Searched "Starcraft Smurfing" and couldn't find any thread about it so decided to make this, I'm sure I'm not the only one in this predicament but it makes me so much angrier than anything in WoW ever did, and I'm at the point of just quitting SC due to this alone before I come back to WoW.
For those who don't know, Smurfing is when you reach a high skill level but then purposly lose a load of matches to tank your mmr down so you get placed in a low league so you will win pretty much all the time, because someone with Diamond/Plat level skills will almost never lose in say the Silver league.
Now I don't get to play SC much but recently I've been doing well, was no.1 in my Bronze league, vying for promotion (for the 3rd time this season) and playing only high silvers and low golds, doing fairly well. I lost 4 games in a row and dropped down to 3rd in my league, no worries, but then I check the profiles of my opponents:
Check the profile of 1 of them - 2v2 = masters, 3v3 = masters, 4v4 = masters, feats of strength - 1v1 Diamond top 8
Check another one - 1v1 diamond top 25 feat, Team top 25 masters current.
Check another one - 1v1 diamond top 25, Team top 8 masters, both feats.
Now, it's not like those feats were old, they were awarded in 2012. When I point out to them how obvious it is what they simply say "Oh, I'm only masters with Terran, not with Zerg". Now I'm sorry but when you have heavy masters experience or diamond experience and well over 1000 wins, it's irrevelent what race you play in that area, you will have more ability with another race, than a silver play irrespective of if they practice, simply due to to experience. That argument is just complete bullshit.
Some of them just don't even hide it and it is beyond enfuriating. I'm guessing there isn't much you can do except report them and I've also seen this occurs in League of Legends. It's just ridiculous.
So once again, my chance of promotion is being hugely hampered by smurfers - normal silvers and golds who've never played in higher leagues be it 1v1 or team, I have no problem with beating, but now once again I have another mountain to climb before being promoted to a league that I fit in. I can't remember the last time I played another fellow bronzie, and my win ratio is well over 65%.
Really just needed to rage but I'm sure I'm not the only one with this issue, and it's getting ridiculous now >.>