Twitch is Embracing the Madness
Twitch made the decision to remove the iconic PogChamp emote from the platform following a series of controversial statements from the emote’s star, Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez surrounding the storming of Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon. While they removed the fighting game personalities likeness from the site, they stated their intent on keeping the term Pog alive as it has become such a core part of the site’s culture.
Since then, many have flooded Twitter, Reddit, Twitch, and basically any other place where we people will listen, with ideas for the new face of Pog. Well, Twitch has come to a decision on who that will be–at least a temporary decision.
Twitch retweeted eSports host Sean Plott’s suggestion to create a database of all the different creator’s individual versions of the “Pogchamp” emote.
Yo @Twitch suggestion for PogChamp: create a database of streamer and/or general faces. Whenever someone types PogChamp, display one of those faces at random. Would give a really nice crowd feel to a chat spamming PogChamp and allow the meaning to be tied to all of us instead.
— Sean Plott (@day9tv) January 7, 2021
In their retweet, Twitch announced that they will be taking the suggestion to heart and will offer a brand new PogChamp emote every 24 hours.
You know what? In the spirit of figuring out 2021 together, let’s just roll with it for now!
Get ready for a new PogChamp every 24 hours, starting today. https://t.co/R16EyASsFx
— Twitch (@Twitch) January 8, 2021
Twitch will just be rolling with it for now so we don’t know exactly how long they will keep this system in place, but at least for the foreseeable future–there will be a new PogChamp every day featuring a variety of the platform’s creators.
We won’t know for sure which creators will be featured in this strange turn of events as many creators big and small have created their own PogChamp emotes for their own personal subscribers. Hopefully we will see a variety of creators featured in this new system as it could offer a serious boost for smaller streamers on the site.
2021 may be starting off rough, but at least Twitch is embracing the madness. It is nice to see a major platform such as Twitch listen to its community. What do you think about the new PogChamp? Let us know down in the comments, or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook.