|NO. OF PLAYERS:||8|
|COACHES:||Yao "HoT" Yue|
|ANALYSTS:||Huang "TT" Ying-Xiang|
|MANAGERS:||Yao "HoT" Yue|
|TEAM CAPTAIN:||Liu "PDD" Mou|
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|CREATED:||August 2, 2011|
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Invictus Gaming is a Chinese multi-platform e-sports organization founded in August 2011. They are one of the oldest Chinese League of Legends organisations, dating back to the Tencent Game Arena Grand Prix 2011.
Invictus Gaming was created by Wang Si-Cong (son of Dalian Wanda Group chairman Wang Jianlin, ranked by Forbes as the third-richest man in China), who purchased the team which was until then known as Catastrophic Cruel Memory (CCM), including divisions for Starcraft II, DotA and LoL. The transaction volume amounted to 6 million USD. 
Invictus Gaming had notable appearances in IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou and TGA City of Heroes. The team finished the year by beating Team WE to represent China in the 2011 World Cyber Games Grand Finals. They finished 1st in their group which included Dignitas among others but were knocked out later by North American powerhouse Counter Logic Gaming Prime. iG qualified for IEM Kiev in the Asian qualifiers but did not receive their visas in time to participate.  They also qualified for the IEM World Championship in Hanover, but were denied to travel because of visa issues once again. 
Long time member and captain Wh1t3zZ left iG for Canis Lupus Campestris in March of 2012.  In May, former EHOME player Pdd joined as the top laner to complete a total roster revamp. On July 28th, iG's new lineup took 1st place in the Season Two Chinese Regional Finals, qualifying for the Season 2 World Championship.
In early October, iG traveled to Los Angeles to take part in the Season 2 World Championship. In the first game of the group stage, Invictus was pitted against the heavily favored Azubu Frost. iG's aggresive roaming and early control allowed them to build a lead, but a Baron Nashor steal and well executed teamfight by Frost resulted in a defeat for the Chinese squad. However, Invictus quickly collected themselves and made quick work of CLG Prime and SK Gaming in relatively lopsided matches. They qualified through to the quarterfinals as the second team from Group A. Unfortunately for iG, their run at the championship would end there, as they were knocked out soundly two games to none by Moscow Five. Although iG's strong early game continued to established early advantages, midgame missteps in both games gave the Russian powerhouse the opportunities they needed to turn the games around and take the victory in the best-of-three. Invictus Gaming finished 5th-8th place and took home $ 75,000.
In season 3, Invictus was able to win major tournaments such as the Stars War season 2, after defeating World Elite. They finished with the best record for the Season 3 LPL Spring Split, but lost in the playoffs to World Elite, 2-1, which ended them finishing 3rd place. Invictus then again played World Elite in the IEM Season 8 Shanghai, losing 2-0 to them. They then went into the summer split, and had mixed results, finishing 5th with a 10-11 record. In the end, they lost to Royal Club, which would ultimately deny them the second seed for China, disqualifying them from the Season 3 World Championship. In December, Invictus would pick up Kitties, after the retirement of XiaoXiao which helped them win IEM Season VIII Singapore, taking out CJ Entus Frost. and getting revenge in the Season 1 Demacia cup, bringing down World Elite for first place.
Looking good for season 4, Invictus Gaming would go into the IEM Season VIII - World Championship, but ultimately placed 5th-8th. After this event, Invictus headed into the LPL Spring Split. They became notorious for splitting games with other teams, as in LPL, games are played as best of twos. They finished their record with 3 wins, 8 ties, and 3 loses, granting them 4th place. In playoffs, they had increased success, making it into the finals, finishing 2nd after losing to Edward Gaming 3-0. After having a disappointing result in the Season 2 Demacia Cup, they would go into the summer split, continuing their name for going even with other teams, only winning 2 games, while tying 9 of them and losing 4, giving them sixth place. In the 2014 Season China Regional Finals, they would be taken out by LGD Gaming, failing to qualify for worlds.
After worlds, top tier jungler KaKAO announced he would be leaving the team. Invictus Gaming would compete once again in the LPL, this time in the 2016 LPL/Spring Split, with an altered roster. This roster change moved previous ADC for the team, Kid to the jungle role, while promoting substitute ADC, Time to the starting position. The team would also pick up substitute Rain, and coach Chris. In both splits of 2016, IG would finish 4th in their group. However in both playoffs they would fall in their first match, ending up in 7th-8th place. After the Summer Split, Invictus Gaming attended 2016 NEST and won the event after a 2-0 victory over LGD Gaming.
- January 11th, Rain joins as a substitute, and Chris joins as coach.
- April 12th, Tabe to temporarily play for Invictus Gaming for 2016 LPL Spring Playoffs.
- September 5th, Time retires.
