G2.iG: The new partnership between G2 Esports and Invictus Gaming


G2 Esports Steps into the World of Dota 2

Dorjee Palzang
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G2 Esports marks its official entry into the World of Dota 2 esports in collaboration with Invictus Gaming
This also marks G2 Esport's official entry into the Chinese region.

G2 Esports added a new Dota 2 team to its team of stacked rosters that are currently competing in various titles including League of Legends, Valorant, Counter-Strike 2, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, and iRacing.

On 8th November, through a dramatic three-minute-long video posted on X (formerly Twitter), G2 officially started its Dota 2 journey. It has now partnered with the TI-winning [The International] team, Invictus Gaming (IG), and this partnership is supported by M88 Mansion Esports. With this G2 officially marked its entry into the Chinese region as well.

G2.iG: G2’s official Dota 2 Entry

G2 Esports took to X to post a three-minute-long cinematic to announce its official entry into the world of Dota 2 esports. This has since taken the community by storm as the post has garnered over 589.5K views at the time of writing.

Invictus Gaming also took it to Chinese social media, Weibo to announce the new joint venture. In a post, it officially announced the partnership between G2 Esports and remarked that in addition to this new partnership, the newly formed G2.iG team will also explore other possibilities in other fields. 

Invictus Gaming has now been renamed G2.iG and is slated to debut at the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023.

The roster for the new team includes: 

  • Du "Monet" Peng

  • Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang

  • Thiay "JT-" Jun Wen

  • Ye "BoBoKa" Zhibiao

  • Yap "xNova" Jian Wei

G2 Esports, also known as G2, has made headlines in the past owing to its accolades across multiple game titles including League of Legends, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

G2 has been favored by fans for years and according to G2’s official website, the organization has had a strong fanbase in the Chinese region, despite lacking a local roster.

In a statement, Albert Dechelotte, CEO of G2 Esports, said that there was no better team than Invictus Gaming for this partnership as G2 continues its global expansion. He further added, “We can’t wait to start this alliance together and build our footprint in China.” 

Various Dota 2 organizations welcomed G2 into their world including OG, LGD Gaming, beastcoast, and others.

Most notably, rumors of this partnership garnered attention last month when a user on a Chinese forum posted a transcript of Chinese Dota 2 Legend Wang "Ame" Chunyu's Bilibili livestream. During the stream, he reportedly leaked that G2 Esports was going to partner with Invictus Gaming and mark its official entry into the Chinese region and Dota 2 esports ecosystem. 

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Dorjee is an avid Dota enthusiast, he has been playing the game since it was just a map in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne back in 2009, he transitioned to Dota 2 in 2014 and can't stop playing ever since!

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