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What Does weirdChamp 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 “weirdChamp”, but what does this mean? 

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

What Does weirdChamp Mean On Twitch?

The weirdChamp emote is meant to convey incredulity, disbelief, or disappointment towards something that occurred on stream. It is usually directed at the streamer, or the game they are playing. For example, if the streamer promised to stream for 12 hours, but only streams 6, the chat might spam this emote.

The emote is meant show the streamer, and others in chat, that you have been let down. However, it is used more as a joke and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

weirdChamp Emote

weirdChamp Origin?

The weirdChamp 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 2018 by NyroLOL and to BTTV on July 6th, 2019 by ItsCraic.

Although both the weirdChamp emote and the PogChamp emote come from bloopers of an interview that Ryan did in 2010, the weirdChamp 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 weirdChamp emote itself was first seen on Forsen’s Subreddit in 2018 and was made popular by big name streamers such as xQc.

In fact, the emote got so popular in xQc’s channel that his viewers began to make petitions to ban the emote from the channel because they felt like it was being used too frequently.

However, because of comments made by Ryan (more on that below), the weirdChamp emote was removed from FFZ and is now only available on BTTV where it is the 18th most popular emote on the website.

How To Use The weirdChamp Emote On Twitch?

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

Make sure you type weirdChamp 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 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. 

And like I already mentioned, this emote is no longer available on FFZ and so you will have to be using BTTV in order to use it.

How To Use The weirdChamp Emote On Youtube?

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

When To Use The weirdChamp Emote?

The weirdChamp emote should be used when a viewer feels disappointed or is in disbelief of something that happens on stream. For example, if a streamer attempts a simple move in a game, but fails, chat may begin to spam this emote to convey disappointment.

Like was mentioned earlier, this emote is meant more to troll streamers and other viewers and is not necessarily meant to mean that you are truly disappointed.

Why Is The weirdChamp Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

Here are common reasons why the weirdChamp 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 weirdChamp emote enabled on their channel.
  4. The viewer is trying to use the emote on mobile.
  5. The person did not type “weirdChamp” correctly.
  6. Twitch or Youtube banned the emote.

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

If you feel like you have checked off everything listed above, and the weirdChamp 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.

Is The weirdChamp Emote Banned On Twitch?

The weirdChamp 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.

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.

How To Pronounce weirdChamp?

The correct way to pronounce weirdChamp is “weird-champ.” First you say the word “weird” as you normally would, then the word “champ” as you normally would. Weird-Champ.

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Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PogChamp

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