Wang "XiGua" Lei is a Zerg player from China, currently playing for Invictus Gaming.
XiGua is a former Warcraft III player but switched to StarCraft II after its release. He is considered one of the best players from China.
Wings of Liberty
Domination in China
XiGua has been 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, 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 2011 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.
Downwards and Going abroad
On January 3, 2012 it was announced that XiGua, alongside teammate MacSed, would be seeded into Code A in a future GSL. 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 also qualified for NEO Star League 2012 Season 1 Round of 16.
IPL Season 5
From May 27 to June 10, 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
XiGua did not attend the Qualifier of WCS AM Season 1 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.
This season saw XiGua make a huge breakthrough by first beating Tassadar in the 2014 WCS Season 1 America Challenger League 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.
Through the victory of two matches against Sen and Arthur, he entered Ro16 again of 2014 WCS Season 2 America Premier League. Through the victory against Oz, he got the best result of 2014 - 9th to 12th though felt that he should not lose to Heart.
In the Ro32 of 2014 WCS Season 3 America Premier League, he beat TL.HerO once again and lost to TaeJa by 1-2. However, the power-off of his own home affected his good situation. He had to go to an Internet cafe far away from his home. He lost to HerO by 0-2 and couldn't go to USA to participate in Ro16.
With the 3-0 winning against Clavie in the qualifier of 2015 WCS Season 1, he entered the Ro32, where he won Astrea and lost to Snute (after WCG2011, they didn't met each other for a long time). After winning uThermal so hard, he entered the Ro16. However, affected by his bad performance in ZvZ matchup, he lost to Serral and TLO.
He almost lost the ticket to 2015 WCS Season 3.. However, SaberAltoria lost to him only due to the fact that he didn't continue using mechanization (the style like INnoVation or Reality during HotS). At this time, he won TooDming by 3-0. However, he expressed that he did not expect good results in the main tournament due to his age. In fact, He lost to MaNa and viOLet by 1-2 in both matches.
Legacy of the Void
He got the opportunity of participating in the tournament as the member of Mainland China. He won all three games against Taiwan and Ukraine to prove that he is "King of LotV". At last, he won seven games including a victory against PartinG.
- XiGua means watermelon in Mandarin.
- He was a Warcraft III player and got Ro8 of WCG2006 when his ID was Rabbit. He played Orc.
- He was married in 2015. Rabbit was his wife's ID in fact. He borrowed it from her during Warcraft III a few years ago.
|In Premier tournaments|
|2011-12-11||2nd||WCG 2011||0 : 2||Mvp||$5,000|
|In Minor and Monthly tournaments|
|2019-11-24||1st||WESG 2019 - China Western Qualifier||3 : 2||Jieshi||$2,273|
|2019-09-13||1st||GPC 2019 September #1||4 : 0||BreakingGG||$282|
|2019-08-30||1st||GPC 2019 August #3||4 : 3||Cyan||$280|
|2013-09-01||2nd||NEST 2013 Qualifiers||W : -||Comm||$327|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
|In Premier tournaments|
|2017-12-30||1st||NEO Star League 2017||3 : 1||$1,475.04|
|2017-06-04||1st||NEO Star League 2016||3 : 2||$2,418.85|
|In Major tournaments|
|2015-12-27||2nd||Starcraft League 2015||2 : 3||$457.14|
|2012-07-21||3rd||Asia StarCraft II Invitational Tournament||5 : 5||$666.67|
|In Minor tournaments|
|2014-06-15||1st||Esports Champion League 2014: Spring||3 : 2||$690.19|
|2011-08-28||1st||SEA Nation Wars II||6 : 1||$77.78|
|2011-06-18||2nd||NetEase Starcraft2 League 2011: Team Tournament||4 : 5||$96.60|
|In Premier/Major Team Leagues|
|2013-09-08||ATC Season 2 Qualifier||All Kill of Copenhagen Wolves|
|XiGua||Newkirk Precinct TE||SpaceMarine|
|XiGua||Bel'Shir Vestige SE||Storm|
|Complete Results in any Tournament|
- 2014-09-19 | XiGua: XY is disadvantaged to use terran by http://s.163.com/ (trans. )
- 2014-04-05 | iG.XiGua: I am retiring soon by http://s.163.com/ (trans. )
- 2014-04-05 | Interview with MacSed/XiGua/ToodMing by http://s.163.com/ at 2014 WCS Season 1 America Premier League
- 2014-03-06 | Interview with XiGua by BreAKer at 2014 WCS Season 1 America Premier League Ro32 (trans. )
- 2014-01-06 | XiGua talks about his advance to 2014 WCS Season 1 America by Tyrant of s.163.com at 2014 WCS Season 1 America: Chinese Qualifier (trans. )
- 2012-11-29 | XiGua at Las Vegas pre-IPL5 by s.163.com
- 2012-11-27 | Interview with iG.XiGua before leaving for IPL 5 by s.163.com
- 2012-04-05 | Loner, XiGua, LoveTT & NSL Impressions by Jack Perry at NSL Season 1
- 2011-12-12 | Interview with XiGua after the WCG 2011 Finals by mycea.net at WCG 2011
- 2011-12-10 | Interview with Xigua before finals by plu.cn at WCG 2011
- 2011-06-10 | Interview with XiGua by Tatazu Translated version