Pog is a term used by streamers and chat participants on Twitch as an emoticon to represent laughter. The name “Pog” originates from League’s “POGs”, which are foam discs that were popular in 1990s.
A pogostick (also called a balance stick) is what you see during juggling; so it symbolizes good luck, or balancing life with the aspects of gaming.
Pog stands for net-worthy opponents. It usually happens when a player wins against an opponent they think is good enough to be worth pogging over.
Pog is the name of a fighting game, Puyo Puyo, and by extension it has come to refer to winning or defeating an opponent in any game.
It may also be used as an exclamation of disbelief. For example “pog” could also mean ” disproven!”
Pog is a corruption of “pogue”, which means “a loser”. It is used to designate someone that is not being competitive at the video game.
Pog first came from people who were using chat features on twitch and said to notcare (which has its own origins) and they called it pog’s so more people would understand. Pog also comes from South Koreans in Patch 8.5, where the taunt required no words or voice communication but was instead done with emotes alone, turning over one’s cards as an impression of flipping tables in anger.
Pog refers to the virtual orb that appears along with “Pogo” gameplay on the title screen.
The game was originally created as a project for the 2014 Global Game Jam, then titled “smask”. The original idea was to recreate an experience simulating madness and insomnia by following lines, but without any reward. But as development progressed it become clear that playing without direct goal would leave players feeling empty, so they included a pong-like mechanic in which the player needs to hit an ever-growing pile of obstacles coming at them from all directions. They also added in graphics and sounds lifted from other successful games for nostalgia purposes.
Pog is a spectator term. When someone does something impressive while watching them play, like show them an absurd tactic or make a clever joke, the other viewers let out a “pog” as their form of applause.
Users on Twitch chat give each other positive feedback by typing “POGGG!” in caps followed by the username of who they are praising (ie pogg jane). In contrast to cheers and jeers, this type of noise isn’t directed at what is happening on screen necessarily. It’s simply meant to be an indication that you just want to say “congratulations” or “good job!”, and it’s up to that person how they want to react back.
Pog is a term that originated in Blizzard’s online game, Warcraft III. The word pog refers to a unit of currency used in the game known as gold.
The word pog is derived from the sound that these coins make when dropped on the table. It was popularized after one or more players had lost all their money and could come up with no other way to say this than “pogo”. In order to differentiate itself from just being part of a three letter abbreviation (POG), it typically would also be spelled with an apostrophe (Pog). This eventually lead to its use elsewhere such as as online multiplayer games where victory does not award real-world money.”
Pogs are a type of traditional game originating in the early 20th century among the Māori people of New Zealand. The pog is chiefly found throughout Polynesia, but is also played elsewhere in East Asia (especially Japan). To play the game, one places one’s own pogs (which come in different colours and designs) onto a surface, and then throws into play with your opponent’s “sport.” Your goal is to either flip over an opponent’s pogs or to capture all their upright ones.
POG is a children’s game usually played with three marbles, but there are many variations.
The Wikipedia page on Pog explains that the name of the game has been spelled as Pop-O-Matic, Pogs, or simply Pog.
Pog is an acronym for “face of god”, referring to an expression made with one’s lips protruding and eyes bulging in astonishment.
It’s believed that during 2014, a player on Twitch who went by PogChamp would use this expression, which then became popularized within the community.
It’s also likely that the seemingly mumbled PogChaP caught on because it sounded close to “poging” or “f’cking poggers.” Through various memes and usage in gaming communities, Pogs became associated with luck enhancement and are sometimes used as a form of gambling or as something to be sold for money.