|“||This is the greatest (insert random topic here) of all time.||”|
―Charlie's usual video descriptions
Charles "Charlie" White Jr. (born: August 2, 1994YouTube commentator, Twitch streamer and card collector who has received widespread attention and acclaim for his YouTube videos and personality which revolves around dry humour. A popular example being his repetition in the usage of various words like 'nipple' and 'titties', which has become synonymous with his character.), better known online as Cr1TiKaL (also known as bigmoist, and moistcr1tikal) is an American
His choice of sentences are always very sarcastic, and he often repeats one "bored burger" joke and claims that it is the greatest joke of all time and always emphasizes how funny it is.
He is widely regarded as one of the "Funniest YouTube Commentators", being ranked first by the percentage of votes in the "Top-ten" website, under the category of "Funniest YouTube Commentators". He is one of the four members of the Official Podcast, along with Zealot, Huggbees, and Kaya. He is a seasoned actor, vocalist, chess grandmaster, an (accidental) award-winning author, and an active war criminal on Rust.
In 2020, Charles' channel saw significant growth and new content which made the channel gain nearly over 3 million subscribers in the same year. Charles managed to achieve one of the biggest gaming accomplishments, by defeating xQc in a chess tournament where he amazingly checkmated him in 6 moves which is one of the fastest checkmates known to the game of Chess, and to mankind. He has also expanded on his Music project: "The Gentle Men" producing 5 songs in 2020, showing his capabilities of being a profound vocalist and well-talented artist
Throughout late 2020, Charlie has played with some of the biggest youtubers on the platform such as PewDiePie, Jacksepticeye and others on the popular indie game: Among Us, which gave a big boost to the channel community. White is also a professional collector of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh playing cards. In a video estimating the total value of his collections, assuming all cards are listed as a PSA Mint 10, the cards he has kept have a value of at a minimum of at least $37,000 (subject to change according to card popularity). Card openings, sometimes with friends, of Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh cards feature often on his Twitch streams, with highlights then being uploaded to his YouTube channel a few days later.
Charlie's videos and content have evolved over the years. In the beginning the channel focused primarily on Pussy and performing glitches on shooter games, such as Battlefield and Call of Duty and later made gaming guides for said games. However, his videos later evolved into more gameplay and commentary and started a very popular series called the Real Series which has him doing voiceovers on infomercials around 2015, later around early 2017 he began talking about various types of topics, including internet drama. which still is a major part of the channel today.
He also has a reviewing series known as the Moist Meter made in 2017, where he reviews games and movies on a scale of 0%-100% and every year or so hosts the Moisties a countdown of the top five best and worst games and movies of that year that appeared on the Moist Meter. In 2020, he began to show highlight clips from his Twitch Streams which included various amounts of open gameplay, especially from Among Us, Card Openings, and YouTube nights. He has also made a new Tier-Chart Series known as the Liquid Ladder where he ranks various items of similar use and rank which is the best and the worst. He used to upload 1-2 videos a week, but that has since changed to uploading twice-daily content.
As of 2021, he is currently attempting to achieve speed run records in Mr. Krabs overdoses on Ketamine and dies, Minecraft, and is trying to claim the heavenly title of King of Rust in the survival game, Rust.
Charlie first joined YouTube as Penguinz0 on May 7, 2007. Following a brief period of time, he uploaded the oldest non deleted video which can be found on his channel on August 5 in the same year. It was titled "gears of war jetpack glitch (NO Standby or lag switch) AP" and its main topic was on the performance of a glitch in the video game "Gears Of War". His video received little attention and he made a few other videos which followed by a video on a montage of his sniping in video games and a short series of videos attributing to Halo 3, Gears Of War Series, and Bioshock. These videos all gained little reception and attention.