- December 15th, Zzitai leaves.
- December 18th, Duke joins, RooKie renews contract with the team, Ben leaves.
- January 2nd, Fly moves to Young Glory.
- April 25th, 3rd Place in 2015 LPL Spring/Playoffs.
- May 18th, Save moves to Young Glory.
- July 9th, Time joins as a substitute AD.
- August 17th, 3rd Place in 2015 LPL Summer/Playoffs.
- September 5th, '2nd Place at the 2015 LPL Regional Qualifiers, qualifying for the 2015 World Championship.
- September 21st, mo joins.
- October 11th, 13th-16th Place at the 2015 World Championship.
- November 22nd, 2nd Place in the 2015 Demacia Cup Grand Finals.
- December 29th, KaKAO, Pokemon, and YongSoo leave. Kid moves from ADC to jungle, Time becomes starting AD.
- January 3rd, 1st Place in Demacia Cup Season 1.
- January 20th, XiaoXiao retires.
- March 15th, 5th-6th Place in IEM Season VIII - World Championship.
- June 15th, PDD retires.
- May 25th, 2nd Place in 2014 LPL Spring Playoffs.
- July 12th, 3-4th place in IEM Season IX - Shenzhen.
- December 18th, RooKie and KaKAO join.
- March 9th, 2nd Place in G-League 2012 Season 2.
- April 4th, 1st Place in GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2.
- June 23rd, 3rd Place in 2013 LPL Spring Playoffs.
- July 7th, 2nd Place in StarsWar 8.
- July 26th, 2nd Place in IEM Season VIII - Shanghai.
- September 8th, 3rd place at Season 3 China Regional Finals.
- December, Kitties joins.
- December 1st, 1st Place in IEM Season VIII - Singapore.
- December 30th, 3rd-4th Place in G-League 2013.
- January 13th, 2nd Place at World GameMaster Tournament 2012.
- February 16th, Duck replaces illuSioN. 
- March 1st, Wh1t3zZ leaves for Canis Lupus Campestris, while illuSioN and BlackWeapon join.
- April, Zz1tai joins.
- April 21st, Pdd joins after coming out of retirement. ChrIs leaves for Canis Lupus Campestris.
- June 28th, Kid joins, while Duck leaves
- July 28th, 1st Place in Season Two Regional Finals Shanghai.
|Kitties||Liu Hong-Jun (刘洪均)||Retired|
|Baolan||Wang Liu-Yi (王柳羿)|
|Mo||Cai Bo (蔡波)|
|Tabe||Pak Kan Wong (王柏勤)|
|Ben||Nam Dong-hyun (남동현)|
|Zzitai||Liu Zhi-Hao (刘志豪)|
|Time||Tang Jintai (唐金泰)||Retired|
|YongSoo||Gwon Yong-Su (권용수)|
|Pokemon||Zeng Tao (曾韬)|
|KaKAO||Lee Byung-kwon (이병권)|
|Do||Fan Mo-Chen (范默尘)|
|Save||Baek Young-Jin (백영진)|
|Fly||Song Young-jun (송용준)|
|illuSioN||Chen Xin-Lin (陈新霖)|
|PDD||Liu Mou (刘谋)||Retired|
|XiaoXiao||Sun Ya-Long (孙亚龙)||Caster|
|BlackWeapon||Yang Ao (杨奥)|
|MikakoTabe||Pak-Kan Wong (王柏勤)|
|ChrIs||Siu Keung (萧强)|
Canis Lupus Campestris
|Wh1t3zZ||Pun-Wai Lo (盧本偉)|
Canis Lupus Campestris
|knob Hk||Ho-Sing Wong (黄浩升)|
|Luffy||Zong Yuan (宗原)|
|Duck||Shao Zheng-Qiu (邵正秋)|
|Lonelyhot(HoT)||Yao Yue (么越)||Manager|
|Principal Wang||Wang Si-Cong (王思聪)||Team Owner|
|Sookie||Liao Jun (廖君)||Financial Manager|
|MaFa||Won Sang-yeon (원상연)||Coach|
|Chris||Siu Keung (蕭強)||Coach|
|SuXiaoLuo||Zhu Song-Ge (祝颂歌)||Manager|
|2016-11-20||1st||2016 NEST||2 : 0||
|2016-08-10||7 - 8th||2016 LPL Summer Playoffs||0 : 3||
|2016-08-07||4th||2016 LPL Summer Split Group A||5 - 11||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2016-07-01||9 - 16th||2016 Demacia Cup||1 - 5||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2016-04-15||7 - 8th||2016 LPL Spring Playoffs||0 : 3||
|2016-04-09||4th||2016 LPL Spring Split Group B||8 - 8||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2015-11-27||5 - 8th||2015 NEST||1 : 2||
|2015-11-21||2nd||2015 Demacia Cup Grand Finals||1 : 3||
|2015-10-11||13 - 16th||2015 World Championship||2 : 4||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)||$ 25,000|
|2015-09-05||Q||2015 LPL Regional Qualifiers||3 : 0||
Qiao Gu Reapers
|Q for 2015 Worlds|
|2015-08-17||3rd||2015 LPL Summer Playoffs||3 : 1||
