The Minecraft community on YouTube is huge, with thousands of YouTubers posting content about the game and the worlds they build.
But which ones are the best among them?
In this article, we’ve rounded up the best Minecraft YouTubers on YouTube – those who produce the most engaging gaming content, have grown the most active communities, and amassed the biggest following.
Before we get to our top ranking, here are the criteria we used to include and exclude channels.
First, we only took into account English-language channels that regularly upload Minecraft content in 2023. Minecraft also had to be a major content type.
This excludes gaming channels that occasionally post Minecraft-related videos, such as DanTDM and MrBeast Gaming. It also excludes YouTubers who haven’t posted in a while, such as PopularMMOs, and channels that post popular Minecraft content in other languages, like Authentic Games and Mikecrack.
That said, here are the best Minecraft YouTubers for 2024.
Easily topping the list is Dream, with a massive 32 million subscribers.
Dream, also known as Clay, is one of the most influential Minecraft video creators. He has been on YouTube for almost a decade – since 2014 in fact. His rapid rise to Minecraft fame started in summer 2019, when he set out to find the seed for PewDiePie’s Minecraft world.
Since then, he’s amassed a huge following of his own. Dream’s audience appreciates his skillful gameplay and world record-setting playthroughs. Some of his most iconic content includes his manhunt series, which has him striving to complete Minecraft while being chased by hunters. More recently, he’s posted a Minecraft hostage simulator.
Dream also has a series of successful side-channels with several million subscribers each, including DreamXD, Dream Team Gaming, and Dream Shorts.
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Next up on our list of the best Minecraft YouTubers is Jelly, with 23.5 million subs. Jelly, a pseudonym for Dutch YouTuber Jelle Van Vucht, also started his YouTube career in 2014, when he was just 17. His channel grew rapidly, hitting 1 million subscribers by mid-2015.
Jelly stands out as a Minecraft YouTuber thanks to his energetic and quirky videos, which are extremely popular with younger players. Plus, he uploads content regularly, with multiple new videos every week.
One of Jelly’s signature quirky Minecraft videos.
Coming in third is PrestonPlayz, with nearly 15 million subscribers. Preston’s full name is Preston Blaine Arsement. He’s based in the US, joined YouTube back in 2012, and is part of the Minecraft community “The Pack”.
Besides Minecraft, he also produces content about Among Us and Roblox, making him a versatile gaming YouTuber.
In fourth place on our list of the best Minecraft YouTubers is SSundee, with a whopping 23 million subscribers. Ssundees’s best known for his deep-dive into Minecraft mod packs. He’s tested every new and unique mod pack.
Like PrestonPlayz, he also makes videos about Among Us.
Another contender for the title of best Minecraft YouTuber is Jordan Maron, aka CaptainSparklez. He launched his channel back in 2010 and has since been producing wildly popular content about Minecraft, as well as reaction videos and covers of popular songs.
Recently, he’s produced a series of videos looking back on his long Minecraft career, including reviewing old screenshots and comparing what the game looked like in the early 2010s vs. now.
CaptainSparklez reacts to Minecraft screenshots from earlier in his long career.
Next up in our list is LDShadowLady, another iconic Minecraft YouTuber. Elizabeth “Lizzie” D. joined YouTube back in 2010 and founded the female gaming collective “Pixel Pact” in 2012. Since then, her channel has been growing steadily.
Now, her content includes a variety of games that she plays with her husband, but Minecraft still forms the heart of her channel.
Aphmau aka Jessica Bravura is famous for her Minecraft role-play videos, which pit her characters and her friends in different scenarios and worlds. These hilarious and imaginative stories that mix romance, drama and comedy have earned her millions of fans.
Jessica also plays other games like Among Us and Roblox, where she showcases her personality and skills to great effect. Most of her channel consists of Minecraft content, though.
Jordan Barclay is the Australian gamer running EYstreem. His channel provides Minecraft content for all ages. He himself has been active on YouTube since 2012, when he was only 9.
EYstreem’s signature content is testing Minecraft tips and tricks to see if they actually work or if they are only clickbait. Some of his videos also feature fellow Minecraft YouTuber Ella, who is also his girlfriend.
Next up, there is WiederDude, a Minecraft YouTuber par excellence who shines through his tutorials and “Noob vs. Pro” videos.
We don’t know much about WiederDude’s personal life, but his content couldn’t be more distinctive. He completes the same challenge in Minecraft at different skill levels – showing, for example, how a noob, a pro, a hacker, and a god-level player would complete a Super Mario house build challenge.
WiederDude is known for extremely thorough Minecraft building challenges.
Another amazing YouTuber who produces Minecraft content is Nathan Johnson Graham, aka Unspeakable. His main channel, Unspeakable, contains fun challenges, pranks, and experiments. The side channel UnspeakablePlays, though, is a treasure trove of Minecraft content.
