Paparazi
Zhang Chengjun 
China
VICI Gaming
Never gets going
October 12, 2017
Paparazi never really got going for Vici Gaming as they fell to SG in Starladder. The high-profile carry finished with a KDA of 8/5/7.
ANALYSIS
Paparazi went with the carry Faceless Void in the opening match. He farmed well early as he managed to pick up a 10-minute Mask of Madness despite the contested lane against Puck. His Chronospheres, however, lacked explosiveness as SG easily played around him. In Game 2, he went with Monkey King in the safe lane. His farm was much better and he even picked up six kills, but he would often get caught out of position with his aggressive Tree Dances and payed the price.
Buckled under the pressure
August 8, 2017
Paparazzi picked the worst time to not show up for Invictus Gaming Vitality as they are eliminated from The International 2017. The young star finished with a KDA of 1/7/1.
ANALYSIS
Paparazzi was on Sven in the elimination match. He struggled in the early game against Digital Chaos' Naga Siren and Mirana dual lane. He decided to abandon the lane early in favor of the jungle but DC were still hot on his tail. His 14-minute Mask of Madness was incredible slow and there were times when he didn't rotate when his team needed him.
Comes back after rough start to tie vs TNC
August 4, 2017
Paparazzi finished with an overall KDA of 20/4/16 in iG.Vitality's 1-1 tie series vs TNC in the group stages of The International 7.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Paparazzi played Troll Warlord. He played a decent game, but ultimately wasn't able to deal enough damage to win fights for iG.V. He had a lot of trouble in fights because of SamH's Clockwerk, who could disable him even through Black King Bar. Paparazzi finished with a 3/4/3 KDA. In Game 2 Paparazzi played Weaver. He absolutely destroyed this game. There was no good way for TNC to truly disable him besides a Batrider lasso, and Paparazzi was able to avoid them relatively easy. With nothing to stop him moving around in fights, it was easy for Paparazzi to clean up TNC. He finished with a beyond godlike 17/0/13 KDA.
Solid series for iG.V's carry
August 3, 2017
Paparazzi finished with an overall KDA of 11/8/34 in iG.Vitality's 2-0 win vs LGD in the group stages of The International 7.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Paparazzi played Sven. He had a pretty rough early game, but managed to come back into it with a vengeance. His cleave damage was especially effective this game against LGD's elusive Slark, giving him nowhere to run in fights. Paparazzi finished with a 3/5/15 KDA. Paparazzi played Weaver in Game 2. He played another impressive game, expertly maneuvering around in fights and dishing out massive damage to the LGD supports and backline. He finished the game with an 8/3/19 KDA.
Can't survive in Game 1
August 3, 2017
Paparazi finished Invictus Gaming Vitality's 1-1 draw with Evil Geniuses during the group stages of The International 7 with a final KDA of 15/5/17.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Paparazi's Gyrocopter was forced out of lane as he tried futilely to find some semblance of farm. Universe decimated his lane, which had a domino effect on the rest of the game. In Game 2, Paparzi's Weaver was flawless, finishing the game with 14 kills and zero deaths as iGV returned fire against Evil Geniuses to even the series.
Major misplays lead to a crushing defeat
August 2, 2017
Paparazzi finished with an overall KDA of 25/10/23 KDA in iG.Vitality's 0-2 loss to Team Liquid in The International 7 group stages.
ANALYSIS
Paparazzi played Sven in Game 1. He played a very impressive game, but unfortunately, he was on the back foot for most of it. There were a couple moments where it looked like iG.V might pull the game back with a crazy Dark Seer into Sven combo, but in the end it was too much for Paparazzi to handle on his own. He finished with a 14/5/6 KDA. Paparazzi played Sven again in Game 2. This game is going to haunt Paparazzi for a long time to come. He and iG.V were in a commanding position to win the game, but a late-game death without buy-back completely threw it all away. This is also how iG.V lost Game 1, and needs to be a major focus for them moving forward. Paparazzi finished with an 11/5/17 KDA.
Struggled to make much of a difference
April 25, 2017
Paparazi had a mediocre showing as IG.Vitality fell 2-0 to Mousesports in Day 2 of Group Stages of the Kiev Major. Paparazi finished with a 10/10/9 KDA and destroyed three towers in the series.