Charlie gained brief popularity on his video where he actually commentated over it, which was "Aliens vs Predator Let Rock Achievement Guide". His low voice was noted by several YouTubers who had watched his video and praised his notable "deep voice" and "seriousness". Charlie allegedly took note of his performance in the video and began commentating over several videos, though they mainly focused on tutorials and were more solemn.
Charlie's first brush with humor was touched on in his video "Battlefield BC 2 Hilarious Round Saving Destruction", which was about an accident in the video game, Battlefield Bad Company 2, which he considered humorous. He would later upload several videos concerning humorous moments and periods transpiring through Battlefield Bad Company 2.
Charlie's intentional sarcasm in expressing humor over commentating developed over a string of videos, he entitled the "Fun Tactics." They consisted of mainly humorous and ludicrous methods of protection and assault.
Charlie's first video in which he entirely focused on delivering humor in the form of insults and sarcasm through commentary was a video titled "Modern Warfare 2 Ground War 1-20 Gameplay and Commentary". He deliberately gave a hilariously bad performance in playing a Ground War of Ream Deathmatch in the multiplayer category of "Modern Warfare 2". In his content, he repeatedly insulted players who killed him while poking fun at himself and repetitive use of self-encouragement in which he praised himself while also using mild forms of criticism. The video, as a result, gained wide critical acclaim and performed better than his early videos in terms of views. He will later cover a variety of video games while commentating over Call of Duty games with the same "terrible" performances.
Rise In Popularity
Charlie's videos had gained high critical acclaim following his commentaries over video games. They were often praised as "hilarious" and "sarcastic," and several YouTubers claimed to have cried out of laughter.
However, Charlie's audience expanded at a rapid rate after he uploaded a video titled "The Most Difficult Game Ever Created Gameplay and Commentary." In the content, he commented overplaying the online computer game titled "QWOP" and associated it with the "hardest game he had ever played." The game's goal was to control the movements of an athlete to produce a running stance to complete a dash. Charlie repeatedly lashed out at the game itself and the production while attempting to move the character but fail. Charlie's primary focus was on sarcasm, commentary, and insult as he tries to complete the game. The video ended with him failing and cursing the video game.
The video eventually gained popularity and Ray William Johnson took note of and reviewed it, establishing the humor and praised Charlie's sense of insults and association with the word 'nipple'. The video's view count subsequently raised at a drastic rate, and Charlie earned a considerable number of views, along with his number of subscribers increasing at an exponential rate.
Several rumors and claims attribute Charlie's relation to a partnership with an unknown source of a company. He is allegedly being paid regarding his videos and topics but uses the money to pay off charities.
His first note on charities was highlighted upon his video concerning "Charity," in which he discusses his financial matters and his motive to give money to charities. He also confirmed that he was not being paid to make his videos. However, rumours will eventually rise about him establishing a partnership with another company after his videos on charities were made, which focuses on his "philanthropy."
Charlie has since ceased donating to charities after looking into the history of the charities he donated to, found most of the money he donated wouldn't go to the charities, but instead into the pockets of the organizers. He confirmed this during multiple interviews with guests on the Official Podcast.
Since 2018 he began broadcasting on Twitch. He used to stream on YouTube but became afraid of the moderation of the site and lack of communication between him and YouTube’s support team. He streams games and watches chat suggested videos.
In 2020, with the huge rise in popularity of the InnerSloth game Among Us, Charlie began taking part in large online streams in collaboration with other large YouTubers, including PewDiePie and jacksepticeye. Charlie has become well-known in these videos to be extremely good at the game, often lying himself into victory with an impressive rate of success. His character in the game is usually dark blue, with no vanity items, and named "GreaseBall".
Charlie is widely known for his usage of elaborate, vulgar descriptions and "creative curses." He has also been associated with a wide range of audiences with the word "nipple" due to his excessive habit of voicing it out whenever he encounters a problematic situation in a video game he commentates over. He previously covered a small range of first and third-person shooters. However, he currently plays a variety of video games that had gained cult followings in public and often blatantly describes them through sarcasm.
