‘Force to reckon with’: Internet comes together to mourn Technoblade

Dark humor, unparalleled Minecraft skill, a shiny gold bell for prime numbers, and a signature royal-themed pig skin are the hallmark features of the unique creator Technoblade. The name Technoblade is a staple in the Minecraft scene and he inspired many with his unique personality, compelling content and impressive skills.

On June 30, 2022, Technoblade’s family uploaded a video titled “so long nerds” revealing that the creator had lost his battle with cancer. The video also shared a special message for fans that the Minecraft star wrote before his death.

Screengrab via Technoblade on YouTube

Technoblade was widely known for its impressive Minecraft player-versus-player skills and joined the scene in 2013. Since then, the creator has accumulated more than 10 million subscribers on YouTube, won several Minecraft Mondays and MC Championships, and generally created a legacy as “The Blade”, whose skills marked him as a formidable force like no other.

Technoblade cultivated a dedicated community, inspiring many other creators and helping shape the Minecraft community to what it is today. Following the news of his passing, those whose lives he influenced shared an outpouring of love and memories that highlighted how the creator changed their lives for the better.

Screengrab via Technoblade on YouTube

The popular Hypixel Minecraft server, a platform that Technoblade regularly uses to create videos, released a special statement and revealed its plan to create a special Memorial Guide for fans to sign on the server. Players can sign the book for a month, after which it will be printed and sent to Technoblade’s family.

Minecraft creator Dream, with whom Technoblade had a friendly rivalry – the two are generally considered the two best Minecraft players from around the world – shared his condolences on both his Twitter account and his YouTube community tab.

Screengrab via Dream on YouTube

Various makers from the popular Minecraft server the Dream SMP, a platform Technoblade frequented with friends, expressed their grief and shared how the creator has impacted their lives.

Most of the creators on the server grew very close to him during their time to get acquainted or otherwise have fun on the Minecraft server. Creators Wilbur Soot, Philza and TommyInnit were among the closest to Technoblade and the group was known as the “Sleepy Bois Inc. (SBI).”

Other streamers who interacted with Technoblade or otherwise knew about Technoblade also shared their condolences and made comments about his impressive legacy and character.

Technoblade’s devoted fans commented on the creator’s special personality and shared fan art to celebrate his life. Fans described him as “a force to be reckoned with” and noted that Technoblade “will live on forever” through the legacy he has created.

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