If you’re a seasoned Twitch user, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the OMEGALUL emote. A digital expression synonymous with uncontrollable laughter on Twitch. Much like “ROFL” on other social media platforms. OMEGALUL, along with its counterparts LUL and LULW, holds a special place in the lexicon of Twitch enthusiasts.
Where did Omegalul start
The roots of these emotes can be traced back to the late content creator John “Totalbiscuit” Bain. Who, in 2013, introduced his face as the original LUL emote on Twitch. While the first iteration faced rejection due to DMCA claims, it eventually evolved into a global emote on the platform. Notably, OMEGALUL remains an exclusive emote on BetterTTV (BTTV), a third-party extension that enhances the Twitch experience with additional features and exclusive emotes.
OMEGALUL and Twitch chat share a inseparable bond. With the emote making frequent appearances during live streams. Beyond Twitch, OMEGALUL has infiltrated other social media platforms. Adding a touch of humour to digital conversations. Though it may seem like a peculiar hoop design initially, it’s, in fact, the distorted visage of Totalbiscuit himself.
The journey of the emote and Twitch chat is intertwined with an emotional history. As an evolved version of the original “LUL” emote, OMEGALUL is a testament to Totalbiscuit’s enduring impact on the gaming community, even after his passing in 2018. His face will continue to spread laughter and happiness in the Twitch community.
The evolution of the LUL emote, including the creation of OMEGALUL, took an interesting turn when a DMCA claim hindered the use of Bain’s chosen image for the emote. Undeterred, Bain turned to BTTV, where he uploaded the emote, and it became a symbol of his witty game critiques and distinctive humor.
In the language of Twitch chat, OMEGALUL, LUL, and LULW all serve the same purpose — to express laughter. OMEGALUL, specifically, mirrors social media acronyms like ROFL and LOL, signifying intense amusement.