On 1 July 2022 a video referred to as “so lengthy nerds” was uploaded to the channel of massively well-liked Minecraft youtuber Technoblade. It was posted by household and was a farewell video saying his dying, wherein his father learn a script written by Technoblade earlier than making his personal tribute. It virtually instantly grew to become the top-trending video on the platform and, in its round-up of the yr, YouTube has introduced it was the most-watched video of 2022 with 87 million views.

YouTube talks about High Trending movies to replicate the platform’s tradition and personalities as a result of, should you simply went with the easy metric of ‘most views’, one thing like Child Shark would most likely be on the high yearly. Technoblade’s channel had round 10.8 million followers when it was posted: this now stands at 15.6 million.

“Thanks all for supporting my content material over time,” mentioned Technoblade’s script, which additionally shared that his first identify was Alexander. “If I had one other hundred lives, I believe I might select to be Technoblade once more each single time, as these had been the happiest years of my life.”

The content material creator had been part of the Minecraft scene since 2013, and was identified particularly for his wit, PvP abilities and a pleasant rivalry with fellow Minecraft celebrity Dream. In 2021 Technoblade started speaking about his most cancers analysis with followers, and was open concerning the actuality of remedy whereas sustaining that very same sense of humour: as soon as joking {that a} limb salvage operation virtually made him an amputee.

The assertion from Technoblade’s father within the video ends: “The previous yr had a variety of tough spots for our son as he battled stage 4 most cancers. However he did not complain, and stored utilizing his well-known strategic thoughts to try to beat what he knew had been virtually unattainable odds. My son’s bravery on this path was a shining lesson to all of us who had been privileged to stroll it with him. Thanks for sharing his journey by means of all of it, as he did the work he liked for his beloved followers.”

The information noticed an outpouring of affection and tributes from the Minecraft neighborhood and an in-game tribute from Mojang on Minecraft’s loading display screen: a nod to Technoblade’s topped pig avatar.

It could maybe have amused Technoblade that his farewell managed to relegate previous rival Dream’s face reveal video “hello I am Dream” into third place within the record, with that being watched 47 million occasions.