What does PUG stand for?

Pick-up group

Gamers use the acronym PUG to refer to pick-up groups, which are teams or parties comprised of players who don't know each other. You're most likely to see this acronym used while playing team-based MMORPGs, MOBAs, or FPSes, in which players who are LFG commonly form PUGs.

Creating or joining a PUG is a great option when you can't fill out a team or party from your FL. Most online games have tools that allow players to easily form PUGs, so they can assemble a team of randos and start playing - no friends required.


My guild isn't doing that dungeon right now, so I'm joining a PUG to get it done
A LoL player looking for some PUGs
A LoL player looking for some PUGs

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Updated April 5, 2022

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