TeamCrafted was a Minecraft gaming group that was founded in February 2012 by now-former member Deadlox. They bought a house for the entire group, but only TrueMU lives there now. They have inspired hundreds of people. Several members have quit, and during March of 2014, the group collapsed. In June of 2014, it was announced that TeamCrafted was having a re-launch. However, This never came to pass.
The Beginning[edit | edit source]
- Team Crafted was first started by Deadlox in a Skype call with SkyDoesMinecraft. At first, Sky thought it wouldn't work out, but soon changed his mind and joined. From there, they recruited MinecraftUniverse, Setosorcerer, HuskyMudkipper, KermitPlaysMC, SSundee. They were also accompanied by DeceptiBonk, who served as their artist.
New Arrivals[edit | edit source]
JeromeASF and TheBajanCanadian joined the team after meeting Sky at PAX East, and were asked to join. However, in June 2013, Dawn, who was engaged to Sky, broke up with him and left the team, deleting all her social media accounts. At the start of the summer of 2013, Kermit left to go solo, claiming that he didn't want everyone to think he got all of his subscribers just from being in Team Crafted. Around that same time, Blue Monkey and WeedLion joined as the team's animators, forming the team's production crew alongside their artist, Bonkers. Team Crafted then launched their new website and announced that they were going to buy a house for all of them to live together, which would enable them to record together more easily.
Beginning of The End[edit | edit source]
In early November of 2013, Team Crafted opened their channel with a video, in which they showed off their new house and announced that they were going to do vlogs, skits, and a survival series with the team. However, at that time, fans began to notice Seto was absent on the Team Crafted features channel (which showed all seven of the "Let's Players" of the group except Seto), and that Seto was removed from all of the the rest of TC's channel's (except for Deadlox and Bonkers), as well as the fact that, at the time, Seto's channel was largely inactive.
Seto then released a video ( which is believed to be a personal attack against Team Crafted due to all of the drama it would inevitably create), which tells his side of the story, stating that he had been removed from Team Crafted since early August, as well as claming that he was depressed because of his removal, even going on to list several reasons why he was kicked, and that he thought his removal was unjust because he had received no warnings, which he said was the cause of his inactivity. Seto also said that the only member who tried to keep him in the group was Deadlox. Shortly after, the video was taken down, but was then re-uploaded by another YouTuber later (which violates the copyright laws, as it was reposted without the original creator's consent). Either way, the damage had been done, and Team Crafted received a large amount of backlash and hate (except for Deadlox due to Seto's statments about him), and none more so than BajanCanadian, who was the one who initially suggested that they remove Seto from the group.
On his now inactive Tumblr, Sky posted his side of the story, in which he revealed Seto's real name was Harvey, that Seto's depression was because of family matters, and that the true reason Seto had been removed was because the rest of the team wanted to do other stuff other than Minecraft, such as going to events, and performing skits. Since Seto didn't want his name, face or location to be revealed, he had been removed, because there was a requirement that all members must be present for filming. Deadlox also voted him off, and that the only reason Seto said Deadlox didn't vote him out was because he wasn't speaking to anyone except Deadlox. Although they did offer to keep recording with him, Seto "vanished". In the end, Sky apologized to Seto, and wished that he had been a better friend to him. Seto then informed his fans that he and Team Crafted are on good terms again, and that he didn't want the ordeal to be discussed any further. He was moving on with his channel, and didn't want the incident to strain relations with them.
Four days later, Sky anounced on Twitter that he was leaving the team, but he was still on good terms with everyone. He didn't give a reason, although many fans speculated that this had something to do with Team Crafted's new commercialized approach from their manager, Matt Michaelson. This was later confirmed by Sky's girlfriend, Alesa on her ask.fm account. She said Sky did not like how TC was with the new approach. Following Sky's departure was Deadlox, the founder of the group, who claimed he was in the "same boat" as Sky, HuskyMudkipper (who wanted to move on with his channel on his own), and Blue Monkey, who claimed that an animator in a group of Let's Players did not make any sense. On March 12 and 21, both Bonkers and WeedLion left the team as well, and also gave no reason, bringing Team Crafted membership down to five.
The reason for the sudden departures has been widely discussed. Some blame BajanCanadian, others blame Sky, and some blame the team's manager, for his incredibly commercialized approach. The channel fell silent, and the team was largely deemed disbanded.
A New Era[edit | edit source]
On June 1st 2014, Deadlox made a video that he said Team Crafted was getting a re-launch with a new roster. He stated his disproval of the extent that the group had become commercialized. He also went on to say that he wanted TC to be a community channel, where friends would get together and commentate with each other. He then went on to say that he would bring TC into a "new era" by making it a channel in which smaller YouTubers would be brought into the spotlight.
An hour later this video was made private by Deadlox, but was re-uploaded by another YouTuber. The Team Crafted channel also briefly had new members on the Features module, but the module itself was soon removed.
The channel remained silent, quashing any hope of a rebirth of Team Crafted.
Fan Site[edit | edit source]
A website was made in early 2014 where fans could interact with Team Crafted members. Unfortunately, the site began the inevitable decline as none of the TeamCrafted members were active, leaving the site without admins. Sometime during mid-2014, Backplane assigned JDantastic to the site as an admin. He maintained the TeamCrafted Factions server, as well as the site.
Around of the end of the summer of 2014, Dan announced that he had left Backplane, and was no longer an admin for the Team Crafted site. The site resumed its decline, leading to the inevitable collapse of the site. The fans on the site had taken it upon themselves to maintain order on the site. The site has since been dissolved, and was known as "AllMinecraft" and was hosted on Place, the revamped "Backplane". After the switch to AllMinecraft, typing in teamcrafted.com used to bring users to the Nexus website. However, this is no longer the case as the Nexus shut down mid-2016.
