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What Does PauseChamp Mean? – Origin & How To Use It

If you have been in a Twitch stream you have probably seen people type, or heard people say things like “PauseChamp”, but what does this mean? 

In this article I go over the meaning of “PauseChamp”, the origin, and how you can use this emote on Twitch and Youtube as a viewer and as a streamer. 

What Does PauseChamp Mean?

The PauseChamp emote is meant to convey suspense or anticipation for something that occurred, or will occur on stream. For example, if the streamer is about to beat a boss in a game, the chat may spam this emote to as a way to show anticipation for what will happen next.

According to Urban Dictionary, PauseChamp is the moment before a PogChamp moment. But aside from anticipation, PauseChamp can also convey hesitation among viewers.

PauseChamp Emote

PauseChamp Origin?

The PauseChamp emote features the face of Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez and is a derivative of the PogChamp emote. Like the PogChamp emote, it came from bloopers of an interview Ryan did in 2010. The emote was uploaded to FrankerFaceZ (FFZ) in 2019 by PaulieLUL and to BTTV on May 11th, 2019 by Nixi93.

Although both the PauseChamp emote and the PogChamp emote come from bloopers of an interview that Ryan did in 2010, the PauseChamp emote was created several years after the PogChamp emote.

After bloopers from the interview were uploaded to Ryan’s Youtube channel, “Cross Counter TV”, on Novemeber 26, 2010, viewers began to go crazy over Ryan’s hilarious reaction to the cameraman knocking over their own camera.

From this short video, Twitch decided to create an emote with Ryan’s reaction on it and add it to their list of Global Twitch Emotes. The emote they created was the famous PogChamp emote.

From there, the PogChamp emote became one of the most popular emotes on Twitch.

Over time, and because Twitch users loved the PogChamp emote so much, similar emotes were created using clips from the same interview such as weirdChamp, PogU, and PauseChamp.

The idea for PogChamp came from users who wanted to create an emote that leads up to epic moments on a stream. Whereas PogChamp is used to react to epic moments on a stream, PauseChamp is used to on stream when the anticipation for that moment is building.

Both PauseChamp and weirdChamp became very popular spinoffs of PogChamp; however, because of comments made by Ryan (more on that below), the PauseChamp emote was removed from FFZ and is now only available on BTTV where it is the 44th most popular emote on the website and is used on over 50,000 channels.

How To Use The PauseChamp Emote In Twitch Chat?

  1. Add the BTTV Google extension to your Twitch account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the PauseChamp emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “PauseChamp” in the streamer’s Twitch chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The PauseChamp emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

Make sure you type PauseChamp exactly as it appears with the correct spelling and capitalization. If you don’t, it won’t work. Also, a streamer must have the emote enabled on BTTV in order for it to work. 

Another cool thing is that if you are on PC, you can just click the little emoji button and select which emote you want to send in Twitch chat.

Twitch Emote Button

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Twitch account. This guide is helpful for both streamers and viewers.

As was mentioned earlier, this emote is not available on FFZ and so the BTTV emote is your only option for using this emote.   

How To Use The PauseChamp Emote On Youtube?

  1. Add the BTTV Google extension to your Youtube account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the PauseChamp emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “PauseChamp” in the streamer’s chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The PauseChamp emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Youtube account. This guide will help regardless if you are a streamer or a viewer. 

Unfortunately, FFZ and Youtube Gaming are not currently compatible and so you will only be able to use this emote on Youtube with the BTTV extension. 

When To Use The PauseChamp Emote?

The PauseChamp emote should be used when a viewer is anticipating something in a stream. This could be an announcement from a streamer or unlocking a certain level in a game. If possible, it is best to use this emote right before something amazing happens on stream.

Ideally, a viewer would use the PauseChamp emote right before using the PogChamp emote. The PauseChamp emote is used to build hype for the epic moment that is about to take place, and the PogChamp emote is used to react to the epic moment.

Why Is The PauseChamp Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

Here are common reasons why the PauseChamp emote may not be appearing in chat:

  1. The viewer trying to use the emote does not have the BTTV extension.
  2. The streamer does not have the BTTV extension.
  3. The streamer does not have the PauseChamp emote enabled on their channel.
  4. The viewer is trying to use the emote on mobile.
  5. The person did not type “PauseChamp” correctly.
  6. Twitch or Youtube banned the emote.

The reasons listed above are the most common reasons why the PauseChamp emote won’t work in chat. 

If you feel like you have checked off everything listed above, and the PauseChamp emote still won’t work for you, then check out my article here where I go into more detail as to why your emotes may not be working and how to fix it.

How To Pronounce PauseChamp?

The correct way to pronounce PauseChamp is “pause-champ.” First you say the word “pause” as you normally would, then the word “champ” as you normally would. Pause-Champ.

Is The PauseChamp Emote Banned On Twitch?

The PauseChamp emote is not banned on Twitch; however, it is only available through the BTTV Google extension. Following comments made by Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez regarding the storming of the capital on January 6th, 2021, both Twitch and FFZ removed emotes that featured Ryan on them.

The emotes removed included popular emotes such as PogU and PogChamp; however, the Pog emote is still available on both BTTV and FFZ.

With that being said, many Twitch streamers have stopped using emotes with Ryan Gutierrez on their streams. The only popular emote depicting Ryan that is still common on Twitch is the Pog emote.

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Sources

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=PauseChamp

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