Vici Gaming, champions of the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational, have officially secured their slot to the upcoming ONE Esports Singapore Major.
Vici Gaming became the third team from the DPC China upper division to qualify after defeating regional rival Elephant during the fifth week of competition. The win resulted in a 5-1 record, which guaranteed Vici Gaming a top three finish in the upper division.
Vici Gaming’s upper division run includes wins over LBZS, Team MagMa, EHOME, Team Aster, and Elephant. The team is now in the running alongside Invictus Gaming and Team Aster for the standalone playoff spot in the upcoming Singapore Major.
Vici Gaming went through a major roster change in 2020 with the DPC on hiatus. VG’s prominent members – Zhou “Yang” Haiyang, Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun, and legendary Dota 2 coach Bai “rOtK” Fan – were all enticed by 4AM to form a Chinese superteam with former PSG.LGD members Xu “fy” Linsen and Lu “Somnus丶M” Yao.
Vici Gaming later bolstered its team by signing veteran offlaner Ren “eLeVeN” Yangwei and up-and-coming carry Yang “Erica” Shaohan to replace Yang and Eurus. Vici Gaming’s new roster had an auspicious start with a third-place finish in the China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 1, and a first-place finish during the third season of the OGA Dota PIT: China tournament.
Vici Gaming notably still uses the same formula for success. They draft exceptionally well and often outperform their opponents during the laning phase. With Ding “Dy” Cong as the team’s captain, Vici Gaming is one of the best when it comes to team fight execution because they rarely make mistakes. VG also has two amazing playmakers in Xiong “Pyw”‘ Jiahan and Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang who are capable of high impact plays at any given point of the game.
Vici Gaming joins Team Secret, Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, Alliance, Team Nigma, Fnatic, Neon Esports, T1, Invictus Gaming, Beastcoast, Thunder Predator, Team Liquid, AS Monaco Gambit, Evil Geniuses, Quincy Crew and Team Aster as the organizations to qualify into the ONE Esports Singapore Major, which will take place from March 27 to April 4, 2021.