Pausechamp is a Twitch emote, as simple as that. Well not really, let’s dig deep into what Pausechamp is and to that matter of fact what Twitch emotes are. This is going to be a complete guide on Pausechamp, twitch emotes, and its variants.
Everything about Twitch emotes?
Twitch emotes are emotions constituted by facial articulation which involve laughter or scowl, set up by a mixture of multiple keyboard keys usually used to bring out the desirable tone. These emote are used while chatting on twitch (a live video gaming platform).
These emotes are usually faces of either imaginary characters or employees working at twitch or a twitch user showing facial emotions in the form of an emoticon. Twitch emotes were launched in 2012 to use them as emoticons to chat on twitch. It gained its popularity in 2015 when a YouTuber uploaded a video explaining these emotes and gave references on suitable situations to use them.
Every emotes on twitch has its own significant meaning. The most notable twitch emotes being Kappa (used to denote rolling eyes or sarcastic claps), Trihard (used for announcements to be made), Pogchamp (used to denote surprise or shock), cmonbruh (used as an expression for an absurd remark/statement), Jebaited (used to call out on trolls), Pepehands (used to denote sad and upset feelings), FeelsGoodMan/FeelsBadMan (used as their names suggest) and GachiGASM (used to denote extreme happiness).
Twitch emotes can be used with BTTV or FrankerFaceZ plugins installed.
Why are we talking about pogchamp instead of pausechamp? Because pausechamp is an extended version of pogchamp and to understand pausechamp better you first need to know a little about pogchamp. Taken from a video dating back to 2000, also happening to be among one of the oldest emotes. Pogchamp is an emote that describes surprise and excitement.
Pogchamp features a street fighter (Ryan Gutierrez) and the emote is with the player’s mouth open showing an exaggerated version of surprise and right before that expression comes to the pausechamp with a closed mouth where the streamer is still in a suspense about what is to happen.
The Pog emotes also come in different variants- Pogchamp being the original, the rest are PogU, Pog, Weirdchamp, and Painschamp. However, the thing to be highlighted here is that Pausechamp is not a variant of Pogchamp but instead an extended version of it.
Although leading to a controversy the player’s face had to be replaced by that of a lizard so now the Longchamp and its variants are to be seen on a lizard face instead of its original owner’s, has now been removed completely from the platform. Pogchamp was named so after a promo of Mad Catz fight for a tournament in which Ryan was a part of, released.
Pausechamp is fairly a new emote compared to its extended pogchamp version. This was developed in 2019 to complete the pogchamp. Pogchamp being one of the popular twitch emotes, users of twitch chat wanted an opening emote before ending it up with pogchamp, this is how the pausechamp emote was developed.
Similar to that of the pogchamp emote even pausechamp features the street fighter’s face but unlike the pogchamp this is with a closed mouth showing emotions of suspense before surprise. Originally pogchamp expression was made when in 2000 Ryan made this expression looking at a cameraman tip over his tripod.
Although the famous face of the pogchamp and pausechamp is no longer the face of this emote, it has been replaced by a lizard’s face after facing a controversy. It has also been removed from FrankerFaceZ whereas it is still available on BBTV.
How and where to get Pausechamp-
Having Pausechamp on Twitch is made possible by installing the Better Twitch TV or the BTTV plugin on your browser. To get Pausechamp and the rest of Twitch emotes on your Twitch channel, you will have to sign in to the Better Twitch TV or BBTV with your twitch account creds and get it authorized.
Once you have signed in to BBTV, from the list of emotes available you can add Pausechamp to your twitch account. Adding Pausechamp to your twitch account enables your viewers with Better Twitch TV plugins to use the Pausechamp emote.
Appropriate situations to use Pausechamp-
Any situation where suspense is being built before a big reveal is your ground to use a pausechamp emote. By now you must have understood what kind of scenarios pausechamp is used in; any situation that you think would end with a pogchamp emote, the pausechamp emote can be put up before that.
This being the vastly used scenario but pausechamp being versatile is not only confined to stereotypical situations like the one mentioned above.
I hope this guide was helpful. Happy Twitching!
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