Wings Gaming

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[e][h]Wings Gaming
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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Sponsor:
Total Earnings:
$9,736,390
Links
Achievements
ESL One Manila 2016 The Summit 5 The International 2016 Northern Arena BEAT Invitational
History
Created:
2014-08-29
Disbanded:
2017-04-19

Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games

Overview[edit]

Wings Gaming was a Chinese professional Dota 2 team and champions of The International 2016, best known for their aggressive play style and deep hero pool.

The team was formed in August 2014 after The International 2014 by a group of Chinese pub stars alongside ex-Speed Gaming member y`. After just under two months, former Speed Gaming members bLink, Faith_bian and jdh joined the team, reuniting with their former teammate y`. The new and rejuvenated roster was able to win the Dota 2 Secondary Pro League, securing a slot in the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015 Wild Card. Despite finding success, Faith_bian and y` departed from the team late in December, being replaced by ZeroPerfect and HaN in the new year. Wings was able to post a 3-2 record in the Wild Card but failed to qualify, as they were tied with HyperGloryTeam, who had defeated Wings earlier in the day. In the following months, ZeroPerfect and HaN departed to join Team DK, with Cqc leaving as well. xdd, InJuly and super joined the team in April 2015, completing the roster that would end up winning the The International 2015 Open Chinese Qualifiers. Despite finishing fourth in the TI5 Main China Qualifiers, Wings disbanded three days later.

Following The International 2015, former members bLink, Faith_bian and y` returned to the team, joined by iceice and shadow. While Wings failed to qualify for the Frankfurt Major 2015, they were able to finish fourth at WCA 2015, including a 2-0 victory over Frankfurt finalists Team Secret. Wings was accused of cheating against Leviathan in the quarterfinals, but their manager denied the allegations, stating that the team was confident in their abilities, and they would have no reason to cheat. [1] Wings failed to qualify for the Shanghai Major 2016, meaning they would be their second consecutive Major. After no Chinese teams placed in the Top 8 at Shanghai, Wings were determined to prove themselves as one of China's premier teams. The team was able to win ESL One Manila in spectacular fashion, with a 3-0 victory over Shanghai finalists Team Liquid. [2] However, Wings would end up finishing in the bottom four at the Manila Major 2016 after receiving a direct invite, leading many to consider them inconsistent. [1][3]

After Manila the team stabilized, finishing second at the Nanyang Championships Season 2 after a close series with Newbee and beating two-time Major champion OG in the grand finals of The Summit 5. Claims of inconsistency returned during the group stage of The International 2016, as the team lost 2-0 to Natus Vincere and TnC Gaming despite tying tournament favorites OG and defending champions Evil Geniuses. Wings would proceed to dominate the upper bracket, losing only two games in the four series they played, both against second place team Digital Chaos. Wings' first place finish secured the team $9,139,002 of the tournament's $20,770,460 prize pool, then the largest prize pool in the history of eSports.[3]

Play Style[edit]

Wings are known to be highly unpredictable. They also have an incredibly deep hero pool; for example, during The Summit 5 finals, Wings picked twenty different heroes in the four games they played (Thus, not playing any hero more than once.). Their team captain, y`, has commented "DotA becomes very stale if we play the same heroes over and over again."[4]

History[edit]

  • April 19th - Amid many rumors about the organization, the squad leaves to form Team Random. [5]

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

2015 - 2017 squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China shadow Chu Zeyu 1 2015-08-25 [6] 2017-04-19 [5] Team Random logo std.png Team Random
China bLink Zhou Yang 2 2015-08-25 [6] 2017-04-19 [5] Team Random logo std.png Team Random
China Faith_bian Zhang Ruida 3 2015-08-25 [6] 2017-04-19 [5] Team Random logo std.png Team Random
China y` Captain Zhang Yiping 4/5 2015-08-25 [6] 2017-04-19 [5] Team Random logo std.png Team Random
China iceice Li Peng 4/5 2015-08-25 [6] 2017-04-19 [5] Team Random logo std.png Team Random
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China xdd Liu Silong 1 2015-04-?? 2015-05-30 Hgtlogo std.png HyperGloryTeam
China bLink Zhou Yang 2 2014-10-27 2015-05-30 Wingslogo std.png Wings Gaming
China InJuly Yang Xiaodong 3 2015-04-?? 2015-05-30 FanTuanLogo std.png Team FanTuan
China super Su Peng 4/5 2015-04-?? 2015-05-30 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
China jdh Jiang Donghao 4/5 2014-10-27 2015-05-30 Ehomelogo std.png EHOME.K
China Cqc 1/2 2014-08-29 2015-03-?? Logo filler std.png
China ZeroPerfect Feng Yichuan 3 2015-01-?? 2015-02-?? DKlogo std.png Team DK
China HaN 4/5 2015-01-?? 2015-02-?? DKlogo std.png Team DK
China Faith_bian Zhang Ruida 3 2014-10-27 2014-12-28 Wingslogo std.png Wings Gaming
China y` Zhang Yiping 4/5 2014-08-29 2014-12-28 Wingslogo std.png Wings Gaming
China JoyceChu 1/2 2014-08-29 2014-10-?? Logo filler std.png
China Yuki 3 2014-08-29 2014-10-?? Logo filler std.png
China That's It 4/5 2014-08-29 2014-10-?? Logo filler std.png

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-01-08 A33 - 4th A1Premier ESL One Genting 2017 1 : 2 Newbeelogo std.png $22,500
2016-12-17 A33 - 4th A1Premier China Top 2016 0 : 2 Eglogo std.png $28,738
2016-11-13 A11st A1Premier Northern Arena BEAT Invitational 2 : 0 NPlogo std.png $48,000
2016-10-16 A11st A2Major Nanyang Dota 2 Championships - Cruise Cup #1 2 : 1 Newbeelogo std.png $22,290
2016-08-13 A11st A1Premier The International 2016 3 : 1 Digitalchaoslogo std.png $9,139,002
2016-07-17 A11st A1Premier The Summit 5 3 : 1 OGLogo std.png $42,944
2016-07-10 A22nd A1Premier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 2 2 : 3 Newbeelogo std.png $50,304.8
2016-05-19 A11st A2Major WCA2016 CN Qualifiers S1 2 : 1 Vgrlogo std.png $30,500
2016-04-24 A11st A1Premier ESL One Manila 2016 3 : 0 Liquidlogo std.png $100,000
2015-12-20 A44th A1Premier World Cyber Arena 2015 0 : 3 Liquidlogo std.png $46,275
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Yim, Ernest (19 April 2016). "Interview with Wings Gaming: I don’t think we’ll be afraid of any teams". GosuGamers. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. Julmust (24 April 2016). "ESL One Manila - Recap". LiquidDota. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gies, Arthur (13 August 2016). "Here are the winners of Valve’s $20+ million 2016 International Dota 2 Championships". Polygon. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  4. Yim, Ernest (27 July 2016). "Wings.y`Innocence: "DotA becomes very stale if we play the same heroes over and over again"". GosuGamers. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "Wings Media Officer Speaks Out". 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 "DOTA 2 MAJORS REGISTRATION". Archived from the original on 5 September 2015.