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Ibai wins Streamer of the Year for the third consecutive year

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Ibai has bagged the “Streamer of the Year” title for the third year in a row!

The annual Esports Awards just crowned Ibai as 2022's Streamer of the Year. This marks Ibai's third consecutive win since 2020, defending his crown as the world's top-performing streamer.
Tonight (December 13), Esports Awards brought some of the biggest names in esports together to highlight the best performances across the scene. For the category "Streamer of the Year", Ibai was unsurprisingly one of the top contenders. However, the competition was nothing but gruesome. It fielded some of the biggest streaming giants with colossal achievements throughout 2022. The nominees for "Streamer of the Year" were:
  • Alexandre 'Gaules' Borba
  • Ibai Llanos [WINNER]
  • Rachell 'Valkyrae' Hofstetter
  • Asmongold
  • Tarik 'tarik' Celik
  • Kamel 'Kameto' Kabir
  • Tyler 'loltyler1' Steinkamp
  • Timothy 'TimTheTatman' Betar
  • Guy 'Dr DisRespect' Beahm IV
  • QTCinderella
  • David 'TheGrefg' Cavnovas Martinez
  • Nicholas 'NICKMERCS' Kolkcheff
Ever since Esports Awards began in 2016, there were only a number of top streamers who got to claim the title. Here are all the winners of "Streamer of the Year" from 2016 until 2022.
  • 2016 - Michael "Imaqtpie" Santana
  • 2017 - Dr Disrespect
  • 2018 - Tyler "Ninja" Blevins
  • 2019 - Dr Disrespect
  • 2020 - Ibai "Ibai" Llanos
  • 2021 - Ibai "Ibai" Llanos
  • 2022 - Ibai "Ibai" Llanos

A smashing career for Ibai

Ibai, former League of Legends caster, is a prominent Spanish streamer and content creator. The 27-year-old owns the fourth most followed Twitch account with over 12 million followers. Aside from big Twitch numbers, he also has a big following on the red platform. He has almost 10 million subscribers on YouTube, which raked in 57 million views in the last month.
Photo credit: Gerard Pique
Photo credit: Gerard Pique
Alongside his already massive following, his presence even transcends the world of esports. He is known to connect with world superstars comprising pop stars and famous footballers. He has brought names like Ronaldinho, Sergio Ramos, Ed Sheeran, J Balvin, and many more as guests in his content. Last year, he interviewed the living legend himself, Lionel Messi. And to top it all off, he partnered with star footballer, Gerard Pique, to create an esports organization, Finetwork KOI.
Despite fully creating content in the Spanish language, Ibai still attracts numbers beyond belief. In June 2022, he broke the all-time viewership record on Twitch. While streaming the boxing event, Velada del Año 2, he accumulated over 3.3 million concurrent viewers!

The Esports Awards has ended. You can check out winners for other categories here.
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Sarah "KZ" Zulkiflee
Sarah "KZ" Zulkiflee
Editor | Twitter @kayzeesarah
Born and grew up in Malaysia, but a citizen of the world. High-key addicted to everything Dota 2. Spams support heroes but Ancient Apparition is an all-time favorite (a 100% Ice Blast accuracy). Only PMA during the day.