Invictus Gaming Becomes The Sixth Chinese Team To Attend Ti8

The International 2012 champions, Invictus Gaming has secured its slot for Ti8 that will take place in August at Rogers Arena, Vancouver. In the best-of-three grand finals of Chinese Qualifiers #2, Invictus Gaming defeated LGD.FY 2-0.

Game one

In the first game of the series, Invictus Gaming drafted Dragon Knight for Lin “Xxs” Jing and Mirana for Sun “Agressif” Zheng. The start of the game was pretty rough for Tue “ah fu” Soon Chuan’s Clockwerk and Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng’s Bane. Both the supports had weak rotations which opened up space for Mirana to farm up her items. Besides Mirana, Xxs’ Dragon Knight also kept the pace and farmed up quickly on the map.

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LGD.FY wasn’t getting anything apart from farming the neutral camps on the map, while Invictus Gaming had both the map control as well as net worth advantage. The only hope for LGD.FY was to secure Roshan which it did through Death Prophet’s ultimate. However, it wasn’t enough and Invictus Gaming turned around the game using their net-worth advantage. The game lasted for 43 minutes before LGD.FY tapped out GG.

Game two

In game two, Invictus Gaming again drafted Dragon Knight and Mirana. However, this time, LGD.FY responded with Pugna, Warlock, and Faceless Void picks. The early game was hard for Xxs as Ahfu and Yao constantly kept the pressure at mid lane. Despite the odds in favor of LGD.FY, Agressif kept farming on Mirana. His rotations were also on the point which turned around the output of team fights in the favor of Invictus Gaming.

Just like in the first game, LGD.FY once again secured Roshan and started pushing towers with Pugna, Beastmaster, and Leshrac. Invictus Gaming responded to their heavy pushing line-up with team fights. A couple of good team fights for Invictus Gaming brought back the momentum in its favor. It secured the next Roshan and started to take objectives. LGD.FY’s lineup wasn’t meant for team fights, and thus, it was unable to stop Invictus Gaming from securing objectives.

The game ended at 42 minutes when Du “Monet” Peng’s Faceless Void had no buyback and LGD.FY had to call GG.

The MVP of the series was, without a doubt, Agressif who got 22 kills along with 49.6K net-worth in the series.

Road to Ti8

Invictus Gaming will be joining five other Chinese teams on the stage of Ti8. Here are the teams that have been qualified for the main stage at Ti8.

  • Virtus.Pro
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Secret
  • Vici Gaming
  • Newbee
  • Mineski
  • VGJ.Thunder
  • Team Serenity – Chinese Qualifiers
  • Invictus Gaming – Chinese Qualifiers