Smurfing has been a constant problem for this game and only seems to be getting worse as time goes on, and we are getting conflicting messages from Riot about it. On the one hand you have this post on the Riot support page: https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001259787-Smurfing which says, and I quote
> "We don’t endorse it because it can ruin the game for other players, like getting stomped by a smurfing player in Bronze."
That's all very well and good but then they give Yassuo a level 30 account so that he can have a smurfing competition with Tyler1:
This is Yassuo's stream where he states very clearly at 7:05 into the stream, quote:
> "the reason behind the bet not starting today is I asked Riot for a level 30, they gave me my level 30."
On the one hand Riot say they don't endorse the act of smurfing, but then they give a streamer a level 30 account so that he can smurf on it. So....do you endorse smurfing or not? You also say in the article that it is hard to tackle smurfing on such a wide scale, but in my opinion it starts from the top. I don't know a single high profile streamer or content creator who doesn't have at least 2 accounts. People are influenced by those they look up to, which in the case of gaming is usually the pro players and popular content creators. If you want to reduce smurfing then that is a good place to start.