IG Vitality is a Dota 2 team that was formed in December 2015 under the Chinese esports company, Invictus Gaming. The association was established by Wang Si-Cong, the son of a Chinese millionaire, Wang Jianlin. Invictus Gaming supports teams specialising in two other games Starcraft and League of Legends.

IG Vitality is a rising dota squad consisting of five talented pros, Paparazi, Sakata, InJuly, Super and dogf1ghts. A group that is full of vitality, survival skills and strategies to put into play unexpected situations to catch their opponents offguard.    

The events that iG Vitality have taken part in include The World Cyber Arena 2016, The Boston Major 2016, The Summit 6 for the Chinese qualifiers among many other dota 2 tournaments. In the history of iG Vitality, the squad has beaten quite several dota teams like CDEC, Invictus Gaming, LGD Gaming, Newbee.Y and EHOME all in the qualifying stage of several prestigious matches.   

The Team

Zhang Paparazi Chengjun

Zhang Paparazi Chengjun

Zhang ‘Paparazi’ Chengjun is a hard carry player for iG Vitality, who was the first gamer to reach 8K MMR on the Chinese server. Paparazi is quite adaptable to farming and supports team fights when necessary. Chengjun’s best gameplays were on dota characters like Luna and Lifestealer that helped the unit win matches.

Xu Sakata Zichen

Xu Sakata Zichen

Xu ‘Sakata’ Zichen is a dedicated Dota 2 gamer from Nanjing, China. He plays for iG Vitality, the solo middle role with his strong heroes Juggernaut, Templar Assassin and Outworld Devourer. Sakata admires Ferrari_430 and hopes that one day in the future he could surpass him. He also plays Pokemon especially when he finds it hard to sleep, his favourite character is Mew. 

Yang InJuly Xiaodong

Yang InJuly Xiaodong

Yang ‘InJuly’ Xiaodong is a committed cyber athlete playing for iG Vitality Dota roster. The Chinese offlaner is quite skilful when playing Batrider in fact his portrayal is one of the best in Chinese dota. InJuly’s initiation, performance and survival skills within the game strategy is key to the squad’s success.

Su Super Peng

Su Super Peng

Su ‘Super’ Peng, a 27-year-old Dota 2 pro that is currently competes for IG Vitality. His role within the team is that of captain and a support for his teammates. Super likes to play Dota 2 characters like Witch doctor and Silencer that are not so popular so that he makes the most unpredictable moves that are key to team fights.

Gao Dogf1ghts Tianpeng

Gao Dogf1ghts Tianpeng

Gao ‘Dogf1ghts’ Tianpeng is a talented Chinese esports player that forms part of IG Vitality roster. The 21-year-old gamer plays the support position, known for his strong lane moves and rotations. His escape strategies with Dota 2 characters such as Riki or Earth Spirit leads his unit early in the game.