The Hypixel Network unveils a statue in honor of Technoblade, who was an important part of the Minecraft server’s success in its early years.
The Hypixel Network has added a statue of late Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade to their main lobby on the nine-year anniversary of his channels’ creation. Technoblade first joined the Hypixel Minecraft server in 2013 and began to upload videos of himself playing its Blitz Survival Games mini-game to YouTube, quickly becoming one of its top players and establishing an audience on the platform.
On 1 July, 2022, a video was uploaded to Technoblade’s channel titled “so long nerds,” in which Technoblade’s father revealed that his son had passed away following his year-long battle with Sarcoma. Tributes poured in from the Minecraft community, culminating in a reference to Technoblade being added to the title screen of Minecraft itself for a brief period. In the days after the video was uploaded and with the blessing of Technoblade’s family, the Hypixel Network set about gathering tributes from players and creating a book of condolences, which is currently in the printing process.
Now that the book is in the process of physical production, the area of the Hypixel lobby where players could initially leave their condolences has been changed for a second time, with a statue featuring Technoblade’s iconic Minecraft skin now standing atop his grave – a reference to his iconic “Technoblade never dies” catchphrase. Though months have passed since Technoblade’s death, the Hypixel forum post in which players could leave messages paying their respects has eclipsed 3,000 replies, and continues to see new activity daily.
On the day of Technoblade’s channel turning nine-years-old, several other tributes were uploaded to the platform, with YouTube’s official channel uploaded its own video titled “Technoblade Never Dies,” documenting his rise to prominence as one of the most popular Minecraft content creators of all time. These tributes come days after fellow YouTuber Dream teamed up with the father of Technoblade to raise over $500,000 for the Sarcoma Foundation of America.
The Hypixel Network’s tribute to Technoblade serves as a permanent reminder of the impact he has had on Minecraft and the community surrounding the game, something fans should be very happy with following the removal of the tribute to Technoblade from Minecraft‘s login screen. Further tributes can be expected in the future, with Dream himself having stated plans for future events to commemorate Technoblade’s legacy. Minecraft will never be the same without Technoblade, that much is clear, but its community is doing what it can to keep his memory alive.
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