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Team Information
Location: China China
Sponsor: Personal sponsorship from Wang Sicong
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Achievements
The International 2012 World Cyber Games 2012 G-League 2012 Season 2 Red Bull ECL 2013 Grand Finals
History
Created: 2011
Recent Player Trades: 2013-09-09:
Banana joins from TongFu



Overview[edit]

Invictus Gaming is the result of Wanda Enterprise director Wang Sicong acquiring Catastrophic Cruel Memory. The team was founded in 2011 and has DotA, Starcraft 2, and LoL teams.[1]

The team is managed by former Catastrophic Cruel Memory SC2 players xiaOt and GoMax.

Their teamhouse was located in Beijing, before they moved to Shanghai.[2]

Timeline[edit]

2011[edit]

  • August 2nd - Invictus Gaming iG.Z (iG.Zhou) is created after acquiring team CCM players Zhou, SanSheng, Xiao8, DDC, and Ferrari.[3]
  • August 2nd - Shortly after, LGD Gaming players YYF, ch, 830 and ChuaN also joins the organization with only captain ZSMJ staying behind.[4]
  • August 9th - Xiao8 and DDC leaves iG.Y (iG.YYF) to join ZSMJ in the reformation of LGD Gaming.[5]
  • August 24th - Invictus Gaming acquires Faith and Awoke from TyLoo to join iG.Z, in one of the first official transfers between Chinese teams.[6]
  • September 1st - iG.Y tries to acquire a fifth player, the transfer of EHOME player 国士无双 was blocked and they instead acquire beNz from PanDa[7]
  • November 23rd - Invictus Gaming reforms into a single team consisting of Zhou, Ferrari_430, YYF, Faith and ChuaN.[8]

History[edit]

Created by the son of the 10th richest man in China, iG is envisioned as a fresh force to dominate the scene with both raw skill as well as an unprecedented level of professionalism and player compensation.

2011[edit]

Created in August with the purchase of Catastrophic Cruel Memory, the strongest team in the scene at the time, the newly re-branded iG was seen as the new flagship of Chinese DotA. The creation of iG.Y after poaching 4 of the members of LGD, historically one of the strongest teams in China, came as a shock just days after the purchase of CCM, now dubbed iG.Z. Having moved into the DotA scene with what seemed to be overwhelming force, the two iG teams represented what appeared to be the two strongest teams in the scene.

iG.Z and iG.Y[edit]

The prophesied domination, however, never came, iG (CCM) lost in an upset to the up-and-coming Tyloo in the Chinese WCG 2011 Finals and no longer seemed invincible to top level teams. Soon thereafter iG(CCM) lost Xiao8 and DDC to LGD as they left to reform a new LGD with ZSMJ, its previous captain and the only player who did not transfer to iG.

After purchasing Awoke and Faith from Tyloo for iG(CCM) and CH from Panda to complete the previous LGD squad, iG reformed into iG.Z (Zhou) out of the previous CCM and iG.Y (YYF) out of the previous LGD.

Weakened by the constant reorganization, both iGs would suffer at the hands of a resurgent DK and was defeated in both WDC 2011 and G-League 2011. It also performed poorly at the International 2011, with its unprepared players of iG.Z ending up so demoralized as to forfeit its final placement matches after being eliminated from the tournament and the iG.Y section unable to compete due to ZSMJ's refusal to temporarily play with his previous teammates under the LGD banner.

ReOrganization[edit]

Hampered by constant disappointing performances, iG eventually reformed its squad into a single collection of some of the best talents the Chinese DotA scene had to offer in the form of Zhou, 430, YYF, Chuan, and Faith. This new team, despite being hampered by a lack of team coordination and synergy resulting from the combination of 4 players who had all previously required large amounts of farm, nevertheless was able to win SMM 2011, which showcased the potential of a team so laden with talent.

2012[edit]

Despite winning SMM 2011, iG continued to struggle through team coordination and organization issues as all four of its main players scrambled for farm and Faith engaged in what was quickly dubbed "1 protect 4". While their individual skill and talent were unquestioned, iG was seen as weaker than either DK or LGD due to their inability to play as a focused team, which was reflected with losses in both DotA and Dota 2, despite their quick invitation to the International 2012 which they then proceeded to win.

In the months leading up to the International 2012, iG resolved its team issues and defeated DK and LGD convincingly in DotA capturing the G-League 2012 championship.

2013[edit]

After a disappointing performance at The International 2013, captain and carry player Zhou was traded for Hao, formerly of TongFu.[9] A few days later, another TongFu-player, Banana, joined iG, which set the player number to six.[10]

2014[edit]

On February 20th, IG announced a six man roster; Hao left while ChuaN and former RattleSnake player Luo joined.[11]. On March 9th, Newbee announces the addition of Banana, after talks with iG that resulted in a transfer to join former teammate Hao in Newbee.[12]

Player Roster[edit]

Ferrari 430, Faith, Zhou, YYF and ChuaN.

