GG no re is an online slang abbreviation most prevalent in gaming, acting as a polite way of saying goodbye at the end of a session.
It means “good game, no rematch” meaning that whoever typed the phrase no longer wishes to continue the virtual contest with the other player.
The expression may be encountered either in the chat section of online multiplayer games, as well as on GIFs, image macros and videos related to gaming.
It could also be further extended with abbreviations appearing as “GG No Re EZ”.
Abbreviations such as “GG No Re” have a long history of use in digital entertainment, appearing at the conception of multiplayer gaming at the end of the 20th century.
The first case of “GG” emerged in online chess in the late 1990’s, used by players as an acronym for “Good Game” used synonymously for goodbye.
“GG” would quickly spread across multiple gaming communities, which included Starcraft, Counter Strike as well as Command & Conquer.
Not long after the spread of “GG”, “GG No Re” would also turn up, with the popularity of multiplayer games soaring in the 2000’s.
Over the years “GG No Re” would emerge in all the various sources in gaming, including Warcraft III, DOTA, League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike, as well as the World of Warcraft series, just to mention a few of the big titles.
“GG No Re” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2003, with a large amount of entries following in the subsequent years.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, “GG No Re” and other such abbreviations remain common in multiplayer gaming, as well as memes on sites like Reddit, 9GAG, Instagram and 4chan.