why do people call summoner names "igns"

#1dontdodrugs101Posted 11/14/2012 6:27:06 AM
does it have to do with ign.com
#2bobguydude1Posted 11/14/2012 6:27:34 AM
in game names.
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#3Dragonfable101Posted 11/14/2012 6:27:35 AM

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#4hawkeye2188Posted 11/14/2012 6:52:51 AM
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#5LooksLikeRainPosted 11/14/2012 6:55:53 AM
They call 'em rogues. They travel fast and alone.
#6MaurithPosted 11/14/2012 8:21:07 AM
The first time I was exposed to this community I really did get confused, thinking there was some big discussion hub on IGN or something >>
Don't get why it's used instead of screen name / SN, username / whatever. It's not like anyone's gonna ask for their "OGN"
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#7RenegadePhantomPosted 11/14/2012 9:45:42 AM
I dunno, maybe because IGN is universally used.
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#8Final_HatsamuPosted 11/14/2012 9:59:29 AM
SNs = Just LoL

IGNs = Every game where you can pick a name

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#9DuDuDu10101Posted 11/14/2012 9:59:58 AM
i'm very human, i call it "what's your name in LoL"
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This will continue until you make proper gamefaqs messages.
#10HeleophrynidaePosted 11/14/2012 10:31:20 AM
Because my IGN is very different from any of my SNs

Screen Names are more generic and can apply to anything like gamefaqs or youtube, whereas IGN refers specifically to what you are called in the game.