FANDOM


1 Vlogger Gaming MaleIcon YouTuber

Craig Thompson (born January 7, 1995 (1995-01-07) [age 23]), known as Mini Ladd, is a comedic Gaming YouTuber. He balances the videos he makes with his friends with solo videos. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His channel currently has 4.6 million subscribers.

Channel

Craig started his channel on May 12, 2011. He mostly uploads multiplayer gameplay videos, including (but not limited to) Golf It, Cards Against Humanity (Pretend You're Xyzzy), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Uno, Garry's Mod and GTA V, as well as singleplayer Let's Plays on his own. He also irregularly upload Vlogs, Q&A's (#AskMini), Reddit 50/50 and other lifestyle-oriented videos.

Trivia

  • He was born in Dubai and later lived in Singapore, Thailand, and Derry/Londonderry Northern Ireland before moving to LA
  • He is half Irish and half English. 
  • He is 6 feet tall.
  • The name "Mini Ladd" originally came from an old gamer tag he had and his friends in Northern Ireland used to do. Each would add "lad" do the end of their gamer tag. Since there were two Craigs in their friend circle, he was referred to as "mini" instead as he is younger, hence the name Mini Ladd.
  • In November of 2011, he was featured on IHasCupquake's channel as her "Gamer of the Week".
  • He moved to LA, California for 5 months and then moved back to Derry, Northern Ireland. After that, he moved to a different apartment in LA where he lived for 10 months. He now recently moved into his own house. 
  • His neighbors in his old LA apartments constantly give him noise complaints, which has been an ongoing joke in his channel. Now that he is moved into his house, the joke has transformed into light complaints due to him leaving certain lights in his house on.
  • On the 17 of February 2017 he got hit by a Toyota Tacoma that ran a red light, and ended up in hospital for 4 days due to a cracked spleen. He had to use a walker that he nicknamed "Walker White" for several weeks. One of his friends, Jay, was also hit, and received much more severe conditions, but is on the road to a full recovery.
  • He went to a secondary school called Foyle and Londonderry College.
  • He is one of the youngest people in the world to go skydiving. Craig went skydiving at the age of 8 in New Zealand.
  • He played rugby through highschool. He now has back problems because of the strain the sport put on him and the injuries he recieved. 
  • On August 20, 2017, he entered a relationship with Twitch streamer SuniDey.
  • In multiple Drunk Higher or Lower videos, he drinks liquor from the northern Irish brand Bushmills, which he also claims that he lived 30 minutes from the distillery in Northern Ireland.
  • On February 10, 2018, he and girlfriend SuniDey went out to the airport to get their new nine-month-old Samoyed puppy Mochi .
  • Unfortunately on March 29, 2018, Mochi passed away due to choking on something and couldn't bring it back up while both Mini and Suni were at Insomnia. Craig and Samantha said their last goodbyes on March 31, 2018. The little fluffball will be missed.

Milestones

  • February 2013 - 10,000 subscribers
  • April 10th, 2014 - 10 Million views
  • March 8th, 2015 - 1.5 Million subscribers
  • July 19th, 2015 - 2 Million subscribers
  • August 2015 - 200 Million views
  • April 16th, 2016 - 3 Million subscribers
  • May 29th, 2017 - 4 Million subscribers