OMEGALUL is a variant of the popular LUL emote. In this version, TotalBiscuit’s mouth is heavily enlarged to illustrate that one is laughing extremely hard.
OMEGALUL is used in moments where a regular LUL emote just doesn’t cut it. When you’re laughing TOO hard, you use OMEGALUL.
Did you see XQC’s pogchamps game against MoistCr1tikal? He lost in just 6 moves OMEGALUL!
What is the origin of the OMEGALUL emote on Twitch?
The origin of OMEGALUL dates back to the original LUL emote.
The LUL emote we know today, features a cut-out of the late John Bain doing his famous cynical laugh.
The original picture was taken at the 2013 MLG Anaheim event by event photographer itsjustatank.
Bain, who streamed as TotalBiscuit on Twitch, uploaded the emote as a subscriber-only emote called CynicalLaugh. The photographer wasn’t happy with this and DMCAed the subscriber emote so Bain was forced to remove it.
During this time, the LUL emote was re-uploaded to BetterTTV as LuL. Around 2016, TotalBiscuit also re-uploaded an illustrated version of the emote to his own channel to avoid another DMCA attempt by the photographer.
About a year later, on September 1st of 2017, Twitch revealed that LUL was going to be released as an OFFICIAL global Twitch emote.
To avoid legal trouble, Twitch used the illustrated version that TotalBiscuit uploaded to his own channel.
Both the original LuL the stylized LUL and the OMEGALUL emotes became widely popular over the years that followed.
Today, OMEGALUL is enabled on over 332,000 Twitch channels through BTTV. On FFZ, OMEGALUL is enabled on over 146,000 channels. This means a total of over 478,000 channels use the OMEGALUL emote!
Surprisingly, OMEGALUL is more popular on BTTV than on FFZ. According to Stream Elements, the emote has been used over 133 million times on BTTV. On FFZ, it has only 7 million total uses.
How to use the OMEGALUL emote on Twitch
If you want to use OMEGALUL on Twitch, you will have to install the FrankerFaceZ browser extension. Otherwise, just text will pop up for you.
- Go to BetterTTV.com select your browser and download the browser extension, you will then be able to see the OMEGALUL emote on supported Twitch channels.
If you wish to add the OMEGALUL and other emotes to your OWN Twitch channel, you can do so by signing in to BeterTTV using your Twitch credentials and authorizing your Twitch account. Next, you can head over to the emote list and add OMEGALUL to your Twitch channel.
Afterward, your viewers will then be able to use the OMEGALUL emote on your Twitch channel and they will be able to see it if they have FrankerFaceZ/BTTV installed as a browser extension (which the majority does already anyway).