Overview

Vici Gaming was formed on the 21st of October, 2012 with the help of “Fengdidi”, who also had previously played in PanDarea Gaming under the name “PanPan”, handpicking highly skilled players that were highly ranked on the Chinese DotA ladder at the time.

The players had no previous professional experience at the time with the exception of sydm who had played under the banner of TyLoo. Notably, their mid lane player “Cty” had shown promise by winning a 1v1 tournament organized by 2009, in which he beat famous players like Ferrari_430, Sylar, Hao, and other top Chinese players shortly before getting recruited.

The team qualified for the 2012 G-League Season 2 by beating Noah’s Ark in the preliminaries.

On January 28th, Vici signed the team Greedy, captained by the famous YaphetS as their online/backup squad. The rest of the team consisted of xiaotuji, Maybe, nL_Ks, and Q. They were focused on the original DotA, although they have since expanded to Dota 2.

On March 1st, Vici signed ZSMJ, who built a Dota 2 squad. It was believed that ZSMJ brought some of his teammates from his project with Chisbug with him to Vici Gaming, of which one is definitely Sgua_Li. In the following weeks, Vici Gaming made some roster adjustments, dropping some players in private while sending out a public notice for interested players to contact them.

On March 28th, It was announced that carry player ZSMJ replaced mid player sydm and that former carry Cty picked up the mid role.

In June 2013, following elimination from the The International 2013 qualifiers and a disappointing finish outside playoff places in DSL, Vici Gaming announced the departure of team executive, PandaPanPan, and team manager, Nada. Their replacement was mikasa, who occasionally played as a substitute for VG.

In December 2013, Vici Gaming traveled to Poland to compete in the Raidcall EMS Fall LAN finals, joining the ranks of teams like Alliance, Navi and DK who were pioneers in east-west tournament participation. Following this, the team also traveled to the Kingston HyperX Dota 2 League offline finals in Las Vegas in 2014. Vici would go on to take first place at EMS One Fall, but would subsequently fall from the top of Dota 2 due to a lack of direction and poor player performances. Despite placing at many events Vici would not achieve another title in the TI3 to TI4 season.

At the end of April 2014 Vici Gaming was awarded a direct invite to The International 4, where they would go on to place first in the group stage and second overall.

After The International 4, Vici Gaming made big chances to their roster by acquiring Blackand iceiceice in the carry and offlane positions, respectively. After these transfers, the team managed to place first in many premier tournaments such as i-League, ESL One New York 2014 and The Summit 2. In February of 2015, Vici Gaming was invited to the Dota 2 Asia Championships which had the largest prize pool outside of The International events. Vici Gaming finished as a strong runners-up in the tournament, knocking out the tournament favorites Team Secret but were swept by Evil Geniuses in the grand finals.

In the post-DAC shuffle in March of 2015, Vici Gaming made a new youth squad called Vici Gaming Potential (abbreviated as VG.P) which consisted of many promising new players in the Chinese Dota scene. Changes were also made in the main team with the replacement of Black with Hao. After the shuffle, Vici Gaming continued to show strong results in premier tournaments by placing 1st in Star Ladder Star Series Season 12 and runners-up in i-League Season 3. Because of these strong results, Vici Gaming were awarded a direct invite to The International 5 where despite having a rough group stage and being placed in the lower bracket, managed to finish 4th in the tournament.

