NotLikeThis is an original emote, created for the streaming website Twitch.tv. Part of the original emotes, it features former Twitch.tv employee Ben “Bensw” Swartz, while holding his head in frustration/confusion.
The emote can be used in situations where a streamer gets into a situation, where suddenly everything goes south and basically messing up the gameplay with irreversible consequences.
The original term is from a scene in the movie The Matrix, where a side character says “Not Like This” right before dying referring to be helpless in the situation.
The picture of Ben was taken at an EVO event (featuring fighting games as a tournament), where he could be seen reacting to a player lose a game in a such a way, that prompted the expression.
NotLikeThis was made into an emote and uploaded to Twitch.tv in the year 2015 as part of the original set of emotes.
As of 10/12/2019 according to the website StreamElements, NotLikeThis is the 32nd on the list of most popular/used emotes on the website Twitch.tv, making it one of the most popular emotes.
- Urban Dictionary – Not like this