Squid Craft 2 on February 28, 2023, will feature 200 streamers and a grand prize of $100,000. [Image: YouTube / Karma Plus]
Squid Craft Games return
After the immense popularity of the 2021 Korean drama Squid Game on Netflix, variations of the famous game series (less violent versions, to be clear) began to pop up everywhere.
Squid Craft, the Minecraft version of Squid Game, was first hosted in 2022 and is set to return in just a couple days. Created by Spanish Twitch streamers Rubis, Ibai, and AuronPlay, this year’s roster includes about 200 participants.
takes place on a Minecraft map containing various minigame sections
Resembling the Squid Game television series, Squid Craft takes place on a Minecraft map containing various minigame sections. The participants compete to survive each round and eventually win the competition as the lone player to make it through each game.
Big names to appear
Though it caters to Spanish creators, the tournament is now being further geared toward a North American audience. As a result, many English-speaking creators will be featured at the Twitch Rivals event taking place on February 28, 2023.
Popular Spanish streamers Ibai, Xokas, and El Rubius will return to participate in Squid Craft 2023. Hailing from North America, streaming icons Pokimane, xQc, Amouranth, and MoistCr1TiKaL will also enter the mix. Plus, some prominent names in the Minecraft world will be joining, such as Dream and GeorgeNotFound:
Though 200 people are invited to the 2023 event, it is likely only 199 will actually play, as AuronPlay (real name: Raúl Álvarez Genes) will reportedly not be participating after recent grooming allegations surfaced.
A competition with a prize
Last year, the Squid Craft Twitch Rivals competition was hosted by Komanche and AuronPlay, who created the Minecraft mod for the game. With around 150 predominately Spanish-speaking creators in the competition, the winner came away with $100,000 in prize money.
compete for a grand prize of $100,000
This year, the 200 participants will again compete for a grand prize of $100,000. Players will compete on unique Minecraft maps specially designed for the competition.
The participating streamers will likely broadcast on their own channels, which last year garnered massive viewership across the board. Squid Craft 2022 became the most popular event of Twitch Rivals and peaked at 2.2 million viewers. Many streamers even set their own personal viewership records during the event.