When we talk about Spanish-speaking streaming, the figure of Ibai Llanos emerges from among many, surpassing even titans like AuronPlay, ElRubius or TheGrefg. He’s even pushed the limits of Twitch, thanks to collaborations with his friend Gerard Piqué.
After presenting its own Chimes, celebrating a World Cup of Balloons, or astonishing the world with the Evening of the Year, Ibai continues to sweep initiatives such as the King’s League.
Maybe Ibai and Piqué didn’t invent anything with the King’s y Queen’s League (here you can find out more), but it has become a great alternative for elite professional soccer.
Do you think you know everything about Ibai Llanos? The truth is that not even we know all his data, curiosities and experiences, but there are some aspects of Ibai that have not been explored so frequently.
Even anecdotes, personal tastes and small curiosities that you would not expect from the streamer born in Bilbao. In this report we are going to review some surprising facts.
We assure you that the last one will leave you speechless, as Ibai himself confirmed it a few days ago. These are The 10 surprising facts about Ibai Llanos, and one that will drive you totally crazy.
The craziest and most surprising facts about Ibai Llanos, including a surprise:
Panic in front of the cameras
It is difficult to imagine that Ibai Llanos, one of the most important streamers at the national level (and who is winning integers at the international level), would have stage fright. But it is like this. He has acknowledged it on numerous occasions, referring to his early days as a commentator.
When he began his career in the LVP (League of Legends professional league), Ibai suffered dizziness, constant tremors and tics when he spoke in public, which was very common given his role as a game commentator.
This is what Ibai said about it a while ago:
”I didn’t know why suddenly I couldn’t walk, why I was afraid to go out into the street. Or stay home alone. Until the family doctor told me that nothing would die. That what I had was anxiety and stress.
Ibai changes residence
In a curiosities report, we told you that Ibai lived with his G3 teammates in a large mansion in Barcelona. Surprisingly, It was the same house where former FC Barcelona footballer Samuel Eto’o lived years before.
However, at the beginning of last year he announced that he had bought a house in Barcelona, thus confirming his goodbye to “the Eto’o mansion”.
Already in August 2022, the Basque streamer presented his new homehumbler than the previous one, where he currently lives with his partner and their dog Kena.
A great person
It is not the first time that we highlight the goodness of Ibai. His status may be very high, but the Basque streamer remains humble, and is aware of where he comes from (he did not have an easy childhood, he himself said).
That is why, in what is a grand gesture, Ibai helped one of her domestic workers to bring her children to Europe. He was involved in all phases of the process.
It is one more sign that Ibai is aware of the problems that many people go through today. It’s easy to explain why so many people consider him “a great guy.”
Ibai’s health problems
A few months ago, Ibai confirmed that, from the age of six, has several tics that he can’t explain. For example, when he gets nervous, the Bilbao-born streamer does not stop moving his hands, as well as making some irrational gestures.
In terms of health, Ibai regularly mentions that has lost 90% visibility in his left eye. He even went so far as to say that he could lose sight in said eye, confirmed by his doctor.
That is why it is not the first time that we have heard Ibai talk about his possible withdrawal (even if it is temporary), since he has spent many years carrying events, advertising campaigns, direct…
rejection of labels
Ibai is not a friend of branded clothing. It’s another show of his humility, and he has no qualms about acknowledging it. He doesn’t like expensive clothes, something he recently saw with his ”joke” towards Gerard Piqué, on a King’s League stream.
Perhaps the origin dates back to 2021, when Ibai had reserved a table at the Lasarte restaurant, run by Martín Berasategui (initially he was wrong to mention Arzak).
It turns out that they didn’t let him in to Lasarte, since the Basque was dressed in a tracksuit. He was told that customers had to dress “appropriately,” something that annoyed Ibai. He told this anecdote in his interview with Jordi Ébole, on La Sexta.
