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