Twitch is launching Hype Train feature this week

Bijan Stephen for The Verge:

Hype is important on Twitch. That’s why the company is gamifying it with a new feature called Hype Train, launching this week. If you donate enough to a partnered or affiliate channel, you’ll see a bar pop up above chat, which will give donators rewards as it fills.

This sounds like a cool idea. While I understand the feature will be limited in a beta, I wonder how long it’ll be until creators are given the option of uploading their own emotes rather than use the ones designed by Twitch.