It was a sunny and pleasant Spring day. On May 1oth, 2014, Team Helix was born. The founder, who went by the Minecraft Alias of WagtailDP, had posted a thread on a community forum formerly known as ‘MCGamer’, inviting anyone with a passion for building to come and join him for a project.
With the response of users like Niekrm, TheBlueFlygon, and Overlord547, the team was finally assembled. Thanks to their collaboration and flaming passion for building in Minecraft, Team Helix’s first map was finally constructed: Sunflower Street. Eventually, in the Summer of 2014, more builders slowly introduced themselves as prominent members of the team, and in the future, to becoming prominent builders known through Minecraft. This included names like Sanders, and Gizm, who are still with us to this day. It was also in the same Summer where Niekrm inherited the role as the team’s leader.
From February, onwards to October 2015, Helix released maps such as Alvarian, and New Horizons. During this time, Niekrm had passed on the torch of leadership to our current owner, Sanders! But it wasn’t until November 7th, 2015 that Team Helix finally accomplished a well deserved partnership with the MCGamer network, allowing for them to exclusively build for the community with many more maps being featured.
Team Helix celebrated its 2nd anniversary on May 10th, 2016. Sadly, however, celebrations and the momentum of the build team was short-lived, as the MCGamer network had unfortunately officiated its shutdown in October, 2016. As a result, the team disbanded as everyone went on to move on with their lives. Deep down however, we all knew that the connection was never untethered. We were always a part of the team wherever we went.
It was radio silent for four, long years. But in July, 2019, the MCGamer community officially made its comeback, as they resurrected a long lost community of players from all over the world!
It was safe to say that it was the same for Team Helix, as on the dawn of the 21st of August, 2019, Sanders, along with his fellow administrators, began reuniting the team to share that spark of inspiration once again. The inspiration to place blocks in a video game, and to build structures like never before.
On February 2nd, 2020, MCGamer had shut down, permanently this time. On May 3rd 2020, it would go on to give its final valediction as it was finally laid to rest.
History, however, does not repeat itself. On May 10th, 2020, Team Helix celebrated its 6th anniversary of life, with the guarantee that it will continue powering through as a team, and with the promise of our first ever official commission, we got to work on creating one of our favorite maps from the past, Alvarian. But TEN times bigger!
On May 10th, 2021, Team Helix plans on celebrating its 7th anniversary as a team. With that celebration, comes a promise for the future, a mutual passion for placing blocks in a video game. We have an endless passion for building, however, our creativity and innovative way of thinking as a team is also just as endless. Only time can tell what magic we construct next!