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What does the emote PogU mean?

PogU is a variant of the original Twitch.tv emote called PogChamp. This version features an excited Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez’s face with an open mouth, looking straight at the camera.

The emote on Twitch.tv is used to express excitement, shock or even surprise, usually spammed alongside with its original version to create more hype.

PogU is a variant emote based on the original PogChamp with several others like:


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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 which has later spawned PogU, an image taken from the same video, but in 2018.

PogU was added to the FrankerFaceZ in mid-2018. which is a browser addon, that extends your viewing experience on Twitch.tv, by adding new unique emotes, chat features, etc.

Spread of the emote

PogU was first made popular on the messaging board website Reddit, which has prompted it to be added to Twitch.tv. The emote became very popular on streams by pokelawls, xQc, etc.

As of 10/12/2019. PogU is 9th on the top 100 most used emotes list according to the website StreamElements.

Further information/sources

  • Know Your Meme – PogU
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