Invictus Gaming are entering the new competitive season with revamped rosters for both of their squads, iG and iG.Vitality.
On the main team, Invictus Gaming recruited a second Malaysian player to join Chongjian ”Oli~” Chen who has been with the team since last year, when he was recruited from Geek Fam. The former Mineski offlaner Thiay “JT-” Jun Wen will now be playing alongside Oli at Invictus Gaming, while in the support position 4 iG brought Hu “Kaka” Liangzhi from Keen Gaming.
While iG have not attended The International this year, Kaka qualified for TI9 straight from the DPC tournaments but placed bottom four after losing the first round of the lower bracket to Infamous. “Kaka is an experienced player and we hope he can bring new ideas to the team and start a new chapter of his career here at iG,” the organization wrote in the official announcement made on their Weibo page.
Another addition to the iG line-up is Jin “zhizhizhi”‘ Zhiyi, who is coming from Team Serenity and along with changing the team, he will also change his nickname. Zhizhizhi will play in the carry role for Invictus Gaming under the “flyfly” tag.
Invictus Gaming roster from position 1 to 5:
- Yizhi “flyfly” Jin
- Yi “Emo” Zhou
- Thiay “JT-” Jun Wen
- Chongjian ”Oli~” Chen
Although Valve’s rule that states that no organization is allowed to bring more than one team to The International, Invictus gaming will continue through this new season as well to field two teams and give an opportunity to the young generation of players to train in a competitive environment. Therefore, the secondary team, iG.Vitality will carry on in the 2019-2020 season and will feature a mix of youngsters, coming from different lower tier teams, joined by the scene veteran Yang “InJuly” Xiaodong. The organization has also introduced to the fans a total of six players, announcing two carry players, who will most likely take turns in the active roster through the season.
iG Vitality roster from position 1 to 5:
- Shiyuan ”Dust” Zhou
- Ningbo ”bobo” liu
- Weijie ”Buffterfly Effect” Ni
- Yang “InJuly ” Xiaodong
- Shilong ”白马” Li
- Zimeng ”oui ”Li