It might please (or displease) you to know that the authors of PiracySim has managed to get in touch with some boosting companies to get permission to interview some of their boosters. For those who are unfamiliar, boosting services for games like League of Legends and Overwatch have taken off in the recent years. With the demand from gamers who want to achieve better rankings on the ladder, the boosting industry is thriving! This is may be a rather unpopular topic in the gaming community, but we think it’s an interesting topic that nobody has covered, and seeing things from their perspective can also be interesting. Today, we managed to get in touch with the boosters of LoL Academy and Overwatch boosting. These companies provide their boosting services for the games League of Legends and Overwatch, so without further ado, here’s the interview!
How many boosters do you estimate work for your sites?
LoL Academy: I’d estimate about 50-100 active boosters at any one given time. League of Legends is a pretty popular game, and more players mean more business.
Boostards: Probably less than 10. Overwatch is a relatively new game so…
How do you feel the community views “boosting”?
LoL Academy: I really don’t care what they think, as long as we’re selling and they’re buying. We’ll keep selling it. It doesn’t matter what people think. It’s just capitalism, nothing personal.
Boostards: Boosting is a very taboo topic in the gaming community for obvious reasons. Many people see it negatively, and rightly so, but we do this because there’s a demand for it. If nobody wanted to buy boosting, nobody would be selling it as a service. It’s like drugs and prostitution, consumers drive the market. I also think that there are 2 kinds of gamers, the kind with time and no money, and the kind with money but no time. If you play a game that you like, and there is something you cannot obtain in the game because of the lack of time, it would make sense to pay someone to do it for you.
Do you feel the boosting market will ever die?
LoL Academy: It probably will die at one point, we’re not sure when but nothing lasts forever.
Boostards: I don’t think it’s my place to say whether it will die or not. All that matters is I will keep having work to do while boosting is still going strong. Will it die? Maybe. Does it really matter to me? Nope. My life isn’t just about boosting, so I will move on to other things if boosting dies.
Do you agree with the statement “elo hell is real”?
LoL Academy: This is a really popular question that has sparked a lot of debate over the past years. I’d say it’s not true. After all, boosters don’t have problems when playing on customer accounts. It just goes to show huh? People create this idea of “elo hell” because they can’t climb out of whatever ranking bracket it is they are trying to get out of.
Boostards: I think I would agree with this to a certain extent. After all, Overwatch is a team game and even if you are slightly better than the average player in your rank, it would still be hard to carry if you have really bad luck. As a booster playing in the lower ranks, of course I wouldn’t have a problem, but the players who belong there, sure they would have trouble even if they are good and are supposed to go up in rank.
How much time do you spend on boosting every week?
LoL Academy: I’m not sure… Probably 8 hours a day? It’s pretty good money for a part-time job.
Boostards: I’m required to complete all orders on the site, so I don’t really track the amount of time I spend playing, I just play when there are boosting orders.
Thank you for your time and giving us a glace into your niche industry, any final words for our blog’s readers?
LoL Academy: I hope I get a pay raise for this. I don’t make nearly enough with boosting.
Boostards: Thank you for the interview. As for your readers, I hope you guys think of Boostards if you ever run into problems ranking up in Overwatch.
That’s it for the interview. We hope you enjoyed this. If you like the format and would like similar content, please feel free to leave a comment or send us an email if you have something similar to contribute. Thank you for reading, and you can check out LoL Academy here, and Boostards here.