Detailed Results

Vici Gaming

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017
2017-10-14 7 – 8th Major StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3 0 : 2 $7,500
2017-10-08 3rd Qualifier DreamLeague Season 8 China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-10-01 1st Qualifier AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League: China Qualifier 3 : 0 $0
2017-09-30 2nd Qualifier The Perfect World Masters China Qualifier 2 : 0 $0
2017-09-26 1st Qualifier DreamLeague Season 8 China Open Qualifier 2 : 0 $0
2017-09-24 1st Qualifier StarLadder i-League Invitational #3: China Qualifier 2 : 1 $0
2017-09-19 5 – 8th Qualifier ESL One Hamburg 2017 China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-09-16 4th Qualifier PGL Open Bucharest 2017 China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-07-07 7 – 8th Premier Mars Dota 2 League 2017 0 : 2 $6,250
2017-06-30 5th Qualifier The International 2017 China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-06-16 5 – 6th Premier Galaxy Battles 1 : 2 $9,000
2017-05-26 4th Qualifier Galaxy Battles: China Qualifier 5/-/2 Grp. S. $0
2017-05-14 4th Qualifier Mars Dota 2 League 2017 China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-05-11 5 – 6th Qualifier DOTA Summit 7 – Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-05-08 5 – 6th Qualifier EPICENTER 2017 CN Qualifier 1 : 2 $0
2017-04-19 3 – 4th Qualifier ZOTAC Cup Masters China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-04-16 2nd Qualifier StarLadder i-League Invitational #2 Chinese Qualifier 2 : 3 $0
2017-04-15 3 – 4th Major Dota2 Professional League Season 3 (2017 S1) – Top 0 : 2 $8,711.4
2017-03-20 4th Qualifier The Manila Masters China Qualifier 1 : 2 $0
2017-03-14 3rd Qualifier The Kiev Major 2017 China Qualifier 1 : 2 $0
2017-03-07 1st Qualifier Kiev Major 2017: China Open Qualifier #1 2 : 1 $0
2017-01-15 5 – 6th Qualifier Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 China Qualifier 1 : 2 $0
2017-01-01 9 – 16th Qualifier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2016
2016-12-27 1st Qualifier Dota2 Professional League Season 2 – Relegation 2 : 0 $0
2016-12-20 7th Major Dota2 Professional League Season 2 – Top 2/11/3 Grp. S. $35,000
2016-12-16 2nd Premier World Cyber Arena 2016 2 : 3 $143,720
2016-11-19 5 – 8th Major Dota2 ACE – Provisional 0 : 2 $1,451.8
2016-11-17 7 – 8th Qualifier ESL One Genting 2017 Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2016-11-02 3rd Qualifier Dota Pit League Season 5 Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2016-10-29 5 – 10th Qualifier The Boston Major 2016 China Qualifier 4/-/5 Grp. S. $0
2016-10-11 7 – 8th Qualifier The Summit 6 – Chinese Qualifiers 1 : 2 $0
2016-10-07 5 – 6th Major Shanghai Dota 2 Open #2 1 : 2 $4,494.9
2016-10-04 5 – 8th Qualifier Nanyang Cruise Cup #1 Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2016-10-01 5 – 6th Premier Mars Dota 2 League 2016 Autumn 0 : 2 $12,500
2016-07-25 9 – 16th Major VPGame Pro League Season 2 3/-/4 Grp. S. $0
2016-07-17 11th Major Dota2 Professional League Season 1 0 : 2 $5,000
2016-07-15 5 – 8th Qualifier WCA2016 CN Pre-Qualifiers S3 0/2/1 Grp. S. $0
2016-07-02 7 – 8th Major WCA2016 CN Qualifiers S2 0/2/1 Grp. S. $1,498.9
2016-07-01 5 – 8th Qualifier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 2: Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2016-07-01 9 – 16th Major G-League 2016 – : W $0
2016-06-29 4th Qualifier The International 2016: China Qualifiers 1 : 2 $0
2016-06-22 5 – 8th Qualifier NEA 2016 Qualifiers 0 : 2 $0
2016-06-22 1st Qualifier The International 2016: Chinese Open Qualifier #1 2 : 1 $0
2016-06-16 5 – 8th Weekly H-Cup Season 7 2/-/1 Grp. S. $0
2016-05-26 9 – 15th Qualifier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 China Qualifier 2/-/1 Grp. S. $0
2016-05-18 3rd Qualifier ESL One Frankfurt Chinese Qualifier 2 : 1 $0
2016-05-08 8 – 11th Qualifier The Summit 5 – Chinese Qualifiers 0 : 2 $0
2016-05-04 5 – 10th Qualifier The Manila Major 2016 China Qualifier 1/1/2 Grp. S. $0
2016-04-30 1st Qualifier Manila Major 2016: Chinese Open Qualifier #1 2 : 0 $0
2016-04-21 9 – 12th Weekly H-Cup Season 6 2/-/2 Grp. S. $0
2016-04-20 2nd Qualifier WCA2016 CN Pre-Qualifiers S2 1 : 2 $0
2016-04-07 17 – 20th Weekly H-Cup Season 5 1/-/4 Grp. S. $0
2016-04-01 7 – 8th Qualifier EPICENTER: Chinese Qualifier 1 : 2 $0
2016-03-30 9 – 12th Weekly H-Cup Season 4 2/-/2 Grp. S. $0
