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1. For most games, this refers to Player versus Player, where two people play against each other, as opposed to against a computer

2. If used in the context for StarCraft, it almost always means the mirror match Protoss vs. Protoss.
1. I totally pwned that noob yesterday in PvP.

2. 1 Gate Core is a common opening in PvP.
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Player Vs. Player
used in all Online games refering to 2 players fighting each other to see who is stronger and or better.
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Acronym for Player Vs. Player

1. A type of game wherein human opponents primarily compete against one another.
2. A well known gaming comic.
1. Counterstrike is a badass pvp.
2. Did you read PVP yesterday?
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PVP, abbreviation for Player Vs Player. Describes scenarios common in electronic gaming in which players are pitted against each other.
"Man, I love that PVP server for evercrack where you get to fight the other players."
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Short terms for Player Versus Player commonly used in Internet Gaming. Usually referring to one player fighting another one.
Xeith: YO MAN WE GONNA PVP TONIGHT?
Bill: YEAH MAN I GOT A NEW HOT SPOT.
LOTS OF ACTION.
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A player of a game fighting against another player.

Any number of people can participate in PvP, and it does not have to be a fair situation.
"Haha, we totally owned that noob rogue in PvP today!"
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A mode of online gaming that allows players to have full control over their online characters, for example to fight each other instead of going down a pre-determined path. Stands for "Player vs Player".

Also, a long-running webcomic found at pvponline.com; written and illustrated by Scott Kurtz.
If you are on a PvP server, don't complain when some guy named "Left Nutz" kills you and takes your stuff.

"Did you read yesterday's PvP? Brent is such a douche!"
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