Charlie often uses sarcasm to praise and criticize video games' points deliberately and values in morals, often subjecting himself to experimentation with the video games' environment. His dry humor is often subjective to the topics of the video games, though his usage of vocabulary and reactions are considered universal in his range of video games.
Charlie is also noted to "not fear anything" due to his subtle responses/reactions to typically terrifying scenarios in video and indie games. However, he was once shocked by the sudden swift appearance of a leaf in a "Medal of Honor" video game commentary, and several of his subscribers have jokingly teased him ever since with such points and reminders.
Charlie is known to rarely interact with his audience, except for videos and series. He rarely replies to YouTube comments, despite his active use of responding in his earlier videos. When he replies, it is often towards questions that highlight the importance of his videos, and his replies are often abrupt and brief. In his video entitled "Messages," he claims he usually replies to YouTube private messages. However, a Reddit page has been made based around him, and he sometimes posts or reply to posts there. He also replies to his audience on his Twitch where he often streams.
Charlie's real-life status is also often debated furiously upon his subscribers. However, a video gained notoriety among his subscribers after it highlighted Charlie's apparent "face" when the link is clicked through his FaceBook profile and is connected to a photograph in an album that depicts a teenager in a large shirt with tattoos scribbled on both of his arms. He is making a supposed "gang" symbol. This has sparked off extensive debates over whether the teenager is Charlie. Charlie has not responded to the photographs.
In the video "Paint the Town Red Gameplay and Commentary", Charlie mentioned posting a snap chat story a day of himself playing the recorder, then proceeded to publish his snap chat username in the comments. Several fans claim to have been added by him and have spread a video and a photo. It has been confirmed that this is indeed him, and since posting the snaps, he has gone on to post many more, confirming further that it is genuinely him.
In multiple Official Podcast episodes and in Twitch streams, Charlie confirmed the rumor that he had abandoned Snapchat, his reason being a disliking of an update he claims "ruined it".
On March 5, 2017, Charlie uploaded a video "10 Years on YouTube" in which he revealed his face, after a warning for viewers that may have wanted him to stay anonymous. Since then, he began to slowly feel more comfortable showing his face in videos, and as of 2019, many of his videos in which he talks to the camera are just stills of his face. The stills are provided by YouTube, as he doesn't produce his own thumbnails. On his streams, he also has a face cam on, letting viewers see his reactions during gameplay and his recent "Just Chatting" streams.
From 2017 onward, in a video previously mentioned, Charlie's anonymity has been abandoned since, and he regularly uploads videos of his face talking into a webcam.
Due to his previously mentioned anonymity on the platform, little confirmed information has been attributed to Charlie's character and life, in recent years he revealed he lives in the Tampa, Florida metropolitan area with his girlfriend. Over the years he has opened up about his personal life, revealing both his dogs (Tetra and Cayda), his girlfriend Tiana Tracy, and even his dad in videos and streams from 2018 onward.
In a "Black Ops" video, Charlie claimed to have "gone to school, paused the recording, and returned with straight A's", which started a debate as to whether he is still young enough to go to school or was simply an implication of sarcasm. He once mentioned being in his senior year of college, in a Snapchat. He graduated from the University of Tampa in 2016.
In Charlie's video "Aliens vs Predator Let Rock Achievement Guide", a comment was found by the user xTwistedHitsx, which read "damn charlie your voice got deep" which may be evidence towards Penguinz0's real first name. This was later confirmed by the text in the video "I still can't think of the title", where the game saves in Charlie's user profile. There have been several cases of people digging deep and finding out his true identity, but for his own privacy, this information will not be posted on this article.
On September 20, 2015, Charlie officially revealed his real name to be Charlie in the video "About Me". This confirmed previous theories that he in the credits of Lucius II was referring to Charlie.
On January 15, 2016, Charlie stated that he was 21 in one of Huggbee's live streams. The live stream is titled "Everything is great with Cr1TiKaL" and he said it 02:04:05. Huggbee's live stream account is Thelonen00b.
