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How to watch KEEMSTAR’s Minecraft Monday, Week 13 – stream, participant info, rules, more

Published: 16/Sep/2019 15:40 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 17:27

by Eli Becht


Minecraft Monday is returning for its 13th week of action as the game continues its revival in late 2019.

For those who had doubts about the staying power of Minecraft Monday, those can be put to rest now as the event is now entering its 13th week of play.


Some of the biggest names in the streaming world are taking part in the competition this week so there are a lot of things to look forward to.

Reddit, u/VitaMint123Minecraft Monday has returned.

Where to watch Minecraft Monday, Week 13

Minecraft Monday Week 13 will be broadcasting live on the official UMG Gaming Twitch channel where you’ll be able to tune in, or you can watch individual streamers broadcasting from their point of view.


The event is set to start at 4pm EST on September 16 (9pm BST, 1pm PT, 6am AEST – September 17) and will go on for several hours as they fight to determine a victor.

Watch live video from UMGEvents on

Participants for Minecraft Monday, Week 13

The usual heavy hitters are making appearances again, and xQc is returning with his teammate m0xyy to defend their crown from last week.


Here’s the complete list of every player that will be competing in Minecraft Monday Week 13. There are 15 teams this week, as of press time. Usually, there are more teams, so it’s likely that KEEMSTAR is looking to add more. 

  • Technoblade and Wilbursoots
  • CaptainSparklez and Vikkstar
  • ChandlerHallow and ChrisO2_
  • Symfuhny and BrookeAB
  • DolanDark and Grannday
  • xQc and m0xyy
  • ZerkaaHD and Behzinga
  • Wisp and CouRageJD
  • Fitz and Pokimane
  • JeroneASF and Bajan Canadian
  • Ninja and Nestor
  • James Charles and Traves
  • Valkyrae and Grapeapplesauce
  • CallMeCarson and RaccoonEgg
  • Papaplatte and BastiGHG

Minecraft.netMinecraft Monday is in its 13th week.


(Placement score is based on your teams placement) 

  • Eliminations: +10 Score
  • Victory: +30 Score
  • Top 2 Teams: +20 Score
  • Top 3 Teams: +10 Score
  • Surviving: +2 Score (Whenever a team is eliminated all other remaining teams earn +2 Score)

Note: Score for Placements, Surviving and Victory Royales is split between the teammates evenly if both are alive, otherwise those scores are awarded to the surviving teammate. (This will help reflect individual contribution to the team score. Who’s carrying who out here?!)


Twitch: xQcOWxQc is looking to defend his championship.

Minecraft Monday rules: 

1. Cheating of any kind in Minecraft Monday is strictly prohibited and will result in a permanent ban. 

  • No cross-teaming. Your duo partner is your ONLY teammate. 
  • No “feeding” to help another team (purposely allowing another player to eliminate you earning them extra score)
  • No modes or resource packs that grant unfair advantages.
    • Acceptable mods: Optifine, Gamma Boost (so your viewers can see in dark places), and Lowfire. 
    • Default Textures and Resource Pack.
    • Keep things simple and barebones.

2. Trash-talk is allowed, however, you must still conduct yourself respectfully. 


3. Clout chase. Don’t be a sore loser and HAVE FUN!


Smash Ultimate community divided over Minecraft Steve fighter reveal

Published: 1/Oct/2020 18:39 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 18:55

by Brent Koepp


The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community was left divided after it was revealed that Minecraft protagonist Steve would be the next character to join the fight. While some were excited for the major crossover, others – including esports pros – were less enthusiastic about the upcoming DLC.

Smash Bros Ultimate made its debut in 2018, and over two years later has continued to evolve into what is the biggest franchise crossover in gaming history. From Persona to Final Fantasy – the Nintendo Switch title has it all.


On October 1, it was announced that Mojang’s iconic Minecraft series would be the next join the beloved fighting game. However, not everyone in the community is thrilled about Steve’s inclusion, including EVO champion Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ Pérez.

minecraft steve in smash ultimate
YouTube: Nintendo
The iconic Minecraft protagonist joins Smash Ultimate as its next fighter.

Smash community torn over Minecraft DLC fighter

On October 1, Nintendo announced that Smash Ultimate’s next DLC would be Steve from Minecraft. This marks the second collaboration that Microsoft has had with the title, as Banjo & Kazooie was added in 2019.


While many fans were excited by the iconic mascot’s addition to the roster, others were left conflicted over the Mojang protagonist’s inclusion.

For instance, popular esports pro and 2019 EVO champion, MkLeo, took to social media to voice his disappointment. “OK! i decided to not post my reaction to this bs cuz minecraft fans are gonna come after me for not liking this thing omg so pissed.”

mkleo tweet
Twitter: @Mkleosb
MkLeo wasn’t enthusiastic about the Minecraft DLC.

The Joker main also added, “its ok, there are still 4 spots! Dont lose faith.” The pro was not alone – other fans voiced their disappointments as well, such as one user who exclaimed, “What an absolute joke the last few dlc characters have been trash add this “character” to that list.” Another player agreed and said, “What kind of trash is this. Where’s our Sora, 2B, or Dante. Bro nobody want this.”

minecraft smash tweets
Smash Ultimate fans were not happy with the Minecraft reveal, either.

Popular fighting game content creator Maximilian ‘Maximilian Dood’ Christiansen also shared his disappointment on YouTube. “I don’t f**king believe it. I’m going to turn this stream off right now. Going to turn this s**t off. I get it. An iconic character. I get it. I genuinely understand Sakurai, it doesn’t mean I have to like it. But I understand.”

Despite the negative reactions, not everyone was down on the Minecraft DLC. Team Liquid’s Samuel ‘Dabuz’ Buzby praised the announcement and said, “This wild ride is exactly what I paid for with Fighter’s Pass 2. Give me chaos, no boring expected reveals.” Legendary Smash pro Ezra ‘Samsora’ Morris also celebrated the reveal by changing his profile pic to the Minecraft fighter and tweeted, “I changed my mind” in response to a 2019 tweet he had made about the Mojang title.

smash pros minecraft tweets
Smash pros weighed in.

Regardless of how you feel about the new DLC fighter, there is no denying that Minecraft has become one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time. So much so that in 2014, Microsoft dropped over $2.4 billion to acquire it.


Smash Ultimate is, at the end of the day, a celebration of the industry. As many players pointed out, the Mojang mascot’s inclusion was surely inevitable given the property’s importance.