DOTA 2: What Is Gank?

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DOTA 2’s heart and soul is the 5v5 game mode wherein the skills of each of them will be tested to the limits – I mean, a match of at least 30 minutes can sound draining, though.

And with that, a team may tend to do a ‘gank’ in order to win against their opponents. But even the auto-correct feature in MS Word cannot determine what gank really means.


But do not worry and we got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about gank in DOTA 2.

What Is Gank In DOTA 2?

Gank in DOTA 2 is the shortened term for ‘gang kill.’

And with its literal meaning being inclined to its DOTA 2 counterpart, a gang kill refers to the act of a team’s multiple members (can range from at least two to the five at most) to kill at least one enemy hero.


It’s almost a miracle that a hero can survive a gank in DOTA 2. But most of the time, a gank can sure kill at least one enemy that can surely affect the overall state of a game in progress.

So, if you hear that there will be a gank that’s going to happen, then be ready for the possible clashes and pick-offs coming along the way.

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