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Invictus Gaming
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TEAM INFORMATION
LOCATION: China China
NO. OF PLAYERS: 8
TEAM STAFF
COACHES: Yao "HoT" Yue
ANALYSTS: Huang "TT" Ying-Xiang
MANAGERS: Yao "HoT" Yue
TEAM CAPTAIN: Liu "PDD" Mou
SPONSORS/PARTNERS
SteelSeries W.Y.W.K
Lenovo Logitech G
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
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History
CREATED: August 2, 2011(2011-08-02)
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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.

History

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. [1]

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. [2] They also qualified for the IEM World Championship in Hanover, but were denied to travel because of visa issues once again. [3]

2012
Long time member and captain Wh1t3zZ left iG for Canis Lupus Campestris in March of 2012. [4] 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.

2013
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.

2014
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.

2015

After this, Invictus (along with many other Chinese teams), decided to take some Korean talent. They picked up RooKie and KaKAO from KT Rolster Arrows, moving Fly to Young Glory, Invictus' sister team, and Zzitai to the top lane. They came in second for the 2015 Demacia Cup Spring Season, and finished the LPL Spring season with a refined 8 wins, 8 draws, and 6 loses, ending up in 5th place. Invictus then went on to finish 3rd in playoffs, with a 3-1 victory against Team Snake. However, Team Snake would get their revenge against Invictus, in the 2015 Demacia Cup Summer Season, where they won 3-2 against Invictus, giving iG 4th place. In the summer split of the LPL, Invictus would finish with the exact same record as they did in spring, however, it gave them the 3rd seed for the guantlet, instead of finishing 5th. They reverse swept Vici Gaming, but were upset 3-2 by Qiao Gu. This put them against the tilted Edward Gaming, whom they defeated 3-1, giving them 3rd place again for the Summer split. They went into the qualifiers, taking out Qiao Gu 2-0, then lost to Edward Gaming 3-1, but then again beating Qiao Gu 3-0 to qualify as the 3rd seed for China for the Season 5 World Championship. (They finished 3rd in every major LPL event). Heading into the 2015 World Championship, Invictus Gaming carried high hope for China, and was generally predicted to finish first or second in their group along with Fnatic. However, after a disappointing 2-4 performance, the team finished last in their group and ended 13-16th place at worlds.

2016
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.

Timeline

Player Roster

ID Name
TopLaner Icon.png South Korea Save Baek Young-Jin (백영진)
TopLaner Icon.png South Korea Duke Lee Ho-Seong (이호성)
Jungler Icon.png China Kid Ge Yan (葛炎)
Jungler Icon.png China Ning Gao Zhenning
MidLane Icon.png South Korea RooKie Song Eui-jin (송의진)
ADCarry Icon.png China JackeyLove Yu Wen-Bo (喻文波)
ADCarry Icon.png China Marge Feng Lei (冯磊)
ADCarry Icon.png China West Chen Long
ADCarry Icon.png South Korea The Shy Kang Seung-lok
Support Icon.png China Megan Wang Liu-yi(王柳羿)
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2017 LPL Spring
Image: Invictus Gaming

ID Name Next Team
Support Icon.png China Kitties Liu Hong-Jun (刘洪均) Retired.png Retired
Support Icon.png China Baolan Wang Liu-Yi (王柳羿)
None
Support Icon.png China Mo Cai Bo (蔡波)
Snake Esports
Support Icon.png Hong Kong Tabe Pak Kan Wong (王柏勤)
None
Support Icon.png South Korea Ben Nam Dong-hyun (남동현)
Team WE
TopLaner Icon.png China Zzitai Liu Zhi-Hao (刘志豪)
Snake Esports
ADCarry Icon.png China Time Tang Jintai (唐金泰) Retired.png Retired
South Korea YongSoo Gwon Yong-Su (권용수)
None
TopLaner Icon.png China Pokemon Zeng Tao (曾韬)
None
Jungler Icon.png South Korea KaKAO Lee Byung-kwon (이병권)
Wan Yoo
China Do Fan Mo-Chen (范默尘)
None
South Korea Save Baek Young-Jin (백영진)
Young Glory
MidLane Icon.png South Korea Fly Song Young-jun (송용준)
Young Glory
China illuSioN Chen Xin-Lin (陈新霖)
Young Glory
TopLaner Icon.png China PDD Liu Mou (刘谋) Retired.png Retired
Support Icon.png China XiaoXiao Sun Ya-Long (孙亚龙) Casterlogo std.png Caster
TopLaner Icon.png China BlackWeapon Yang Ao (杨奥)
All Gamers
ADCarry Icon.png Hong Kong MikakoTabe Pak-Kan Wong (王柏勤)
Noah's Ark
Support Icon.png Hong Kong ChrIs Siu Keung (萧强)
Canis Lupus Campestris
MidLane Icon.png Hong Kong Wh1t3zZ Pun-Wai Lo (盧本偉)
Canis Lupus Campestris
ADCarry Icon.png Hong Kong knob Hk Ho-Sing Wong (黄浩升)
None
MidLane Icon.png China Luffy Zong Yuan (宗原)
None
Jungler Icon.png China Duck Shao Zheng-Qiu (邵正秋)
None
ADCarry Icon.png China Lonelyhot(HoT) Yao Yue (么越) Managerlogo std.png Manager

