Who is Criken?
Criken is an American YouTuber, video game player, and Twitch streamer, who has achieved stardom by playing various video games such as “Minecraft”, “Left for Dead”, “World of Warcraft” and GTA V” among others, and streaming gameplays on Twitch and later uploading those videos onto YouTube. He has over 1.5 million followers across the two mentioned platforms.
Criken Bio: Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Keenan Mosimann on 6 March 1994 under the Pisces zodiac sign, in Los Angeles, California USA, he grew up in his hometown with his younger sister, raised by a lawyer father and a social worker mother. He became interested in video games at an early age, and began playing them while still in elementary school.
Spooky Space Station RP stream tonight!
I will be trying to do my first villain round (or atleast someone that thinks they're a vampire) so come on by for some psycho stuff
Starting in ~30 minutes! 🧛 pic.twitter.com/3S552KGQx3
— Criken (@CrikMaster) October 3, 2021
This continued as he got older and he improved, which resulted in launching a YouTube channel while still in high school. After matriculating, Criken enrolled at the University of Southern California, from which he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2016, regardless of which, Criken has still chosen a career as a Twitch streamer and YouTuber.
Criken launched his YouTube channel in 2008, and immediately began uploading videos; his first – “Halo 3 Kamikaze Grunt” – now has over 120,000 views, after which came the second, and so on. He began playing various first-person shooter games, such as “Call of Duty 4”, “Left 4 Dead” and others, and uploading videos of those games.
This brought him immense popularity, and encouraged Criken to upload new videos rather more frequently. He expanded to play even more games, such as “Grand Theft Auto IV”, “Modern Warfare 2” and “Mass Effect 2”.
Rise to Prominence
His dedication pushed his career in the right direction, and he became a member of the gaming partnership program “The Game Station” with other YouTubers, and befriended some of them, including Casualties, Oats, and Skippy among others.
He’s continued to improve, and currently has over a million subscribers on his official YouTube channel, with his videos having been viewed more than 405 million times. Some of his most popular videos include “Grand Theft Auto V: Spirit Animals – Part 3”, which is by far his most popular video with 30 million views, followed by “Left 4 Dead 2: Funny Moments of Getting Owned Part 1”, viewed 10 million times, and “Left 4 Dead 2: Versus Gameplay New Infected Tips and Tricks”, which has just over six million views.
His love for games hasn’t ceased. and he still tries out new games such as “Evil Dead”, “Minecraft”, “Hitman 3”, and Phasmophobia”, among others.
Once his career on YouTube got going, he launched his Twitch channel, which eventually happened in 2010. Since then, Criken has become one of the most popular Twitch streamers, with more than 315,000 followers, and a number of subscribers who pay a certain fee for exclusive content and previews. He’s streamed a number of games such as “World of Warcraft”, which is his most streamed game on Twitch with over 340 hours, then “Minecraft” with 300 hours, and “Total War: Warhammer”, which he’s played for more than 230 hours.
Some other games include “Divinity: Original Sin II”, and “Red Dead Redemption 2”, among others. Since starting his Twitch channel, Criken has amassed over 19 million views on all of his live streams – his personal best of concurrent viewers on a single stream was 25,207 on 17 December 2020.
Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend
When it comes to his personal life, Criken hasn’t talked much about it, as he’s focused more on his comedic and energetic approach.
However, it’s known that he’s been in a relationship with a girl named Bria Leigh since 2019. His girlfriend was raped by a man named Bill Carter, who is also a Twitch star and is best known to the world as Jump. Criken expressed his full support for his girlfriend and asked fans to do the same thing as Bria shared her story. Bria is also a YouTuber and Twitch streamer, with over 60,000 followers.
As of mid- 2021, Criken’s net worth has been estimated to be over $1 million, earned through his successful career as an online content creator and Twitch streamer.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
This prominent YouTuber has brown eyes and short brown hair. He stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while he weighs approximately 156lbs (71kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, though he has an average figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Criken’s obvious main interest are video games; he’s spent his life playing them, and has made a living out of it. His interest has expanded to game conventions, popularly called GamesCons, and he’s visited a few conventions over the years, including the 2013 PAX Convention, and traveled to Europe for similar events on multiple occasions.
Although playing games and sitting in front of a monitor is his daily job, he still finds time for a proper workout, and visits the gym several times a week, keeping his body healthy.
In addition, he’s a fan of animated films and series, such as “Death Note”, “Fullmetal Alchemist”, and “One Punch Man”.
He’s an avid reader as well, and has said that his favorite book is “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, written by Milan Kundera.
Criken is rather fond of animals and has a pet dog and a pet cat, though parrots are his favorites.