WeirdChamp Twitch Emote Meaning & Origin

What does WeirdChamp mean on Twitch?

WeirdChamp is a variant of the original PogChamp emote. While PogChamp is used in a clutch moment, WeirdChamp is used in a moment of dissapointment.

Using the WeirdChamp emote means you feel let down by the streamer or a specific moment on stream. Alternatively, it can also be used whenever you’re in disbelief.

WeirdChamp is only available on the FrankerFaceZ and BTTV browser extensions. As of January, FrankerFaceZ has followed Twitch’s decision and banned the use of emotes based on Gootecks’ face. BTTV still allows their use.

Origin of the WeirdChamp emote on Twitch

The WeirdChamp emote is based on the original PogChamp emote which was uploaded to Twitch in 2012. This emote featured Ryan ‘Gootecks’ Gutierrez’s face but was later removed in January of 2021 after a series of controversial tweets.

The original PogChamp is used whenever something cool, big, or POG happens on stream. Users on Reddit decided they wanted a variant of this emote where Ryan’s face is in disbelief, so in 2018, WeirdChamp was uploaded to FrankerFaceZ by user NyroLoL, later, it was also uploaded to Better Twitch TV.

To create the face of WeirdChamp, they used a screengrab from the original PogChamp video where Gootecks is reacting to the cameraman tipping over his tripod.

Due to the decision to remove Ryan’s face from Twitch, FrankerFaceZ followed suit and also banned the use of Gootecks’ face, resulting in all variants of PogChamp being removed from the popular browser extension.

BetterTTV has made no such decision and still allows the use of Gootecks’ face as an emote.

When to use WeirdChamp

You can use WeirdChamp in moments of disappointment and moments of disbelief. It can also be used to call bullshit on something.

How to get WeirdChamp emote on Twitch

If you want to get WeirdChamp on Twitch, you will have to install the Better Twitch TV browser extension. We have a separate article dedicated to the installation of BTTV. Here’s the TL;DR:

  1. Go to BetterTTV.com select your browser and download the browser extension, you can then see the emotes on supported Twitch channels.
  2. To configure your BTTV options, head on over to the chat of any Twitch streamer (they don’t have to be live) and hit chat settings, where you can personalize your BTTV settings. You want to enable FrankerFaceZ emotes so you can see their emotes as well.

If you wish to add the WeirdChamp and other emotes to your OWN Twitch channel, you can do so by signing in to BTTV using your Twitch credentials and authorizing your Twitch account. Next, you can head over to the emote list and add WeirdChamp to your Twitch channel.

Afterward, your viewers will then be able to use the WeirdChamp emote on your Twitch channel and they will see it if they have BTTV installed as a browser extension (which the majority does already anyway).

EmoteHow to use thisMeaning
PogChampThis is a global Twitch emotePogChamp is the original emote. It used to feature Gootecks’ face but it was replaced by a lizard in 2021 due to controversy.
PogUFrankerFaceZ / BTTVPogU features Ryan’s face from a different angle. The emote is taken from the same video. PogU is used when something exciting happens on stream.
PogFrankerFaceZ / BTTVPog is a close-up of the original PogChamp emote from Twitch.
PainsChampFrankerFaceZ / BTTVPainsChamp is a close-up of Ryan Gutierrez’s face in a painful expression. This emote could be used to express pain but it’s mainly used in sarcastic manner.

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