The ResidentSleeper emoticon depicts the streamer Oddler falling asleep during the broadcast. In the fall of 2012, he hosted a 72-hour Resident Evil marathon.
At the 66th hour of the broadcast, the streamer disconnected right in front of the computer. According to Oddler himself, the last straw for him was “too long loading screen.” The streamer slept for 40 minutes in front of the camera, then went to another room and returned to the broadcast only six hours later, but already famous.
Users made dozens of emoticons with his face, but the Twitch.tv administration had to remove them because they did not have the streamer’s consent. In August 2016, Oddler signed the necessary papers and the ResidentSleeper emoticon became official.
Smilies on Twitch: essence and meaning
All Twitch.tv emojis are unique and each has an interesting origin story. Nowadays, viewers most often post emoticons during marathons, when the streamer yawns or starts to fall asleep. The image is also used when the broadcast seems too boring to viewers.