Dota 2 Slang

Dota (Defense of the Ancients) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game published by Valve Corporation. The original Dota was a mod for Blizzard's Warcraft III, while Dota 2 is a redesigned sequel. Dota 2 has helped bring eSports to the masses, with tournaments offering millions of dollars in prize money. Whether you play the game or just enjoy watching the pros duke it out, you'll want to know the Dota slang terms listed below.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
SquishyLow base health or defense
BO5Best of five
FarmTo gather supplies
DotADefense of the Ancients
Last hittingStriking the final hit on a creep
botBottom lane
CSCreep score
CreepA basic unit
DenyingKilling your own creeps to prevent your enemy from killing them
topTop lane
JunglerA jungle killing player
WCGWorld Cyber Games
ARTSAction real-time strategy
InitiatorA DOTA hero that starts a team fight
MicroUnit micromanagement skill
midMiddle lane
aghsAghanim's Scepter
Fountain divingAttacking an opposing player in his fountain
BISBest in slot
LaningStaying in a lane
LaneMOBA map path
FarmingEarning experience and items
BottomBottom lane
DireThe dark faction in Defense of the Ancients 2
RadiantThe light faction in Defense of the Ancients 2
InitiatingStarting a team fight
JukingUsing items in the environment and moving around to escape
ZoningConstraining enemy positions