Streamer CriticalBard talks being the temporary face of PogChamp

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Jul 2, 2018
Author: Bijan Stephen

Last week, Twitch deleted the face of its extremely popular PogChamp emote, Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez, after he called for further violence at the Capitol just after a mob sacked the building. In the aftermath, Twitch responded to a suggestion from the community for the emote — why not have a different face represent hype on Twitch every day?

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
So that’s what the company did. Three days after the experiment began, Omega...

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