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
China Lovecryboy Ke Yi (柯宜) Support China XiaoXiao IEM Season VIII - Singapore
China YanSir Huang Li (黄励) Support National Electronic Sports Tournament
China Otto Hou Guoyu (侯国玉) Top China PDD IEM Season VIII - Shanghai
National Electronic Sports Tournament

Organization

ID Name Position
China Principal Wang Wang Si-Cong (王思聪) Team Owner
China Sookie Liao Jun (廖君) Financial Manager
South Korea MaFa Won Sang-yeon (원상연) Coach
China Chris Siu Keung (蕭強) Coach
China SuXiaoLuo Zhu Song-Ge (祝颂歌) Manager

ID Name Position Next Team
China Tsukasa(TT) Huang Ying-Xiang (黄颖翔) Analyst
OMG
China HoT Yao Yue (么越) Manager & Coach
China e-Sports Academic
China SuXiaoLuo Zhu Song-Ge (祝颂歌) Manager
Young Glory
China Efeng Liu Yuan (刘源) Chief Executive Officer
EDward Gaming
South Korea PoohManDu Lee Jeong-hyeon (이정현) Coach
SK Telecom T1

Team Achievements

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-04-18 LPL.png A77 - 8th 2017 LPL Spring Playoffs 1 : 3
Newbee
2017-04-16 LPL.png A33rd 2017 LPL Spring Split - Group A 8 - 8 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-20 NEST Logo.png A11st 2016 NEST 2 : 0
LGD Gaming
¥ 300,000
2016-08-10 LPL.png A77 - 8th 2016 LPL Summer Playoffs 0 : 3
IMay
50 CP
2016-08-07 LPL.png A44th 2016 LPL Summer Split Group A 5 - 11 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2016-07-01 DemaciaCup Logosmall.png A99 - 16th 2016 Demacia Cup 1 - 5 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2016-04-15 LPL.png A77 - 8th 2016 LPL Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
Snake Esports
2016-04-09 LPL.png A44th 2016 LPL Spring Split Group B 8 - 8 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-27 NEST Logo.png A55 - 8th 2015 NEST 1 : 2
Team WE
¥ 10,000
2015-11-21 LPL.png A22nd 2015 Demacia Cup Grand Finals 1 : 3
EDward Gaming
¥ 100,000
2015-10-11 Worlds Logosmall.png B313 - 16th 2015 World Championship 2 : 4 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) $ 25,000
2015-09-05 LPL.png I1Q 2015 LPL Regional Qualifiers 3 : 0
Qiao Gu Reapers
Q for 2015 Worlds
2015-08-17 LPL.png A33rd 2015 LPL Summer Playoffs 3 : 1
EDward Gaming
¥ 250,000
2015-08-09 LPL.png A33rd 2015 LPL Summer Split 24 : 20 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2015-04-19 LPL.png A44th 2015 LPL Spring 3 : 1
Snake Esports
¥ 250,000

2014 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-12-20 WGT logo small.png A55 - 8th World GameMaster Tournament 2014 1 : 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2014-12-05 NESO Logo.png A99 - 16th 2014 National Electronic Sports Open 0 : 1 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2014-11-09 Gleaguelogo small.png A33 - 4th G-League 2014 1 : 2
Team King
¥ 10,000
2014-10-30 NEST Logo.png A55 - 8th National Electronic Sports Tournament 2014 0 : 2
EDward Gaming
¥ 10,000
2014-09-11 A33 - 4th X Championship Season I 1 : 2
EDward Gaming
¥ 50,000
2014-09-06 RpPoints.png A55th 2014 Season China Regional Finals 1 : 2
LGD Gaming
2014-08-31 HKES small.png A22nd Hong Kong Esports Tournament Season 2 0 : 2
Flash Wolves
HK$ 20,000
2014-08-16 LPL.png A66th 2014 LPL Summer Regular Season 13 : 15 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2014-07-12 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season IX - Shenzhen 1 : 2
Team WE
2014-05-25 LPL.png A22nd 2014 LPL Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
EDward Gaming
¥ 300,000
2014-04-29 International Esports Tournament 2014.png A33rd International Esports Tournament 2014 2 : 1
Team WE Academy
¥ 50,000
2014-04-25 LPL.png A44th 2014 LPL Spring Regular Season 14 : 14 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2014-03-15 Esltumbnail.png A55 - 6th IEM Season VIII - World Championship 1 : 2 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) $ 8,500
2014-01-03 LPL.png A11st Demacia Cup Season 1 3 : 2
Team WE
¥ 100,000

