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The Minecraft avatar of MidnightEnforcer

Personal name Marc
Born (1985-07-13) 13 July 1985 (age 34)[1][2]
Country Sweden
Nationality American
Gender M
Other names
  • Marc_IRL
  • marc
  • Midnight
  • TheMidnightAce
marc, also known as MidnightEnforcer, most notably as Marc_IRL, or his personal name Marc Watson, is an American employee of Mojang and currently their customer support manager.[3] Marc was whitelisted on the Mindcrack Server as a guest during the 2013 Mindcrack Marathon.[4]

Marc is also a member of the HermitCraft server. He joined in October 2012, using his MidnightEnforcer account.[5] He livestreamed four episodes to Twitch on three weekends of October. He has become inactive on the server, likely due to work.[6] He has not appeared since HermitCraft 2.0.


Marc was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[7] He was raised Lutheran but never considered himself religious.[8]

Marc had lived in Washington for most of his life,[9] working for Mojang from home,[10] before moving to Solna,[11] Sweden to work from the Mojang office in August 2014.[12]

From 2009 to mid-2014, Marc attended all Penny Arcade Expo conventions, missing only PAX Australia 2013 to attend PlayOnCon 2013 instead.[13] He served as an "Enforcer" at PAX, a volunteer organizer and coordinator of the event. In August 2014, Marc was unable to attend PAX Prime 2014 due to being in Sweden at the time.[14][15] It was through his work at PAX Prime 2011 that Marc met members of Mojang. He later worked as a volunteer organizer at MineCon 2011[16] before officially joining Mojang and creating their customer support team in January 2012.[17]



External links[edit]


  1. Marc_IRL (6 January 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/420381766738657280>.
  2. Marc_IRL (6 January 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/420385798010060800>.
  3. mcspotlights (26 July 2012). "MineTV Ep1: Mojang's Marc Watson!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apFmgrPQSlk&t=7m7s>.
  4. MindcrackNetwork (20 October 2013). "MindCrack Marathon for Childs Play Charity! 48 Hour Stream". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mindcracknetwork/b/471955846?t=58m27s>.
  5. Marc_IRL (7 October 2012). "Marc and Dinnerbone start on Hermitcraft". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/marc_irl/b/334776201>.
  6. Marc_IRL (18 October 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/258774205498265600>.
  7. Marc_IRL (13 July 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/223904598027546624>.
  8. Marc_IRL (16 July 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/357238915503112192>.
  9. Marc_IRL (12 July 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/223635616225693699>.
  10. Marc_IRL (17 March 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/445455031269990400>.
  11. Marc_IRL (4 August 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/496307003623763968>.
  12. Marc_IRL (7 May 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/464086886739218432>.
  13. Marc_IRL (17 July 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/357528864324452352>.
  14. Marc_IRL (27 August 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/504693212167294976>.
  15. Marc_IRL (?? July 2014). "Will you be going to PAX Prime?". ask.fm. <http://ask.fm/Marc_IRL/answer/113974395349>.
  16. Marc_IRL (?? July 2014). "Hi Marc! How did you become initially involved with Mojang?". ask.fm. <http://ask.fm/Marc_IRL/answer/113957602005>.
  17. Marc_IRL (16 January 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/159050890060382208>.
  18. Marc_IRL (22 September 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/249684227036172288>.
  19. Marc_IRL (14 August 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/367427807334264832>.
  20. Marc_IRL (9 September 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1m0itx/twitter_marc_irl_mapmakers_would_it_be_useful/cc4m1cq>.
  21. Marc_IRL (15 June 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/345822248327868417>.
  22. Marc_IRL (16 February 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/170263076279566336>.
  23. Marc_IRL (21 October 2011). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Marc_IRL/status/127538024891432960>.