ANALYSIS
Sticking to Invoker in each of the two games, Paparazi tried his best to keep IG.Vitality in each game. Although each games were close for the majority of the time, Mousesports was able to slam the door shut of each game. Paparazi had a solid showing, but did not do anything special as he was never able to reach his potential. IG.Vitality definitely competed though and can take some lessons to use throughout the group stages.
Can't brute force his way through Team Random
April 24, 2017
Paparazi finished Invictus Gaming Vitality's 2-1 loss to Team Random during the Kiev Major group stages with a final KDA of 12/14/24
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Paparazi was able to help his team to a victory as a core Vengeful Spirit by itemizing efficiently and spread out the kills among his teammates. In Game 2, things began to fall apart at the seams. iG Vitality tried to force a Phantom Assassin in both Game 2 and Game 3. In Game 2, Paparazi played Invoker to minimal effect, often out of sync with the rest of his team, unable to control the teamfights and ensure victory. In Game 3, Paparazi tried his hand at Phantom Assassin and was shut down just as easily as Sakata in Game 2. Over aggressive and quickly dispatched, Paparzi did little to ease his team's woes.
Drops the hammer in Game 1 as Morphling
March 27, 2017
Paparazi finished Invictus Gaming Vitality's 2-0 win over Evil Geniuses during the group stages of DAC 2017 with a final KDA of 14/6/24.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Paparazi's Morphling was an absolute terror. His easy farm led to fast items and heavy hits. Paparazi's shotgun build along with super's Fatal Bonds allowed IG Vitality to erase Evil Geniuses from the map in one fell swoop and on more than once occasion. Unable to withstand such a vicious onslaught Evil Geniuses surrendered in less than 30 minutes. In Game 2, Paparazi played Weaver. After struggling in the early game and split pushing throughout the mid-game, Paparazi was able to evade Evil Geniuses grasp just long enough to deal the necessary damage to put them down.
Flashes of brilliance but not enough to secure a win
December 5, 2016
Yuno was iG.Vitality's best performer in their loss to OG at the Boston Major. The carry player finished with a KDA of 19/12/13.
ANALYSIS
Yuno kicked off the series with a Lifestealer game. The carry didn't get his desired start as he picked up a total of five deaths in the series opener. He was limited to 415 gold per minute and he couldn't really get anything done for his team. Game 2 was Yuno's saving grace for the series. He shifted over to a safelane Timbersaw and worked his magic. He managed a 16-minute Bloodstone, which let him dominate the rest of the match. Yuno got a game-high 18 kills and nearly 31,000 hero damage. Unfortunately for Yuno, the momentum stopped at Game 2 as he was again contained by OG in the deciding Game 3. He only picked up a single kill on the Juggernaut and was once again highly ineffective.
Strong performances can't take a game from LGD
October 1, 2016
Yuno had two relatively strong games against LGD Forever Young in the MarsTV Dota 2 League. Unfortunately, no matter how hard he tried he couldn't carry his team to a single game victory. He finished the 0-2 loss with a combined 15/15/29 KDA.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Yuno had a decent performance on Alchemist with one major flaw, he kept dying and wasn't able to help his team win teamfights. With a 2/10/10 KDA, he had the team's second highest hero damage at 19,600, trailing Sakata's Ursa by 5,400. Yuno also had the team's highest net worth by a large margin at 29,900. While Game 1 wasn't his best performance, it wasn't his worst either. In Game 2, he planned to turn it around on Gyrocopter. His KDA and hero damage say it all, sitting at 13/5/19 and 49,100. Yuno led the game in those stat categories, but unfortunately he couldn't carry his team to a victory. The major issue was InJuly's Slardar having an abysmal performance, ending the game at a 0/11/23 KDA and only 5,500 hero damage. Yuno and the rest of Invictus Gaming Vitality were sent home with this loss.
Struggles against OG
September 28, 2016
Yuno posted less than stellar marks in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of OG. Yuno finished with a KDA of 6/10/8.
ANALYSIS
Yuno played Sven in Game 1. Sven seemed to be a poor choice with his ability to be kited by mobile heroes and reliance on a Blink Dagger to close the gap between him and his target. Sven was held down in nearly every fight by the supports of OG. Game 2 was more of the same, with Yuno playing Lifestealer this time around. Up against a lineup that included Medusa, Drow, Puck, Oracle and Elder Titan, Yuno never stood a chance. He finished Game 2 with a KDA of 1/4/2 as IG.V was stomped 2-0 by OG.