It’s not from the Athletic Club
Ibai Llanos Garatea was born in Bilbao… but no, it’s not from the Athletic Club. It is a curious fact that he has highlighted in several interviews, despite the fact that he is fond of the San Mamés club. So which team is Ibai from?
Well… of the Real Madrid. Ibai is not hiding, and celebrated in style the Champions League won last year in Saint-Denis (Paris) by the white club. He was also recently seen in the semifinal match between Real Madrid and Manchester City, celebrating Vinicius’s goal.
A piece of information that many Real Madrid fans will like, but that some Barça fans view with suspicion. In August of last year, some Athletic Club fans even criticized him for not being a fan of Los Leones.
We go back to the beginnings of Ibai in social networks, before becoming a boom on Twitch. we all remember the legendary video of the Selectivityso much so that even today memes and humorous cartoons continue to be made about this fragment.
What does Ibai think of the Selectivity video? Well, displaying absolute honesty, Ibai believes that he made a fool of himself. In other words, is embarrassed (in a good way) by this video.
However, many young people appreciated the gesture of the Basque, since the video took away their nerves in the face of such a vital event for any student.
Ibai income on Twitch
Although the data has not been confirmed, the truth is that Ibai generates around one million euros a year. Of course, here we count all your content from Twitch, TikTok or YouTube, as well as collaborations, advertising campaigns and other events.
Breaking down this figure, we can highlight that between August and September of last year, Ibai generated almost 125,000 euros… only on Twitch. It has a special contract with the Amazon platform, which allows it to keep 70-80% of the revenue generated by content.
That is why Ibai will not leave Twitch. Regarding the rise of Kick, the Basque said that “it was plagiarized from Twitch,” but “changing purple for green.” Nothing more to say.
A surprising cameo
In March of last year, a highly anticipated film was released by a sector of the public. Camera Café: The movie, which continued the events of the Magnolia TV series (which aired from 2005 to 2009). Do you know that Ibai Llanos appears in the movie?
as you hear it This is Ibai’s first cameo in a movie, playing the son of Jesús Quesada’s character (played by Arturo Valls), something that helped boost the film’s box office.
In its day it caused a huge expectation in networks. If you are interested in watching Camera Café: The movie, it is available in the Movistar Plus catalog, as well as on Amazon Prime and YouTube (as a rental).
The record of records
Surely you are wondering what is the direct, video or content that has had the highest number of viewers (spectators) in the history of Twitch. Look no further, because the record is held by Ibai Llanos with the Year 2 Soiree.
After the good numbers of the first Evening, Ibai surpassed himself with a great boxing tournament, which drew 3.3 million viewers on Twitch. It is, today, the highest record number of viewers in the history of the platform.
Will he top it with the Year 3 Soiree? It remains to be seen, but of course it would be quite a feat, seeing what he achieved with last year’s edition.
He doesn’t like video games
We end with a very crazy fact, which is also closely related to Hobby Consolas, because of the love we have for video games. Ibai doesn’t like videogamesconfirmed by himself a few days ago on Twitch.
In the live, Ibai mentions that “I wouldn’t even play Bloodborne”, avoiding comparisons with IlloJuan. ”What I like are eSports”, says the Basque streamersomething we already knew from his past as a League of Legends commentator.
With this statement, Ibai makes it clear that he is not a great lover of video games, not even FIFA, Call of Duty or free to play titles like Fortnite. Did you suspect that Ibai Llanos doesn’t like games?
A few days ago, Ibai reached another great record, but this time on YouTube. The Basque streamer already has 10 million subscribers on the Google platform, which is excellent news… and celebrated as such. In addition, he was the most watched streamer in Spain during the past year.
Will he leave Twitch one day? We can’t know, although Ibai has acknowledged in several live performances that, at the moment, Kick doesn’t seduce him enough.
Now you know better River Llanosone of the great Spanish streamers, who will make history again with the Evening of the Year 3. Remember that the next edition of the boxing tournament will be held on July 1 at the Civitas Metrolitano Stadium in Madrid.