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Fans rejoice as Twitch reveals KomodoHype as the new Pogchamp

The new PogChamp emote
The new PogChamp emote
Aryan Mehta
Modified 13 Feb 2021

Twitch's search for the next PogChamp is officially over. KomodoHype has officially been crowned the new PogChamp. The PogChamp emote is typically used to symbolize excitement or hype.

Following the removal of Gootecks' PogChamp emote, the streaming company mentioned that it'll have a new PogChamp every day.

Twitch changed its mind recently and are now going to stick with KomodoHype as the permanent PogChamp.

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KomodoHype confirmed as Twitch's new PogChamp emote

KomodoHype was revealed as the official face of the PogChamp emote in an hour-long stream titled "The PogChampening."

In close contention was content creator UmiNoKaiju's entry. This entry also accurately portrayed what the PogChamp emote is all about.

The community behind the Komodo Dragon's win has now banded together to celebrate on Twitter. It's jokingly proclaiming "we won."


Here are a few responses on Twitter:


The original emote featuring Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez was removed by Twitch after issuing the following statement:

We've made the decision to remove the PogChamp emote following statements from the face of the emote encouraging further violence after what took place in the Capitol today.

The Tweet in question was made after Gootecks' response to the violence in The Capitol Hill building on January 6, 2021. Far-right protestors stormed The Capitol Hill building on the day, injuring many innocent lives.


Twitch was quick to remove the controversial figure's face from the PogChamp by opting to continue the spirit of Pog with a new avatar.

Most of the daily PogChamps receive lukewarm responses, but the Twitch community seems quite ecstatic about the latest face. KomodoHype seems to have really struck a chord.

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Published 13 Feb 2021, 21:45 IST
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