Famous as the founder of the PietSmiet Let's Play YouTube gaming channel, Smits, along with his collaborators, has accumulated 2.3 million subscribers. His channel's most popular videos include "Let's Play Minecraft Adventure-Maps #001."
When he launched his wildly popular YouTube channel, he was a student in the University of Cologne's media program. While rising to fame, he also worked for the GameStar company.
He created a Twitter account in 2010 and, by 2016, had nearly 225,000 followers.
He spent his youth in Weeze and Kevelaer, Germany. He later settled in Cologne.