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Mr Beast raids Minecraft servers with 10,000 fans

Published: 9/Aug/2020 17:21

by Georgina Smith

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Hugely popular YouTuber Mr Beast has embarked on yet another ambitious video on his gaming channel, enlisting the help of 10,000 viewers to help him overload Minecraft servers.

If there’s anyone who can pull off large scale unusual videos, it’s Mr Beast. With a subscriber base of over 40 million, and an extra 5 million on his newer gaming channel, he has enormous potential for content at his fingertips.

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Over on his main, he is most known for crazy challenges which have recently included eating the largest slice of pizza in the world, and buying an island with lottery ticket money.

He’s also well known for his philanthropy, generously buying gifts and sending money to friends, fans, and strangers in need.

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This time around he enlisted help from his quarter of a million user strong Discord server to see who would help him in his quest to raid Minecraft servers of increasing sizes.

They began with a low-tier server to see how much it could hold, and it only reached 269 players before the server crashed.

As they moved up to the mid-tier, they created chaos by setting fire to trees and using dynamite to blow up parts of the map. As the number of people climbed, survival of the server looked increasingly unlikely, but they eventually made it to 1100.

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Onto the high tier, and this time they decided to get everyone to spawn into one small obsidian box, but the connection was lost after only 750 players.

Mr Beast and Fans
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Mr Beast talks to his fans who stuck around in his Minecraft server.

After asking permission from creators, they embarked on crashing real people’s servers. But they couldn’t hold on long as thousands of fans poured into the public servers to be a part of the YouTuber’s new video and they soon crashed.

To their surprise, a week later a few fans were still gathering within his initial servers, even building huge towering structures without being able to use creative mode.

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Fans said it was an “epic server” and community, so they stuck around that bit longer to hang out with fellow Mr Beast fans.

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Dellor shocked as Twitch finally unbans him after over a year

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:54

by Calum Patterson

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After just over one year following his permanent ban from Twitch, dellor’s channel has been reinstated on the platform. The former Overwatch pro now says it’s his “second chance.”

Matt ‘dellor’ Vaughn has had a turbulent streaming career – he was dropped from his Overwatch team, Toronto Esports, after a racist outburst, effectively ending his career as a pro player.

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Then, in 2019, he was banned from Twitch after telling his female teammate in Apex Legends to “cook a sandwich.” This ban originally earned him an indefinite suspension, before it was reduced to 30 days.

Upon his return however, his partnership had been revoked, leaving him without a sub button, seriously impacting his income. Then, in October 2019, dellor was “banned indefinitely for “self-harm” for breaking a keyboard on stream.”

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Dellor streaming on Twitch

This ban prompted the hashtag #freedellor on Twitter, as fans thought the permanent ban was harsh. But, Twitch kept firm, and dellor eventually moved to streaming on YouTube instead.

He pleaded with Twitch to allow him back onto the platform on a handful of occasions. Finally, on October 6, seemingly out of the blue, dellor’s channel was reinstated, and his ban lifted.

“I had given up all hope,” dellor said on Twitter. “After everything I have said about them, Twitch actually unbanned me.”

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His channel, complete with over 550,000 followers (and likely more as Twitch rebuilds the follow count after a suspension), is fully intact.

This doesn’t mean though that he will necessarily return to streaming on Twitch though. Being unbanned on the platform at least means he is able to play with friends who are streaming on Twitch themselves.

He is still not partnered on the platform and does not have a subscribe button. He will still be able to earn money through donations, but to access subscriptions or bits will need to become a Twitch affiliate.

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However, if he wants to become a partner again, it would mean stopping his YouTube streams altogether, where he has now built up a following since his time away from Twitch.