• Michael Santana, also known as Imaqtpie, is a professional League of Legends video game player
• He launched his career in 2011 and left Team Dignitas in 2014 to become a full-time Twitch livestreamer
• He is a fan of food, animals, travelling, cosplay and board games
• His current net worth is estimated to be over $2 million
• His nickname comes from his mother calling him "cute pie"
Imaqtpie Wiki Biography
Michael Santana was born in Margate, Florida USA, on 21 February 1992 so under the zodiac sign of Pisces and holding American nationality – with his online pseudonym of Imaqtpie, he is popular for his career of a professional “League of Legends” (LoL) video game player.
Childhood and education
Imaqtpie spent his entire childhood in Margate alongside his parents whom he can rarely be heard talking about as he appreciates their privacy – he hasn’t talked about having any siblings either, which is why he is considered to be an only child.
Imaqtpie started playing video games at a very young age, with his first console being PlayStation 1. He began with the popular Defense of the Ancients mode of the “World of Warcraft” video game as soon as it was released, and realized he was quite good at it. He will later transition to the LoL video game, and start entering professional contests – he was not very sociable during his high school years, as he spent most of his time playing games.
After he matriculated from high school, Imaqtpie decided to pursue his career of a gamer rather than to enroll at college and pursue a degree.
Career of a gamer
Imaqtpie launched his career of a professional gamer in 2011, when he started playing for the “Oh God Bears” LoL team –but he soon transitioned to “Rock Solid” after being invited by Scarra, another team member. He played as their main carry (damage dealer), and they went on to win the National ESL Premier League – after Imaqtpie’s skills were noticed, he became part of Team Dignitas, serving as their carry.
Imaqtpie stayed with Team Dignitas until October 2014, when he decided to completely focus on his solo career, and become a full-time Twitch livestreamer. He is considered to be one of the most followed LoL players on Twitch, as his channel currently counts nearly 2.6 million people following him – he is making more than $2 million per year only from Twitch, and won The Esports Industry Awards Domino’s Streamer of the Year award in 2016.
Imaqtpie is running a YouTube channel as well, which he launched on 23 January 2007, and there are currently nearly 1.7 million people subscribed to it, while it also counts more than 610 million views of all his videos combined. He mostly uploads LoL content, while one can also find his gameplays of numerous other video games.
“The League of Legends” video game
LoL was launched on 27 October 2009, and was originally called “League of Legends: Clash of Fates”. It is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game originally made for the Microsoft Windows OS. Two main creators of the popular “Defense of the Ancients” mod for the “Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne” game worked together to create LoL. They got the idea for making the new game in 2005 after years of playing DOTA.
The gameplay is the next: there are two teams made up of three, four, or five players (mostly five) who spawn at the opposite sides of a square map. Both teams have their own main building called The Nexus and the winner is whoever destroys the opponent’s Nexus first. There are three paths between them to fight on, and there are three towers of each team placed on every lane – every player controls a single hero which they choose before the start of the game, and they kill creeps which spawn on the lanes every 30 seconds. By killing creeps and destroying towers, they gather experience and gold with which they buy items to make their heroes stronger.
Numerous competitions and tournaments are held every year, and LoL is currently one of the most played games in the whole world.
Imaqtpie’s love life and relationships
Imaqtpie is very secretive when it comes to his love life, as he hasn’t shared much about his past and present relationships with the public.
He was dating Lisha Wei for several years after the two met in a café in 2015. The two began chatting and went on a date a week after – they were an instant match and have been together ever since. In July 2018, the two exchanged their wedding vows in a surprise wedding – the proof of it being an instant decision is a picture of Imaqtpie wearing a T-shirt and shorts during the wedding ceremony. They are currently living together in California, and don’t have any kids.
Imaqtpie hasn’t talked about any other women he might have dated before Lisha, as he doesn’t want to make his wife jealous.
Hobbies and other interests
Imaqtpie is mostly focused on playing the LoL video game and livestreaming on Twitch, but he has numerous other interests too.
Imaqtpie is a big fan of food, and enjoys going to a variety of restaurants and tasting different cuisines. He is a lover of animals, and has created a ‘house’ for his favourite cat Mellow, while he has two more cats. He sees travelling as his main hobby, and has been all around the US together with his girlfriend (now wife), while they have also been to Italy and Spain in Europe.
Gave lisha the best birthday present possible, me ?
Posted by Michael Santana on Thursday, March 28, 2019
Imaqtpie is very fond of cosplaying, and some of his cosplay pictures can be found on Instagram – he often goes with his wife to cosplay events organized in their vicinity. The two are very fond of board games too, with their favorites being “Risk” and “Catan”.
Appearance and net worth
Imaqtpie is currently 27 years old. He has long black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 11ins (1.81m) tall, while his weight is not known. He has been wearing glasses since he was a teenager.
According to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be more than $2 million, and is steadily rising thanks to his career of a Twitcher, while he also earns money from selling his own merchandise.
Imaqtpie was inspired for his nickname by his mother who kept calling him ‘cute’. She once called him a cutie pie which he adjusted into his current nickname ‘Imaqtpie’.
Social media presence
Imaqtpie is very active on several popular social media networks, as this is very important for the career he has built for himself on the internet.
He launched his Twitter account in October 2011 and has gathered nearly 370,000 followers and tweeted more than 6,000 times. His Instagram account is currently followed by nearly 300,000 people, while h’s so far uploaded over 310 pictures onto it – he is running a Facebook page too, which currently counts nearly 150,000 fans.