Who is Minecraft YouTuber Dream? Days after cheating scandal, he records for Mr Beast’s YouTube Rewind
It has been just days since YouTuber Dream was accused of cheating during a professional speedrun event of Minecraft
On Christmas Eve, popular Minecraft YouTuber Dream revealed that he had "Just finished recording something for Mr. Beast’s YouTube Rewind..." on Twitter. This resulted in his fans and followers going crazy and responding to his tweet with excitement. You see, Mr. Beast is a fellow YouTuber who is credited with pioneering a genre of YouTube videos that center on expensive stunts. The news comes just days after Dream had been accused of cheating at a professional speedrun event of Minecraft. Not only has the collaboration become viral, but the fact that Dream is a real person has also got fans a lot more excited.
Dream also posted a picture of his self, but he hid his face with a smiley placard. In response to this, one user wrote, "WE’RE FREAKING OUT OVER HIS GLOVES HELP." Since the news was posted from Dream's secondary account, many were not ready to believe that it really was him, but one fan pointed out, "Not Dream Cosplay. This is Dreams second Twitter account. So the Real Dream Posted this." Another face shared, "This is the closest we’ve gotten to a face reveal so far."
WE’RE FREAKIJG OUT OVER HIS GLOVES HELP pic.twitter.com/maVtqVYSWh— snowMAYn❆☃︎𐂂 (@maynottaken) December 24, 2020
Not Dream Cosplay. This is Dreams second Twitter account. So the Real Dream Posted this.— Endie_Eye (@ViaCute35045204) December 24, 2020
This is the closest we’ve gotten to a face reveal so far. pic.twitter.com/EZ3uDHfI2N— Phineas1500 #Stampy10Mil (@phineas1500) December 24, 2020
It was only recently that Dream had even revealed his real name to be Clay. He was named by YouTube as the number one breakout star of the year after gaining a record number of followers in 2020. However, in mid-December the moderation team that oversaw Minecraft records published a 14-minute video that explained their two-month-long investigation into the 5th place run that was submitted by Dream earlier this year. This is only meant to be the beginning of what is a larger investigation and is formatted as a research paper that mathematically verifies Dream's speedrun.
Dream's record was contested based on the math of probability. To reach the end of Minecraft, one needs to barter their gold ingots with in-game creatures called Piglins, who would may or may not give you the thing that you would need to complete the run. So the researchers who looked at Dream's previous records said that Dream managed to barter for the key item 42 out of 262 times, whereas 211 of his overall mob kills dropped the second necessary item.
This is not normal and is definitely suspicious because the chance that a Piglin would give you the item specific to triggering the end of Minecraft is only 5% while the probability of getting a secondary key rises to 50%. So as fast as Dream gained popularity, his claims were disputed as well. Right after the accusations were made public, Dream responded and said: "Working on a response video regarding the speedrun stuff, out within a week. Making a quality response is more important to me than rushing it! Sad to see people jumping on the hate wagon before hearing any opposing viewpoint. That's just how the internet works though!”
Working on a response video regarding the speedrun stuff, out within a week. Making a quality response is more important to me than rushing it! Sad to see people jumping on the hate wagon before hearing any opposing view point. That's just how the internet works though!— dream (@dreamwastaken) December 15, 2020
The video that published the research about Dream's suspicious victory runs has gathered more than two million views. However, Dream has also garnered the support of his fans and followers who believe this video to just be a hack or a bait in hopes of garnering views and attention while mining on the popularity of Dream. He has over 14 million subscribers on YouTube and boasts of a total of 1.2 billion views.