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Twitch In Response To Remove PogChamp Emote Will Now Be Randomized Every 24 Hours, Starting Today

Posted on January 8, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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In the first week alone for 2021, this new year already stands to be on-par with how the world left 2020. While stress from the near-year length coronavirus epidemic already kept people on edge last year, there was also the fast-approaching presidential election in November as well. Following votes being casted in all 50 states, president-elect Joe Biden was determined to be the winner.

However, current standing president Donald J. Trump detested the results and went to the courts to resolve his outcome for the presidency for a second term. But despite his ambitions, the president did not manage to remain in his position entering 2021. And as a result of that, his supporters marched the streets of Washington D.C. in protest of the results on January 6th.

But, the events turned to the worst as his supporters and other like-minded individuals stormed into the Capitol Building and other federal structures during their protest which shook the United States and people across the globe watching. Howbeit, there did happen to be a handful of people that supported the action done – one being Twitch emote star Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez.

In response to his stance on the matters, Twitch officials pulled the plug on the ‘PogChamp’ emote leaving users in discourse for a replacement. But in a new tweet in response to an alternative, Twitch announces a random emote will take the iconic emote’s place every 24 hours.

Although many Twitch users did propose other regularly used emotes to replace the legendary emote, the decision came to be one that answers the burning question for the past two days now. “We want the sentiment and use of Pog to live on – its meaning is much bigger than the person depicted or image itself– and it has a big place in Twitch culture. However, we can’t in good conscience continue to enable use of the image,” Twitch stated responding to PogChamp’s removal.

“We will work with the community to design a new emote for the most hype moments on Twitch.” Given that Twitch did want to find an alternative that might bare a more positive notion for its users, the company ultimately decided the plethora of streamers and other likenesses would better define what “Pog” stands for the platform.

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