The Untold Truth of Technoblade

Countless streamers have reinvented themselves over the years. PewDiePie, for example, was a prolific horror game streamer before dropping Let’s Play videos for reaction-based content and then returning to more mainstream gaming streams. But unlike PewDiePie, Technoblade decided to start from scratch, which may have been the best decision of his career. According to Technobladehe started downloading when he was 10 years old. His first account was StudioLORE, which consisted, in his words, of “terrible ‘ROBLOX’ machinimas”. He eventually moved on to “bad ‘Team Fortress 2’ videos” (again, his words), but in four years of creating content, he’s only amassed about 47 subscribers.

Around the time the young content creator was due to graduate from high school, he discovered streaming and decided to give it a try. So he ditched his original account and started a few collaborative channels where he made “Minecraft” videos with friends. It didn’t work, so he reinvented himself again. This next attempt, which began in October 2013, resulted in the Technoblade that most audiences know and love. He had previously prowled small “Minecraft” PvP servers, but after creating his new identity, he started visiting (and dominating) Hypixel.

Although Technoblade started from scratch, it quickly caught up. After six months, he had amassed 300 subscribers. A year later, his fanbase had grown to 13,800 subscribers. This upward trend has persisted throughout Technoblade’s career (except in 2018 when his numbers stagnated and he tried “Fortnite” for a while), and now 10.3 million people have subscribed to his chain. Just goes to show that perseverance pays off.