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“HE DID IT” trends on Twitter as Ranboo’s Minecraft stream breaks Twitch records

Published: 20/Feb/2021 20:45

by Theo Salaun

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In just 30 minutes, Ranboo, a Minecraft YouTuber and DreamSMP participant, broke numerous Twitch records (including most subscribers), raised thousands of dollars for charity and began trending on Twitter.

Dream’s survival multiplayer (SMP) Minecraft server has been taking over YouTube and Twitch over the past several months and is showing no signs of slowing down. With popular content creators like Dream, TommyInnit and GeorgeNotFound enjoying massive popularity — Ranboo is the latest to join them by dominating Twitch and Twitter.

In the name of the Trevor Project, a mental health nonprofit for LGBTQ youths, Ranboo looked to conduct a record-breaking stream. And, within minutes, he shattered the records he started the day off intending to eventually break.

After half an hour of streaming, Ranboo had broken the record for Twitch subscribers, subscribers by a Minecraft streamer and subscribers by a “faceless” streamer (as he is known for his trademark black and white mask). Quickly, his fans flooded out from Twitch and onto Twitter to rejoice in his success.

With Dream himself donating over 1,000 Twitch subs, Ranboo’s stream has continued to be the hottest channel on Twitch, even after breaking the original records he intended to. At the time of writing, Ranboo is flying toward a new world record: most subscribers in a single day.

Cracking the record for subs in just 30 minutes, the stream hasn’t let up and fans are continuing to support both Ranboo and the Trevor Project. After reaching over 60K subs and $20K raised in the first half hour, those numbers have surpassed 80K and $50K in the hour since.

Simply ecstatic, the YouTuber’s fans have brought attention to his success across social media — including tweets about just how proud they are of him for having achieved so much success so quickly.

Having started streaming in September 2020, these record-breaking numbers are downright outlandish. But it’s hard to be surprised when met face-to-face with the passion of Ranboo’s fans, who do everything from tweeting capslocked support to drawing touching fan art.

At the time of writing, just an hour or two into his stream, Ranboo has already flown by 82K subscribers total and 25K subs on the day. 

Apparently, the all-time records for each of those are around 29K and 100K — meaning more records may get broken and more money may get raised for charity.

For all we know, “HE DID IT (AGAIN)” may start trending on Twitter later today.

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Twitch bans disgraced YouTuber Mini Ladd

Published: 23/Feb/2021 19:34

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch has banned Craig ‘Mini Ladd’ Thompson’s channel from their platform months after the YouTuber had confessed to inappropriate advances to underage fans.

Mini Ladd has gone silent on social media and YouTube since his second video addressing the allegations against him went live. In it, the embattled content creator said he was looking forward to a better year in 2021 after giving his side of the story.

But now Mini Ladd’s of over 755,000 followers on Twitch has been deactivated and his Partner status has reportedly been revoked, suggesting that the company has levied a permanent ban towards him.

This was the first ban that his channel, spelled ‘MiniLaddd,’ has accrued and it could be the last after his confession on the allegations received massive backlash from the community.

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About two months after Mini Ladd’s last YouTube video called ‘My Apology’ on December 28, Twitch made the decision to remove the channel from its listing on February 23.

According to esports journalist Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, a spokesperson for Twitch provided the following statement in reference to Mini Ladd’s ban from the platform: “We take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service.”

This could be in response to the allegations Mini Ladd faced of grooming and messages to fans who were underage at the time.

In talking about the allegations, the YouTuber confirmed that he had sent people, namely Halley and Ash, things that “were just not okay.” That video was met with negative reception from people who thought it was disingenuous considering the other response he made on the subject called ‘clearing the air’ in September 2020.

Mini Ladd has not uploaded on any of his channels in 2021, though in his last video he suggested he wanted to create more content throughout the year.

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Mini Ladd hasn’t uploaded to YouTube, Twitch, or social media since his last apology video.

On his main channel, that he’s had since 2011, Mini Ladd had acquired over 5 million subscribers with about another 1.5 million subs on his other profiles.

Though he took a break from Twitch around 2019, Mini Ladd had resumed his streams as late as June 2020, around the same time of his first apology in light of the allegations against him.

It’s unknown if Mini Ladd will attempt a return to content creation but, in light of his Twitch ban, it’s unlikely he’ll return to the live streaming platform.