More and more streamers nowadays choose not to reveal their true identity online and stream without a face cam.
Many of these streamers have become some of the most watched content creators on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.
One of them is Dream.
Dream, also known as DreamWasTaken, is a 22-year-old American Twitch streamer and Youtuber, best known for his gaming content.
Dream started streaming in 2014 and grew up slowly in the gaming scene.
In 2020, he became one of the most popular gaming streamers after quickly grasping YouTube analytics and using it to his advantage.
This included publishing videos with catchy titles and thumbnails, participating in game competitions and creating speedrunning content.
He won Youtubes Steamy Awards Gaming category award two years in a row, in 2020 and 2021.
So far, he has a whopping 2.97 billion views and over 39 million subscribers.
Dream’s real identity remains unknown as the streamer has so far chosen not to reveal his face and details about his personal life.
Dream on SMP
In 2020, Dream created a private survival multiplayer Minecraft server (SMP) in partnership with another Minecraft streamer named GeorgeNotFound.
The server later continued to invite a number of Minecraft streamers such as TechnoBlade, Tubbo, TommyInnit, and Wilbur Soot.
These streamers were not randomly invited because the server follows a “fictional plot” and they were assigned specific fictional roles.
Each of the server members has a unique storyline, which is perhaps the main reason why the server has attracted so much fan attention.
The original storyline followed the path of Dream and his second-in-command George who fought their enemies from a place called L’Manberg.
This Dream SMP arc eventually ends with George’s character dying and Dream getting “revenge” for his death.
Dream has in the past encouraged fans to create fanfiction and fanart based on the server storyline, as it helps in the popularization of the server.
He also said he loves “how creative the” [Minecraft] community”.
Fiction or reality?
It’s not rare for fans to get too involved in a creator’s life and cross boundaries.
This eventually leads to blurring lines between fiction and reality.
While he is fine with fans creating stories and artwork about his Dream SMP character, there has been fan art in the past that he has disapproved of.
One such example was the “DreamNotFound” fanfictions, often involving the two creators (Dream and GeorgeNotFound) in NSFW scenes.
Dream has explained on multiple occasions that he and GeorgeNotFound are not dating in real life.
However, he also said he’s fine with being “sent” with other creators, as long as they agree too.
The two streamers often joked about this topic, leaving fans confused as to whether it was an act or not.
Dream about his sexuality
Dream’s decision not to reveal his sexuality has backfired on him several times.
Fueled by his fictional character in the Dream SMP and his undefined relationship with George, fans have often sent the two in real life.
This inevitably brought up the issue of Dream’s sexuality, with many of the fans attacking him for “queerbating”.
In December 2021, the streamer took to Twitter to explain that his sexuality is not important, adding that fans should “mind their minds”.
A few days later, he went on to explain that he is comfortable with his sexuality and so are his friends, which is why they openly joke about their relationship.
The question of Dream’s sexuality still remains unanswered.
However, the streamer has emphasized on many occasions that he prefers to remain unlabeled and that fans should respect that.