Minecraft Monday for September 23 is canceled, here's why - Dexerto
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Minecraft Monday for September 23 is canceled, here’s why

Published: 23/Sep/2019 17:02 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 17:51

by Eli Becht

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Minecraft Monday will not be taking place on September 23 for its 14th week due to a variety of different reasons.

The event that gets all of your favorite streamers together and puts them into the virtual Minecraft battlefield will not be happening this week.

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Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR‘ Keem announced on September 20 that Minecraft Monday will be taking a break due to the plethora of events that are taking place around the same time as the tournament.

Minecraft, MojangMinecraft Monday is taking a week off.

“Due to Twitchcon & other events so many of our (players) that normally play in Minecraft Monday have to skip this week,” he said. “We made a decision to take this week OFF & will return the following Monday!”

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This means back-to-back champs Felix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel and m0xyy won’t have a chance to make it three in a row this week but will instead have to wait for that dream to come true.

TwitchCon kicks off this weekend on September 27 and many streamers are preparing for that as it gives them a chance to meet their fans in person.

On the bright side, September 27 will be the first official time that Friday Fortnite can come back. It was originally canceled due to the Champion Series that was held on Fridays for five weeks, but that has just wrapped up.

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TWITCH:XQCxQc will be looking to defend his crown next week.

However, it’s possible this event won’t take place either due to TwitchCon and the massive Fortnite tournament that’s going on there.

Fortnite announced the next FNCS will be moving to a squads format and it’s very possible that event will be held on a Friday as well so who knows what that’ll mean for Friday Fortnite going forward.

Minecraft Monday should be back to its normal schedule next week so if you’re missing it, you won’t have to wait much longer for it to return.

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We can almost surely expect xQc and m0xyy to return so look forward to that.

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Smash Ultimate community divided over Minecraft Steve fighter reveal

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

by Brent Koepp

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.