To prevent “smurf” accounts from affecting Clash mode, Riot Games has asked LoL players to confirm their phone number a second time.
As announced half a year ago, Clash’s final event in the 2023 League of Legends season will be for the ARAM mode on the Howling Abyss map. As expected, ARAM Clash will take place on December 9-10.
Basically, Clash is an online tournament mode for the League of Legends gaming community. If you win a championship or a high ranking, the player will receive many gifts in the game. Riot Games has ranked Clash by dividing players through skills as well as rank.
But in the past, there have been many “smurf” players in this Clash mode (smurfs are players with high skills and ratings but use a sub-account with a low rating).
The purpose is quite understandable: high ranked players want to use sub-accounts to “play chicken” and win championships in Clash.
It seems that this has made Riot Games “hot” and the company is making great efforts to improve the Clash competition environment. As a result, Riot Games recently required account authentication via phone number if you want to participate in Clash.
“SMS authentication is required to participate in Clash. Cheating or smurfing is not allowed in Clash. SMS authentication helps us prevent smurfing. When verifying your phone number, you agree not to smurf. There is no tolerance for smurfing in Clash.”
Although Riot Games has not made an official announcement, based on the shares of many gamers, each phone number can only register for 1 account to participate in Clash competition in League of Legends.