2013 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-30 Gleaguelogo small.png A33 - 4th G-League 2013 1 : 2
Young Glory
¥ 10,000
2013-12-15 GEC logo small.png A22nd 2013 GALAXY eSports Carnival 1 : 2
OMG
¥ 50,000
2013-12-01 Esltumbnail.png A11st IEM Season VIII - Singapore 2 : 0
CJ Entus Frost
$ 25,000
2013-11-08 NEST Logo.png A55 - 6th National Electronic Sports Tournament 2 : 1 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2013-09-08 RpPoints.png A33rd Season 3 China Regional Finals 1 : 2
Royal Club
2013-09-01 LPL.png A55th 2013 LPL Summer Regular Season 10 : 11 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) ¥ 100,000
2013-07-26 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season VIII - Shanghai 0 : 2
Team WE
$ 8,000
2013-07-07 StarsWar logo.png A22nd StarsWar 8 1 : 2
OMG
¥ 40,000
2013-06-27 A44th WVW National Elite Cup 0 : 2
Royal Club
¥ 10,000
2013-06-23 LPL.png A33rd 2013 LPL Spring Playoffs 2 : 1
Team WE
¥ 200,000
2013-04-23 StarsWar logo.png A11st GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2 3 : 2
Team WE
¥ 150,000
2013-03-09 Gleaguelogo small.png A22nd G-League 2012 Season 2 2 : 3
Team WE
¥ 50,000

2012 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-11-29 A33rd Enter the Dragon 3 : 2
Incredible Miracle
₩ 1,000,000
2012-11-21 TGA logo small.png A33rd TGA Grand Prix Winter 2012 2 : 1
Wayi Spider China
¥ 50,000
2012-11-13 Go4LoL.png A11st Go4LoL Pro Asia Season 3 2 : 1
All Gamers
¥ 10,000
2012-11-11 A33 - 4th GIGABYTE StarsWar League FF
Team WE
¥ 5,000
2012-11-03 Ieflogo small.png A22nd International e-Culture Festival 2012 1 : 2
Team WE
$ 7,000
2012-10-28 WEMlogo.png A22nd World e-Sports Masters 2012 1 : 2
Team WE
$ 11,000
2012-10-05 RpPoints.png A55 - 8th Season 2 World Championship 0 : 2
Moscow Five
$ 75,000
2012-09-29 A11st PLL Challenge 2 : 1
All Gamers
¥ 40,000
2012-09-27 A22nd Ultimate Game Tournament 0 : 2
Team WE
¥ 10,000
2012-09-09 A11st CPL Shenyang 2012 2 : 0
MVP White
$ 3,500
2012-07-28 RpPoints.png A11st Season 2 - Regional Finals Shanghai 2 : 0
Noah's Ark
2012-01-13 WGT logo small.png A22nd World GameMaster Tournament 2012 1 : 2
Team WE
¥ 20,000

2012 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2011-12-11 WCGlogo small.png A55 - 8th 2011 World Cyber Games Grand Finals 0 : 2
CLG Prime
2011-11-19 TGC logo small.png A33rd Tencent Games Carnival 2011 1 : 0
WWHM
¥ 50,000
2011-10-26 LPL.png A33rd 178.com LoL Pro League Season 1  ? : ?
EHOME
¥ 1,000
2011-10-11 Esltumbnail.png A55 - 6th IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Guangzhou 2 : 1 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L) $ 2,100
2011-08-07 WCGlogo small.png A11st 2011 World Cyber Games - China Qualifier 1 : 0
Team WE
¥ 30,000
2011-07-17 TGA logo small.png A11st Tencent Game Arena Grand Prix 2011 1 : 0
Team WE
¥ 30,000

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References

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  2. Three team changes for Kiev esl-world.net
  3. ALTERNATE replaces iG in Hanover esl-world.net
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  5. JackeyLove renews contract with Invictus Gaming, Ning, West, and The Shy join iG esports.yahoo.com
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