What does IGL stand for in online gaming?

In-game leader

IGL stands for "in-game leader." In team-based online games like Fortnite, League of Legends (LoL), and Counter-Strike, a team's IGL is responsible for coordinating the team's strategies, tactics, and actions.

IGLs are also known as shotcallers, and typically, they are the most experienced player on a team. Most professional (and some amateur) eSports teams have a designated IGL, who directs the majority of their team's actions throughout a game.

While there may be times it's correct to ignore or disobey your IGL, you may want to think twice before doing so. If your actions get your whole team ganked, your teammates may not want to play with you anymore.


Tony's our current IGL. His tactics have never steered us wrong

Your reaction when your IGL leads you to victory

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Updated November 18, 2020

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