1. Twitch’s PogChamp experiment is bringing harassment to streamers  Polygon
  2. Twitch’s Pogchamp Removal Was Never Enough, And Now It’s Turning Into A Disaster  Kotaku Australia
  3. Twitch's new PogChamp rotation results in racist harassment and threats  PC Gamer
  4. Twitch's New PogChamp Caught Up in Past Tweets Controversy  GameRant
  5. Twitch PogChamp Replacements Are Bringing Out The Worst in Viewers  Screen Rant
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After removing the original PogChamp emote from Twitch, the company is trying something new: giving streamers 24 hours to be the face of PogChamp. The idea is well-meaning, but people are criticizing Twitch’s rollout.Each PogChamp gets 24 hours

Twitch’s PogChamp experiment is bringing harassment to streamers - Polygon

The removal of the Twitch pogchamp emote opened the door to a bigger problem: Twitch's lack of communication.The removal of the Twitch pogchamp emote opened the door to a bigger problem: Twitch's lack of communication.

Twitch's Pogchamp Removal Was Never Enough, And Now It's Turning Into A Disaster

Last week, Twitch removed the PogChamp emote after its face, Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez, tweeted support for the insurgents who stormed the US Capitol on January 6. Shortly after that, suggestions to replace it began rolling in, including a good one from Sean "Day[9]" Plott, who suggested that the PogChamp emote should cycle through a variety of streamers making the iconic face.The next day, Twitch adopted a modified take on Plott's idea, announcing that every 24 hours, a new streaming personality would take on the role of PogChamp. It seemed like a good plan: It presented Twitch the opportunity to showcase a breadth of diversity among its streamers, and if any of them said or did anything to change the meaning of the emote in a negative way, they'd be out in short order. The plan did not account for the reaction of some elements of the Twitch audience, and as a result it has not gone entirely well. For some streamers, such as Reversal, who was PogChamp on January 10, it was essentially a good thing: He told Polygon that he'd experienced some "minor trolling," but overall it was clearly a positive experience. For Omega Jones, also known as Critical Bard, however, it was a very different story. Jones was initially very enthusiastic about the PogChamp opportunity, although prepared for the likely response: "I did prep my Twitch and Discord moderators about what was probably going to happen, considering I’m a black man who is about to be the face of a global emote Twitch has loved for so long," he told the site.Despite that, the intensity of the backlash caught him by surprise.When Omega 'Critical Bard' Jones was selected as the day's PogChamp, he was greeted with abuse and death threats.

Twitch's new PogChamp rotation results in racist harassment and threats | PC Gamer

Twitch's idea to replace the PogChamp emote every 24-hours started off strong but has ended up bringing out the worst side of its viewers.Twitch's daily PogChamp isn't going well.

Twitch PogChamp Replacements Are Bringing Out The Worst in Viewers

After being chosen as the first daily Pogchamp, Twitch partner Critical Bard has come under fire for his history of anti-white statements.After being chosen as the first daily Pogchamp, Twitch partner Critical Bard has come under fire for his history of anti-white statements.

Twitch Partner Critical Bard Claims Racism After Receiving Criticism For Anti-White Rhetoric, Opinion That “White Lives Don’t Matter” - Bounding Into Comics

The current face of the Twitch emote PogChamp, Omega 'Critical Bard' Jones, gets caught up in a controversy involving his past tweets.The current face of the Twitch emote PogChamp, Omega 'Critical Bard' Jones, gets caught up in a controversy involving his past tweets.

Twitch's New PogChamp Caught Up in Past Tweets Controversy

It’s not every day you hear about an enormous platform like Twitch swatting the face of one of its most popular emotes clean off and rendering the president’s account indefinitely inert, as it did in the aftermath of last week’s Capitol Building insurrection. But Twitch does do similar things from time to time, on a smaller scale. You just don’t hear about it. That’s a problem. It’s not every day you hear about an enormous platform like Twitch swatting the face of one of its most popular emotes clean off and rendering the president’s account indefinitely inert, as it did in the aftermath of last week’s Capitol Building insurrection. But Twitch does do similar things from time to time, on a smaller scale. You just don’t hear about it. That’s a problem.

Twitch's Pogchamp Removal Was Never Enough, And Now It's Turning Into A Disaster