Elo Boosting - service of increasing someones position in ELO based rating systems, performed by the best players in the game, usually in exchange for real life money. Used mainly in games like League of Legends, Dota 2, Overwatch, Counter-Strike Global Offensive and World of Warcraft. Method of Elo boosting may differ depending on specific restrictions placed in by game developers, but usually it's done by a booster who plays on an account of person getting boosted or plays with him in one lobby/party.
At first boosting may appear to be victimless crime, but according to some including game developers like Riot Games it breaks the carefully tuned match making systems, discourages players from hard committing to the game and endangers security of the account being boosted.  At 20th March 2013 7 League of Legends pro-players and a teams coach were punished for elo boosting with 14 days suspension. Some of the included were very popular and still active like: Xmithie, Aphromoo or Meteos.
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