A Komodo dragon has been crowned Twitch’s permanent PogChamp replacement
On January 6th, the day a riot of pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, Twitch removed the iconic PogChamp emote because the person it depicted made statements calling for further violence. Two days later, the company committed to rotating in a new version of PogChamp every 24 hours, meaning many streamers briefly became the new face of the emote — but they were sometimes subjected to harassment following their new site-wide prominence.
On Friday, the Twitch community voted to crown a new face for PogChamp — and the winner isn’t the face of a streamer. It’s a Komodo dragon. Here’s what the emote looks like:
The community has spoken!
Let’s fire up the PogChamp Machine and activate the new face of Pog. pic.twitter.com/idQ2cNtMiH