The WeirdChamp emote has become a popular way for Twitch users to show their disappointment or disbelief towards streamers. It originated from the PogChamp emote and flips the concept of expressing excitement. In this article, we’ll explore its history, pronunciation, banishment, and alternative options for expressing disappointment on Twitch.
WeirdChamp Meaning and Its Origin as Twitch Emote
The WeirdChamp emote was introduced to Twitch by a user named NyroLoL in 2018. Initially available on FrankerFaceZ, it later made its way to Better Twitch TV (BTTV). The emote features the face of Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez, reflecting his expression of disappointment when a cameraman tripped over a tripod.
While it gained some popularity, the WeirdChamp emote truly took off when it started being heavily used in xQcOW’s Twitch channel. It quickly spread beyond his channel and became a topic of discussion on the /r/rxQcOW subreddit. The continuous spamming of the WeirdChamp emote in xQc’s channel solidified its position as a symbol of disappointment in the Twitch community.
How to Pronounce WeirdChamp
To pronounce WeirdChamp correctly, simply say the word “weird” followed by “champ.” Do not blend the two words together; say them separately as “Weird Champ.”
Why is it called WeirdChamp?
Originally known as “FeelsWeirdPog,” the emote referenced the popular PogChamp emote. Over time, the name was shortened to “WeirdChamp” for simplicity.
Is the WeirdChamp Emote Banned on Twitch?
The WeirdChamp emote is no longer available on Twitch and has been removed from FrankerFaceZ. However, it can still be used through the BTTV browser extension. The removal of the emote from Twitch and FrankerFaceZ is connected to a controversial Twitter post by Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez after the January 6th Capitol Hill takeover. Twitch decided to ban the Gootecks PogChamp emote, leading to FrankerFaceZ banning the WeirdChamp emote. BTTV, on the other hand, has not banned WeirdChamp, allowing its continued use.
Who is Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez?
Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez is a prominent figure in the fighting game community, particularly known for his expertise in “Street Fighter.” He gained popularity not only for his skills in competitions but also for his contributions to the Street Fighter Community through podcasts, videos, and books. Gutierrez is also the co-founder of Cross Counter TV, an entertainment network dedicated to fighting game enthusiasts. They produce content on Twitch and YouTube, including shows and streamed tournaments.
How to Use the WeirdChamp Emote on Twitch
To use the WeirdChamp emote on Twitch, you need to install and set up the Better Twitch TV (BTTV) browser extension. Follow these steps:
- Visit BetterTTV.com and choose your internet browser.
- Download the BTTV browser extension.
- After installation, you can view all BTTV-supported Twitch emotes on the channels you visit.
- Configure your BTTV settings in the chat settings of any Twitch channel. Make sure to enable FrankerFaceZ to use and see their emotes.
- To add the WeirdChamp emote and other BTTV emotes to your personal Twitch channel, sign in to Better Twitch TV with your Twitch username and password.
- Authorize your Twitch account with BTTV.
- Access the emote list and add the WeirdChamp emote to your Twitch channel for usage.
Note: Only viewers who have BTTV installed on their internet browsers will be able to see and use the WeirdChamp emote.
In conclusion, the WeirdChamp emote had its moment of fame as a symbol of disappointment on Twitch. However, with its removal from Twitch and FrankerFaceZ, its popularity has diminished. Nevertheless, Twitch users have numerous alternative emotes at their disposal to express their dissatisfaction and disbelief in the streaming world.
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