• SovietWomble is a British YouTuber, born in 1986 in Brighton, England
• He is of Scottish and German origin and studied Computing in a public school
• He started his YouTube channel in 2011 and his content is known for its dark humor and effortless gags
• He is a Twitch streamer and has a gaming squad/clan known as Zero F*cks (ZF)
• His estimated net worth is over $850,000 as of 2020
SovietWomble is a British YouTuber, born on 6 July 1986 in Brighton, England. Currently he’s 34 years old and has become well known for his gaming videos on YouTube, and his Twitch streams.
Early Life & Education
Despite being a well known content creator in the internet gaming community, SovietWomble has kept personal details about his life in secrecy, so his real name and childhood hobbies are unknown. Regarding his family, it’s only known he is of Scottish and German origin, and has a brother named Jack. When asked what his username SovietWomble means, he explained that it doesn’t have a deep meaning: ‘It was just a throwaway account which I forgot to throw away’.
Although he has kept his identity mostly anonymous on the internet, SovietWomble revealed on Reddit that he studied in a public school, and majored in Computing, which allowed him to work in a company’s software development department. He describes his educational background and career as ‘rubbish’.
SovietWomble started his YouTube channel in 2011, when he posted a short gameplay of “Bad Company: 2”. Although initially the video didn’t have many views, but was described by his fans as ‘where the legend was born’, his most recent subscribers have visited the clip several times out of curiosity. As a result, the video has over 190,000 views as of today.
After his YouTube debut, SovietWomble frequently posted gaming videos.
However, he focused on playing “Battlefield 3”, and completely disregarded other video games until 2013, when he posted a DayZ video, which marked the beginning of his “Random Bulls**tery” video series, and was when SovietWomble’s quick rise to fame started.
What makes his content attractive to his subscribers is not his ability to play video games though, but his sense of humor and effortless gags which are continuously inserted into his videos. He also invites other YouTube gamers to appear on his channel, which has become beneficial not only for him but for his video partners as well.
SovietWomble’s work as a YouTuber doesn’t end at filming content though, as he usually edits it himself, with a personal and unusual style which has become his trademark. When asked why he prefers to edit his own content instead of hiring someone to do it, he explained that he tries to keep the essence of his videos intact.
As he described it, his videos are ‘footage that has been cut through the lens of my own sense of humour. If you add more lenses, then the whole thing changes’. Trusting his own judgment when it comes to his content preference, SovietWomble has pointed out he doesn’t feel the need to change the way he creates and edits his videos: ‘I fear fucking around with the elements that have made the videos successful thus far. I fear trying to fix what isn’t broken.’ (…) ‘It’s not worth the risk.’
It takes him 100 hours on average to edit a video.
Although SovietWomble has been primarily regarded as a gaming channel by his subscribers, he’s known for his dark humor and somewhat offensive comments. Usually joking about sensitive issues, his content is often described as ‘not for everyone’.
Despite the negative opinions, SovietWomble’s channel hasn’t stopped growing, and he now has over three million subscribers on the platform. His favorite video game is “Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis”, and he’s played several others, including “Counter Strike”, “Left 4 Dead”, “XCOM: Enemy Unknown” and “Grand Theft Auto”.
InvisionCommunity listed SovietWomble as one of the best Gaming Influencers of the UK.
SovietWomble joined the streaming platform Twitch in July 2014. On it he usually plays video games with his friends and associates.
His series “Random Bulls**tery” on YouTube was also continued on Twitch, with a live stream format.
However, his content on the platform is different from YouTube, as his streams are longer and offer his fans a closer and more interactive experience.
Who Are His Collaborators?
What makes SovietWomble’s interactions with his gaming associates and friends, characterizes his content and sets it apart from other YouTubers and Twitchers. His gaming squad is known as Zero F*cks (ZF), and was described by him as ‘We’re not a “community” in any sense of the word. We’re a small clan’.
Some of the most well-known members of his clan or squad include Cyanide, of Singaporean and Indian origin but actually residing in the United Kingdom. He has been collaborating with SovietWomble more closely and frequently than anyone else. Cyanide also has his own YouTube channel, on which he has over 190,000 subscribers and more than two million views. His Twitch audience is even bigger though, as he has over nine million views on the platform.
Nep has become popular in the gaming community due to her collaborations with SovietWomble and the rest of ZF squad. She’s not an active streamer though, as her main occupation is singing, and she’s only an occasional gamer.
Edberg is a frequent streamer and fixed member of the ZF squad. Although Edberg has achieved huge success on his YouTube channel, he’s mostly active on Twitch.
Nevil – initially known as Holynevil – was a frequent game streamer with SovietWomble and fellow collaborators. What sets him apart from the other team members is his particular way of writing, and his strong Vietnamese accent. Nowadays Nevil is no longer part of the ZF’s squad, as he was accused of making racist comments on his Twitter account, which caused his indefinite banning from the team.
SovietWomble is a very private person and doesn’t reveal details about his personal life, relationships and friendships on his social media. Despite being a prominent YouTuber, SovietWomble doesn’t offer interviews.
Although SovietWomble hasn’t revealed his real name, in 2017 he revealed his face to his fans during a Twitch live stream with fellow ZF’s squad collaborator Cyanide.
Despite this, SovietWomble doesn’t usually show his face during his gameplays, as he considers that it distracts his audience from the content. Beside this, he feels not showing his face on Twitch sets his content apart from other users of the platform: ‘Firstly, I consider myself a YouTuber and not a streamer. So I don’t feel I need to follow any streaming trends.’
Nowadays SovietWomble shares several pics of himself on his social media accounts.
As a result of the sponsorships he has obtained as a Twitch streamer and YouTuber, SovietWomble has an estimated net worth of over $850,000 as of 2020.
SovietWomble has deactivated advertisements on his YouTube videos, thus he doesn’t profit from his videos’ views.
SovietWomble is a man of white ethnicity. He has short blonde-reddish hair and blue eyes. He’s 5ft 10 ins (1.80m) tall, and weighs around 190lbs (86kgs).
Other Interesting Facts
SovietWomble has a dog pet named Lulu. The little French bulldog has appeared in several of his videos, and he often shares pics of her on his social media accounts.
— ZF SovietWomble (@SovietWomble) July 6, 2020
Fellow ZF’s squad member Edberg described SovietWomble as a “massive, massive over-editor”.
While burritos are his favorite food, he strongly dislikes burritos with cheese, as he feels said ingredient ‘overpowers’ the flavor of the food.
He’s a fan of “Star Wars” movies, though he dislikes the saga’s prequels movies.
Although Holynevil is no longer a member of ZF’s squad and their relationship as collaborators supposedly ended, SovietWomble still follows him on social media.
He used to be a cosplayer of Imperial Stromtrooper from “Star Wars”.
SovietWomble has an Internet Movie Database (IMDB) page, on which he’s listed as the director, writer and producer of his video series “Random Bulls**tery”. This is unusual, as YouTubers usually don’t appear listed on said website.