Chao ‘Fenrir’ Lu is a dedicated Dota 2 top player, who forms part of Team VG.J roster. Since Lu joined his squad in September 2016, Chao plays the support position with his signature heroes, Shadow Demon, Skywrath Mage and Visage.
Other than playing video games, Fenrir likes to play card games and karaoke singing with his friends, watch anime and listens to music.
Where it all began:
The 28-year-old gamer originally got his nickname from a PlayStation game, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, based on Nordic Mythology. Fenrir is an evil monstrous wolf, magically chained for fear of his strength since he was the son of the demon, Loki.
Chao started his professional gaming career in Dota 2 in 2012 with Vici Gaming. Fenrir is well known playing alongside Fy, for they were famous for being the strongest support duo. He also played with EHOME for a couple of months but returned to VG to form part of the new Dota roster in 2016.
Vici Gaming is a professional esports company that was founded in September 2012. An association dedicated to becoming the world’s largest gaming organisation that has teams in Dota 2, League of Legends, Starcraft II, Warcraft, FIFA and CS:GO.
ViCi is a Latin word meaning 'I Conquered' from Ceasar’s famous words “Veni, Vidi, Vici” which means “I come, I see, I conquer”. The name of the squad reflects how ambitious the team is in esports.
VG.J is a Chinese Dota squad that forms part of the Vici Gaming company. In September 2016, the team was established and endorsed by Jeremy Lin for whom the ‘J’ refers to in the unit's name. ViCi Gaming.J roster consists of rOtK, Fenrir, Agressif, hym and Nono.
Through Fenrir’s career so far playing for EHOME, Vici Gaming and VG.J, he had the gaming experience of beating several well-known teams such as CDEC, Fnatic, Invictus Gaming.
Fenrir together with VG.J have participated in many esports tournaments such as the China qualifiers in Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 and The Boston Major.
Lately VG.J have participated in major events such as Dota 2 Professional League Season 2, G-League 2016, The Summit 4, ESL One Manila 2016 among many other esports tournaments.
Fenrir’s impressive achievement was at The International 4 while playing for VG, on their way to the finals Vici Gaming beat several squads like Evil Geniuses, Team DK and Cloud 9. Fenrir and his team faced Newbee coming to a close second they won an astonishing $1.4 million.
Another outstanding accomplishment for Chao was at TI5 playing for VG. They reached the semi-finals losing to LGD Gaming, finishing fourth place. Fenrir and his team took home the prize pool of a staggering $1.5 million.