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League of Legends Slang

League of Legends (commonly abbreviated "LoL") is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed by Riot Games. Each player chooses a character called a "champion" and joins a three or five-player team, then competes against an opposing team. League of Legends has become one of the most popular eSports games and is played all over the world. Whether you play the game or just like to watch, it is helpful to know the following LoL slang terms.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
KitingMoving while avoiding attack
cdrCooldown reduction
deepsDamage per second
LOMLow on mana
OOMOut of mana
CCCrowd control
arpArmor penetration
TankStrong character
BGBad game
DebuffWeakening effect
mp5Mana per five seconds
MainMain character
RagequitTo angrily quit a game
MetagameOutside game preparation and strategies
BO3Best of three
SmurfHidden alternate character
dfgDeathfire Grasp
APAbility power
PBEPublic beta environment
JunglerA jungle killing player
JunglingKilling neutral monsters in the jungle
ADCAttack damage carry
ASAttack speed
ADAttack damage
KDAKills deaths assists
ARAMAll random all mid
ADAMAll draft all mid
ultUltimate ability
TFTwisted Fate
QFirst champion ability
botBottom lane
hp5Health per five seconds
InstalockInstantly choose character
arpenArmor penetration
BPBlue pilling
CSCreep score
DunkingOwning enemy player
KSKill steal
atsAttack speed
ControllerChampion who supports allies
FogUnseen areas of a League of Legends map
PVPPlayer versus player
DPSDamage per second
DOTDamage over time
HPHit points
NPCNon-player character
PUGPick up group
AOEArea of effect
AceSolo winner
procProgrammed random occurrence
LoLLeague of Legends
BO5Best of five
ARTSAction real-time strategy
laneMOBA map path
EloElo rating system
FarmingEarning experience and items
CarryMOBA player role
midMiddle lane
GhostingObserving an enemy player
ZoningConstraining enemy positions
LaningStaying in a lane
MLGMajor League Gaming
FarmTo gather supplies
LCSLeague Championship Series
aspdAttack speed
BabysitTo assist a champion in getting more powerful
BottomBottom lane
GankingLaunching a surprise attack
ChampionLeague of Legends player-controlled character
SupportChampion who plays on the bottom lane
EnchanterA champion that helps increase the effectiveness of allies
DisruptorA champion that locks down opponents
CarriesMOBA players that carry their team
SquishyLow base health or defense
NukeAn ability that deals a lot of damage
BurstCombination of attacks in a short span of time
PeelingProtecting a champion
PeelTo protect a champion
DivingVenturing far into enemy territory
Tower divingAttacking an opposing player under his tower
WPWell played
BMBad manner
MOBAMultiplayer online battle arena
eSportsElectronic sports
MinionGame creature