Balancing his roles on YouTube and Twitch, Ibai simultaneously maintains his presence as a sports commentator. On May 26, 2021, he joined fellow Spanish broadcasters to provide commentary during a boxing match.
Ibai Llanos Garatea, widely known as ‘Ibai,’ is a prominent Spanish streamer and esports commentator. His estimated net worth, according to Net Worth Spot, stands at approximately $15.7 million.
Early Career and Rise to Prominence
Born in Bilbao, Spain, in 1995, Ibai entered the esports industry as a League of Legends match commentator during Season 7 of the LVP Honor Division. In February 2019, he began hosting the late-night television program ‘Hoy no se sale.’ After a year, he signed an exclusive contract with G2, alongside Ander “ander” Cortés, Ernesto “BarbeQ” Folch, and Antonio “Reven” Pine. Subsequently, he established his own streaming company with his associates.
Commentary Career and Achievements
Ibai has achieved remarkable success in the shoutcasting community, providing commentary for numerous League of Legends matches and physical sporting events, including boxing and soccer. Notably, on May 26, 2021, during the “Evening of the Year” boxing event, he set a record with a peak of 1,502,295 concurrent viewers, making it the second-highest ever on a single stream. In 2021, he earned the title of “Streamer of the Year” at the Esports Awards.
- Real Name: Ibai Llanos Garatea
- Date of Birth: March 26, 1995
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Weight: 238 pounds
- Address: Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain
- Marital Status/Partner: Carmen
- Source of Wealth: Online streaming, commentating, sponsorships
- Net Worth: $15.7 million
Sources of Income
Ibai’s income streams are diverse. Apart from commentary on esports and sporting events, he actively streams on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Sponsorships and brand endorsements significantly contribute to his estimated net worth of $15 million.
YouTube and Twitch Earnings
Ibai’s YouTube channel receives over 70 million monthly views, generating between $18.5k and $296.8k per month and $222.6k and $3.2 million annually. On Twitch, he’s the fourth highest-earning streamer, raking in approximately $5.5 million in 2021, with increasing earnings since.
Commentating Career Earnings
He has provided commentary for various events, including League of Legends, Fortnite, FIFA 20, and FIFA 21. He has also commentated on national-level soccer, basketball, and boxing matches.
Ibai launched “Ibailand” in January 2021 with his G2 Esports teammates and others. While the exact earnings from Ibailand remain undisclosed, it adds significantly to his income.
Sponsorships and Brand Agreements
Ibai’s brand has received sponsorship from companies like Cola Cao, Domino’s Pizza, and Grefusa. He was sponsored by Spotify to promote a custom playlist during the DMCA crackdowns on Twitch. He also partnered with Kosmos to livestream the Copa America on Twitch.
Apart from streaming, Ibai has co-hosted the late-night program “Hoy no se sale” since 2019. He co-owns the KOI Spanish Esports franchise founded in 2021, competing in Valorant and League of Legends. In 2023, he and Gerard Piqué established the Kings League to engage a younger audience in football.
Expenditures and Lifestyle
Ibai is known for his frugal lifestyle, spending around $17.7k on rent. He avoids expensive clothing and emphasizes saving.
Ibai’s journey from esports commentator to a prominent streamer and entrepreneur showcases his remarkable career in the gaming and streaming industry.