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Dota 2 Slang

Dota (Defense of the Ancients) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game published by Valve Corporation. The original Dota was a mod for Blizzard's Warcraft III, while Dota 2 is a redesigned sequel. Dota 2 has helped bring eSports to the masses, with tournaments offering millions of dollars in prize money. Whether you play the game or just enjoy watching the pros duke it out, you'll want to know the Dota slang terms listed below.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
DOTADefense of the Ancients
BO5Best of five
SquishyLow base health or defense
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
CreepA basic unit
WCGWorld Cyber Games
midMiddle lane
topTop lane
FarmTo gather supplies
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
botBottom lane
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
ARTSAction real-time strategy
CSCreep score
JunglerA jungle killing player
LaningStaying in a lane
BottomBottom lane
aghsAghanim's Scepter
FarmingEarning experience and items
laneMOBA map path
DireThe dark faction in Defense of the Ancients 2
RadiantThe light faction in Defense of the Ancients 2
Fountain divingAttacking an opposing player in his fountain
InitiatingStarting a team fight
JukingUsing items in the environment and moving around to escape
Ill eagleIllegal
ZoningConstraining enemy positions