Minecraft pays tribute to YouTuber Technoblade following his death

Minecraft developer Mojang pays a wonderful tribute to popular YouTuber Technoblade following his recent death.

Last week the Minecraft community was shocked by the passing of YouTuber Technoblade, real name Alex. He had passed away at just 23 years of age, following a battle with cancer. The gaming community expressed their sadness and paid tribute to Technoblade, and now Mojang has acknowledged his passing.

Technoblade was beloved within his community

We have been trying to find the words, but all of us here at Minecraft are heartbroken over the loss of Technoblade,” tweeted Minecraft. “He meant so much to our community and brought so much joy. He will be missed dearly.

Credit: Technoblade via YouTube

Furthermore, Minecraft fans have noticed a subtle update to the launch screen of Minecraft Java Edition. The pig in the launch screen can now be seen wearing a crown. The crowned Minecraft pig is the recognised symbol of Technoblade’s YouTube channel.

Hopefully, this will be the first tribute to Technoblade from Majong, because as my son suggested, he’d love to see DLC with the proceeds being donated to a charity of Alex’s family’s choosing.

Father of Technoblade paid tribute

Announcing the passing of Technoblade, his father paid tribute to his son in his final video. “He was the most amazing kid anyone could ever ask for,” said his father. “I miss Technoblade. Thank you to all of you, for everything. You meant a lot to him,” said his father.

Credit: Mojang Studios

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Once more, on behalf of GameByte, our thoughts and well wishes go out to the family, friends and fans of Technoblade.

Featured Image Credit: Majong/Source: Eurogamer