Anonymous Minecraft YouTuber Dream deletes apology after finally admitting to cheating during his Minecraft speedrun, but said it was an accident.
Dream has deleted a Twitlonger apology in which he admits to “accidentally” cheating during his record breaking Minecraft speedrun despite vehemently defending his record for almost a whole year.
Faceless anonymous YouTuber known solely as Dream submitted a 19-minute Minecraft 1.16 speedrun which 19-minute speedrun that took the 5th place position on the speedrun worldwide leaderboard until it was later removed due to cheating allegations. Dream defended his record and called out the moderators of the leaderboard out for “clout chasing” when they contested his submission.
Several professional mathematicians and well known YouTubers, Geosquare and Matt Parker of Stand-up Math, challenged Dreams speedrun after taking a closer look at the results. Even Minecraft developers concluded that Dream definitely cheated during his 19-minute Minecraft 1.16 speedrun.
The Minecraft Speedrun Team published a 29-page essay explaining that went into detail explaining the game’s mechanics and just how likely it would be for Dream get the item drops he needed to finish the game in just 19-minutes and they concluded that there was a 7.5 trillion chance for that to happen.
In response Dream hired someone who claimed to be a Harvard grad physicist to write to attempt to debunk the initial essay. He uploaded a video showing the findings of the new report which claimed that the chances for success rate of his speedrun was 1 in 100 million. However, the report was quickly debunked and the credibility of the so-called Harvard grad was questioned.
Now, 11 months later, Dream has finally admitted to cheating during his Minecraft 1.16 speedrun, but he claims it was a complete accident and he didn’t even know he was cheating. But the community at large didn’t buy it, so he quickly deleted his apology.
In the Twitlonger apology Dream writes: “In our challenge videos, before 1.16, we always increased the enderman spawn rates and pearl drop rates out of convenience […] It makes the videos better because we don’t spend hours looking for pearls or spend so much time farming blaze rods (a totally RNG thing, mostly pearls). When 1.16 came out […] A server-side plugin was made for our videos that slightly increases the rates.”
“I had considered at the time that this potentially could have been a problem, but brushed it off because server-side and client-side are completely different and as far as I was aware nothing had been done client-side.” Dream claims when he realised he felt “an extreme sense of guilt”.
In a nutshell Dream claims there was a Minecraft mod installed that increased the chances of getting the drops he needed for a perfect speedrun, but he didn’t know it was installed because he didn’t install it.
dream cheated, a summary pic.twitter.com/60Sjzt5sEe— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) May 31, 2021
Esports reporter Rod Breslau summarised the apology in a Tweet but was instantly attacked by hundreds and thousands of Dream fans.
“I made a joke 10 minutes earlier about Dream cheating that caused me to instantly get 5 tweets telling me to kill myself, and I’ve said on a previous scuffed episode that dream is a cheater 100%,” Breslau tweeted.
The Minecraft YouTuber famously known as Dream has not said a word about deleting the lengthy Twitlonger apology but at least he has owned up to “accidentally” cheating during his controversial 19-minute Minecraft 1.16 speedrun.