How to watch KEEMSTAR's Minecraft Monday event - ft. James Charles, Mongraal, CaptainSparklez and more - Dexerto

How to watch KEEMSTAR’s Minecraft Monday event – ft. James Charles, Mongraal, CaptainSparklez and more

Published: 8/Jul/2019 10:15 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 19:38

by David Purcell


The popular Minecraft Monday event returns for yet another week of competitive gaming and we’ve got all the details covered – including where to watch it, who will be involved, rules, and more. 

The highly anticipated event is set up on a weekly basis by YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem and will be broadcasted on Twitch – you guessed it – on Mondays.


There’s always a stacked card of competitors lined up to take part, with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, and many other high profile content creators getting involved previously, and this week will be no different. So, let’s take a look at where you can watch Minecraft Mondays, event details, and who will be playing.

keem5tar, InstagramKEEMSTAR’s weekly Minecraft event has become highly popular on Twitch.


Where to watch Minecraft Monday, Week 3 

For those wanting to watch Minecraft Monday for week three, the event is set to kick off on July 8 at 4pm EST (9pm BST, 1pm PT, 6am AEST – July 9).

KEEMSTAR’s event will go live on Twitch at the times mentioned on the official UMGEvents channel. Don’t worry, though, you won’t have to go searching for it as we’ve linked it below.

UMG Events Twitch channel: 

Watch live video from UMGEvents on


Who is playing in week four of Minecraft Mondays

There’s yet another stacked card has been revealed for Minecraft Mondays, with popular YouTuber James Charles making yet another appearance, after teaming up with PewDiePie in the previous round. 

Players in week three will undoubtedly bring a lot of viewers to the party, though, as there are many more popular names on board – including CaptainSparklez, Mongraal, DanTDM, and others.

Check out the full list below.


UMG GamingMinecraft Monday on July 8 will feature these players, according to UMG Events.

Minecraft Monday event details and rules

A number of different obstacles will be put in the way of players involved in Minecraft Mondays, with week three testing the capabilities of competitors through nine different modes.


According to the UMG Gaming website, modes include Hunger Games (SG4), Spleef, Dropper, TNT Run, Run From Lava, Battle Arena, Parkour Race, Bingo, and will be rounded off with a final round in Hunger Games (Duckbill City). 

Of course, there are a set of rules in place to keep everybody on the straight and narrow, and it’s very useful for viewers to know these rules before jumping in to watch the events unfold.

Reddit, u/VitaMint123There have been many different Hunger Games modes created in Minecraft, and it will be featuring in the Monday tournament.


(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?!)


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!

(Source: KEEMSTAR)


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.