GG

GG (or lowercase gg) is an abbreviation for “good game” that has been widely used as shorthand in competitive multiplayer video game settings. Before voice technology largely replaced text-based chat rooms, it was customary for players to send each other GG as a closing salutation at the end of a matchup. Not doing so would have reflected poorly on a player’s etiquette and sportsmanship.

In the same context, a leading competitor who sent GG before a match was truly over could be perceived as arrogant because of their implication that the fate of the game was already certain. Similar connotations could be drawn from GGEZ, which stands for “good game, easy,” although it was sometimes used ironically if the winner sent it to the loser after a long, arduous match.

Another version of GG is GGWP, short for “good game, well played.” Players would often use this extension to express their sincere congratulations of a job well done. In some cases, a losing player might have sent GGEZ as a way of complimenting the winner of a blowout game, to which the winning player might have humbly responded with GGWP.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

Top Articles

List of Windows Operating System Versions & History [In Order]

The Windows operating system (Windows OS) refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft Corporation. We look at the history of Windows...

How to Create a Website Shortcut on Your Desktop

Website Shortcut on Your Desktop reviewed by Web Webster   This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a website shortcut on your desktop using...

What are the Five Generations of Computers? (1st to 5th)

Reviewed by Web Webster Each generation of computer has brought significant advances in speed and power to computing tasks. Learn about each of the...

Hotmail [Outlook] Email Accounts

Launched in 1996, Hotmail was one of the first public webmail services that could be accessed from any web browser. At its peak in...

Crypt888 Ransomware

Crypt888, also known as Mircop, is ransomware that encrypts files on desktops, downloads,...

AutoLocky Ransomware

AutoLocky is ransomware written in the popular AutoIt scripting language. It uses strong...

Data Governance

Data governance is a term used to refer to the management of processes,...