IWDominate

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IWillDominate
TL IWDominate 2016 Spring.png
Background Information
NameChristian Rivera
Country of BirthUnited States
Birthday8/13/1990
Competitive
TeamTeam Liquid
RoleCoach
Peak LeagueChallenger I
Alternate IDsRunsOnRice, CrazyPsychoMango, IlIlIlIIIIllIll, Crs IWD, TL IWDominate, VGtenwow World6, CrocodileDomD2


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
Date Event Result
2015-08-31 2015 Season North America Regional Finals Silver.png TL 1 : 3 C9logo std.png Cloud9
2015-08-22 2015 NA LCS Summer Playoffs Bronze.png Liquid 3 : 1 TiPlogo std.png Team Impulse
2015-04-18 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Bronze.png Liquid 3 : 2 TiPlogo std.png Team Impulse
2014
Date Event Result
2014-08-31 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs Copper.png Team Curse 2 : 3 LMQlogo std.png LMQ
2014-04-20 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs Copper.png Team Curse Crslogo std.png 0 : 2 CLG Primelogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2013
Date Event Result
2013-06-30 2013 MLG Spring Championship Promotion Bronze.png Curse Academy Crs Acadlogo std.png 1 : 2 FXOlogo std.png FXOpen e-Sports
2013-03-25 We Will Do It Ourselves Cup Gold.png curse academy 2 : 0 1TPlogo std.png 1 Trick Ponies
2013-03-16 2013 MLG Winter Championship Summer Promotion Qualifier SF.png curse academy 0 : 2 VESlogo std.png Velocity eSports
2013-02-04 CLG Premier Series Gold.png Curse Academy 2 : 0 AClogo std.png Azure Cats
2012
Date Event Result
2012-11-25 SoloMid Series - Week 5 Silver.png dig 1 : 2 Crslogo std.png Team Curse
2012-10-28 SoloMid Series - Week 2 Bronze.png dig FF : W ORblogo std.png Orbit Gaming
2012-09-02 Season Two North American Regional Finals Silver.png dig 0 : 2 TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
2012-08-07 IPL Elites NA Gold.png dignitas 3 : 1 TDlogo std.png Team Dynamic
2012-07-29 Solomid NA Invitational 5 Gold.png dignitas 2 : 1 MTw NAlogo std.png mTw North America
2012-04-08 IGN Proleague Season 4 - Las Vegas Bronze.png dignitas 0 : 2 CLG Primelogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2012-03-10 IEM Season VI - World Championship Silver.png dignitas 0 : 2 M5logo std.png Moscow Five
2012-02-25 LoLPro.com Curse Prize Final Gold.png dignitas 2 : 0 Crslogo std.png Team Curse
2012-02-18 LoLPro.com Curse Invitational Gold.png dignitas 2 : 1 CLG Primelogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
2012-01-22 IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev Bronze.png dignitas 2 : 1 SKlogo std.png SK Gaming


Interviews

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Vlogs

2016

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2015

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