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All About ‘GG’ –The Gaming Language Jargon!

Updated on November 25, 2020 | by Austin

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Have you ever heard your gamer friend saying ‘GG’ and been curious about what GG means? If yes, then, luckily you’re at the right place! Till the time you finish reading this blog to the end, you will realize that this gaming language jargon is not left unfamiliar to you anymore. So, let’s begin to dig deep about what is GG, why, and when gamers use GG!

The Introduction of Gaming Language Jargon

If you have played a competitive video game or have seen someone playing the game, you must have realized that in multiplayer games, each and every single second count. It is so because if you lag behind even a little, you may lose a game. With respect to the aforementioned fact, ‘Messaging shorthand’ became a crucial tool for gamers to communicate with each other during the gameplay.

To make the communication shorter, faster, and easier, the gaming language jargon and slang words have been introduced in the video gaming world. Mainly, it’s the increasing popularity of video games on the internet over the past 30 years that has helped pave the way for special words or terms to be originated by its players. That’s the crucial point when finally an innovative sublanguage or you can say ‘Video Gaming Glossary’ consisting of new words, abbreviations, slangs, jargon, and acronyms have never heard before, has been formed in order to help the online gaming community to communicate as well as cooperate with one another in no time. This you will realize when you enter into the gaming world and start gaming.

But, as of now, we’re here to make you familiar with one particular word of the gaming world and that is ‘GG.’

What Does GG Mean?

GG’ is an acronym that stands firstly for “Gotta go” means have to go that is quite frequently used in chat rooms, text messaging, e-mail, instant messaging, SMS, and also in other real-time text-based communication apps such as WhatsApp and Instagram.

Secondly, and most importantly GG stands for the “Good Game.” Good Game or GG is a customary phrase that gamers use to say at the end of every match, either playing online or in person.

The Origin of GG Gaming Term

The very first or the early uses of GG date back to the mid-to-late 90s when multiplayer gaming began to lay its roots for full-fledged online video games. It was the Writer John Brandon who encountered the acronym ‘GG’ while playing Marathon on his Macintosh in 1994.

Then, in 1998, the company named Blizzard Entertainment released on the internet, their real-time strategy game StarCraft. Among the gaming community, this game was widely accepted with the title that projected ‘GG’ into the mainstream. So, it’s the widespread popularity of the ‘StarCraft’ game that made the propelled gamers to use the term ‘GG’ to admit defeat or to compliment the opponent’s time for a close-battle. Soon, in 2000, ‘GG’ became a household term available almost in every gamer’s vocabulary. And, now it is one of the most popular acronyms from the video game terminology that gamers use at the end of every game battle.

GG Usage in Game

GG is mostly used in the online gaming world, for the majority as a polite remark which should be uttered after the end of a round, game, or measured interval, mainly to indicate that a match was fairly played, interesting, and enjoyable for instance, ‘What a match, GG!’

However, for some game servers, it also indicates that collectively one team got slaughtered the other. The opposite of which is ‘BG’ means the “Bad Game.”

To be precise, GG is typically used as an acknowledgment that a round of banter has played out well. And, at the same time, gamers also use it after finishing the match to inform the other player that they are quitting on a good note, and they are not coming back no matter whether they have lost the match or not. So, similar to a gaming etiquette like handshake or hug at the end of a live sporting event, GG is a standard practice to type GG into the gaming chat at the end of every match.

GG’s Other Variations 

Yes! Not only ‘Good Game’ but, there are also few other variations of GG that can be used in the gaming world by the players such as “GGWP.” The GGWP meaning is ‘Good Game, Well Played’ that gamers used when they wanted to deliver to their opponents that did a good job during the match even if they managed to win from behind.

Similarly, another term that players used is “GLHF” which means ‘Good Luck, Have Fun.’ Contrary to the former, this phrase is often said at the beginning of the game, instead of the end.

And, last but not least, “GGEZ” that means ‘Good Game, Easy’ is another variation of GG that is more commonly used by either the winning team or the losing team at the end of a quite a long and tough match.

That’s all about what is required to know about the ‘GG.’ Now, in the end, we would like to leave you with the below listed some other slang terms that are quite widely used in the Video games world to help gamers communicate faster. So, if you’re about to jump into the online gaming community, you must enlighten yourself about these popular gaming slang terms and abbreviations as well. Remember that!

Gaming Term/Jargon/SlangMeaning
Leeroy JenkinsThis term is used to refer to those players who try to be a hero, but fails.
MIAThis term stands for ‘Mission in Action’ for those players who have not been seen for a while.
NoobThis term is used for someone who is new at a game, in the gaming world.
PwnThis term is used when a team totally dominates in a game against their enemies.
ReThis term means ‘Rematch.’ It is used after a game has finished, for asking the other player if he would like to join for another match.
ScrubThis term is used for those players who think they’re good but in reality, they aren’t.
DcThis term indicates that a player has disconnected from an online game.
KSThis term means that the player even while not contributing much has secured the kill for themselves by getting the last hit on enemies.
Smurf or smurfingThis term refers to an experienced player who creates a new account to play against an inexperienced player for the easy wins.


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