In 2016, months after Place announced that they'd be closing down, the site was quietly shuttered. Users of the site found no alternative for the forum, and have since switched to Discord.
Post-Breakup Feuds[edit | edit source]
It is believed that Sky had a falling out, mostly with Bajan and Ssundee, but mainly Bajan, which seems to be true, as most of Mitch's channel links are missing in previous videos.
Sky/BajanCanadian- This by far has caused the most controversy, due to the sudden lack of regular recordings together for months. Many believe the cause to be a seemingly small Twitter feud over Animation April, in which it Sky accused Bajan of taking his subscribers' hard work, in order to profit off of it, but this has not been proven, though Bajan never explicitly stated how he would pay animators, or even if he would at all. BajanCanadian responded saying "everyone has those 'friends', nothing more to say here.", which was removed a few minutes later.
Preston's (TBNRFrags) girlfriend, Sara, a good friend of Bajan and Jerome said this on her ask.fm page to answer a question asking about the fight:
"They just realized that they wanted different things, and they decided to not record or be friends anymore. It's very common for people to drift apart due to different wants."
Sara, being a friend of Bajan and Jerome's, was a reliable source at this time. On October 9th, it was officially confirmed by Sky that something between him and Bajan had transpired through this tweet.
While this wasn't really news to the fans who had been researching their sudden lack of recordings, it is the first official confirmation by one of them that something had happened. Jerome replied to with this tweet, with Bajan later replying, accepting Sky's apology. Still, some people are mixed on this "make up". Some believe that their commentary styles have changed, as evident in the awkwardness when Sky and Jerome recorded a video together sometime ago. Another notable difference is the fact that Sky often curses in his videos, whereas Jerome and Bajan tend to keep their videos PG.
Many fans still do not want them to record together, as they feel Bajan puts more effort into his recordings and commentary, while Adam just screams random stuff. People also doubt that Adam officially accepted Sky's apology, as he replied on Jerome's tweet, meaning he may not have responded if Jerome hadn't tweeted about it. This doubt is contradicted by the fact that Bajan's skin appears in Adam's animation, A STORY OF A FISH!
On August 30, these tweets were made by Alesa regarding why when she retweeted fanart. She seems to have cut out Jason and Mitch. The first tweet explains why. The second tweet, she explains that Bajan and Sky were not good friends. The third tweet, she confirms that there was no fist fight between Sky and Bajan, as had previously been rumored.
Sky/SSundee- Though smaller than the other feud with BajanCanadian, it is believed that Ssundee and Sky had a falling out after the TC event as well, or rather, a few hours after it concluded. Ssundee, who could not make it due to his anxiety of airplanes, opted to go to a different event, one closer to him, on the same day as the TC event. He made no mention of this beforehand, so Sky called him out on it. Since then, the only contact between them was on one of Sky's Mine-Pranks videos.
Sky/MinecraftUniverse- About 6 months ago, according to Alesa, Jason stopped being in contact with them. The reason is unknown, but he may have felt Jerome and Bajan were better friends than Sky, although this is unconfirmed. This feud has seemed to have passed, with Jason appearing with Sky in several more recent videos as well as Deadlox.
Future of TeamCrafted[edit | edit source]
It is strongly believed now that TeamCrafted is dead. Sky has had notable fallouts with Jason, Bajan, and Ssundee, which may still be happening. He has only talked about the fallouts once each. No business links are available on the TC channel, their Twitter account posts every once in a while about the website, and some members have gotten rid of the classic TC-styled avatar and banner by Bonks. No channels have the TC channel on their featured channel module anymore. The channel also remains inactive.
Sky now records with YouTubers known as Ross (House_Owner) and Barney (ThatGuyBarney), Ssundee records with some of his friends, Bajan and Jerome are in a new group called "The Pack." Meanwhile, Jason, Quentin, and Ty went solo.
However, back in February 8th 2016, Adam (Sky), Ian (SSundee), Mitch (Bajan Canadian), Jerome (ASFJerome), Quentin (HuskyMudkip), Ty (Deadlox), and Jason (TrueMU) , had a reunion for a game of Cops and Robbers. Since then, TeamCrafted has been abandoned.
Past Members[edit | edit source]
These include members of the team who either left, were removed, or status-unknown as of the announced Team Crafted re-launch.
- KermitPlaysMinecraft (Dakota) - Left in June of 2013 to 'go solo' to prove he did not get all his subscribers from TC, and because he felt like he really wasn't apart of the team anymore, besides believing he had different recording/comedy styles.
- Setosorcerer (Unknown (the name is actually still unknown, names like, Jimmy or Harvey are just jokes that they did.) - Was removed in August of 2013 due to several reasons which unintentionally caused a major controversy. His removal was confirmed in November of 2013.
- SkyDoesMinecraft (Adam) - Left on March 6, 2014 without giving a reason, but later announced he did not like all the drama and commercialization that's affiliated with the group.
- BlueMonkey (James) - Animator and Part of the production crew. He left on March 6, 2014, stating that an animator working with a group of "Let's Players" did not make any sense.
- Deadlox (Ty) - Founder of Team Crafted. Left on March 6, 2014 alongside Adam due to not liking the commercialization for the team.
- HuskyMUDKIPZ (Quentin) - He left on March 7, 2014, later stated he wanted to go his own way.
- MinecraftUniverse (Jason) - Left for unexplained reasons
- SSundee (Ian) - joined in 2013 and left for unknown reasons
- JeromeASF (Jerome), TheBajanCanadian (Mitch) - Known as Merome, joined together after a meeting