I heard Snowballing in a lot of league of legends gameplay videos and I don't know what it means. For example I hear Renekton can snowball really hard.

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    Am I the only one who didn't understood @mikeserv comment? o.o link for explanation is appreciated
    – Michel
    Aug 14, 2014 at 18:30
  • @Michel I'm pretty sure any link for explanation would end up being very NSFW and probably would get rightly yoinked by the mods. Go look up snowballing on Urban Dictionary for yourself.
    – Iszi
    Nov 17, 2015 at 14:13

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Snowball is the term used when a team or character just gets better and better (usually from getting fed) to the point where it is very difficult to stop them. Much like a snowball rolling down a hill getting bigger and bigger.

An easy example of a snowball is an early game team fight. The team that comes out on top has a gold/xp advantage for the next team fight, making them stronger. They win the next team fight because of it, gaining a further advantage of gold/xp.

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    I find it kind of sad that you cannot snowball right with nunu :(
    – Jutschge
    Aug 12, 2014 at 20:23

Like a snowball rolling down a snowy hill that grows bigger and bigger as it goes down (you know, cartoon like), it become hard to stop as it gets bigger.

Many champions can have the same effect on a game in League : They get gold and levels advantage over the enemy champions that they are extremely hard to stop.

That happens when one can get many kills without dying early in a game.

With the gold, they get better items than the enemy and with the levels, their skills deal more damage, they have more base health, base resists, etc. The 2 combined make that champion "snowball" as these advantages will only get bigger unless stopped.


Snowballing is the term used for the effect of one team or player becoming stronger and stronger and thus winning fights easier and easier because the team or player won a few fights before.

Note that the most determining factor for whether a team (or champion) can snowball is whether their champion stats scale well with better items/levels or their skills scale well with better items/levels. In other words, how much their potential increases from simply having a bit more gold or a few more skills/levels.

This is why it's often said that specific champs are snowball champs. Because they have skills and or stats that scale or do things so well, that the sheer act of leveling up or winning one fight already gives them a massive advantage

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