IWillDominate (real name – Christian Rivera) is an American League of Legends player who was a Jungler for Team Liquid.
He was born on August 13, 1990, in New York City, NY, USA.
As a child, Christian was obsessed with video games, particularly with Donkey Kong (a series of video games featuring the adventures of a gorilla character) and Super Mario.
During college, Rivera started to play League of Legends, one of the largest esports in terms of both player base and viewership for many years. For example, in January 2014, more than 67 million people played LoL per month. In September 2016, the number rose to 100 million.
In December of 2012, Christian was suspended from LoL for one year due to toxic behavior. Later, he started a new account with the name “IWDomínate.”
After he reached a 2.2k Elo rating (a method for calculating the relative skill levels of players), Rivera started to stream on Twitch.
At the same time, he was playing on competitive tournaments.
Note – although Rivera had been banned from the game, the streamer was still able to compete in other events.
On July 7, 2013, Christian announced that he is taking a break from competitive play. The announcement came about seven days after losing to FXOpen e-Sports 1-2 in the semifinals of the MLG Spring Championship.
Later that year, he announced he would be the jungler for Curse Gaming.
IWillDominate’s LCS ban was officially lifted on November 7, 2013.
In July 2020, it was announced that IWillDominate was removed from the League Partnership Program, meaning he can no longer co-stream the LCS or Academy games.
In August 2020, he joined Cloud9 as a content creator.
Based in the Netherlands, TL is a multi-regional professional esports organization that was founded in 2000.
Rivera joined Team Liquid in January of 2015 after Team Curse merged with TL.
So far, Team Liquid’s LoL team has won 4 LCS titles.
After playing in the 2016 NA LCS Spring Season (the 4th season of North America’s fully professional LoL league), Christian announced his retirement from the competitive LoL scene.
However, Rivera continued to stay with the Team Liquid organization to temporarily substitute for TL Academy in the NACS as well as to act as a positional coach to his successor Dardoch.
Soon, Dardoch was recognized as one of the best rookies in North America.
Christian typically streams on Twitch for multiple hours at a time and has an average of 5,000 viewers.
His channel is listed as the #7 most-watched English LoL channel.
As of October 2019, Christian’s Twitch channel has more than 61 million views.
Rivera usually streams daily from around 08:00 to 17:00 UTC.
In 2019, Rivera was banned by Riot Games after he started a 24-hour Twitch stream. He has just purchased a new League of Legends account. According to Riot Games, the reason for the ban was suspicious activity.
Banned From the League Partner Program
In July 2020, Riot banned Rivera from their League Partner Program for a year after the streamer “shared comments with the community” that Riot “can’t endorse.”
The ban was lifted in 2021. ”Really thankful that I can resume the co-stream,” Christian said at the time.
Rivera was romantically involved with Fasffy.
IWillDominate also had an ”emotional” relationship with Katerino. ”I had some type of relation … like we saw each other, maybe ten times … there was some aspect of emotions there … physical stuff,” Christian explained during a stream.
IWillDominate is currently single.
Rivera drives a BMW i8, which has an estimated value of $150,000.
”With video games, it’s all mental. If you are good enough and you practice hard enough, you can get to the top.”
”Gratitude stream today, giving thanks to Marc Merril and riot games for creating careers for all of us who would otherwise be completely useless.”
”If I’m irrelevant, stop bring me up all the time.”
”Even if you don’t watch Dota, if you’re not watching LGD vs. TL right now, IDK what you’re doing.”
”Weird as f### that I keep seeing my name pop up in every thread as someone who is irrelevant.”
“Winning is above being happy in my mind.”
”Why would Louis Vuitton want to sponsor a game which mainly consists of 18-24-year-old male broke college kids?”
”Pretty sure majority of people on Reddit don’t know eve charm shows eve location.”
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His favorite champion in League of Legends is Shaco.
In 2012, Rivera destroyed his headset at MLG Pro Circuit/Spring (the 2nd Major League Gaming Championship event of the LoL 2012 season) after beating Counter Logic Gaming (the founder of CLG is HotshotGG) to advance to the winner’s bracket finals.
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IWillDominate – Net Worth
Christian earned most of his wealth from playing League of Legends. From 2010 to 2016, Rivera played the game competitively.
Out of the 25 tournaments where he received a monetary prize, the largest was $6,000. His total earnings from League of Legends tournaments are over $41,000.
In addition, he earns money from his long list of sponsors, including – SAP, Ballistix, Crunchyroll, Monster, Alienware, NeedForSeat, and HyperX.
Rivera streams on Twitch, a platform that lets people stream videos of themselves playing games. On the platform, a streamer can make money from ads, sponsors, donations, and subscribers. For every subscriber, a streamer receives $2.5. Currently, IWillDominate has over 3,000 subscribers, meaning $7,500 in revenue per month.
Moreover, Christian has a YouTube channel with over 197 million views, meaning about $500,000 in revenue.
Therefore, Twitch streamer IWillDominate has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
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