Phillip Watson, known popularly as Ph1LzA or Phil online, is an English gaming YouTuber, and live streamer. He is widely recognized for being one of the oldest Minecraft content creators and for his Let’s Plays that feature the popular game turned cult-classic title. Phil first made a name for himself after he played a single continuous Minecraft game on the Hardcore difficult for well over five years, which ended after a baby zombie, unfortunately, cut the five-year journey down in a matter of seconds.
Even though Phil cemented himself as one of the leading Minecraft content creators on YouTuber, he openly focuses on his career as a Twitch streamer and only uploads videos on YouTube when he feels he has enough content. Phil used to live in the Netherlands in the early 2000s following which he relocated to the United Kingdom where he continues to reside there to date.
Aside from his career as a gaming YouTuber and Twitch streamer, Phil also has his own line of merchandise called Philza and it features apparel like hoodies, long sleeves, and t-shirts.
|Profile Name||Ph1LzA | Ph1LzACLIPS|
|DOB (Age)||March 1, 1988 (age 34)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||September 14, 2006 (Ph1LzA)|
|February 27, 2021 (Ph1LzACLIPS)|
|Total Videos||657 (Ph1LzA)|
|Net Worth||$1-1.5 million|
|Residence||Newcastle, United Kingdom|
Watson registered his YouTube channel on September 14, 2006, under the name Ph1LzA. The channel was inactive for a month and a half until Phil uploaded the very first video on December 9, 2006. The video titled, Ph1LzA Montage 4 PREVIEW, earned over 173,069 views and featured the best clips from his live streams playing HALO back in the JustinTV era, the predecessor of Twitch.
Phil always intended to use his YouTube channel as an archive for the nuttiest plays and shots he ever made while playing popular gaming titles like HALO, Skate 3, and GTA IV, among many others. Phil uploaded over 44 videos of varying durations covering all these aforementioned gaming titles for the next six years before he uploaded his first ever Minecraft video.
He uploaded a 20-second video titled, Clever girl…, on February 7, 2012. The video featured Phil exploring the world of Minecraft before a creeper came and ended his run. This video earned over 42,497 views and even became a meme after Phil’s 5-year-run at a single Hardcore Minecraft game came to an end in an eerily similar fashion in the coming years.
On February 14, 2012, Phil started his now-fabled journey of playing Minecraft on hardcore difficulty. The video titled, Minecraft Hardcore Mode Ep.1 - #LFG!, earned over 366,785 views. At the time of this video being uploaded, Phil had no idea this journey would span over 118 episodes and roughly over a year. This iteration came to an unfortunate end when Phil’s hard drive crashed and he lost all his progress. However, Phil never technically died in this Minecraft world.
After his first hardcore series came to such an abrupt end, Phil stopped playing hardcore for a while, deciding to instead live stream and subsequently upload other Minecraft-related videos. During this time, Phil played Modtacular Minecraft, Minecraft: Kingdom of the Sky, GTA V, and a couple of HALO marathons for charity.
On April 1, 2014, Phil uploaded his first video to his Hardcore Series 2. The video titled, Minecraft Hardcore: Series 2 Ep.1 - STRANDED!?, earned over 840,832 views and became Phil’s most popular hardcore series at the time, which still stands true to this day. Despite this series lasting for over 5 years, it only has 56 videos.
This run came to an unfortunate end as Phil died to a spider after taking lethal damage from a gold-armored baby zombie which ended the series on June 14, 2018. However, Phil later uploaded a montage video on May 8, 2019, which featured all of the things he had built during this 5-year-long journey. This video went on to become one of the most popular videos on the Ph1LzA YouTube channel having earned over 30 million views.
Since his second installment in the Hardcore series, Phil has uploaded two more attempts at the same concept, a number of Let’s Plays of popular gaming titles like Five Night at Freddy’s, CS:GO, Mine(Z), Fall Guys, and Among Us. Phil has participated in over 16 Minecraft Championships, with three of them featuring on his YouTube channel.
The monthly tournament is organized by Noxcrew and Phil has appeared in every single iteration of the tournament apart from the third installment, which he had to miss for the occasion of his wedding. As of August 2022, the Ph1LzA YouTube channel has amassed over 3.02 million subscribers and over 259,016,637 views.
Phil registered his second YouTube channel on February 27, 2021, under the name PhilzaCLIPS. The channel is dedicated to snippets and moments from Phil’s live stream and is exclusively managed by his wife Kristin. As of August 2022, this channel has amassed over 331K subscribers and over 27,385,791 views.
As mentioned above, Phil has been streaming actively on Twitch where viewers can catch him playing Minecraft, Rocket League, and Monster Hunter. He currently has over 4.1 million followers and has achieved over 34.5K peak concurrent viewers in the last 30 days alone.
According to Net Worth Spot, the Ph1LzA YouTube channel is worth $458,230 as of August 2022. However, some sources suggest his net worth could be as high as $641,530. Every day, more than 63,640 people view the Ph1LzA YouTube channel. On average, YouTubers can make $3 to $7 for every thousand video views.
Net Worth Spot has also reported that the Ph1LzA YouTube channel makes an estimated $7,640 per month and $114,560 annually. However, these are conservative estimates and the channel could very well earn over $206,200 via ad revenue alone.
SocialBlade suggests the Ph1LzA YouTube channel earns anywhere between $454-$7,300 per month and anywhere between $5,400-$87,100 per year. SocialBlade suggests the PhilzaCLIPS YouTube channel earns anywhere between $227-$3,600 per month and anywhere between $2,700-$43,500 per year.
Phillip Watson, known popularly as Ph1LzA or Phil online, was born on March 1, 1988, in the Netherlands. He has an elder sister named Aimee who also likes to play Minecraft. Apart from this very little information about Phil’s parents and family is available.
On March 11, 2020, Phil married his wife, Kristin after proposing to her on top of the High Roller in Las Vegas, Nevada, after being in a relationship for a long time.
Phillip Watson is quite popular on all social media platforms, not just YouTube. Apart from YouTube, Watson has over 1.8 million followers on Instagram, over 2.5 million followers on Twitter, 107.1K followers on his Discord channel, over 4.1 million followers on Twitch, and 2.2 million followers on TikTok.
Watson’s latest upload to his main YouTube channel was on June 11, 2022, and it features a vlog covering Phil and Kristin’s journey to the States for a wedding. As mentioned above, Phil currently does not have a schedule for uploading content on YouTube and only does so when he feels a video is ready.
In the past year, Watson has uploaded only eight videos to his main YouTube channel, whereas, his second channel enjoys a far more active uploaded schedule.
Ph1LzA’s most popular video on his YouTube channel as of August 2022 has over 30 million views and it features a montage from Phil’s second hardcore series.
Ph1LzA’s second-most popular video was uploaded on Oct 23, 2019, and features Phil revisiting his old saved files and worlds.
Ph1LzA’s third-most popular video has earned over 9 million views and it features how Phil’s second hardcore run came to an unfortunate end.
Ph1LzA’s fourth-most popular video has earned over 6.6 million views and it features Phil playing Minecraft with his friend, FragranceMan.
PhilzaCLIPs’ most popular video has earned over 1.8 million views and it features Phil killing TommyInnit during one of his live streams.
A. According to a number of YouTube analytic sources, Phillip Watson, known popularly as Ph1LzA online, earns at least $454 per month and anywhere around $87,100-114,500 annually. However, some sources claim these numbers could be as high as $206,200.
A. Phillip Watson currently lives in Newcastle, England with his wife.
A. No, Phillip Watson is currently married to Kathrin Wattson. The couple dated for a couple of years before tying the knot on March 11, 2020.