Despite being released all the way back in 2009, Minecraft has hit major popularity once again on both YouTube and Twitch. Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has been able to reach 100 million subscribers with his Minecraft series, while Twitch streamers like Pokimane have jumped on board with their own realms and begun playing with friends.
However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows as Poki herself has discovered - as one wrong swing of a sword, or even a shovel, can cause the ultimate heartbreak.
During her September 6 stream, the popular broadcaster had been playing alongside Dimitri ‘Greekgodx’ Antonatos when she began clearing out some grass and dirt that had appeared among her sandy shore. As she broke the final few pieces, Poki was horrified to find that her pet dog had become trapped under the falling sand and was dying.
“Oh my god, my dog!” she called out, before quickly trying to dig him free. “No! No, no, my dog,” the streamer added before being greeted with a death message. GreekGodx couldn’t help but laugh at her heartache, however, even though Pokimane was genuinely disappointed.
After continuing to play for a few more moments, all the while still completely stunned, Pokimane finally offered up some words to her viewers.
The streamer said: “I can’t believe I just killed my dog by accident. I didn’t even know that was a thing.” After another brief pause, Poki continued: “Oh my God, I’m so sad - I need a new dog.”
With this being Minecraft, acquiring a new dog isn’t too hard - you just need a decent stack of bones and a good slice of luck to stumble across a wild animal.
Amid the heartbreak, it remains to be seen if Poki will continue with her hilarious stream of Mojang’s sandbox title or if something else will take her fancy in the long run.