|2015-08-09||3rd||2015 LPL Summer Split||24 : 20||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2015-04-19||4th||2015 LPL Spring||3 : 1||
|2014-12-20||5 - 8th||World GameMaster Tournament 2014||1 : 2||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2014-12-05||9 - 16th||2014 National Electronic Sports Open||0 : 1||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2014-11-09||3 - 4th||G-League 2014||1 : 2||
|2014-10-30||5 - 8th||National Electronic Sports Tournament 2014||0 : 2||
|2014-09-11||3 - 4th||X Championship Season I||1 : 2||
|2014-09-06||5th||2014 Season China Regional Finals||1 : 2||
|2014-08-31||2nd||Hong Kong Esports Tournament Season 2||0 : 2||
|2014-08-16||6th||2014 LPL Summer Regular Season||13 : 15||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2014-07-12||3 - 4th||IEM Season IX - Shenzhen||1 : 2||
|2014-05-25||2nd||2014 LPL Spring Playoffs||0 : 3||
|2014-04-29||3rd||International Esports Tournament 2014||2 : 1||
Team WE Academy
|2014-04-25||4th||2014 LPL Spring Regular Season||14 : 14||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2014-03-15||5 - 6th||IEM Season VIII - World Championship||1 : 2||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)||$ 8,500|
|2014-01-03||1st||Demacia Cup Season 1||3 : 2||
|2013-12-30||3 - 4th||G-League 2013||1 : 2||
|2013-12-15||2nd||2013 GALAXY eSports Carnival||1 : 2||
|2013-12-01||1st||IEM Season VIII - Singapore||2 : 0||
CJ Entus Frost
|2013-11-08||5 - 6th||National Electronic Sports Tournament||2 : 1||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2013-09-08||3rd||Season 3 China Regional Finals||1 : 2||
|2013-09-01||5th||2013 LPL Summer Regular Season||10 : 11||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)||￥ 100,000|
|2013-07-26||2nd||IEM Season VIII - Shanghai||0 : 2||
|2013-07-07||2nd||StarsWar 8||1 : 2||
|2013-06-27||4th||WVW National Elite Cup||0 : 2||
|2013-06-23||3rd||2013 LPL Spring Playoffs||2 : 1||
|2013-04-23||1st||GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2||3 : 2||
|2013-03-09||2nd||G-League 2012 Season 2||2 : 3||
|2012-11-29||3rd||Enter the Dragon||3 : 2||
|2012-11-21||3rd||TGA Grand Prix Winter 2012||2 : 1||
Wayi Spider China
|2012-11-13||1st||Go4LoL Pro Asia Season 3||2 : 1||
|2012-11-11||3 - 4th||GIGABYTE StarsWar League||FF||
|2012-11-03||2nd||International e-Culture Festival 2012||1 : 2||
|2012-10-28||2nd||World e-Sports Masters 2012||1 : 2||
|2012-10-05||5 - 8th||Season 2 World Championship||0 : 2||
|2012-09-29||1st||PLL Challenge||2 : 1||
|2012-09-27||2nd||Ultimate Game Tournament||0 : 2||
|2012-09-09||1st||CPL Shenyang 2012||2 : 0||
|2012-07-28||1st||Season 2 - Regional Finals Shanghai||2 : 0||
|2012-01-13||2nd||World GameMaster Tournament 2012||1 : 2||
|2011-12-11||5 - 8th||2011 World Cyber Games Grand Finals||0 : 2||
|2011-11-19||3rd||Tencent Games Carnival 2011||1 : 0||
|2011-10-26||3rd||178.com LoL Pro League Season 1||? : ?||
|2011-10-11||5 - 6th||IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou||2 : 1||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)||$ 2,100|
|2011-08-07||1st||2011 World Cyber Games - China Qualifier||1 : 0||
|2011-07-17||1st||Tencent Game Arena Grand Prix 2011||1 : 0||
- September 10th - IG INTERVIEW: WE WILL MAKE FOREIGN TEAMS LIVE UNDER IG’S SHADOWS with Carry6
- September 5th - Conquering Qualifiers: Invictus Gaming's Viktory by Kelsey Moser (thescoreesports.com)
- September 10th - Invictus Gaming scrapes by by Rachel Young Gu (lolesports.com)
- September 18th - Invictus Gaming talks improvements in pick ban, looking at the future patch and expectations for Worlds by Nic Doucet (thescoreesports.com)
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