Hello everyone! This week Ghostcrawler made a debut on Dev’s Diary and talked.. August 3, 2017
As any competitive game, League has many people who have decided to try to monotize off the ladder system by providing a boosting service.
What that service is is a higher-skilled player playing on the account of a lower level player to raise that player(s) level. In LoL, a Diamond player will play either on the league account of the player wanting to get a boost or use their own lol smurf to play with the lower-elo player.
So you might be wondering, how do you get a boost, and is it safe? What are the risks? I will address these points as I’ve been in the boosting business for a year now, as well as some other points.
You can get a boost in two ways; buy from a booster themselves, or buy from a site. You’ll ask ingame or on forums if you want to buy from a booster themselves, but most times they’ll turn you down. And with private boosters, you have a higher risk of losing your account if they choose to be toxic and you can get scammed easily since they’ll request payment first.
With a website, you can be compensated and there is a filter so that websites have the best boosters most times. And with a website, if a booster can’t complete your boost they’ll have multiple more while a site, while a booster that acts as an individual could even flame you and then take your money. So if you want to be safe, go with a site. If not, go with whoever you find since indivuals will sell boosting for cheaper.
The risks in booster are mostly just getting scammed and running into an unpleasant booster. If you want a legitamate boost, try a big website such as boosteria or ggboost. But how do you prevent that if you’re on a tight budget? You can ask boosters to play a vouch game with you and see how they are, but it’s never 100% safe, so take your own pick.
One point I do want to make is that in a new patch, boosters will perform extremely well. This is because they have their own LoL PBE account to test new changes and get a feel for new champions and decide if those champions are going to carry easily or not. If you want to buy your own PBE account to get on the same level as many boosters, you can get one on our website as we have many PBE accounts for sale. You can see how PBE accounts work in our PBE article.
For example, my booster friends figured out that Kayn would carry in assassin form with a certain setup and one had a winstreak of 12 just by knowing how Kayn worked and finding a mastery trick with the champion before anyone else. Before that, we knew how OP Ivern and Camille would be, and as soon as the champion released most boosters would pick her once given a chance. That just shows the power of these accounts.
Good luck out there on the rift!