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IWNL, also known as -IWNL-, is an online slang acronym for "I Will Never Lose" or "I Will Not Lose." Generally used in gaming and esports communities, players use the phrase to intimidate their opponents. Many associate the acronym with esports player Braxton "Swag" Pierce who used "-iwnl-" in competition. Following his dismissal from professional esports due to his involvement in the "iBUYPOWER Match-Fixing Scandal," some added the acronym to their handles in solidarity with Pierce.
The exact origin of the acronym is unknown. However, some point to its association with esports player Braxton "Swag" Pierce, who went by the name "swag-iwnl-," in competition. The earliest available usage of the phrase comes from a September 28th, 2011 YouTube entitled "swag-iwnl- …[*]." Uploaded by YouTuber krazydamnklown, the post received more than 302,000 views in less than 10 years (shown below).
It was first defined by Urban Dictionary  on October 24th, 2015. They defined IWNL as "An acronym meaning 'I Will Not Lose'. Only really used in internet slang." The post received more than 65 upvotes in less than five years (shown below).
On May 22nd, 2017, Redditor  El_Tigre_Senior asked the /r/RocketLeague subreddit about the acronym. Redditor SneakyRL responded, "I don't know if this is where it started but Swag (a really popular player) from CSGO wears the
iwnl tag (I will never lose) and people wear the iwnw tag (I will never win) because they're having a horrible day."
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