On Dec. 8, twenty one pilots' Tyler Joseph is taking part in a virtual Fortnite tournament on Twitch.

To help viewers get ready for the upcoming stream, twenty one pilots have unveiled new Twitch emotes that are a nod to one of their eras.

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Last month, Joseph shared a video detailing his upcoming involvement in Chipotle's Fortnite tournament. The 3-hour "Christmas party" stream will be available to watch on twenty one pilots' Twitch account. As well, Joseph will be partnering with a soon-to-be-announced charity to raise money during the event.


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Now, Joseph and Josh Dun are helping fans get into the holiday spirit and prepare for the upcoming virtual tournament with a true Trench nod. On Thursday, they launched new Twitch emotes that feature the one and only Ned. Ned can be seen wearing festive gear including a Santa hat and reindeer antlers.

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In order to pre-order the Ned emotes ahead of the Twitch stream, fans must subscribe to twitch.tv/twentyonepilots.

"while tyler is participating in the chipotle fortnite tournament next week we want to make sure you have your emotes. subscribe now to pre-order ned tier one twitch emotes. twitch.tv/twentyonepilots."

Ned holds particular significance to both Dun and Josh and the Trench era. The entity first appeared as a strange, white, Furby-looking creature in the “Chlorine” music video. Then, back in February 2019, Joseph finally revealed what Ned represents in the Trench era.

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“Ned really does represent a lot of things but specifically, I guess you would say it really represents this idea of creativity and trying to take care of it and trying to please it… or appease it,” Joseph said. “It’s kinda that thing in you that tells you whether or not something is good and when you get to the stage we’re at you realize listening to that becomes more and more important because a lot of people start talking and trying to influence you and the decisions you can make creatively. And so… yeah, Ned saved us. We made the record we made because of Ned.”

Shortly after this, a massive Ned mural popped up in the middle of Central London. Finally, Ned made his live performance debut with twenty one pilots back in May. The duo performed "Level Of Concern" on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and Ned can be seen rocking out along with them.

Which Ned Twitch emote is your favorite? How do you think Tyler Joseph will do in the Fortnite tournament? Let us know in the comments below.