The Overwatch community has turned on an Overwatch pro from Fnatic, André “iddqd” Dahlström after streaming himself smurfing under the Overwatch Battle.net tag, Memories. André “iddqd” Dahlström stepped down from the starting line-up of Fnatic’s Overwatch team in October 2016.
Smurfing is where a skilled player will intentionally create a new account so they will face newcomers and low skill players. That basically allows the skilled player to dominate without much resistance and obtain higher kill rates. In this instance, IDDQD goes 69 kills for 0 deaths.
Smurfing goes against the unspoken rules of players as well as being in the “unsportsmanlike” rules that Blizzard has laid out. So while IDDQD didn’t break any rules as such, his behaviour was unsportsmanlike especially for a professional that other players look up to.
Players took to the official Overwatch forums to demand action against the player in a thread which has since been deleted.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.