In memory of Technoblade, who died of cancer in June 2022, Minecraft fans and other content creators were able to raise $500,000.
Fans of the late Technoblade, who made content for Minecraft, recently raised $500,000 for cancer research. On June 30, 2022, the 23-year-old Minecraft streamer died after a long battle with stage four cancer.
In October 2013, Technoblabe began his YouTube channel about Minecraft. In the game, he was known for playing a pig who wore a crown. When he joined the Dream SMP server, where he played Minecraft with fellow streamer Dream, his popularity grew even more. His YouTube channel has more than 15 million subscribers, and his Twitch channel has more than 860,000. Technoblade’s dad posted his last video, which was called “so long, nerds,” to thank his fans and the friends he made over the years.
Since Technoblade died, his community and other Minecraft streamers like Dream and TommyInnit have been raising money for months to help find a cure for cancer. They were able to raise $500,000. This money will be given to the Sarcoma Foundation of America. Technoblade backed the non-profit group’s goal to fund research and raise awareness about sarcoma so that patients could get better care.
On its website, the SFA also put up a “Technoblade Tribute.” The group was sad about Technoblade’s recent death and said that he would always be in their hearts because of his fight with sarcoma. It recognized that his community had helped raise $500,000 in the last few months and gave the late Minecraft content creator the Courage Award at its 20th Annual Stand Up to Sarcoma Gala in September. At the end of its tribute, SFA gave a message of hope to people who are fighting cancer. On SFA’s website, people who want to help with its ongoing work can still give money.
Mojang Studios, the company that made Minecraft, used to honor Technoblade by giving the pig on the Java version’s loading screen a crown made of jewels. Fans liked the subtle update because it showed that the people who made Minecraft were also sad about Technoblade’s death and happy about his life.
The recent donation to SFA shows that the Minecraft community wants to keep Technoblade’s legacy alive. Minecraft is still one of the most popular games for players of all ages, so Technoblade’s friends still have a lot of fans who watch their Dream SMP streams and YouTube videos. They could also watch his old YouTube videos to see what he built and how fast he built it. Technoblade is a great example of a young content creator who made an impression on his community even though he died too soon.