When a man towers above his name, the world remembers him by his deeds and not by his name. And that’s why we count on Michael Santana aka Imaqtpie when it comes to games, especially the League of Legends.
He is a professional player and a streaming personality known for his intense gaming skills. He is one of the most popular professional Elo-rated players from America with a huge fan base at Twitch. He has more than 1.4 million fans and over 80 million views.
Imaqtpie has achieved various team successes in many tournaments.
Imaqtpie (Michael Santana) Bio, Age
The player was born on February 21, 1992, in Margate, Florida, the USA, the son of Jose and Maria Santana. He is half Cuban and half Colombian and has spent most of his life in Florida. He got his nickname Imaqtpie from his mother, who described him as sweet.
Michael has been an avid television viewer since childhood and spent most of the day sitting in front of the box watching any food channel, especially the Food Network. Later he tried his hand at cooking after taking a break from playing.
He started playing games at a young age and was very good at it. Michael played various games such as Play Station and eventually League of Legends, but couldn’t be considered a serious player at first. As time went by, he felt that he was really good and became more dedicated and gave him more time to practice.
With a desire to go pro, he was encouraged by friends and close followers to form a group. So he did and Oh God Bears was born, where he played as a mid-level player.
Apart from his Twitch presence, his trademark is his outfit: gym shorts and a white T-shirt and his casual look together with his long, shiny mane are the keys to his great appeal. He does not like wearing shoes. Imaqtpie nurtures his luscious curls with Garnier Fructis and says the smell gives him a nice feeling.
In 2011 Michael started his professional playing career with his group. To get closer to his gaming platforms, League of Legend and Riot Games, he moved to California. He is known for his Corki game and has described his style as mentally retarded.
He left the team in April 2011 and moved to Rock Solid, where he played in competitions and started as AD Carry. He won the National ESL Premier League and was taken over by Team Dignitas in September 2011.
Imaqtpie also played for more than three years until October 2014 when he left Dignitas, the first AD Carry in Dignitas. His departure was seen as a step to continue his streaming full-time job. From his streaming personality, by which he is even better known, several community memes have emerged. He is undoubtedly one of the most popular twitch broadcasters with sometimes 40,000 live viewers.
After his time out in the playing arena, he joined the Delta Fox team in May 2017. With the team, he participated in both the NACS Summer 2017 and July 2017, and they finished sixth.
He and his teams have won many titles and achieved many placements at many events. Imaqtpie led his team to win the IGN Proleague Season 3 – Atlantic City in 2011, while at Dignitas he won the LoLPro.com Curse Prize Final in February 2012 and they finished second in the IEM Season VI World Championship.
Together they won the IPL Elite NA in July 2012 and in 2013 they finished 3rd at the International MLG Winter Championship Show and 4th at the Summer Playoffs of Season 3 NA LCS.
In November 2016 Imaqtpie won the Streamer of the Year Award at the eSports Industry Awards 2016, has won several other titles as a professional player, and is the reigning champion of the flippers360 LAN tournament.
Who is his Girlfriend?
He met his girlfriend, who is also an online gamer, through chats and mutual friends. After that, she set up a dating profile on the OkCupid website and let Michael and some of his friends look over her shoulder. He thought she was cute and she, in turn, gave in to his charisma. However, they started dating after they met in person.
Her name is Lisha Wei, and she was once a diamond player in League of Legends. She is a Chinese-American player who was born in the United States on March 28, 1993. Wei is known as owolisha on Twitch and has reached a fan base of more than 30,000 people as a live streamer.
They live in a beautiful modern home in Silver Spring, Maryland, with their pet cats and dogs called Small cat, Mellowcat, Dapperdog.
Imaqtpie (Michael Santana) Salary, Net Worth
He is grateful that fate and his abilities have paid him in a beautiful way. Imaqtpie not only earned good money as a player but also collected even more for streaming videos on Twitch and YouTube.
Imaqtpie earned nearly $32,000 ($31,997.65) in prize money in 21 tournaments. His income from streaming is reportedly over $8,000 per month and his net worth is estimated at $1 million.