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Someone who is successful at a video game (or similar activity) in local play or within their circle of friends, but is easily defeated by actual good players. The term is most likely based on the typical horizontally-arranged tier system, in which the lowest tier is the " basement ", and the best player of that tier is it's " king ".
" I dominated Dale at Street Fighter last night, his basement king status has been revealed. "
by Kripto January 11, 2016
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