Elo Boostees. We want to find justice for these boosters as much as you do. Our investigations on these players are very in depth and in some cases may take some time. IP addresses and Lolking scores are not as reliable as you may think and we always want to make sure that we are 100%. We do this so we catch the guilty ones and ensure that no innocent bystanders get caught in the cross fire [shared IPs, College/PC Cafe IPs]

Since the results are not instant it may seem that we aren't looking into this or that we don't care. Since the end of the season is near there are those summoners who are desperate for those rewards. This is the reason for the spike. As players are seeing the spike in games we are seeing the spike in reports and we go through and investigate every single report made.

As Summoners you have every right to help us find these boosters/bostees.
Efficient reports include:
Summoner name - Of both the Boostee and Booster if you know but either summoner name will work.
Screen Shots - It's not always apparent that a booster will admit in chat that they are boosting or a player will say they are playing on a friend to get them out of bronze but if it does and you screen cap it it will help us greatly.

Anything else. If you think it might be helpful to us include it in your report. With this information we can get to our investigations quickly and in some cases be more efficient. Every little bit helps.
I really do imagine you guys are already doing this, but if you want to find people advertising or asking for elo boosts you need only check the public chat rooms (Strategy, Noob, Looking For Group, Public Chat 1). Basically what I am asking though is if I send in screenshots of say a player saying something along the lines of "I am selling two slots on a Gold II 3s team I bought, come get Gold!" will that person be stripped of their rewards, even if they have not played any games on that particular team yet?


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CaptnPanda

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Player Behavior Specialist

10-27-2013
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Originally Posted by MMEGATRON View Post
Whats your stance on smurfing in order to duo queue with friends?
I've been on both sides. A few years ago I had a smurf I made when my friends were first getting into league. So they wouldn't have to suffer through the horrors of getting matched up with level 30s when they are still only level 7. I've also suffered through playing a games where you are playing against players who are smurfing. It's frustrating I will say that. Personally though I do not see anything wrong with this. Not only because it's a fairly common thing to do but whenever I'm up against that Platinum smurf Mid, or that Diamond Smurf ADC I'm learning. They are stretching my skills in a way where it's not just another game. I almost never see it as a negative experience I always see it as an opportunity for my skills to get maybe even a little better.

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Originally Posted by Sir Kevinus View Post
I actually met very few obvious eloboosters going from Plat to Diamond...

Sometimes I would think that someone's really good, but it might have been one of his good games.

And some people claim to be "eloboosting" just to get the role he wants, so I don't know if it's fair to ban/suspend players based on that.
Claiming to be elo boosting wouldn't get a player banned. If a player was reported because they said that when we investigated their account we would see that they weren't.


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CaptnPanda

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10-27-2013
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Originally Posted by Xzorcist View Post
I really do imagine you guys are already doing this, but if you want to find people advertising or asking for elo boosts you need only check the public chat rooms (Strategy, Noob, Looking For Group, Public Chat 1). Basically what I am asking though is if I send in screenshots of say a player saying something along the lines of "I am selling two slots on a Gold II 3s team I bought, come get Gold!" will that person be stripped of their rewards, even if they have not played any games on that particular team yet?
I am the lone warrior of the Public Chat rooms. So, Yes I do look into those who are spamming the elo boosting messages in the public chat rooms.


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Splitpushing

Member

10-27-2013

1st after red


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Happy Firetrucks

Member

10-27-2013

Read me out here:
Besides breaking the rules, I do not understand what the problem whatsoever with boosting is.
Is that really the only problem?


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CaptnPanda

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10-27-2013
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Originally Posted by Happy Firetrucks View Post
Read me out here:
Besides breaking the rules, I do not understand what the problem whatsoever with boosting is.
Is that really the only problem?
Absolutely not.

When you are confiding in a booster you are putting your account at a lot of risk.
A booster can steal your account or get your account banned by the tribunal by being toxic while playing.

A boostee is also hurting their teammates. By being boosted to a division you haven't played up to yourself. Your skills are not up to par with your teammates which can make a game very frustrating.

Finally, you are getting rewarded for something you didn't achieve. This falls down to just principle. An average player could be putting in their blood sweat and tears to make it to gold before the seasons end. Weather they make it or not they get that feel of accomplishment on how far they've achieved. A boostee didn't get any of this they got rewarded for doing nothing. As stated before it falls on principle.


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LunarianFox

Member

10-27-2013

Captn Panda I love you <3

First time I've seen you post on the forums as well besides from chatroom and your usual work at support ~

Thanks for the attention you've been givin people~

PS: Foxes > Pandas


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SlVIR

Senior Member

10-27-2013

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Absolutely not.

When you are confiding in a booster you are putting your account at a lot of risk.
A booster can steal your account or get your account banned by the tribunal by being toxic while playing.

A boostee is also hurting their teammates. By being boosted to a division you haven't played up to yourself. Your skills are not up to par with your teammates which can make a game very frustrating.

Finally, you are getting rewarded for something you didn't achieve. This falls down to just principle. An average player could be putting in their blood sweat and tears to make it to gold before the seasons end. Weather they make it or not they get that feel of accomplishment on how far they've achieved. A boostee didn't get any of this they got rewarded for doing nothing. As stated before it falls on principle.
When did you join riot and why have you not played arams with the forum goers?


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kidico4life

Member

10-27-2013

something tells me riot will do a mass ban for boosters and boosted accounts before season rewards are given out


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