The popular Minecraft youtuber Dream who claimed to have the world record on speedrunning Minecraft, has been allegedly cheating his speedrun streams, and here’s how:
The Java Speedrunning team issued a bulky analysis paper accusing Dream of having cheated on his speed runs.
Dream claims to have been “accidentally” doing his speedrunning streams while having some illegal mods on.
Dream apologizes for being unaware of the mods being active, and takes it to clarify the situation from his perspective.
Given the odds of getting the substantially greater drops rates he had in those speedruns is quite meagre, let alone at such streaks; we are talking about very (veryyyyy) rare here, and it’s just too hard to justify it with sheer luck *shrug*.
Although he had been denying cheating allegations since December, last year, but now, nearly five months later, Dream posted his full perspective of the incident and what he thinks went wrong after digging into it further. It appears he has had enough of the hassle, and finally came forward with admitting that he might have “unintentionally” used mods during the speedrun, as a reply to the lengthy analysis paper by the Java speedrunning team.
“As much as I was confident that I didn’t cheat, I had never explored the option that I possibly did,” Dream said. “Due to the way I reacted to the mods and perceived everything going on I was convinced that they were out to get me. I tunnel visioned and was paranoid and didn’t think straight. I had plenty of valid reasons to believe that they weren’t impartial, and had the mod team and I been completely friendly from the beginning I believe it never would have gotten to the point that it did.”
According to him, these were mods used for making videos that were being developed by someone he hired alongside fellow content creator GeorgeNotFound. He claims to have apparently ignored any potential problems because the mods, at the time, weren’t affecting gameplay and he thought they were disabled or only impacted server-side gameplay.
“When I realized this, I felt an extreme sense of guilt and I took down my response video not believing in what I said in the video at all anymore,” Dream said. “This was a couple months ago at this point I believe. When the drama first started I cared more about defending myself and being right, then about figuring out what was actually going on and I shot myself in the foot by doing it.”
Finally, Dream urges his fans to not send hate to the mod team or anyone involved in the situation and also to avoid causing further drama. He claims to plan on clarifying the situation more in the near future too.