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).
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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