What Does OMEGALUL Mean in Twitch? – History of OMEGALUL

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OmegaLUL is one of many Twitch Emotes that have gained popularity among the Twitch community in the past years. We also like to emphasize that Twitch culture has become so big, that some of the terms/lingo from Twitch Chat are being used in real life, so it’s definitely possible that you have heard someone in real life say OmegaLUL (or anything similar).

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In this article, Prima Games will present to you a brief history of OmegaLUL, with some cool examples.

How Did OmegaLUL Get Invented?

First, there was LUL. Now, most of you will recognize the face under this line. Yes, it’s John Bain, known as TotalBiscuit, the Cynical Brit. He was a very famous and great game critic. Sadly, he passed away back in 2018 and is survived by Genna Bain, his wife. A picture of him laughing at one of the events he attended became the LUL emote. Originally, it was dubbed “CynicalLaugh” and there were some royalty/copyright issues because the photographer did not originally grant permission for usage of the said photo, however, things were smoothed out eventually and TotalBiscuit added the emote to his channel.

Source: TotalBiscuit Official Twitter

Now, OmegaLUL is one of many possible augmentations for the LUL, such as gigalul, megalul, teralul, but OmegaLUL is probably the most extreme expression of laughing that you can send out in Twitch chat. Basically, your mouth is so widely open from all the laughing that your entire face becomes the mouth. Eerie? Maybe. Creepy? Kinda.

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Now, let’s hit a great example of an accidental, unintentional OmegaLUL cosplay, by Mimles:

Source: Mimles Instagram

Assuming you didn’t want to get some sleep tonight anyway, here’s a totally not creepy video of real-life OmegaLUL.

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Source: Mimles Instagram

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Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was really good!). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.