OMEGALUL emote meaning and origin

OMEGALUL is a variation of the Twitch native LUL emote, which is essentially the laughing face of John Bain, also known as TotalBiscuit, a popular streamer and commentator who passed away in 2018 due to complications from cancer.

LUL is an emote that denotes laughter, but its variant OMEGALUL shows hysterical laughter. Omegalul is basically the LUL emote, but with TotalBiscuit’s mouth Photoshopped to be overstretched.

What Does The OMEGALUL Emote Mean?

OMEGALUL shows hysterical laughter and is used when a simple “LUL” isn’t quite enough. If things are way too funny, you can use OMEGALUL instead. A lot of people also use OMEGALUL when they are mocking someone, being sarcastic, or enjoying irony in a situation.

How to Use the OMEGALUL Emote

Although LUL is an emote native to Twitch, OMEGALUL is not. Thus, to use OMEGALUL, you’ll have to have either Better Twitch TV or FrankerFaceZ installed. Both are browser extensions that allow you to see and use user uploaded emotes. The streamer you are watching will also need to have BTTV or FrankerFaceZ, and they need to have enabled OMEGALUL on their channel. To use OMEGALUL, here’s how:

  1. Go to BTTV or FrankerfaceZ’s website and download the correct extension for your specific browser. Install, activate, and refresh your browser and you should be able to start laughing away with OMEGALUL.
  2. Fiddle with any additional features or settings by clicking the gear icon under the chat box of any streamer’s chat.

What is the Origin of OMEGALUL?

OMEGALUL came from LUL, so we will talk about the origin of the LUL emote. LUL started out as the emote CynicalLaugh on TotalBiscuit’s channel. It was a cutout of a photo taken back in 2013 at an MLG event in Anaheim. Unfortunately, the photographer didn’t like that his photo was used as an emote, so he DMCAed it. As a result, CynicalLaugh had to be taken down.

When this happened, LUL got uploaded to BTTV as the emote LuL. And in 2016, TotalBiscuit uploaded the emote again, but this time as an illustrated version. In September 2017, Twitch made LUL an official emote.

It was in September 2016 that OMEGALUL was first uploaded to FFZ, then to BTTV in November of 2016.

When Should I use the OMEGALUL emote on Twitch?

You can use OMEGALUL when something is really funny, or if you’re enjoying some sarcasm or irony.

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