The Simplified Version
May 3, 2021
Canadian & Cam is Created
The C&C Discord server is created. Development begins.
June 30, 2021
The original C&C logo is designed and implemented.
January 1, 2022
The C&C Discord server gets its first member, known as “montse”.
January 15, 2022
First Final Life Session
The first session of a series known as Final Life takes place.
March 16, 2022
Open to the Public
The server is no longer just for Final Life, and opens to the public.
April 2, 2022
C&C SMP Opens
The C&C SMP Grand Opening goes live.
May 1, 2022
Mythic SMP Opens
The Mythic SMP opens, and the server is online 24/7 for the first time.
May 8, 2022
Battleground Kit PvP goes live.
May 23, 2022
Laser Spleef Opens
The C&C spleef game called Laser Spleef goes live.
July 2, 2022
BedWars & SkyWars
A partnership with heymydude_1 brings BedWars and SkyWars to the server.
January 1, 2023
Rebrand to GameHawk
The Canadian & Cam network rebrands to GameHawk in the “GameHawk Update”.
August 1, 2023
GameHawk moves from one server to a network of four, including a proxy.
A Complete History
GameHawk was founded by two gamers in early May, 2021. At the time, it was known as Canadian & Cam, or C&C, named after themselves. It was just going to be a Minecraft server. An SMP, Hunger Games, Lifesteal, and a custom mini-game known as Valour Strike.
Then, on January 15th, 2022, the first session of a server known as Final Life started. Similar to Third Life, it was invite-only, within a world border, and players had a limited amount of lives.
Four months later, the C&C SMP had its grand opening on April 2nd, 2022. Things were happening. The server was hosted on Aternos, and it wasn’t running 24/7. Players had to request that the server be started up in order to play, or make an Aternos account and manually start it. The server experienced lag, and both Canadian and Cam wanted a server capable of running smoothly 24/7.
On April 26th and 27th, we received two back-to-back donations from generous people known as airgirl202 and Zer0Calib3r (now 1Pilot). This opened up several opportunities for the server, and the owners decided it was time to expand and upgrade.
Finally, on May 3rd, 2022, the new 24/7 server was released along with the “24/7” update. Within a month, the server included a more customized SMP known as the Mythic SMP, kit PvP titled Battleground PvP, and a never-ending spleef game called LaserSpleef.
This all happened while the server was under the name of Canadian & Cam. Almost exactly two months later, on July 2nd, 2022, they partnered with a developer named heymydude_1 and released the biggest update yet: The “Floating Islands” update. It added a whole other server to the network, in which players could play BedWars and SkyWars.
And this was all leading up to the “GameHawk” update. On January 1st, 2023, after months and months of coding, building, designing, writing, testing, drawing, failing, and re-coding, re-building, re-designing, re-writing, more testing, re-drawing, and finally having (almost) everything falling… into… place… the “GameHawk” update was released. The server had been re-branded, and the Mythic SMP was back, more Mythic than ever. Battleground also came back with custom weapon textures and a new sci-fi map.