Dota 2 Powerhouse Invictus Gaming enter CS:GO

by Nikhil Hathiramani

Chinese organization Invictus Gaming officially announced their move into CS:GO in a post on sina weibo earlier today.

The Shanghai based organization, famed for their first place victory at ‘The International 2012’, is a heavyweight esports organization in China. Most recently, their Dota 2 division walked away with a 3–4th placement at the Kiev Major 2017.

To many peoples surprise, the organization has chosen to assemble a team from different lineups instead of acquiring an already well established Chinese CS:GO team.

The move comes as China gears up to take CS:GO in a bold direction following the official release and partnership by Valve and Perfect World. With leagues such as the ‘CS:GO Super League’ there will be plenty for the team to participate in domestically.

The team will face their first rivals, Flash Gaming, battling for one spot at the ESL One: Cologne — China closed qualifiers happening later this week (7th-9th June).

READ HERE: Invictus wins NEX Play From Home Tournament

The roster, led by Min ‘everywher’ Zhen, includes the following players:

  • Jian Wei ‘wjw’ Wang (transferred from EDG)
  • Zhao Heng ‘813’ Yu (transferred from eFuture)
  • Min Hui ‘sPiNacH’ Sun (transferred from EDG)
  • ZhenWei ‘kylin’ Wang (transferred from ZDM)
  • Le Wei ‘Inory’ Li (transferred from Wings Gaming)

Cover photo courtesy of PGL

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