Twitch has many emotes and commands that may seem unfamiliar for newer users. One emote that may confuse browsers is the Pepega emote that became popular several years ago on the streaming platform. Here’s what the Pepega emote is all about.

Pepega is a Better Twitch TV emote on Twitch of a distorted Pepe (shown above) that is used when the streamer or someone in chat does something foolish or silly. The emote often indicates a moment where something obvious is overlooked in the stream and can mock the moment.

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We’ve listed a picture of Pepega below for reference:

Image via Know Your Meme

According to Know Your Meme, the emote’s first public appearance dates back to 2018, becoming an internet sensation thanks to the popular streamer, Forsen and his chat using the Pepe emote twist often.

Only users with the BTTV extension installed and enabled will see the emote when people type Pepega in chat. Streamers often create their own variations of this emote for their channels that can be purchased via a channel subscription or with that specific channel’s BTTV emote command.

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