Are you looking to prank your friends in Minecraft? Want to learn hacks only Minecraft pros know? Or do you want to see what happens when you cook Minecraft food in real life?
Unspeakable has your back!
Next up, there’s Grian, rounding out our list of the best Minecraft YouTubers. Grian is the pseudonym of Charles Batchelor, an English YouTuber, who also helped create WynnCraft, an insanely popular Minecraft MMORPG.
Grian’s content is often centered around series, such as his wildly popular Hermitcraft series, which is currently in Season 9.
No matter if you’re a Minecraft beginner or a seasoned pro looking for new tips, Grian has you covered.
Another entry on our list of the best Roblox creators on YouTube is Stampy, also known as stampylonghead and Mr Stampy Cat. This is a channel launched by English YouTuber Joseph Garrett back in 2011.
Stampy is famous for his Let’s Plays and Minecraft tutorials. He also has numerous challenges and series on his channel, like Minecraft: Story Mode.
Next up, Mumbo Jumbo plays Minecraft with verve. Mumbo is an English Minecraft YouTuber (real name: Oliver ‘Oli’ Brotherhood) who specializes in Redstone builds, often with how-to-build-details, and testing new features.
Plus, he joined the Hermitcraft SMP server in Minecraft at the start of Season 2.
Another excellent source of Minecraft content is JeromeASF, run by Jerome Robert Aceti. One of his trademark content types are survivals challenges in which he makes it through 100 days in Minecraft as a Norse God, a Superhuman, or in Minecraft Wizards.
Plus, there are also plenty of crazy challenges and myth-busting videos. If you love Jerome’s gaming content, he also runs a variety gaming channel, JeromeACE, and a Roblox channel (JeromeASF – Roblox).
David Spencer, better known as Squid from his channel iBallisticSquid is an English gaming YouTuber who’s famous for collaborating with other creators, like Stampy and L for Leeeeee x. He’s also part of a joint channel, the MagicAnimalClub.
In terms of Minecraft content, Squid gives his viewers regular challenge videos – including the quick build and scrap mechanics challenge. He also features tons of Pixelmon and Crazy Craft content.
Rounding out our list of the best Minecraft YouTube channels is StacyPlays, run by Stacy Marie Hinojosa, an American content creator.
One of the signature features of Stacy’s videos is how positive she is in all of her videos and how much she appreciates her fans, who she calls “Potato Flakes”. Recently, she even used her series Dogcraft to showcase fanart that they submitted.
Finally, no list of Minecraft YouTubers would be complete without Technoblade, a giant among gaming creators.
Technoblade, aka Alex, launched his channel back in 2013 and quickly became one of the most popular Minecraft creators in the world. His most popular videos have well over 50 million views. Some of his greatest hits included the Skyblock: Potato War series and Hypixel content. He was also involved in the Dream SMP.
In 2021, he was diagnosed with metastatic sarcoma. In the months that followed, his videos often included fundraisers for cancer research. Following several unsuccessful treatment attempts, he died in 2022. His last video, “So long nerds”, featured a goodbye message read by his dad:
“I hope you guys enjoyed my content and that I made some of you laugh. And I hope you all go on to live long prosperous and happy lives. Because I love you guys. Technoblade out.”
His family continues to maintain his channel.
Hands-down the most famous Minecraft YouTuber is Dream. However, other big-name YouTubers like MrBeast and PewDiePie have also produced Minecraft content, though it’s not their main focus.
The best Minecraft YouTubers include Dream, Jelly, Ssundee, PrestonPlayz, CaptainSparklez, and LDShadowLady. They all regularly upload unique and entertaining Minecraft content.
If you’re looking for good Minecraft channels, check out Dream, Jelly, Ssundee, PrestonPlayz, CaptainSparklez, and LDShadowLady. All of these regularly add new, unique and entertaining Minecraft videos.
With around 32 million subscribers, hands-down the biggest Minecraft YouTuber is Dream. Other big YouTubers like MrBeast and PewDiePie have also produced Minecraft content, though it’s not at the heart of their channels.
Yes, both Unspeakable and their gaming channel UnspeakablePlays are kid safe and a lot of fun. No swearing, no hard sells, and no other content that ought to be reserved for older players and viewers.
The first Minecraft YouTube video was uploaded by the user jwaap in 2009. Among the first to succeed by making it the focus of their channel, though, were PewDiePie, Ethoslabs, and Yogscast.
Some Minecraft YouTubers hire developers to create them. Otherwise, Minecraft players get their mods from a range of sites, including PlanetMinecraft, Curseforge, or various forums.
Alex, better known as Technoblade, died of metastatic sarcoma in 2022. He was one of the most popular Minecraft YouTubers in the world. His final video, “So long nerds”, featured a goodbye message read by his dad.