He has a Pomeranian named Kenobi.
He changed his name from ‘Replays’ to ‘Crowder’ in 2018 due to the confusion that was being caused with the other Replays. He originally came up with the name after watching YouTube videos by someone called ‘Rewind’ and thinking that it sounded cool, which motivated him to come up with something similar.
Crowder has been playing video games since he was young and met ClassicNPD in 6th Grade when they attended the same middle school. They were both into gaming and would often hang out at each other’s houses after school. It was ClassicNPD who eventually introduced Crowder to Call of Duty (CoD) when he was thirteen years old.
However, he only seriously got into video games after sustaining an injury that prevented him from participating in baseball practice when he was fourteen years old. From there, he discovered Gamebattles and slowly worked his way up into professional esports.
He first began competing in online tournaments during CoD 4: Modern Warfare and convinced ClassicNPD to join him. He attended his first LAN event when he was seventeen years old, using his own savings to get himself there. He originally joined FaZe Clan in late 2012 and has continued to represent them on and off ever since.
Following his continued successes, he decided to take a year-long break from school to try to improve his game and get somewhere in professional CoD. His dad wasn’t crazy about the idea, but he agreed, so Crowder signed with Denial eSports and went on to win the 2015 CoD World Championships that year. However, in November 2015, he joined Luminosity Gaming for a while. After retiring for a year starting in April 2016, he returned to the pro-scene by joining Echo Fox’s team in July 2017 for the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.
In February 2019, he was loaned to 100 Thieves as a coach for their CoD team. He later returned to coach for Atlanta FaZe’s pro team.
He originally created his Twitch account in July 2013, but only started streaming seriously later in his career.
According to his Nightbot, Crowder has over 7,000 Twitch subscribers. Furthermore, as he usually attracts over 2,500 viewers his puts his base monthly income at around at least $24,500 USD. This excludes any additional revenue that he receives from tips, team coaching salary, sponsorships, merchandise sales, Twitch cheer bit contributions and advertisements. EsportsEarnings puts his total tournament winnings at nearly $260,000 USD.
- Sun – Thurs: 12:00 & 23:00 UTC onwards
- Fri: 12:00 onwards
- Sat: No stream
[Regarding dealing with nerves before big competitions,] when I was younger, I used to feel the pressure a little but it was never something that made me play any better or worse. My best advice for that issue is to read some sports psychology books and see how that works for you. Earlier in my career I read a few and I think they helped my game in many ways. They address the confidence issues while in the moment a lot.