Scrub, Skrub, or Scrubber
- Similar to the word “Noob”, this word is used to identify someone who has complaints about game mechanics, player styles, or tactics which they deem unfair or cheap.
- This term has its origins from the 90’s, in the arcade fighting game, Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior. “Scrubs” were players who instead used complex joystick motions and button press combinations to activate special moves, would hit all the buttons and wiggle the joystick in such a way that would look similar to a scrubbing motion, such as scrubbing a car windshield clean.
- The term lost its popularity for nearly 20 years, until a League of Legends forum user “Urban Ranger”, asked why he was constantly being called a scrub during gameplay.
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