Invictus Gaming

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Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Wu "Edison" Jun
Team Captain:
Hu "MacSed" Xiang
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
7
3
2
2
History
Created:
2011-08-02


Invictus Gaming, often shortened to iG, is a Chinese eSport organisation with headquarters in Shanghai, China. Invictus was founded in August 2011, when Wang Sicong, son of the Dalian Wanda Group chairman Wang Jianlin, ranked as the third richest person in China according to Forbes[1]) purchased the entirety of the Catastrophic Cruel Memory team, including the team's StarCraft II, Dota 2 and League of Legends squads for a reputed sum of $6 Million.[2]

The organisation has its own team house in Shanghai. In February 2012, Invictus sent XiGua and MacSed, together with the team's coach, Edison to compete and practice in South Korea at the Prime team house.[3]

Timeline[edit]

  • On Feb 22, Cloudy announced he left iG and joined X-Team.[4]
  • In July, due to controversies between DouyuTV and PandaTV, players from iG, except for iAsonu, forfeited their spots.[5]
  • Before Round 3 of 2015 Proleague, Jim, XY and MacSed were loaned to Prime.[6]
  • Rushcrazy joined the team's academy squad on May 1.
  • According to Courage's and others' words, before November, the SC2 part of iG has lost its own teamhouse. Jim and MacSed will go to the teamhouse of Dota2 and the others become online players. Later, it is said that Jim will return home, too.[7]
  • Cloudy was promoted to the first team in June.[8]
  • XluoS left and joined a team playing Heroes of the Storm, Brave Heart on Nov.15, 2014. Later, he didn't participate in matches of SC2, which was thought to be retired.
  • August 2nd, Wang SiCong acquires Catastrophic Cruel Memory and establishes Invictus Gaming.[13]
  • October 9th, Former World Elite coach, Edison joins as coach and captain. Former Brood War player, XY also joins.[Citation needed]
  • December 15th, Coach Edison reveals that he intends to create a Chinese expedition to participate in GSTL. It's unknown what teams and players that are currently involved.[14]

Player Roster[edit]

China  iAsonu
 Zhou Hang
China  Jim
 Cao Jinhui
China  MacSed
 Hu Xiang
China  XiGua
 Wang Lei
China  XY
 Xiang Yao

Active[edit]

Active Squad
IDNameJoin Date201120122013201420152016201720182019
ChinaCoffeeWu Yishen (吴奕棽)2019-01-18-----13 - 16th Gold Series International 2016Challenger League 5 - 8th GPL_2017_Season_1_First_HalfGPL_2017_Season_1_Second_Half-9 - 12th GPC 2019 Season 1
ChinaiAsonuZhou Hang (周航)2013-12-01---Challenger League 25 - 48th 2014 WCS Season 1 AmericaPremier League 13 - 16th 2015 WCS Season 25 - 6th World Cyber Arena 20165 - 8th IEM Season XII - Shanghai9 - 12th World Electronic Sports Games3rd GPC 2019 Season 1
ChinaJimCao Jinhui (曹晋珲)2012-03-309 - 12th IEM_Season_VI_-_Global_Challenge_Guangzhou5 - 8th World Cyber Games4th World Cyber Games3 - 4th IEM Season IX - Shenzhen9 - 12th IEM Season X - Shenzhen9 - 16th 2016_WCS_Spring_Circuit_Championship9 - 12th World Electronic Sports GamesChallenger League 5 - 8th 2018 WCS Leipzig: China QualifierChallenger League 5 - 8th 2019 WCS Summer: China Qualifier
ChinaMacSed CaptainHu Xiang (胡翔)2011-08-029 - 16th World Cyber Games3rd World Cyber GamesPremier League 5 - 8th World Cyber Games 2013 WCS Season 2 America 2013 WCS Season 3 America7 - 8th World E-sport Championships 2014Premier League 9 - 12th 2015 WCS Season 1 2015 MSI Masters Gaming Arena‎Challenger League 3 - 4th GPL 2016 Season 2/Premier25 - 32nd 2017 WCS MontrealChallenger League 9 - 12th 2018 WCS Leipzig: China Qualifier13 - 16th GPC 2019 Season 1
ChinaRushcrazyQu Tianchi (瞿天驰)2015-05-01-----Challenger League 5 - 8th GPL_2015/Grand_FinalsChallenger League 4th GPL_2017_Season_249 - 64th 2018 WCS ValenciaChallenger League 13 - 16th 2019 WCS Fall: China Qualifier
ChinaXiGuaWang Lei (王磊)2011-08-022nd World Cyber Games13 - 16th IGN_ProLeague_Season_513 - 16th IEM Season VIII - SingaporePremier League 9 - 12th 2014 WCS Season 2 AmericaPremier League 13 - 16th 2015 WCS Season 113 - 16th Gold Series International 2016Challenger League 9 - 12th GPL_2017_Season_325 - 30th World Electronic Sports GamesChallenger League 5 - 8th 2019 WCS Summer: China Qualifier2019 WCS Fall: China Qualifier
ChinaXYXiang Yao (向瑶)2011-10-09-13 - 16th 2012_StarCraft_II_World_Championship_Series/Asia/FinalsPremier League 17 - 24th 2013 WCS Season 2 America-5 - 8th IEM Season X - Shenzhen17 - 32nd 2016_WCS_Spring_Circuit_Championship5 - 8th World Electronic Sports Games25 - 32nd 2018 WCS Leipzig9 - 12th GPC 2019 Season 1

Former[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
ChinaCloudyGao Yuan (高源)2013-12-012016-02-22 X-Team
ChinaCommShen Hui (沈辉)2011-08-022012-06-08 Wayi Spider
ChinaGoMaxWang Jing (王晶)2011-08-022012-04-19 Retirement
ChinaTeaYin Weifeng (殷炜峰)201?-??-??2013-08-01 Retirement
ChinaTooDmingHuang Huiming (黄惠明)2012-04-262012-06-?? Zenith of Origin
ChinaWayZhu Xingbiao (朱星彪)2011-05-232011-08-02 AgFox
ChinaxiaOtSun Liwei (孙力伟)2011-08-022011-??-?? Retirement
ChinaXluoSSong Ying (宋迎)201?-??-??2014-11-15 Retirement
ChinaYWYang Wen (杨文)201?-??-??201?-??-?? Retirement

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

ID Name Position
China Principal Wang Wang Sicong (王思聪) Team Owner
China Edison Wu Jun (吴军) Coach/Manager
China MacSed Hu Xiang (胡翔) Leader

Former[edit]

ID Name Position
China Efeng Liu Yuan (刘源) CEO

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Result Prize
2019
2019-10-02 11 - 12th A1Premier China Team Championship 2019 Season 2 1-4 Grp. S. $699
2019-09-20 5 - 6th A2Major NeXT 2019 Autumn 1 : 4 $0
2019-06-02 8th A1Premier China Team Championship 2019 Season 1 2-5 Grp. S. $1,491
2019-05-31 5 - 6th A2Major NeXT 2019 Spring 0 : 3 $0
2017
2017-12-30 1st A1Premier NEO Star League 2017 3 : 1 $8,850.21
2017-06-04 1st A1Premier NEO Star League 2016 3 : 2 $14,513.13
2015
2015-12-27 2nd A2Major Starcraft League 2015 2 : 3 $3,200
2014
2014-06-15 1st A3Minor Esports Champion League 2014: Spring 3 : 2 $4,831.31
2012
2012-07-21 3rd A2Major Asia StarCraft II Invitational Tournament 5 : 5 $4,000

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