Minecraft adds in-game tribute to popular YouTuber Technoblade
The game’s tribute to the creator adds a new crowned pig to the game’s splash screen
Minecraft was recently updated to feature a new tribute to Technoblade, the popular YouTube creator and streamer, who recently passed away due to cancer.
The game's tribute to the creator adds a new crowned pig to the game's splash screen, which was also the creator's YouTube channel icon.
The game's original splash screen also featured the pig in that spot, but it had no crown before.
While Minecraft has not directly acknowledged the new splash screen change just yet, the game did tweet via its official handle mourning the loss of the popular creator recently.
Technoblade had amassed over 13 million followers on YouTube and was 23 when he passed away due to cancer, a news that was made official by his family members via the channel. His name was Alex.
Tributes to the Technoblade had been pouring in from other streamers and members of the Minecraft creator community since the video of his family was released on July 1. Titled 'so long nerds', the six and a half minute video has since had over 56 million views.
Technoblade had revealed back in August last year that he was battling cancer and in a subsequent fundraising video posted in February, the creator also explained that he underwent chemotherapy, radiation therapy and a limb salvage operation after a painful tumor developed in his right arm.