XiGua

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Player Information
Name: 王磊
Romanized Name: Lei Wang
Birth: January 14, 1987 (1987-01-14) (age 27)
Country: China China
Race: Zerg
Team: Invictus Gaming
Alternate IDs: iG.XiGua, CCM.XiGua, Nv.XiGua, Nv.L, OK.XiGua
Nicknames: 瓜宗
WCS Rank (Points): #66 (650 points)
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History
2010-03-31 - 2010-10-??

2010-??-?? - 2011-05-23

2011-03-03 - 2011-05-23

2011-05-23 - 2011-08-02

2011-08-02 - Present


Lei "XiGua" Wang is a Zerg player from China, currently playing for Invictus Gaming.

Biography[edit]

XiGua was a former Warcraft III player that switched around the release of StarCraft II. He is considered one of the best players from China, if not the best.

Wings of Liberty[edit]

XiGua has remained active frequently playing in online Chinese tournaments and cups. In early 2011 XiGua won the WGT 2010 tournament, defeating Loner, F91 and xiaOt to win the championship. He was invited to the preliminaries for the 2011 GSL World Championship. He failed to qualify, defeating OxygeN 2-0 but losing to Sen 2-1 in the next round. XiGua made it to the finals of the G-League Season 1 defeating howser, LoveCD and Loner to reach the final. There he met LoveTT and defeated him 3-0 to take 1st place.

XiGua won the WCG 2011 Wuhan Qualifiers, defeating Super in the final, qualifying for the WCG Chinese National Finals. At the finals he managed to take down F91 to take 1st place.

XiGua, along with the entire CCM team was acquired by Invictus Gaming.

His domination continued with his 1st place in the 2011 Chinese Battle.net Invitational, meaning that his first big international tournament would've been BlizzCon 2011 StarCraft II Invitational, but due to visa problems, Loner and TooDming was sent instead.

He surprisingly lost to Loner while qualifying for IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou, but was invited anyways because Loner decided to play in G-League instead. There he finished last in his group, only taking a game from Rain.

At the WCG 2011 Grand Finals XiGua managed to go 6-0 in his group which included the strong European playes Kas and Happy. From there he defeated Snute, F91, and TitaN and faced Mvp in the finals, where he lost 0-2.

He has advanced out of his group in G-League Season 3, and faced SaSe in the semifinals where he won 3-2. He then won against Chinese Protoss player LoveCD in the finals 3-2 to take his second G-League season in StarCraft II.

On January 3rd, 2012 it was announced that XiGua, alongside teammate MacSed, would be seeded into Code A in a future GSL. [1] He made his GSL Code A debut in the January Season. He was knocked out by Killer in the first round, 1-2 after a base race coming down to the last pylon.

He has qualified for NEO Star League Season 1 Round of 16.

IGN ProLeague[edit]

IPL Season 5[edit]

From May 27th to June 10th, 2012, XiGua participated in the IPL 5 Chinese Regional Qualifiers. To start off the tournament, XiGua was placed in Group A. After advancing through his group with a score of 2-1, XiGua advanced in to the elimination bracket. In the elimination bracket, XiGua went on to take down MacSed and Loner and advanced in to the finals to face F91. XiGua defeated F91 by a score of 4-1 and was able to take first place. His first place finish qualified him for the IGN ProLeague Season 5.

Heart of the Swarm[edit]

2013 WCS Europe Season 1[edit]

XiGua did not attend the Qualifier of WCS AM due to some time table conflicts. Instead, he tried to qualified to WCS Europe Premier but was not able to get through with high latency.

2013 WCS America Season 3[edit]

He did qualify to Challenger League this season, losing to MajOr afterwards in first round of the Bracket Stage.

2014 WCS America Season 1[edit]

This season saw XiGua make a huge breakthrough by first beating Tassadar in the Challenger Leauge and even brought more exciting moments to Chinese fans in the Premier League. He drew the attention of fans by eliminating HerO in Ro32, which was considered a big upset in this season's WCS America. In his first offline appearance, he was knocked out by Bomber and Crank.

2014 WCS America Season 2[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • XiGua means watermelon in Mandarin.
  • He was a Warcraft III player and got Ro8 of WCG2006 when his ID was Rabbit. He played Orc. [2]

Achievements[edit]

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-12-11 World Cyber Games A22nd World Cyber Games 2011 0 : 2 Terran Mvp $5,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-31 A33 - 4th 2013 G-League 2 : 3 Protoss Jim $1,653
2013-10-13 A44th WCG 2013 Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 Zerg Clannad $0
2013-03-09 A22nd 2012 G-League Season 2 1 : 3 Protoss Jim $3,200
2013-02-07 A33rd Asia Starcraft League - : W Zerg BBoongBBoong $333
2013-01-18 A22nd NEO Star League 2012 Season 2 2 : 4 Protoss Billowy $3,208
2012-01-05 A11st 2011 G-League Season 3 3 : 2 Protoss LoveCD $7,750
2011-08-20 A11st 2011 Chinese Battle.net Invitational 2 : 0 Zerg Uhen $10,000
2011-08-07 A11st WCG 2011 Chinese Qualifier 2 : 1 Zerg F91 $4,658
2011-06-25 A11st 2011 G-League Season 1 3 : 0 Protoss LoveTT $23,550
2011-01-06 A11st World GameMaster Tournament 2010 2 : 1 Protoss xiaOt $3,017
In Minor Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-07-20 A11st SOC 2013-2014: Spring FInals 3 : 0 Terran Ein $1,611
In Premier Team Leagues
Date Event Result
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