Content creators react to Dream’s face reveal
Streamer and Minecraft gaming sensation Clay “Dream” has revealed his face to his closest friends, including Minecraft creators and those not affiliated with the game. Creators invited for the exclusive FaceTime were blown away by what the masked gamer looked like and shared their reactions on Twitter.
On September 23, Dream teased his fans that a face reveal video would soon be released, and fans were excited. Last Friday, Dream showed his face to his closest friends. Among the handful of creators chosen were Minecraft creator Karl Jacobs, YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson and Thomas “TommyInnit” Simons.
Jacobs claimed that the Minecraft speedrunner looks like a baseball player, has a mullet, and complimented his look, saying that Dream is not “supposed to be attractive.”
“Okay, Dream is now calling me, right now on Facetime. I’m about to see his face for the first time. I’m actually nervous. All right, here it is. Oh, shoot! What the heck? You look like a baseball player,” Jacobs said.
“You scream baseball player to me! I’m not going to say anything based on the mullet. Wait, I didn’t expect what you looked like. You’re handsome. This is messed up! You’re not supposed to be attractive, people are going to be p*ssed now. Thanks a lot.”
Dream kept his last week’s promise and released a face reveal video on YouTube on October 3. At the time of writing, the video titled “hi, I’m Dream.” has received almost 9.5 million viewers and 1.3 million likes.
More about Dream, rise to stardom
The entire Dream’s face reveal saga can be traced back to April last year. In a livestream titled “Face Reveal”, Dream removed a piece of paper taped on his face. It was then “revealed” that Danny Gonzalez, a commentary YouTuber and former Viner, was behind the masked Minecraft speedrunner.
In front of 80,000 viewers, Gonzalez said that Dream was his pet project, a social experiment to becoming the biggest and most popular Minecraft streamer. The entire Dream fanbase, however, did not believe that Gonzalez was Dream, and it was later confirmed this week that the previous face reveal was just an April Fools’ joke.
Since he began releasing content regularly in 2019, Dream has become one of the most popular Minecraft streamers to date, with 30.5 million subscribers on YouTube. Dream entertains fans by uploading everything Minecraft-related — from speedruns and tips and tricks to completing completions.
It is almost impossible to pinpoint the exact reason behind Dream’s rise to stardom. However, it suffices to say that popularizing the Minecraft Manhunt series was one of the biggest factors that propelled Dream’s name to popularity.
The Minecraft Manhunt series was originally made by Wilbur Soot in September 2014. However, Dream would make his own twist in 2019, where he tried to defeat the Ender Dragon to beat the game while being hunted by one or more hunters.
Dream’s most popular Minecraft Manhunt video, which was released on August 7, 2020, has garnered over 100 million views. Titled “Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters GRAND FINALE,” the video featured George “GeorgeNotFound” Davidson, Nicholas “Sapnap” and Darryl “BadBoyHalo” Noveschosch as the three hunters.
Aside from the Minecraft Manhunt series, Dream’s speedrun cheating scandal, consistent content uploads, and boost from other creators, including Swedish YouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, has helped Dream in becoming one of the most-recognizable Minecraft figures today.