The hugely popular British Youtuber and gamer Daniel Middleton, better known as “Dan TDM”, is featured in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition with the impressive title Most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel.
He had amassed a staggering 7,943,141,552 views on his channel “TheDiamondMinecart // DAN TDM” as of 23 Aug 2016, having uploaded over 2,000 different videos of himself playing and commenting on his Minecraft world.
Dan TDM told Guinness World Records why the game has him hooked: “Minecraft is special because you can make it any game you want. You can build, go on adventures, load other people’s worlds… It’s just a game that does everything.”
The young YouTuber’s popularity has rocketed in just a few years among young gamers thanks to his funny and personal videos that have made not only him a star, but his two pugs too.
Dan’s brother first introduced him to Minecraft five years ago, and he has played the game every day since.
While working at a supermarket part time and studying for a degree at university, he created his earliest Minecraft videos.
Once he was able to monetize his channel, he then moved to making them full time.
Dan was thrilled to find out he would be appearing in the book: “It feels amazing to be in the Guinness World Records books. To have them as a kid every year and then actually be in one is mind-blowing – it’s absolutely crazy,” he said.
Stephen Daultrey, Editor of the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition, commented: “DanTDM’s viewership is extraordinary and indicative of his success in creating videos that Minecraft users want to watch. We’re happy to add his record to this list of awesome gaming records in this year’s Gamer’s Edition.”
The Guinness World Records 2017 Edition and Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer's Edition books are in stores now.