ResidentSleeper meaning & origin explained

ResidentSleeper emote meaning

Residentsleeper Emote

ResidentSleeper was a Twitch emote that was used when a stream or a topic was boring. If you saw this in some streamer’s chat that probably meant you should go ahead and find another stream.

ResidentSleeper emote origin

As you might have guessed the name of the emote comes from a combination of Resident Evil and sleeping.

The origin of ResidentSleeper is from OddlerPro, a long time streamer at it since 2008, that fell asleep during a 72 hour Resident Evil marathon stream on September 29th, 2012.

It was his third try at a 72 hour Resident Evil marathon and his last attempt. Below you can see his reaction to the stream where the emote came from.

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OddlePro strictly streams Resident Evil so if you’re into that you should definitely go check him out. You can still watch the full stream where magical Twitch history happened. If you’re up to the challenge.

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ResidentSleeper is removed

On June 29, 2016, Twitch removed the ResidentSleeper as a global emote stating:

As of today, we have been requested to remove ResidentSleeper and WinWaker. As bummed as we are about these, we’re working on a contest for a new ResidentSleeper. We’ll be making an announcement soon.


Sadly as of yet there has never been a contest for a new ResidentSleeper emote. Poor fellow’s been forgotten about. At least the legend lives on as a gold custom Twitch emote on OddlerPro’s channel.