Patrick Smith, known popularly as TheSmithPlays online, is a Canadian gaming YouTuber, gamer, musician, and live streamer widely recognized for his Let’s Plays & gameplay commentaries of Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies mode. As of August 2022, the TheSmithPlays YouTube channel has amassed over 2.93 million subscribers and over 861,961,049 views.
Patrick first rose to prominence thanks to his Call of Duty: Black Ops I gameplay commentaries. The videos feature Patrick playing a popular mode known as Zombies. Patrick stuck to being a CoD-only content creator for years which helped him earn a massive following on YouTube. His videos included Top 5 lists for Zombies, tips & tricks, perk locations, challenge videos, podcasts, guides, and vlogs.
On December 29, 2020, Patrick posted a video to his channel titled "The End" stating his desire to stream or post for fun and not as a regular thing. However, in the same video, he stated he will not be leaving YouTube completely as he intended to be a part of "NiftySmith" and "What's In The Basement".
Apart from YouTube, Patrick can be found on Twitch where he streams almost monthly and usually plays Pokemon titles with Pokemon: Black and White being the latest one he live streamed.
Patrick is one-half of a Halifax-based music duo called Cottage, alongside Ludie. They focus on spreading good vibes and as of August 2022, Cottage has released 7 singles, and their Spotify page states they have over 10,945 monthly listeners.
|DOB (Age)||October 30, 1995 (26 years old)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||November 27, 2011 (TheSmithPlays)|
|Total Videos||2243 (TheSmithPlays)|
|Net Worth||$500,000-$1 million|
|Residence||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
Patrick registered his YouTube channel on November 27, 2011, under the name TheSmithPlays. The channel was inactive for almost a year before he uploaded his first video on August 30, 2012. The video titled “Black Ops Zombies: Der Riese Live (Part 1)” featured a video of Patrick playing CoD: Black Ops I’s Zombie mode. The video earned over 65K views.
Patrick carved a massive market for himself within the CoD community, especially in North America which helped him earn close to two million subscribers by the end of 2013. Apart from CoD-related content, Patrick eventually branched out and diversified his content to include podcasts, vlogs, and other games. He live-streamed his first “SmithSquad” podcast on September 16, 2021. The video titled “Talking About Life & Stuff (SmithSquad Podcast)” earned over 7K views.
Despite earning a reputation for being one of the oldest CoD Zombie content creators on YouTube, Patrick became a viral sensation after his gameplay videos featuring Fortnite went viral. Patrick uploaded his Fortnite-related video on October 13, 2017, under the title “INSANE LEGENDARY SCAR Fortnite Battle Royale”. The video earned over 97K views and helped Patrick grow his channel by leaps and bounds. As of August 2022, the top 4 most viewed videos on the TheSmithPlays YouTube channel are Fortnite-related videos.
Most recently, Patrick has started creating content for Pokemon again. He initially started his Pokemon series on March 12, 2017, when he uploaded a video titled “Top 5 Best Pokemon Games of All Time!”. The video earned over 620K views and received overwhelmingly positive reviews. However, Patrick decided to not continue with this series and only uploaded a total of 13 videos, the most recent of which was uploaded on January 28, 2022. The video featured things you need to know before playing Pokemon: Legends Arceus.
According to Net Worth Spot, TheSmithPlays YouTube channel is worth $239,780 as of August 2022. Every month, more than 999,090 people view the TheSmithPlays YouTube channel. On average, YouTubers can make $3 to $7 for every thousand video views. According to Net Worth Spot, TheSmithPlays makes an estimated $4,000 per month and $59,950 annually. However, these are conservative estimates and the channel could very well earn over $107,900 via ad revenue alone.
SocialBlade suggests that TheSmithPlays YouTube channel earns anywhere between $263-$4,200 per month and anywhere between $3,200-$50,400 per year.
Other YouTube analytic sources suggest TheSmithPlays has an estimated net worth that ranges anywhere between $323,000-$1.94 million. However, some sources claim this figure could be as high as $2 million.
Patrick Smith was born on October 30, 1995, in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Apart from this not a lot of information is available about his parents or any other relatives.
Patrick is currently in a relationship with Olivia Devine, who appears occasionally on his social media handles.
Patrick is quite popular on a couple of social media platforms, not just on YouTube. Apart from YouTube, he has over 238.1K followers on Twitter, over 107K followers on Twitch, and over 105K followers on Instagram.
Patrick uploads new content to his TheSmithPlays YouTube channel on a weekly basis. However, since his initial ‘retirement’, Patrick has on occasion not uploaded new content for extended periods of time.
TheSmithPlays’s most popular video as of August 2022 has over 7.3 million views and it features a live stream of Patrick playing Fortnite.
TheSmithPlays’s second-most popular video has over 6.7 million views and it features a Fortnite-themed quiz.
TheSmithPlays’s third-most popular video has earned over 6.4 million views and it features the entire lore behind Epic Games’ battle royale, Fortnite.
TheSmithPlays’s fourth-most popular video has earned over 5.5 million views and it features Patrick ranking all the guns in Fortnite.
TheSmithPlays’s fifth-most popular video has earned over 5.3 million views and it features Patrick playing a new Zombie mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
A. According to a number of YouTube analytic sources, TheSmithPlays earns at least $107,900 annually.
A. Patrick Smith currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.
A. No, Patrick is not single. He is currently in a relationship with Olivia Devine.