Minecraft Monday has become one of the most popular gaming tournaments, as the weekly contest brings in major personalities from Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins to YouTube makeup mogul James Charles to compete for a cash prize in the popular sandbox title.
However on October 7, the competition came to a halt when hackers infiltrated the game's servers. xQc, who was competing in the event, was left stunned as his round was brought to an abrupt end.
Minecraft Monday got hacked
The two-time Minecraft Monday champion was in the middle of the competition when all of a sudden the floor disappeared and dropped out from beneath him, causing the Canadian to scream “WHAT!?” as he fell to his death.
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The Twitch star stared across the map in shock as he watched all the players falling into the abyss, when someone said “He got rid of the whole f*cking arena, holy sh*t!” into their mic.
Minecraft streamer ‘Philza’ got another view of the incident, as his stream captured a wide angle view of the entire arena being slowly deleted. “RIP! I guess we are done,” he exclaimed upon seeing the floor disappear.
After he zoomed his camera out to see the extent of the damage done by the hacker, he shouted “oh f*cking hell, dude. Jesus Christ!” before he then saw xQc’s demise. “Is that xQc falling to his death!?” His friend then jumped in: “I think Minecraft Monday is canceled!”
During xQc's stream, the Canadian streamer allegedly showed info on the server when trying to connect, which led people in chat to blame him for leaking the servers IP.
"Wait I did!? No, it doesn't matter though!" he stated defensively. It's not an IP, it's not a number. It's a f*king server name!"
Users on social media defended the Overwatch pro against people blaming him for the server outage.
Twitter user 'Pikaclicks' tweeted "Why do people think xQc is the reason Minecraft Monday got hacked? Leaking an IP will do literally nothing. The server got hacked!"
Why do people think xQc is the reason minecraft monday got hacked? Leaking an IP will do literally nothing. The server got hacked. If all it took was a simple IP address, public servers like Hypixel would be getting hacked on the daily.
— Mr. Clicks (@Pikaclicks) October 7, 2019
Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem confirmed that the server for Minecraft Monday was in fact hacked, and took to Twitter to apologize.
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“We will have to cancel Minecraft Monday today, it appears the server was hacked." he said. "Sorry this happened, guys.”
We will have to cancel #MinecraftMonday today it appears the server was hacked. Sorry this happen guys.. We have a new admin. Still investigating what happened.
— KEEM :popcorn: (@KEEMSTAR) October 7, 2019
While many were disappointed by the tournament's cancellation, clips of the insane moment made the rounds online as the hacker destroyed the competition for many Twitch streamers that had been broadcasting the competition for their audience.