Invictus Gaming
China
Gutsy performance in loss
May 18, 2018
BoBoKa was initiating like a god in Invictus Gaming's defeat against Newbee at MDL Changsha. The support finished with a KDA of 5/7/28.
ANALYSIS
BoBoKa came out of the laning stage after some efficient roaming as the game's richest support across both teams. He often put himself in risky positions that created much needed space for his cores to farm across the map. BoBoKa was always on point whether with initial Burrowed Strikes or followups to Srf's Dark Seer's initiations. He was involved in key pick-offs for IG in the late game. Despite his heroics, Invictus Gaming would still be eliminated from the tournament.
Dominant performance in loss
May 18, 2018
Agressif gave it his all, but it wasn't enough as Invictus Gaming fall to Newbee in MDL Changsha. The carry finished with a KDA of 15/2/15.
ANALYSIS
Agressif came out of the laning stage with the highest net worth and quickly got himself a Desolator. However, he didn't really commit to the Infest Bomb combo and often spent time farming safely around the map. When he finally did spend time Infested in his teammates, it was already an uphill battle for IG. In the late game, he became the frontline beast, but an unfortunate critical from sccc's Kunkka deleted both him and IG's chances of winning
On the wrong end of critical hits
May 18, 2018
Xxs was the victim of one too many critical hits against Newbee as Invictus Gaming bow out of MDL Changsha. The young star finished with a KDA of 7/8/10.
ANALYSIS
Xxs struggled in the mid lane against Sccc's Kunkka. He eventually bought a Blink Dagger and Black King Bar to become the beefy initiator of IG. But since he fell behind early, he wasn't very effective in the late game. He didn't really tank up on his items with more HP or armor, and he was just getting destroyed by Sccc's Kunkka in the late game.
Big Vacuum-Walls for naught
May 18, 2018
Srf had a few good plays for Invictus Gaming but it was all for naught at MDL Changsha. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 2/9/14.
ANALYSIS
Srf couldn't really contest Moogy's farm in the early game, but he still found a bit of gold thanks to Ion Shells. In the mid game, Srf had a big Vacuum-Wall combo to make a difficult hold against Newbee's Aegis of the Immortal-powered Siege. But when Newbee started to split up, Srf looked like a deer in the headlights as he didn't know what to do against his impending doom. He eventually made a big play in the game as he found a four-man Vacuum-Wall that sent Newbee reeling. IG managed to get the Megas, but they would still succumb in the late game.
Joins iG to fill BurNIng's shoes, also changes nickname
September 6, 2017
In a release on weibo, iG confirmed that END would be joining the team in place of BurNIng and changing his nickname to GazEoD.
ANALYSIS
GazEoD first came into the spotlight in 2015 when he played for EHOME and placed 5th-6th at The International 2015. Since then, he has spent the majority of his career with Vici Gaming. GazEoD achieved some notable results, but no huge tournament wins in his career. His move to iG places him under a lot of pressure to fill BurNIng's spot, but GazEoD is a capable player and should serve as a positive addition to the team.
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Dota 2
Direct invite to The International 2017 secured
June 19, 2017
According to the official Dota 2 website, iG has received one of the six direct invitations to The International 2017 in August.
ANALYSIS
iG's rise to prominence began early this year in April when it won the Dota 2 Asia Championships with in a convincing 3-0 series against OG. Since then, it hasn't secured another tournament win, but its finishes have all been good. iG secured 3rd-4th place at the Kiev Major and StarLadder iLeague Invitational, followed by 5th-6th place at the Manila Masters and EPICENTER: Moscow. Hopefully for iG this downward trend will not continue, because in top form they are a serious contender to take home the Aegis of Champions.