Even without considering its place in esports, the story of Minecraft is one of great success.
Since its release in 2011, Minecraft has sold over 200m copies and has over 140m active monthly players to this day. With a few dips here and there, Minecraft viewership on Twitch and YouTube has mostly been in an upwards trend.
Despite this ongoing popularity, Minecraft has struggled to develop its own major esports scene. As previous Minecraft tournaments, such as Minecraft Monday, didn’t turn into lasting events, it seemed that Minecraft was simply not meant to become an esport.
However, there is new hope for Minecraft enthusiasts. The Noxcrew creator community is organising their second MC Championship, and esports organisation Method has recently announced its expansion into Minecraft esports.
In other words, a serious Minecraft esports scene could still develop. But is it realistic given its rocky history? And should we expect these new events to last?
New Minecraft esports: MC Championship and Method
Method, an organisation that is best known for World of Warcraft, just