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
China YYF Captain Jiang Cen 3 2011-08-02 [4]
China Ferrari_430 Luo Feichi 2 2011-08-02 [3]
China Luo Yinqi Luo 1 2014-02-20 [11]
Malaysia ChuaN Wong Hock Chuan 4 2014-02-20 [11]
China Faith Zeng Hongda 5 2011-08-24 [6]


Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China Banana Jiao Wang 4 2013-09-09 [10] 2014-03-09 [12] Newbeelogo std.png Newbee
China Hao Chen Zhihao 1 2013-09-04 [9] 2014-02-20 [11] Newbeelogo std.png Newbee

2011 - 2013[edit]

TI2 & TI3 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China YYF Jiang Cen 3 2011-08-02 [4] -
China Ferrari_430 Luo Feichi 2 2011-08-02 [3] -
China Faith Zeng Hongda 5 2011-08-24 [6] -
Malaysia ChuaN Wong Hock Chuan 4 2011-08-02 [4] 2013-09-09 [10] Logo filler std.png
China Zhou Captain Chen Yao 1 2011-08-02 [3] 2013-09-04 [9] Tongfulogo std.png TongFu

2011 - iG.Z and iG.Y[edit]

iG.Zhou
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China Zhou Captain Chen Yao 1 2011-08-02 [3] - Logo filler std.png
China Ferrari_430 Luo Feichi 2 2011-08-02 [3] - Logo filler std.png
China SanSheng Wang Zhaohui 3 2011-08-02 [3] 2011-11-23 [8] Logo filler std.png
China Faith Zeng Hongda 5 2011-08-24 [6] - Logo filler std.png
China Awoke Ye Liang 4 2011-08-24 [6] 2011-11-23 [8] Logo filler std.png
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China xiao8 Zhang Ning 3 2011-08-02 [3] 2011-08-09 [5] Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming
Macau DDC Leong Fat-meng 4 2011-08-02 [3] 2011-08-09 [5] Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming
iG.YYF
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China YYF Captain Jiang Cen 2011-08-02 [4] - Logo filler std.png
Malaysia ChuaN Wong Hock Chuan 2011-08-02 [4] - Logo filler std.png
China 830 Ji Xiaomeng 2011-08-02 [4] 2011-11-23 [8] Logo filler std.png
China CH Li Chen 2011-08-02 [4] 2011-11-23 [8] Logo filler std.png
China BeNz Lee Junchi 2011-09-01 [7] 2011-11-23 [8] Logo filler std.png


Organization[edit]

ID Name Position
China Insence He Bin Manager
China Efeng Liu Yuan Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-04-20 Star Ladder A44th Star Ladder Star Series Season 9 0 : 2 Empirelogo std.png Team Empire $14,893
2014-01-19 G-League A22nd G-League 2013 0 : 3 Dklogo std.png Team DK ¥50,000
2014-01-07 eSports_Champions_League A11st Red Bull ECL 2013 Grand Finals 2 : 0 Dklogo std.png Team DK ¥100,000
2014-01-01 World e-Sports Professional Classic A22nd WPC ACE Dota 2 League 2013 3 : 4 Dklogo std.png Team DK ¥300,000
2013-08-11 The_International A55 - 6th The International 2013 1 : 2 Tongfulogo std.png TongFu $114,975
2013-07-09 Alienware Cup A33rd Alienware Cup 1 : 3 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere $7,000
2013-03-09 G-League A11st G-League 2012 Season 2 3 : 1 Lgdintlogo std.png LGD International ¥200,000
2012-12-02 World Cyber Games A11st World Cyber Games 2012 2 : 0 Dklogo std.png Team DK $20,000
2012-11-18 G-1 Champions League A44th G-1 Champions League Season 4 1 : 2 Orangelogo std.png Orange Esports ¥40,000
2012-09-02 The_International A11st The International 2012 3 : 1 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere $1,000,000
Complete Results in any Tournament

References[edit]

  1. "Catastrophic Cruel Memories is now Invictus Gaming". GosuGamers.net. August 2011.
  2. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=406556156077338&set=pb.380654645334156.-2207520000.1353084092&type=3
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Dexter "kurtcos" F (2011-08-02). "Catastrophic Cruel Memories is now Invictus Gaming". gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Dexter "kurtcos" F (2011-08-02). "Only ZSMJ remains behind for LGD". gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dexter "kurtcos" F (2011-08-09). "Xiao8 and DDC move to LGD". gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Kai "Treble1999" Chua (2011-08-24). "The Great Chinese Reshuffle: Part two". gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dexter "kurtcos" F (2011-09-01). "Benz leaves PanDa Gaming for iG.Y". gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Dexter "kurtcos" F (2011-11-23). "Invictus Gaming is down to five". gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2013-09-11.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Tezzeret" (2013-09-04). "iG swaps Zhou for TongFu's Hao.". joinDOTA.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Tezzeret" (2013-09-09). "KingJ to Rising Stars, Banana to iG". joinDOTA.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 IG Announces a Six-man Lineup
  12. 12.0 12.1 NewBee acquires Banana


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