SprotsGloss: Gank


Stay with me here…this week’s SprotsGloss is headed to the land of eSports. To be specific, we’re traveling to Summoner’s Rift in League of Legends because I don’t know anything about any other computer games. Except that one time I watched someone play H1Z1 for four hours. That’s a story for another day.


The all-important GANK. A gank is an ambush of one or more unsuspecting enemies with the help of your teammates from other lanes/the jungle. In League of Legends, there are ample side paths and bushes for teammates to hide in, so the basic concept of a gank is that your buddy travels on down to your lane, chills in a bush, then pops out to surprise the crap out of your opponents, generally resulting in their demise. I don’t know for sure, but I feel like it’s just a combination of the words “gangster” and “flank” because computer game nerds think they are cooler than they really are.

Ganks can make or break a team. If you have a shitty jungler that whines about getting to level 6 before ganking, you’re going to lose. If you have a mid laner that won’t roam to bot to help you wipe out an ADC that’s thirsty as fuck, you’re screwed. If you have an opposing jungler that’s camping your river bush (get your head out of the gutter) and your team is ignoring your pings, GG noob.

If I lost you at Summoner’s Rift, no worries. However, if you’re interested in League or already play, feel free to add me: GlitterBae, I’m the best support NA. Not really, but I have friends that play well and will carry us 😉 .

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