WeirdChamp Twitch Emote Meaning & Origin

Last Updated on 02/17/2023 by Dean

What does WeirdChamp mean on Twitch?

WeirdChamp is a variant of the original (discontinued) PogChamp emote. While PogChamp is used in a clutch moment, WeirdChamp is used in a moment of disappointment.

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 as 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 the original face went on a series of controversial tweets.

The original PogChamp is used whenever something cool, big, or POG (Play Of the Game) 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 on, 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.

To this day, Weirdchamp is still a very popular emote on Twitch.

When to use WeirdChamp on Twitch

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

How to get WeirdChamp emote on Twitch (as a viewer)

If you want to see the WeirdChamp emote on Twitch, you will have to install the Better Twitch TV browser extension. If you don’t have BTTV installed, just text will be displayed for you.

when you dont have betterttv installed you won't be able to see the weirdchamp emote on twitch

We have a separate article dedicated to the installation of BTTV. Here’s the TL;DR:

  1. Go to 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. Here, you want to enable FrankerFaceZ emotes so you can see their emotes as well.

How to get Weirdchamp Emote on Twitch AS A STREAMER

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.

You can add Weirdchamp here: 👉 Weirdchamp on BTTV.

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 do already anyway).

Is Weirdchamp banned from Twitch?

Weirdchamp is still available on Twitch. However, the emote can only be seen by viewers who have the BetterTTV browser extension installed. On top of that, the emote is only available on channels where the streamer has authorized the emote.

Technically, Gooteck’s face has been removed from Twitch. But browsers extensions such as BetterTTV have nothing to do with Twitch.

FrankerFaceZ, BTTV’s rival, has gone ahead and banned Weirdchamp, Pogchamp and any other emotes that feature Ryan Gutierrez’s face.

The decision to remove Ryan Gutierezz’s face from Twitch came in 2021 as a result of a popular petition stating that Ryan Gutierrez’s face does not belong on Twitch after a series of controversial statements and Tweets.

pogchamp was removed from twitch

As POGCHAMP was a VERY popular emote and the word POG/POGCHAMP has become a big part of Twitch Culture, Twitch decided to change the emote instead of removing it completely.

Here is what Twitch had to say:

After a voting process, they eventually landed on the new Pogchamp emote, which features a lizard, depicting the original expression from the Pogchamp emote.

Those who still want to use Ryan Gutierrezz’s face on Twitch can continue to do so through the BetterTTV browser extension.

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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