If you are a League of Legends player, you would have surely watched the videos of Imaqtpie or at least would have heard about this name once. If not, please go and watch one of his videos as it will teach you new strategies and his gameplay will surely add you to his subscribers list. He is one of the professional gamers with a high Elo rating and a huge number of subscribers on Twitch.
So, how does Imaqtpie start his career and what are his achievements in the gaming world? Continue reading to get answers to these questions along with the information about the net worth of Imaqtpie in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
The birth name of Imaqtpie is Michael Santana. He was born on February 21st in 1992, in Margate, Florida, U.S. His father’s name is Jose Santana, and his mother’s name is Maria Santana, who is said to be Cuban and Colombian respectively. Michael was an avid TV viewer from his childhood days and was interested in watching cookery shows. He developed a love for gaming at a very young age and was considered to be special when it comes to gaming among his friends. He took gaming seriously and practiced a lot to develop his skills and later pursued it as a career.
Michael is currently in a relationship with Lisha Wei, a Chinese-American girl born in 1993. The couple met online first via mutual friends and went on to become close through chatting. Lisha is also a gamer and has more than 30,000 followers on Twitch. The gaming couple currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Career, Awards & Achievements
Michael started his professional gaming career in 2011 when he started a team to play League of Legends and Riot Games. It is said that he left his hometown for California to get closer to the gaming community. In April 2011, Michael joined Rock Solid and competed for them in various tournaments. The team won the National ESL Premier League which made the Dignitas to rope in Michael Santana to their team.
He was with the Dignitas for three years, and in 2014, he left them to start a career as a live streamer. With Dignitas, he has won the 2012 LoLPro.com Curse Prize Final, and they finished second in the IEM Season VI-World Championship. They won the IPL Elites NA consecutively two times in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
His twitch account has more than two million followers and more than 282,599,230 views so far. His channel has four badges for its achievements on Twitch, Badge of Authority (for 25,000+ followers), Badge of Viewership (500,000+ channel views), Trophy of Followers (placed top 100 in the most followers list), and Trophy of Viewership (placed top 100 in most channel views). Imaqtpie was honored with the 2016 Streamer of the Year Award, and also he is the reigning Champion of flippers360 LAN tournament. He is placed 11th on the followers rank, and 7th on the views rank on Twitch.
Net Worth & Earnings
Having amassed a huge number of followers on YouTube and Twitch through his gaming skills, he has made a good fortune so far. Apart from social media he also earns from taking part in gaming tournaments from which he is said to have earned an amount of $32,000 as prize money. His streaming income per month is reported to be $8,000 and his net worth taking into account his online activity, and other endorsements for his videos is estimated to be $1.5 million.
Who would have thought that Michael would turn into a millionaire when he took up gaming as his career? Even he wouldn’t have. But sometimes you just have to do what you really enjoy, and everything including fame and fortune will come behind you.