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Roman Atwood has taken an extreme measure to prevent swatting at his house

Published: 26/Sep/2018 14:08 Updated: 26/Sep/2018 15:17

by Matt Porter


YouTube star Roman Atwood has revealed that he has gone to major lengths to prevent swatting at his home.

The popular vlogger took to his Twitter account to reveal that he has hired armed police officers to constantly patrol his home, in an effort to prevent the awful hoaxes from taking place.

Atwood tweeted: “People, we have 24 hour armed police 7 days a week 365 days a year employed at our home, NOTHING happens when you swat us.” 

The YouTuber went on to advise potential culprits to make better decisions, saying that they were risking their future “for nothing”, and that they should change their path.

Swatting is when someone makes a fake call to law enforcement, reporting a dangerous situation at a person’s residence, in the hope that armed police officers storm the property. 

Unfortunately, the act of swatting is a regular occurrence for online superstars such as Atwood, and Twitch streamers and YouTube creators often have to remain in contact with their local law enforcement in an attempt to thwart these alarming hoaxes.

Recently, the Clout Gang House – where YouTube stars such as Ricegum, Alissa Violet and Faze Rain live – was raided by armed law enforcement after a fake call to a Californian police department.

In December 2017, a hoax call resulted in a fatal shooting in Wichita, Kansas, with the caller recently being handed numerous federal charges in both Kansas and California.


Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith


Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo, Mojang, Microsoft Studios /
The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.