People would do anything for a few views, but in this case, it could just be pure human stupidity.
“Achievement unlocked: viral fame, the hard way.
A Japanese Minecraft player is getting attention online, not because of some achievement he pulled off within the game, but due to an act of stupidity performed while playing.
The 40-year-old man, identified by Kotaku by his nickname, Daasuke, managed to accidentally set his room on fire on Sunday afternoon. Since his webcam was on for the game, the entire incident was live-streamed.”