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The Online Gaming Jargon Cheat Sheet: ADS, GLHF, MOBA, Smurf, and More Explained

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Have you heard about “auto chess” games?

Not sure what “battle royale” is, or why it’s become so popular?

Why do players flaunt “KDR”?

What is a “clutch” play?

Are you a “scrub”?

Playing an online multiplayer game can sometimes feel like you’re stepping into a different world with its own language. Players come up with new phrases, acronyms, and jargon all the time—keeping up with all of it can feel like an impossible task, especially if you can’t commit several hours per day for your play sessions.

Check out our online gaming jargon cheat sheet, which explains some of the most common terms you’ll come across when playing games online, regardless of what kinds of games you play:

Online Gaming Jargon preview

FREE DOWNLOAD: This cheat sheet is available as a downloadable PDF from our distribution partner, TradePub. You will have to complete a one-time short form to access it: The Online Gaming Jargon Cheat Sheet

Our cheat sheets are the perfect resources for you to print out for easy reference, or to share with your colleagues and friends. What are you waiting for?

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Thanks, will pass this on.