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DanTDM responds to claims he ‘cheated’ in hardcore Minecraft

Published: 12/Apr/2020 13:07

by Connor Bennett


YouTube star Dan ‘DanTDM’ Middleton has responded to claims that he cheated during his hardcore Minecraft series – putting it all down to being a bit of an April Fool’s joke.

While many content creators across both YouTube and streaming might pick up Minecraft every now and again when buzz returns to the game, there are plenty who still make it their game of choice. 

DanTDM is one of these who makes Minecraft the focus of his channel. However, some fans accused him of ‘cheating’ during his current hardcore save series after dying to a pretty powerful enemy in a recent episode. 

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The British YouTuber responded to those claims during his April 11 upload, noting that the video in question wasn’t entirely serious because he was covering the April Fool’s Minecraft snapshot. “In that episode, my Minecraft character died which means the world should be deleted,” Dan said, noting that some fans asked how he managed to respawn and why the save is still alive.

“Are you not forgetting the motto of the episode? What happens in this episode, stays in this episode and the reason for that isn’t because I died, it’s because the whole snapshot was completely overpowered and ridiculous,” he added. 

“I’m sorry if I didn’t make it clear that was like an April Fool’s episode but all of that has been cut out, scrapped, we’ve gone back in time,” the YouTuber concluded, while jokingly asking viewers to not be mad at him.

As the Minecraft extraordinaire noted, the April Fool’s snapshot was designed to be a joke for all Minecraft players – especially as some, like the YouTuber, had been finding pretty rare items like Ancient Scrap with alarming regularity. 

With all of that in the rearview mirror, there won’t be an update like the snapshot that caused all the drama for quite some time – if, really, ever again.


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
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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.