What does GabeN mean?
GabeN is an original emote created for the streaming website Twitch.tv as part of the BTTV emotes.
The emote features Gabe Newell, the co-founder and leader of Valve Corporation, from a portrait view, with a mild smile.
The emote can be used to react to insane luck of given streamer while playing a game or to wish someone good luck.
What's the origin of GabeN?
GabeN as a meme started in 2010. during the reveal of Team Fortress 2 while commentating, Gabe Newell said his email address witch starts with the word “gaben”.
This has started a YouTube meme spread with funny GabeN mashup videos and later became the “Lord Gaben” meme/reaction image, when steam sales started to rise in popularity, but on streaming sites like Twitch.tv the meme started to spread with unboxing videos becoming more common.
Spread & Usage
How did GabeN spread?
Due to the ever so popular gaming platform Steam, the reaction image/emote is very popular on the internet.
As of 10/12/2019 according to the website StreamElements, GabeN is the 83rd on the list of most popular/used emotes on the website Twitch.tv, making it one of the most popular emotes.
- Wikipedia – Gabe Newell
- Urban Dictionary – Gaben