PogChamp is one of the original Twitch.tv emotes, based on fighting game pro and live stream commentator Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez.
The emote shows Ryan with a shocked and excited face, while looking to his left all because of a blooper on set by one of the crew.
The emote on Twitch.tv is used to express excitement, shock or even surprise.
PogChamp has spawned many variants of it own, all based on the original or new reactions by Ryan and sometimes Pepe the Frog like:
Origin of the emote
The original image was taken from one of the streams featuring Ryan, called CounterCrossTV, by the message board 4chan’s sub board /v/ – Video Games.
Given the exaggerated reaction by Ryan, it has quickly spread on the internet and later was given the name PogChamp in 2011.
Since it was featured in a video called “Pog Championship”.
A unique emote was created for the streaming website Twitch.tv in 2012, making it one of the first emotes.
Spread of the emote
Given its early debut, PogChamp is one of the most used emotes on Twitch.tv and the internet.
As of 10/12/2019. PogChamp is 6th on the top 100 most used emotes list according to the website StreamElements.
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