To gang up on and kill a player
Gank is when multiple players gang up on a single player in a game and kill him. Players may do it for strategic purposes and/or to just irritate the player, aka griefing.
Gank comes from the combination of "gang" and "kill," and comes from the age-old "strength in numbers" strategy that transcends competitive games. However, it didn't receive the "gank" label until the early-2000s when online gaming began to increase in popularity.
It may be performed in any multiplayer game but is commonly used in MOBA games like Dota 2 and League of Legends (LoL). It is also done in MMORPG games like World of Warcraft (WoW).
While it is a useful strategy for prevailing in matches, some players do it just to make other players angry. Kind of like older brothers ganging up on the youngest sibling.
|Ganking||Launching a surprise attack|
|Griefing||Irritating other players|
|Griefer||An irritating player|
|Trolling||Posting offensive comments|
|Troll||A person who posts offensive comments|
|Farming||Earning experience and items|
|AYBABTU||All your base are belong to us|
|Babysit||To assist a champion in getting more powerful|
|Beast mode||Dominating gameplay|
A slang word that means to steal or take something; often stated informally and not meant as a criminal act.