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Glossary

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This page contains a list of terms and definitions that are commonly found when discussing VALORANT.

General Game-play terms[edit]

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A[edit]

Ace
Ace is when one person kills all 5 players in one round.
AWP
Very long-range Counter Strike weapon, generally able of killing with a bullet. More often defines snipers.

B[edit]

C[edit]

Caller
See IGL.
Call Outs
The names for the different areas of a map, mostly used to tell the team where an enemy is or where to go.
Camping
A player that camps remains in their spot for a long time, waiting for enemies.
Clutch
Clutch is when the last player alive wins the round.

D[edit]

E[edit]

Eco (round)
A strategy where a team doesn't buy rifles nor equipment in order to save money.
There are different level of eco, which range from not buying anything at all (hard-eco) to pistol, grenades and Kevlar buys (semi-eco).
Exits/Exit frags
Or going for exits, which means trying to get kills as a Defender on Attacker when they exit the bomb-site to avoid the explosion.

F[edit]

Flawless
Flawless is when no one on your team dies.
Forcebuy
The act of purchasing nonetheless on a round where a regular eco round would normally be optimal. Usually done in order to try and "break" the enemy's economy.
The last round of a half is always a forcebuy when a team doesn't have enough money for a buy, as the money is reset when swapping sides.

G[edit]

H[edit]

Headshot
A shot to the head, which deals the most damage of any shot on a part of the body.

I[edit]

IGL
In-Game Leader. Designation of a player in a team that choose the strategies and make the main calls during the game.

J[edit]

K[edit]

Kevlar
Armor that takes more damage.

L[edit]

Long
Used to denote the longest lane of multiple pathways that leads to a bomb-site. (E.g.: Long A).

M[edit]

Mid
Denotes a central/middle area of the map that can usually lead to either bomb-site.

N[edit]

O[edit]

One-tap
A one-shot to the head.
Orbs
Orbs are an obtainable to charge a point in your Ultimate ability.

P[edit]

Q[edit]

R[edit]

Rotation
A rotation is a change of positions on the map, and is usually done as an answer to a kill or when having information about what the enemy is doing.
Rush
A rush is a strategy where a team pushes forward the enemy side very quickly, to catch them off guard. Can be done by either Attacker or Defender.

S[edit]

Saving
A player that saves will concede the round, try to hide on the map and avoid getting killed to keep his weapon and/or equipment for the next round.
Short
Denotes the shortest lane to a bomb-site. (E.g.: Short B).
Spike
Spike is the bomb that Agents plant/defuse in order to win rounds.
Spraying
Firing continuously for a long time with a weapon.
Strat
The strategy a team will follow for a round.
Stuff
A term used for any equipment that is not a weapon, like abilities or armor.

T[edit]

Team Ace
Team Ace is when each person kills 1 enemy player in one round.
Thrifty
Thrifty is when you won a round spending less money than other team.

U[edit]

Ult
Ult is your Ultimate ability.

V[edit]

W[edit]

Wallbang
Firing through walls that let some bullets go through (like some doors, wood, boxes, etc.) in order to kill someone hiding behind it.
Wallhack
A type of cheat that lets the player see enemy players through walls.

X[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

Non Game-play terms[edit]

Default
Default - When a map is awarded to a team coming from the upper bracket in a double elimination format.
Smurf
An experienced player that uses a new account to play in lower ranked games than his actual level.
TBA
To be announced - Information not yet disclosed by the person or organization in question.
TBD
To be determined - Something yet to be determined, such as tournament participants or release date.