What does ganking mean?

Launching a surprise attack

Ganking is a gaming term that often appears in League of Legends (LoL), World of Warcraft (WOW), and Warcraft 3: DOTA. The term is a combination of "gang" and "killing" and refers to launching a surprise attack and ganging up on an enemy.

Ganking creates an unfair advantage where you outnumber an enemy, such as 1v2 or 2v3. In LoL, it occurs when a champion comes from another lane or jungle to attack an enemy. One sign that you are about to be ganked by an enemy is when the champion you are engaged with is randomly being very aggressive.


They are always ganking the top
WOW ganking meme
WOW ganking meme

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Updated June 14, 2017

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