Popular Minecraft YouTuber SkyDoesMinecraft is selling his YouTube channel with the sale of 12 million subchannels likely breaking YouTube’s terms of service.
The massive success of Minecraft Upon its initial release in 2011, it turned Mojang’s open-world sandbox game into a global phenomenon. The block-based open world game has been one of the most popular games in the world since its release and has remained near the top of streaming sites like Twitch with many creators becoming internet icons through the game. Among the first big wave of YouTube creators to make it big in the game would be one of the game’s most recognizable stars of his lifetime, Adam “SkyDoesMinecraft” Dahlberg.
SkyDoesMinecraft first rose to fame in the early 2010s with Minecraft fans quickly latched on to the personality as his channel would grow to over 12 million subscribers at its peak, at the time he was ranked in the top 100 most subscribed creators on YouTube. However, SkyDoesMinecraft’s burgeoning YouTube career has taken multiple twists and turns since its heyday with the creator temporarily ditching the SkyDoesMinecraft moniker altogether and switching to music. Now, with recent allegations of sexual abuse and harassment swirling around the former Minecraft creator, a recent listing on the social media marketplace FameSwap shows that Dahlberg is looking to get rid of the account.
A listing posted just under a month ago on FameSwap shows the SkyDoesEverything YouTube channel for sale with over 11 million subscribers, making it one of the largest YouTube channels for sale on the website. While the site does not currently show any offers for the channel, the main account was put up for sale for a hefty $900,000. It’s worth noting that selling a monetized channel is against YouTube’s terms of service, so any user looking to buy the channel is likely to risk swift action by YouTube moderation.
SkyDoesMinecraft’s apparent attempts to sell the YouTube channel that earned it internet celebrity status in its heyday come as the creator faces serious accusations from both former associates and co-workers. A post earlier this year from a former partner named Elizabeth claims that Dahlberg is guilty of abuse, theft of money to finance a drug addiction, and sexual harassment with several members of his own team, Sky Media Productions, backing up those claims. Dahlberg has not made any public announcement about the attempted sale of his YouTube channel, although the seller’s name suggests it is legitimate.
The sale of the massive channel arrives as Minecraft has seen a new wave of content creators rise to stardom on the platform since the heyday of SkyDoesMinecraft. Popular Twitch streamer Dream rose to popularity through his popular “Dream SMP” Minecraft series and a YouTube report late last year showed that Minecraft the videos on the platform combined to garner more than a billion views across the entire website. Minecraft It remains as popular now as the game was during its heyday nearly a decade ago and shows no signs of slowing down.
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