What does GGL stand for in online gaming?

Good game loser

Ever come across ‘GGL’ while playing online games like Fortnite, League of Legends, or even chess? This acronym stands for “good game loser”. Players often type it at the end of a game to rub the loss in the face of the defeated player.

Typically written as ‘ggl’, it’s a less polite form of GG (short for good game). It’s a quick way for the winning player to twist the knife a bit more. It’s seen as a disrespectful gesture in the gaming community.

Many gamers view the use of GGL as unsporting, so it’s best to avoid using it if you don’t want to come off as nasty. That said, some players might use it among friends for some light-hearted teasing.

Example for using ‘GGL’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that last game?

Yeah, it was intense! 🎮

I totally destroyed my opponent. GGL! 😎

Haha, you’re such a sore winner! 😂