The Minecraft speedrun saga doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. This time another Youtuber Jason Yevgeniy Gastrow, also known as Videogamedunkey has come out and apologized to Dream for believing the initial accusations of Youtuber cheating his World record setting Minecraft Speedrun.
Initially, GeoSquare, a moderator at speedrun records had posted a video titled “Did Dream Fake His Speedruns – Official Moderator Analysis” where different moderators claimed that Dream’s 1.16 speedrun record had been achieved by cheating and called out Dream for using underhand methods to gain fame.
Soon after the video about cheating accusations went viral, Videogamedunkey also posted a video where he covered the drama. His video easily racked up more views than GeoSquare’s allegation video. Dunkey’ s video simply added fuel to the fire and spread the drama even further.
Afterward, Dream posted an in-depth rebuttal video on 24th Dec where goes into detail about how his speedrun “luck” was possible. He even hired a Ph.D. astrophysicist statistical expert to back up his analysis and concluded his video saying ⸺ “ I don’t care at all about my speedrun, I care more about defending my character than defending a dumb leaderboard position.”
Dream video quickly started trending on Youtube and within a day gained more views than GeoSquare’s video. Many were convinced that cheating accusations were false and moderators were at fault for not fact-checking properly.
After seeing Dream’s rebuttal video, Dunkey today came out with an apology to Dream for ‘jumping on the bandwagon.’ and said “Somehow I just got sucked into the hype, and the drama and I got on the ‘Dream cheated’ bandwagon,” he explained. “It wasn’t just me who fell for the trap, all of you thought he cheated, don’t lie.”
Further continuing with his apology, he said:
“I think Dream’s video made a lot of great points, and it really disproved all the haters out there. Again, I just want to apologize to Dream for jumping the gun on this. It’s really not like the internet to hop on a moronic bandwagon, with absolutely no credible information to back their claims.”
The Speedrun drama doesn’t look like ending anytime soon. The moderators haven’t responded to Dream’s rebuttal video, neither has anyone apologized. So the supposed cheating drama might easily drag on until early 2021.