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Diff (Slang)

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Diff is an abbreviated slang form of the word "difference" that has been used in the gaming communities for trash-talking purposes. The word, paired with an indication of a players role (such as "tank diff" "dps diff," "jungle diff" etc.), is used to convey that the player on the trash talker's team is performing worse than the player in the same role on the opposing team. The word gained particular prominence in the League of Legends and Overwatch communities, and also has been used as a part of powerscaling memes.


The slang word "diff," standing for skill difference, has been used in the League of Legends community at least since 2017. For example, on August 20th, 2017, League of Legends player Christian "IWDominate" Rivera used the word on Twitter[1] to discuss a recent match (shown below).

Christian Rivera @IWDominate D Pretty sure in S7 Spring JG meta, Lira would have been able to exploit the obvious JG diff and carry that series :/ 9:59 PM. Aug 20, 2017


The term gained more prominence in the League of Legends community in late 2023s, mainly being used to trash talk teammates by implying that there's a skill difference between them and an opposing player in the same role on the other team. For example, on December 2nd, 2018, streamer jaehyung made a tweet[2] that gained over 30 retweets and 140 likes in four years (shown below, left). On April 8th, 2019, Redditor /u/kleankill tweeted an Abbacchio joins the kicking meme that received over 300 upvotes in the /r/LeagueOfMemes[3] subreddit in four years (shown below, center). On January 21st, esports caster Josh Leesman made a tweet[4] that received over 770 retweets and 10,000 likes in three years (shown below, right).

jaehyung @NALanguage Top - jg gank my fking lane Jng - mid fking give me prio Mid - jg use fking wards mid no sums ADC - fking supp diff h-------- Supp- this poptart f---- my tastebuds bro goddamn 4:18 PM Dec 2, 2018 "jg diff" 0/5 Mid SILENT 1/4 Bot 0/1 JG Me solo dying top 6 times 0/6 Top 0/5 Mid 1/4 Bot Josh Leesman @esportsjatt Reasons I have more fun as Support than Jungle right now: - Nobody cares that you are down in levels - You can gank, but people don't expect you to - Your items upgrade themselves - You can say "jg diff" if you mess up 9:46 PM Jan 21, 2023 .

The term spread beyond the League of Legends community in 2023, achieving popularity in the Overwatch community as well (examples shown below). On January 8th, 2023, Urban Dictionary user Garry McDonalds-Burger added a definition for the term. The definition garnered over 430 thumbs up in two years.[5]

Additionally, the term gained popularity as a part of powerscaling memes, with "no diff," "low diff," "mid diff" and "high diff" being used to sum up the result of the battle. For example, on January 20th, 2023, TikTok[6] user singlephoenix posted a meme that gained over 9.7 million views and 1.3 million likes in one year (shown below, left). On September 30th, 2023, TikTok[7] user frankxemdb posted a meme that received over 864,000 views and 65,400 likes in eight months (shown below, right).


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Veigarv2 @Veigar_v2 Mbappe: gg jungle diff 1:03 PM Dec 18, 2023 724.7K Views Overwatch Anonymous @OWAnonymous__ Blizzard should give the word "diff" the ggez treatment 7:30 PM - May 11, 2023 174.9K Views

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[1] Twitter – @IWDominate

[2] Twitter – @NALanguage

[3] Reddit – jg diff

[4] Twitter – @esportsjatt

[5] Urban Dictionary – diff

[6] TikTok – @singlephoenix

[7] TikTok – @frankxemdb

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