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Average Gatsby 10-03-2012 10:00 AM

Season Two Regional Spotlight: China
 


Home to a massive local eSports scene, China sends its two best teams, World Elite and Invictus Gaming, to Los Angeles to prove they can win once again in an international tournament. Competing as a professional player in China means attending live events throughout the country where thousands of players come to compete. In addition, both of the teams headed to the World Championship have had international exposure, competing in the Challenger Circuit, Korea’s Azubu The Champions, and Southeast Asian events. Hundreds of thousands of fans will be watching as the Chinese teams hope to prove themselves to the rest of the world.

World Elite



By far the most famous team from China, World Elite rose to prominence after their victory at the Intel Extreme Masters Guangzhou last year over teams like CLG.na and SK Gaming. The team went on to compete in the second season of Azubu The Champions, yet were knocked out by eventual second place finishers CLG.EU. The team has undergone several roster swaps since, and in their most recent showing at IPL Face Off, the team was only able to score fifth overall. World Elite qualified for the Season Two World Championships by having the highest rank on the Chinese circuit, far outpacing their closest rival Invictus Gaming. Their star AP Carry, Misaya, has been with the team since its inception, and the team will rely on his leadership in order to pull out a win in Los Angeles.



Yu “Misaya” Jingxi
Position: AP Carry
Hometown: Xiangtan, Hunan, China

Best Champions:
Twisted Fate
Ahri
Ryze



Wei “CaoMei” Handong
Position: Top Lane
Hometown: Wuhan, Hubei, China

Best Champions:
Olaf
Vladimir
Irelia



Ming “ClearLove” Kai
Position: Jungler
Hometown: Wuhan, Hubei, China

Best Champions:
Lee Sin
Skarner
Nocturne



Gao “WeiXiao” Xuecheng
Position: AD Carry
Hometown: Bangbu, Anhui

Best Champions:
Graves
Ezreal
Vayne



Feng “Fzzf” Zhuojun
Position: Support
Hometown: Ningbo, Zheijang

Best Champion:
Sona

Links to additional community coverage:

ggChronicle’s World Elite Preview
In2LOL’s World Elite Preview


Invictus Gaming



Though not as well-known as World Elite, Invictus Gaming were also present at IEM Guangzhou, narrowly losing a tiebreaker in the group stage to SK Gaming. Throughout the season, Invictus has qualified for other international tournaments, yet have been unable many of them. Most recently, they’ve been seen on the North American servers playing in the IPL 5 qualifiers, defeating North American teams like CLG.NA despite a large ping disadvantage. IG earned their place at the World Championships after a first place finish at the ChinaJoy Chinese Regionals. With most of the core team together since before IntelEM Guangzhou, the team will need to use what lessons they’ve learned during the IPL 5 qualifiers to defeat other well-known teams.



Liu “Zz1tai” Zhihao
Position: AP Carry
Hometown: Beijing, China

Best Champions:
Jayce
Jarvan IV
Viktor
Mordekaiser



Liu “PDD” Mou
Position: Top Lane
Hometown: Sichuan, China

Best Champions:
Garen
Volibear
Vladimir



Chen “illuSioN” Xinlin
Position: Jungler
Hometown: Hunan, China

Best Champions:
Nocturne
Shyvana
Alistar



Ge “Kid” Yan
Position: AD Carry
Hometown: Hunan, China

Best Champion:
Ezreal



Sun “XiaoXiao” Yalong
Position: Support
Hometown: Chongqing, China

Best Champions:
Leona
Sona
Janna

Links to additional community coverage:

ggChronicle’s Invictus Gaming Preview
In2LoL’s Invictus Gaming Preview

The Guardian 009 10-03-2012 06:53 PM

GG- the Asians has entered the battle.

CuDen 10-03-2012 07:03 PM

chingchongchang

Skytop 10-03-2012 07:24 PM

a whole lot less info on this one...

greenyisfatsou 10-03-2012 08:17 PM

World Elite changed their roster recently by switching the jungler and support after IPL Faceoff. This new roster has improve the team trememdously by defeating IG 5:0 in late Sept.

While IG, they stomp NA teams including CLG.NA in the IPL5 NA qualifiers. They also defeated Azubu Frost in the Korea Royal Battle Tournament by 3:2.

OrGavns 10-03-2012 08:22 PM

go IG! they will surprise everyone imo

zukulu 10-03-2012 08:26 PM

less info more suspense!

iWreckYouz 10-03-2012 08:30 PM

Notice how EVERY SINGLE support player plays Sona the most.

JetStreamAttack 10-03-2012 08:30 PM

World Elite's Misaya is one hell of an Chinese Froggen

LordEldron2 10-03-2012 08:33 PM

First page first time


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