Ame Plays Thirty Games On His Smurf in Just One Day
Chinese Dota 2 legend Wang "Ame" Chunyu was recently seen playing thirty games in just one day and what's more impressive is that he has played over a hundred games in the last eight days. It should be noted that Ame has been actively playing on his smurf account but that is the only account on which he plays Dota 2.
For comparison, two-time TI [The International] winner Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk, who is regarded as one of the best carry players in the current Dota 2 scene, has played forty-seven games across two accounts in the last eight days. Ame’s smurf account is playing in the average MMR [match making rating] range of 8,000-11,000.
Ame Smurfing Despite Valve’s Crackdown
Xtreme Gaming’s Ame has managed to play an impressive thirty games in a day on his smurf account. As impressive as it is, the fact that it was on his smurf account despite Valve’s strict crackdown raised some questions. With over hundred games in the past eight days, Ame is averaging around 12-13 games per day. This could mean that the Chinese player is practicing diligently for the upcoming BetBoom Dacha 2024 Dubai main tournament, slated to kick off on the 4th February.
It should be noted that although Ame is smurfing, he is only playing on his smurf account and no other. As a result, it could just be that Valve probably considers Ame's smurf account as his main. This could potentially be a reason why there has been no action taken against the Chinese player. Another player to do something similar to this is Nigma Galaxy’s Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi, who has over twenty-four games played on his smurf account in the last eight days.
Interestingly, Ame’s thirty games in a day are very close to the “35 games a day challenge” that Entity’s Alimzhan "watson" Islambekov undertook late last year. For context, taking an average of forty minutes for a normal Dota 2 game, playing thirty games consecutively would demand an exhaustive twenty hours of gameplay. During his thirty-game run, Ame won only eleven games and lost nineteen games. His current win rate, according to Dota2ProTracker, is 44.9% in the last eight days.
“Smurfing is Not Welcome In Dota” is a blog post from Valve that waged war against smurf accounts and saw the start of active punishments of players involved with smurfing and other activities. However, players continue to smurf despite this strict policy being implemented by Valve.