Video games have affected people’s social lives since the beginning of quarantine, for better or worse. Of these games, seemingly the most popular is Minecraft. The game currently has 400 million downloads and 126 million concurrent players. While people were stuck at home, there was a rise in the number and popularity of YouTubers and Twitch streamers, especially those that play Minecraft. According to twitchmetrics.net, the three most prominent streamers were Ranboolive, Tommyinnit, and Dream.
Dream currently has over 20 million subscribers on Youtube and 4.3 million followers on Twitch.
He plays Minecraft with his two friends, Sapnap and GeorgeNotFound. The three of them code mod videos and try to beat the game without dying.
Importantly, Dream never shows his face. He doesn’t plan on doing a face reveal until George can come to America when COVID-19 is resolved; they want it to be safe for each other and the people around them. However, Dream has described what he looks like to fans, and there is a lot of fanart depicting his presumed appearance.
Besides speedrunning and playing bedwars, a game on a server called Hypixel, Dream has made an SMP (Survival Multiplayer) for famous YouTubers and Twitch streamers.
The DreamSMP consists of people such as the Dream, Sapnap, GeorgeNotFound, Awesamdude, Purpled, Tubbo, Badboyhalo, and many more. The server has a storyline along with basic gameplay, and each character has their own story and a unique personality. Wilbur Soot, a story writer for the lore and friend of Dream’s, for example, creates a new country on the server to make potions for its people. It takes a turn for the worse when Dream threatens to overthrow the government of the country they call L’manberg. Later in the story of L’manberg, Wilbur goes crazy after losing the election and ends up destroying the country because it was “never meant to be.” The server’s story hasn’t ended, and they don’t plan on finishing it for some time.
Dream’s complicated life doesn’t stop at playing Minecraft; it extends to interactions with fans and friends. His relationship with George has always been excellent. They’ve known each other for over ten years, and George hadn’t seen his face until early last year. The two are best friends and, as some friends do, flirt. This has prompted fans to start “shipping” them. The relationship name given by their fans is dreamnotfound. Fans are careful not to “ship” the actual people, just their characters on the server.
He currently makes music as well. Having his first song, “Roadtrip,” gets more than 2 million streams on Spotify in one day. And his upcoming song, “Mask,” due to come in mid-June will be released with an animated music video some are calling an “animated face reveal.”
Dream has made an impact on many people, helping them through a pandemic nobody was happy about and keeping people thoroughly entertained