What is the meaning of the word smurf for gamers?
The word Smurf merely mean experienced players who fake their rank to beat inexperienced players in multiplayer games such as csgo
What's the story behind smurfing in the gaming world?
According to some sources, The gaming world was introduced to the word smurf in the year 1996, when two players with gaming nicks "PapaSmurf " and "Smurfette" pretended to be newbies and then beat the other teams in a popular game called WarcraftII.
They not only beat the other team but also coin the new term to our gaming industry which we all know as "SMURF
What does this word actually means?
Well, it meant nothing. The word was introduced from a cartoon series of 1981 -1987. Series featured blue characters which were later known as smurfs
. The movie was released with a name "The Smurfs
" on 24 July 2011 and got 5.5/10 IMDB ratings.
Studio Peyo owns a trademark for word smurf some of them are listed below.
STUDIO PEYO S.A. Trademarks
Character-Imprinted, Adhesive-Backed Paper and Plastic Stickers, Paper Napkins, and Paper Gift Wrappings Owned by: STUDIO PEYO S.A. Serial Number:73284638
NEEDLEWORK KITS COMPRISING PATTERNS, NEEDLES AND MATERIALS-NAMELY, YARNS, THREADS, AND FABRICS, TO MAKE RUGS, QUILTS OR EMBROIDERY… Owned by: STUDIO PEYO S.A.Serial Number:73330233
Character Imprinted, Adhesive-Backed Paper and Plastic Stickers, Napkins, and Gift Wrappings Owned by: STUDIO PEYO S.A. Serial Number:73330918
NEEDLEWORK KITS COMPRISING PATTERNS, NEEDLES, AND MATERIALS-NAMELY, YARNS, THREADS, AND FABRICS, TO MAKE RUGS, QUILTS OR… Owned by: STUDIO PEYO S.A. Serial Number:73330940
and many others.
What is studio Peyo?
It is named after a person "Pierre Culliford
" who was a Belgian cartoonist who worked under the pseudonym Peyo.
Some more fact about word smurfs
he first Smurf appeared in Johan and Peewit on 23 October 1958 in the album La Flûte à Six Schtroumpfs (The Six Smurfed Flute). As the Smurfs became increasingly popular, Peyo started a studio in the early 1960s, where a number of talented comics artists started to work. Peyo himself supervised the work and worked primarily on Johan and Peewit, leaving the Smurfs to the studio. The most notable artists to come out of this studio were Walthéry, Marc Wasterlain, Gos, Derib, Lucien De Gieter, and Daniel Desorgher. In 1959, the Smurfs got their own series, and in 1960, two more began: Steven Strong and Jacky and Célestin. Many authors of the Marcinelle school collaborated on the writing, or on the artwork, including Willy Maltaite (aka 'Will'), Yvan Delporte, and Roger Leloup. Peyo became more of a businessman and supervisor and was less involved in the actual creation of the comics. He let his son, Thierry Culliford, lead the studio, while his daughter Véronique was responsible for the merchandising (I.M.P.S. was established in 1985 by her).The merchandising of the Smurfs began in 1959, with the PVC figurines as the most important aspect until the late 1970s. Then, with the success of The Smurfs records by Pierre Kartner, the Smurfs achieved more international success, with a new boom in toys and gadgets. Some of these reached the United States, where Hanna-Barbera created a Saturday morning animated series in 1981 for which Peyo served as story supervisor. Peyo's health began to fail. In 1989, after his partnership with Dupuis ended, he established Cartoon Creation to publish new Smurf stories. In late 1991, the company was forced to shut down due to mismanagement. The publishing rights were soon sold to Le Lombard. Peyo died at age 64, on Christmas Eve 1992, of a heart attack in Brussels. His studio still exists, and new stories for various series are regularly produced under his name. In the 2011 film The Smurfs, Peyo was included in the plot as a researcher who studied the myths concerning the Smurfs, who were made to be real-life legendary creatures in the film's storyline.