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When a man excels beyond his name, the world remembers him by his actions rather than his name. And so do we reckon with Michael Santana a.k.a. Imaqtpie when it comes to gaming, especially the League of Legends.
He is a professional gamer and streaming personality known for his intense gaming skills. One of the most popular professional Elo rating gamers from America with an enormous following on Twitch. He has more than 1.4 million fans and over 80 million views.
Imaqtpie has earned various team achievements from many tournaments.
Imaqtpie (Michael Santana) Bio, Age
The gamer was born on 21 February 1992 in Margate, Florida, the United States to Jose and Maria Santana. He is half Cuban and half Colombian and has spent most of his life in Florida. He got his moniker, Imaqtpie from his mother’s description of him as cute.
Michael is an avid television watcher from his childhood and would sit in front of the box most of the day to watch any food channel particularly the Food Network. He would later try his hands on cooking after he took a hiatus from gaming.
He started playing games at a young age and was very good at it. Michael played various games like Play Station and eventually, League of Legends but could not be considered a serious gamer at the beginning. Along the line, he felt he was really doing good and became more committed, giving more time to practice.
With a desire to go pro, he was encouraged by friends and close followers to form a group. He did and Oh God Bears was birthed where he played as a mid lane player.
Apart from his Twitch presence, his trademark outfit: gym shorts and a white t-shirt and casual look along with his long, shiny mane are key to his broad appeal. He does not like wearing shoes. Imaqtpie maintains his luscious locks with Garnier Fructis and says the smell gives him a pretty feeling.
In 2011, Michael began his professional gaming career with his group. To get closer to his playing platforms, League of Legend and Riot Games, he moved to California. He is known for his play and has described his style as mentally challenged.
He left the team in April 2011 and joined Rock Solid where he played competitively and used to start as an AD carry. They won the National ESL Premier League and was picked up by the team Dignitas in September 2011.
Imaqtpie also played the starting AD carry in Dignitas for more than three years until October 2014 when he left. His departure was viewed as a move to pursue his streaming full time. Several community memes originated from his streaming personality by which he is known even better. He is undoubtedly one of the most popular Twitch broadcasters with sometimes 40 thousand live viewers.
After his hiatus from the game arena, he joined the team Delta Fox in May 2017. With the team, he took part in the 2017 NACS Summer as well as in July 2017 and they came in sixth.
He has won many titles alongside his teams in addition to getting many placements in many events. Imaqtpie led his team to win the IGN Proleague Season 3 – Atlantic City in 2011. While he was with Dignitas, he won the LoLPro.com Curse Prize Final in February 2012 and they were placed as runner-up in IEM Season VI – World Championship.
Together, they won IPL elites NA in July 2012 and in 2013, they came 3rd in the MLG Winter Championship International Exhibition and 4th in the Season 3 NA LCS Summer Playoffs.
In November 2016, Imaqtpie won the Streamer of the Year Award at the 2016 eSports Industry Awards. He has won various other titles as a professional gamer and is the reigning champion of flippers360 LAN tournament.
Who is his Girlfriend?
He met his girlfriend who is also a gamer online through chats and mutual friends. After that, she created a dating profile on OKCupid website and had Michael and some of his friends trolling her. He thought she was cute and she, in turn, surrendered to his charisma. They, however, started dating after they met in person.
Her name is Lisha Wei and she used to be a diamond-tier League of Legends player. She is a Chinese-American born on 28 March 1993 in the United States. Wei is known as owolisha on Twitch and has grossed a following of more than 30,000 as a live streamer.
The two live in a beautiful modern house in Silver Spring, Maryland with their pet cats and dogs named Smallcat, Mellowcat, Dapperdog.
Imaqtpie (Michael Santana) Salary, Net Worth
He is grateful that fate and his skills have paid him off in a beautiful way. Imaqtpie has not only earned good money as a gamer but has also amassed even more for streaming videos on Twitch and on YouTube.
Imaqtpie earned almost $32, 000 ($31,997.65) in prize money from 21 tournaments. His income from streaming is reportedly over $8, 000 monthly and his net worth is estimated at $1 million.