Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread


What does NotLikeThis mean?

NotLikeThis is an original emote, created for the streaming website Part of the original emotes, it features former employee Ben “Bensw” Swartz, while holding his head in frustration/confusion.

The emote can be used in situations where a streamer gets into a situation, where suddenly everything goes south and basically messing up the gameplay with irreversible consequences.


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What's the origin of NotLikeThis?

The original term is from a scene in the movie The Matrix, where a side character says “Not Like This” right before dying referring to be helpless in the situation.

The picture of Ben was taken at an EVO event (featuring fighting games as a tournament), where he could be seen reacting to a player lose a game in a such a way, that prompted the expression.

NotLikeThis was made into an emote and uploaded to in the year 2015 as part of the original set of emotes.

Spread and Usage

How did NotLikeThis spread?

As of 10/12/2019 according to the website StreamElements, NotLikeThis is the 32nd on the list of most popular/used emotes on the website, making it one of the most popular emotes.

External References

Published: 12/29/2019 by | Last updated: 04/03/2020 | 1,461 views | Report error

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