See the meaning and history of Twitch's most popular memes!

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Do you know where Kappa, Kreygasm, Pogchamp, Residentsleeper and other Twitch memes came from? If you often watch streams and still don't know exactly how to use or where these memes came from, read on to learn everything!

See the history and meaning of the most popular Twitch memes below!

Kappa

Kappa is the first meme to originate on Twitch and is a must for anyone who regularly streams. The meme shows the face of former Justin.tv employee (former Twitch-owned company), Josh DeSeno, who was responsible for setting up the chat.



When to use the meme: Kappa is used to show sarcasm and mockery. Basically any situation that makes you roll your eyes or laugh with sarcasm. The meme can also be written in full at the end of sentences to indicate that the speech is not to be taken seriously.

LUL

LUL has one of the simplest meanings: it's the same thing as LOL (laugh out loud). The photo is by the streamer Totalbiscuit, the person responsible for uploading the emoticon to Twitch. However, the image was taken off the site by the photographer's copyright, but was quickly inserted back via BTTV, another platform that allows emoticons to be uploaded and linked to Twitch.

When to use the meme: use LUL to express laughter. Usually when something funny happens or is said on the stream.

pogchamp

Pogchamp is one of the most popular and oldest memes on Twitch. The image was taken from an interview given by professional Street Fighter player Gootecks ​​in the year 2000. The meme was named "pogchamp" due to an advertisement for an arcade stick by Mad Catz that Gootecks ​​was a part of.



when to use Membere: Use Pogchamp to express surprise or excitement. The meme is spammed in chat whenever something amazing (or not so great) happens or is said.

Poggers

Poggers is a meme similar to Pogchamp, but with the image of Pepe the frog. Even though it has the same meaning as the above meme, the Poggers meme is just as popular as the other.

When to use the meme: in the same situations as Pogchamp.

Kreygasm

Kreygasm comes from the junction of Kreyg (photo streamer) and orgasm (orgasm, obviously). The meme's story isn't very exciting as the streamer himself snapped the photo and sent it to a Justin.tv admin to add to the site.

When to use the meme: Use Kreygasm to demonstrate pleasure and satisfaction. Whenever something very exciting happens, especially nice moves, the emoticon appears in the chat.

4Head

4Head is a meme that shows the face of League of Legends streamer Cadbury. There's not much to say about the meme, just that it means a laugh.

When to use the meme: Use 4Head after someone tells a joke. It doesn't matter if the laugh is sincere or sarcastic, the meme will do the same.

Monkas

Monkas is another extremely popular Twitch meme that can even be found on other platforms like Twitter and Reddit. The meme shows an illustration of Pepe the frog looking worried and tense. The image has existed on 4chan since 2022 but was only used as an emoticon in 2022.


When to use the meme: use monkas whenever you are like Pepe the frog: tense, anxious or worried. It usually appears in chat at times of high tension in matches.


BibleThump

BibleThump shows the character Isaac from the game The Binding of Isaac. The meme has no history and is pretty self-explanatory.

When to use the meme: Use Biblethump to express sadness and emotion.

Residentsleeper

Residentsleeper is certainly one of the funniest memes on Twitch. The image was taken from a stream where player Oddler fell asleep during a 72-hour marathon playing Resident Evil. The meme exists even outside of Twitch and numerous captions can be found with the image.

When to use the meme: Use Residentsleeper to indicate boredom. Usually when the stream is dull, either because of the streamer or because of the match.

Jebaited

Jebaited is a meme that shows the image of Alex Jebailey, founder of the CEO Gaming organization, which sponsors several fighting game championships every year. The name of the meme is a portmanteau of Jebailey and the word "baited", used when a player or team falls for the opponent's bait.

When to use the meme: Use Jebaited to indicate any bait (anything said or done with the intention of provoking a specific reaction), whether in chat or on the stream itself. The meme is also used when a bait is used as a strategy in matches.


CmonBruh

CmonBruh is a colloquial way of saying or writing "Come on, bro". The image shows an unknown person expressing distrust or confusion. The history of the meme is uncertain, but it is known that it has been used since 2022.

When to use the meme: Use the meme to express doubt, distrust or confusion. It usually appears in chat when something hard to believe, confusing or even controversial is said in the stream. It is sometimes used to express disagreement.


CoolStoryBob

Cool Story Bob is a Twitch adaptation of the famous "Cool Story, bro" meme. The image shows the famous painter Bob Ross responsible for several other memes on the internet, in a pose worthy of someone who says "Good story, brother".

When to use the meme: the meme is used to show an ironic interest in a story told by someone. It usually means that the person who used the meme doesn't believe the story is true.

BabyRage

A very simple meme that shows an image of a baby crying. On Twitch, using the image is like calling someone a "crybaby".

When to use the meme: when someone is complaining a lot.

Feelsbadman

Another Pepe frog meme, this time with a sad face. The image was also used on 4Chan since 2009 and was only "imported" to Twitch years later. The literal translation of the meme would be something like "what the hell, man".

When to use the meme: in sad times when you could say "I'm sorry".

NotLikeThis

NotLikeThis is a meme that shows the image of a former Twitch employee known as Bensw with an expression of defeat or disappointment. The moment the photo was taken took place at a Super Smash Bros. Melee when a certain player lost a game that was practically sold.

When to use the meme: when you want to say "not like that!!". Usually in frustrating, unlikely or just plain unlucky situations.

9....

9 99 999 999999.... is a meme with no clear origin that has gained more popularity in our country. It basically consists of taking advantage of the bots that read donation messages to force you to read numerous "9" so that the message becomes giant and annoying.

When to use the meme: when you want to troll the streamer by making a donation.

Of course, there are many other memes used on Twitch every day, but the ones mentioned here are the main ones for you to participate and better understand what happens in chat.

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