In early 2016, Charlie mentioned that "university was starting back up again" on his Snapchat, implying he was in university. On May 7, 2016, Charlie graduated.
On June 14, 2016, Charlie talks about his OCD, what he went through with it, and how he dealt with it since he mentioned it in a video two months earlier. One of the "rituals" he did was watching the film "National Treasure" every night while he fell asleep.
On December 12, 2016, Charlie's profile picture and banner had finally changed. One of the reasons for this was because he believed it was the last remnant of his struggle with OCD that he needed to get past.
On March 5, 2017, Charlie uploaded the first video showing his face in the video titled "10 Years on YouTube".
On July 1, 2018, Charlie uploaded a video called "51 Hour Roadtrip", which showed more of his relationship with his girlfriend Tiana.
Charlie created a Twitter account that he previously used only for posting proof of donations, but is now much more active on. He also has a Gmail account where anyone can ask him anything. Charlie has also revealed his Snapchat "big_moist". Charlie also has an Instagram called "BigMoistCr1tikal". He has a Twitch under the name moistcr1tikal. He has revealed his PornHub account "TheBiggestMoist". He has a Facebook account under the name Charles White which is inactive. He also has a Tiktok account which he created as an experiment for a video under the handle of his alter ego Shade. The Tiktok account is no longer active. He currently has no other public accounts.
- In Charlie's "More Messages" video, it is revealed he voices an American Slob and American Cultured Tourist in the simulation game known as Tropico 5.
- Charlie defeated xQcOW in chess in 6 moves.
- Charlie's favorite single-player game is Psychonauts, while his favorite online game was City of Heroes, which was shut down.
- Charlie seems to show respect to all YouTubers. Though in a video (YouTube Drama), he discusses both The Syndicate Project and Keemstar. Specifically, he speaks about The Syndicate Projects' response to a tweet from Keemstar.
- His top three most spoken phrases are: "That's huge"; "That's rough"; and "Now we're cookin'!"
- The penguin was Charlie's favorite bird, hence why it's most likely the reasons for part his choice of username Penguinz0.
- Charlie once crashed the Runescape economy through his love of monkey nuts.
- Charlie was once signed to Maker Studios but has since terminated his contract with them and uploaded a video expressing his grievances about the company.
- Charlie mentions in the video Worst Apology on YouTube that he is 5'6 feet tall.
- Charlie has reached 1 million subscribers twice due to losing 1 million when he was about to get 2 million.
- Charlie released a song with his friends in a new band called The Gentle Men on April 9, 2019, titled “2019 Guy”, and more songs have been released since.
- He has a fear of roaches.
- As confirmed by "The Time I went to Tampa General Hospital," Charlie resides in Tampa, Florida.
- Charlie loves the film Killer Bean, and was hired as a voice actor for the character Kessler in the later Killer Bean series.
- Charlie was also a voice actor for a show by team four star appearing as a background character in their series "Hellsing Ultimate Abridged"
- Charlie was an extra in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which he addressed about in a video.
- Charlie's favorite album is Hybrid Theory from Linkin Park.
- He used to have OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
- He owns two "Moby Huges" (3 foot dildos that cost $500) and has made multiple videos on it.
- "But uhh yeah, anyway that's about it, see ya!" (Charlie's Outro)
- "WOOOOOO! YEAH BABY, THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!"
- "That's big!"
Note: The following dates are according to
- 1 million subscribers: August 27, 2014
- 2 million subscribers: February 4, 2018
- 3 million subscribers: December 16, 2018
- 4 million subscribers: October 21, 2019
- 5 million subscribers: May 11, 2020
- 6 million subscribers: September 22, 2020
- 7 million subscribers: December 9, 2020
Video View Milestones
- 1 billion views: May 13, 2019
- 2 billion views: June 22, 2020
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