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|Leader||digandbuilder and iMems|
The Backstreet Boys (BSB) are a group founded and lead by digandbuilder (DigMC) and iMems after digandbuilder was kicked from the Astral Order and iMems left. The name and ranks of the group are roadman themed. The Backstreet Boys seek to have fun on 2b2t as much as possible by creating a very relaxed environment for members where generally everything is accepted as a group activity as long as it brings enjoyment to its members, be it by griefing bases, building bases, hanging around at spawn to kill players, or building concentration camps at spawn (a group tradition). The group saw a rise in popularity in early 2019, griefing many bases and starting conflicts with groups such as Legion G4MEMODE which was lead by a popular Spanish youtuber Felixelnoob, And the Emperium. Throughout the years the group has been most recognized for their griefing of significant 2b2t bases such as the Monastery, X-Topia, Monolith and Avalysium. They currently operate a YouTube channel dedicated to showing of their griefing activity which has amassed over 2 thousand subscribers as of June 2021, making it the largest active 2b2t group YouTube channel.
BSB is generally just a group of friends who enjoy playing 2b2t together, without following the structure of other 2b2t groups. The 4 main ranks that determine trust and activity level go as follows:
-Friend [Rank given to anyone who BSB thinks is chill or anyone that often hangs out with them that doesn't play 2b2t] .
-Recruit [First 2b2t related rank... Recruits are people that seem to be chill and have done stuff with BSB on 2b2t, but haven't been known for long enough to 100% fully trust]
-Mandem [Fully trusted active member of BSB] .
-Inner Circle [Players that have been with BSB for a long time]
-Bigman [Leader of BSB, only iMems and digandbuilder]
History and conflicts
Astral Order conflict
The first ever conflict BSB had with another 2b2t faction, which existed because of the nature in which the group was founded wherein digandbuilder was kicked from the Astral Order for what he believed to be an unfair reason, and iMems left out of rage at how badly he believed the group was lead, mainly due to the actions of jay and Galvatron. All the way up until the Astral Order disbanded in early 2019, BSB was always trying to mess with them.
In December 2018, a player called Ethan5914 (a friend of iMems from the 7th Incursion) found an Astral base and sent coordinates to iMems and Dig. Dig streamed at spawn during which him and a few others, including iMems and Ethan, went there. SteamPunk and DanThePokemario spotted them and reported it to the Astral council but as DanThePokemario was also in the Backstreet Boys. He would be kicked out of the group as a precaution due to having coordinates to their base. DanThePokemario was annoyed at this, so he leaked coords to the group's base which would be griefed at the orders of jay. In retaliation for the Backstreet Boys spawn base getting griefed, iMems, OpWolfy and Cityboss1 griefed the Astral Order's former main base, Lugdunum. The Astral Order would go on for a few months after this until unofficially disbanding due to inactivity caused by the drama.
During the BSB's rise in popularity and "relevancy" in early 2019, TheDark_Emperor became very worried about the growth in what he originally thought was an "irrelevant" meme group and saw it as a potential threat as they were obtaining coordinates to and griefing several bases at this time. The BSB had also griefed the base of a loose ally of theirs, Legion G4MEMODE, which really damaged the possibility of any potential relations with the group. Emperor sent numerous insiders into the group, all of which were failed due to incompetency of the leadership and insiders, with two even being prior members of the Emperium with flimsy excuses as to why they left the group making their insiding attempts fail miserably, the ones who weren't prior members just did a genuine bad job because the Emperium at the time were very desperate for new members.
Nothing really that major happened after this but that changed after the higher-ups in the BSB had some internal drama with BachiBachBach who already was developing close relations far outside the group even with members of the Highland (a group unfriendly with BSB) and this was seen as a perfect opportunity to justify an argument resulting in him leaving and him reforming the 8th incursion into the Infinity Incursion. The Infinity Incursion would develop ties with the Emperium and an alliance of some sorts. The rise in tensions between the BSB and Emperium escalated when the BSB griefed an Emperium end base and the BSB gave the ok to Bachi to give them a meme base of theirs which the Emperium griefed claiming it to be a BSB headquarters when it wasn't, this was done in order for Bachi to gain Emperor's trust a bit more, the very reason why the Emperium wanted to ally with the Infinity Incursion. BSB decided to have some fun and mess around with the Emperium by leaking a iMems' fake dox, which the Emperium believed, and more fake information, which they fell for and got more insiders into the group, even getting the insiders working for them to give the Emperium actual stashes as a way of gaining their trust. Unfortunately the insider who did this defected to the Emperium's side and confessed to their previous allegiance, this also meant that Bachi's position was discovered as well setting the BSB back a bit. After this, BSB and Emperium didn't engage in any major drama until the Emperium quietly died.
Lost Nomads conflict
In December 2020, The Lost Nomads would begin building the planned site for the first Lost Nomad Games event around 10k from spawn. During this construction, the site was found by a member of BSB and soon griefed by the group. The group would forgive BSB for doing so and up until March 2021, the two groups had good relations. Many members of BSB would frequently come to the Lost Nomad Games and digandbuilder was given early coordinates to stream multiple events live. In March 2021, Nomad Games III was built and once again, Dig would stream the event live. By accident, he opened up JourneyMap on stream, revealing the coordinates to his viewers, leading to the event being griefed early. He would also accidently set off some TNT for TNT Run. This led SilverEyes100, one of the leaders of the group, to become angry at dig. He would offer a role in his discord to anyone who killed BSB members, including those who attended the event. From this, BSB group would work with frequent griefers of the events (such as oofplux and FencingF to grief their future events.
Main Article: The Monastery
The Backstreet Boys found and griefed The Monastery in February 2020, over 7 years after its founding, after stumbling upon the base. Base founder marcus4761 accepted their destruction of the base, saying "They found the base fairly they grief it fairly".
Main Article: X-Topia
The Backstreet Boys griefed X-Topia on February 28, 2020, one day after the base's 1 year anniversary. BSB initially claimed that they had obtained the coordinates through a coord exploit on the base's quadruple spawner, but this was quickly proven not to be the case. The coordinates were leaked to them by an insider of a group chat of where Lord_Mahan had posted the coordinates which he had discovered.
Main Article: Avalysium
The Backstreet Boys griefed Avalysium on April 16, 2021. The coordinates to the base were not obtained through any in-game exploit, curiously enough, but through an IRL scheme; a friend of Avalysium builder Bard had plugged a ratted USB into Bard's computer to gain access to all of his information, including the coordinates of Avalysium. The leaker was later kicked from Backstreet Boys, being regarded as a backstabber who went beyond what was acceptable, even on 2b2t.
City of Alfheim
Eagle's Rock II
This base was started for the soul purpose of being a big beautiful spawnbase within 10k of spawn. Players were encouraged to build their own personalised sections on the mountain, leading a diverse collection of buildings and decorations. The base didn't have a theme and featured several 'meme' builds refering to Jakethasnake52 and BachiBachBach, both of which were involved in drama during the building of the base. The main area was called "sign board square" due to it having multiple sign boards filled with 'real' and obviously fake signs, supposedly written by Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Fit, Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Cosby and many other celebrities inside and outside of the server. The location was given out in batches first to the most trusted and then added slightly less trusted and so on and so fourth. Over time more than fifty players showed up at the base to visit it or build, including invited players from Infinity Incursion, the Guardsmen, the SpawnMasons, Pit Fight, and multiple players that were not invited. The base lasted for 7 days until it was griefed by Zetrax999 and Drathader.