IWDominate

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Player has retired.
IWillDominate
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Background Information
Name: Christian Rivera
Country of Birth: United States USA
Birthday: August 13, 1990 (1990-08-13) (age 27)
Residency: News Label - North America.png North America
Competitive
Team: Team Liquid
Role: Coach
Previous Role: Jungler
Favorite champions:   
Alternate IDs: RunsOnRice, CrazyPsychoMango, IlIlIlIIIIllIll, Crs IWD, TL IWDominate, VGtenwow World6
Peak League: ChallengerTier.png Challenger I (NA)
Social Media and Links
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Team History
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??? 2010 - Dec 2010
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Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
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Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
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Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Jan 2013 - Oct 2013
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Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy
Oct 2013 - Jan 2015
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Crslogo std.png Team Curse
Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
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Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Jan 2016 - Present
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Jan 2016 - May 2016
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Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
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Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy

Christian "IWillDominate" Rivera is most well-known for being the jungler for Team Curse and later Team Liquid. He is now a coach for Team Liquid.

Biography

Before joining Dignitas, IWillDominate played for Complexity/Too Tricky. On December 4th, 2012, all of his accounts were permanently banned from League of Legends due to toxic behavior and he was subsequently suspended from the League Championship Series for one year.[1]

IWillDominate took it as an opportunity for self-improvement and has since reformed from his formerly toxic ways.[2] His quest to redemption started with the creation of a new account with the name "IWDomínate" and the subsequent climb to a 2.2k Elo rating. Upon reaching that milestone, he started streaming.[3]

Although IWillDominate has been banned from the LCS, he was still able to compete in other events unrelated to LCS.

On July 7th, 2013, around one week after losing to FXOpen e-Sports 1-2 in the semifinals of the MLG Spring Championship, I Will Dominate announced his break from competitive play. He will still be living at the curse house as coach/analyst for Curse Academy and backup coach for Team Curse.[4]

In October 2013, Dominate would rejoin the the competitive scene as a player as it was announced he would be the jungler for Curse Gaming.[5]

On November 7th, 2013, IWillDominate's LCS ban was officially lifted.[6]

2015 Season

Prior to the start of the spring LCS split, Team Curse merged with the Team Liquid organization and rebranded under the name Team Liquid. After a few swaps between Keith and Piglet as their AD carry, the team ended the season with a 9-9 record and qualified for playoffs with the sixth seed after defeating Team 8 in a tiebreaker game. In the playoffs, Liquid beat CLG 3-0 in the quarterfinals before falling to Cloud9 3-2 in the semifinals; in the third-place match, Liquid finally broke the "fourth-place curse" that stopped them from placing higher than fourth place in any event that had persisted since they were Team Curse and took down Team Impulse 3-2.

Team Liquid finished the summer split round robin in first place after winning a tiebreaker match over Counter Logic Gaming - the first team other than TSM or Cloud9 to place first in an NA LCS round robin. However, in the playoffs, they lost immediately in the semifinals to TSM, making them also the first team to finish first in an NA LCS round robin but not make the playoff finals. A CLG victory over TSM in the playoff finals sent Team Liquid to the regional finals instead of giving them a direct seed to Worlds via Championship Points, and in the gauntlet they lost to underdogs Cloud9, ending their post-season abruptly.

2016 Season

After playing one game in the 2016 NA LCS Spring Season, IWDominate announced his retirement from competitive League of Legends. He stayed with the organization to act as a positional coach to his successor Dardoch and temporarily substitute for Team Liquid Academy in the NACS.[7]

Trivia

  • Known for his  Renekton in Top Lane before joining Dignitas as their jungler.
  • Smashed his headset at 2012 MLG Pro Circuit/Spring after beating CLG.NA to advance to the winners bracket finals.[8]
  • Favorite champion is  Shaco

Achievements

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
2014
Date Event Result
2014-08-31 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs Copper.png Team Curse Crslogo std.png 2 : 3 LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ
2014-04-20 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Copper.png Team Curse Crslogo std.png 0 : 2 Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming

Interviews

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

Vlogs

Articles

  • 2015

Other Content

  • 2015

Gallery

References

  1. IWillDominate Tribunal Permaban & eSports Competition Ruling na.leagueoflegends.com
  2. Tuck's eSports Inquirer interview with IWDominate ReignOfGaming.net
  3. IWillDominate begins streaming twitter.com
  4. IWillDominate Announcement youtube.com
  5. Team Curse Roster Changes teamcurse.net
  6. eSports Competition Rulings: Suspensions of Linak and Rayt3ch forums.na.leagueoflegends.com
  7. IWDominate Retires from Professional League of Legends blog.instantesports.com
  8. Minekraft - He Will Dominate youtube.com