Best part about this is how pathetic Blizzard are in dealing with this problem.
^Their own In Game Code of Conduct…
Within cheating section…
Exploiting other players is an equally serious offense. Scamming, account sharing, win-trading, and anything else that may degrade the gaming experience for other players will receive harsh penalties.
Within Behavior section…
Behavior that intentionally detracts from others’ enjoyment (such as griefing, throwing, feeding, etc.) is unacceptable. We expect our players to treat each other with respect and promote an enjoyable environment. Acceptable behavior is determined by player reports and Blizzard’s decision, and violating these guidelines will result in account and gameplay restrictions.
And additionally in behavior section this gem.
While we encourage you to report players that are behaving in a disrespectful manner, falsely reporting another player with the sole intent of restricting their gameplay is also unacceptable and will result in penalties to your account.
So basically Blizzard reserves the right to treat their player base like garbage because if you report this behavior you’re in violation of the rules because you’re trying to restrict them to play in the higher tiers where they belong per the ranking system. But as a smurf you’re also in violation of the rules for throwing, griefing, and ruining the gameplay experience for others. So basically Blizzard is saying we don’t care. Play if you want, and enjoy the pain of not having top 500 friends to play down to your level to win/wreck games.
They won’t respond to this either, all cowards. Their rules are set to basically counter each other so they don’t have to really help on either side. It’s like the McCree thing, until Blizzard was forced into it by some PC police, they weren’t going to do anything, it’s their MO.
"anything else that may degrade the gaming experience for other players will receive harsh penalties." <— Smurfing is cheating per the rules they lay out. Yet they don’t ban players for it. Also before someone “smart” comes on here, the OW logo is at the top of the code of conduct meaning that these rules are supposed to apply to this game and all games Blizzard owns.