2016-03-23 4th Qualifier ESL One Manila Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2016-03-02 13 – 16th Premier The Shanghai Major 2016 0 : 1 $30,000
2016-01-30 5 – 6th Premier MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Winter 1 : 2 $13,883
2016-01-02 3 – 4th Major Shanghai Dota 2 Open 1 : 2 $7,684
2015
2015-12-27 3rd Major Dota 2 Radiant & Dire Cup 2015 1 : 2 $18,579
2015-12-13 3rd Premier The Summit 4 0 : 2 $14,933
2015-11-20 5 – 6th Premier The Frankfurt Major 2015 0 : 2 $202,500
2015-11-06 1st-2nd Qualifier The Summit 4 – Chinese Qualifiers 3 : 0 $0
2015-11-01 2nd Premier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships 2 : 3 $52,844
2015-09-22 3 – 4th Qualifier ESL One New York – Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2015-08-07 4th Premier The International 2015 1 : 2 $1,566,517
2015-06-27 5 – 8th Major World Cyber Arena 2015 – Chinese Pro Qualifiers 0 : 2 $3,193
2015-06-20 5 – 8th Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2015 0 : 2 $14,810
2015-06-07 4th Premier MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring 1 : 2 $19,345.2
2015-05-23 2nd Premier i-league Season 3 0 : 3 $85,344
2015-05-17 3rd Premier The Summit 3 1 : 2 $35,319
2015-05-12 1st-4th Qualifier i-league Season 3 Chinese Professional Qualifier 7/0/0 Grp. S. $0
2015-05-10 2nd Premier Dota 2 Champions League Season 5 0 : 3 $19,876
2015-04-26 1st Premier StarLadder StarSeries Season 12 3 : 1 $67,500
2015-04-19 1st Major VPGame Pro League Season 1 3 : 1 $12,899.2
2015-04-12 9 – 16th Major ECL 2015 Dota 2 Spring 1/-/2 Grp. S. $0
2015-03-31 1st Qualifier Dota 2 Champions League: Chinese Qualifier 3 : 0 $0
2015-03-26 2nd Qualifier StarLadder StarSeries Season 12: China 2 : 1 $0
2015-02-09 2nd Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015 0 : 3 $366,902
2015-01-06 3rd Premier i-League Season 2 1 : 2 $16,803.68
2014
2014-12-29 4th Major ECL 2014 Dota 2 Autumn 1 : 2 $0
2014-12-14 3rd Qualifier StarLadder StarSeries Season 11: China 0 : 2 $0
2014-12-07 1st Premier The Summit 2 3 : 1 $139,910
2014-10-31 5 – 8th Premier National Electronic Sports Tournament 2014 0 : 2 $1,629.55
2014-10-10 1st Premier ESL One New York 2014 2 : 1 $56,404
2014-10-04 4th Premier World Cyber Arena 2014 1 : 2 $3,228.8
2014-09-28 1st Premier i-League Season 1 3 : 0 $155,828
2014-09-23 2nd Qualifier MSI Beat IT 2014 Chinese Qualifiers 1 : 3 $0
2014-09-23 1st-2nd Qualifier StarLadder StarSeries Season 10: China 2 : 1 $0
2014-09-21 2nd Major Sina Cup Supernova Dota 2 Open Season 5 2 : 3 $4,884.3
2014-09-06 3rd Premier World E-sport Championships 2014 0 : 2 $16,208
2014-07-21 2nd Premier The International 2014 1 : 3 $1,474,737
2014-06-28 5 – 8th Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2014 1 : 2 $10,545
2014-06-25 5 – 8th Major V Games Tournament 1 : 2 $320.8
2014-06-21 3rd Major CDEC New Star Challenge 2 : 0 $1,600
2014-06-18 3 – 4th Major WVW National Electronic Sports Classic June 1 : 2 $400
2014-06-18 5 – 8th Major GEST The Challenge June 1 : 2 $0
2014-06-15 4th Major ECL 2014 Spring 0 : 1 $0
2014-06-08 3rd Premier The Summit 1 1 : 2 $19,853
2014-05-31 1st Qualifier ESL One Frankfurt – Asia Qualifiers 3 : 1 $0
2014-05-29 5 – 8th Premier WPC 2014 1 : 2 $3,201.11
2014-05-25 3 – 4th Premier MarsTV Dota 2 League 2014 1 : 2 $1,603.1
2014-05-13 3rd Qualifier ESL One Frankfurt – Chinese Qualifiers 2 : 0 $0
2014-05-01 2nd Major WVW National Electronic Sports Classic April 1 : 2 $1,278.08
2014-03-28 3rd Major Netolic Pro League #5 East 0 : 2 $800
2014-03-15 5 – 8th Qualifier StarLadder StarSeries Season 9: China 4/-/3 Grp. S. $0
2014-03-08 2nd Major Sina Cup Supernova Dota 2 Open Season 3 2 : 3 $3,266
2014-01-08 3rd Premier Dota 2 League Season 4 1 : 2 $7,500
2013
2013-12-31 3rd Premier 2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 League 3 : 0 $16,528
2013-12-25 5 – 8th Major Fengyun Dota 2 Tournament 0 : 2 $0
2013-12-18 5 – 6th Premier G-League 2013 0 : 2 $0
2013-12-08 1st Premier RaidCall EMS One Fall Season 3 : 1 $12,000
2013-12-04 1st Major Sina Cup Supernova Dota 2 Open Season 2 3 : 0 $8,207.5
2013-11-10 4th Premier National Electronic Sports Tournament 2013 1 : 2 $0
2013-09-23 2nd Monthly GEST Challenge Season 1 September 0 : 2 $500
2013-08-25 1st Monthly Neolution GosuCup August 2 : 0 $500
2013-07-23 2nd Major AMD Premier League Season 2 0 : 2 $1,500
2013-07-21 1st Monthly GEST Challenge Season 1 July 2 : 0 $1,000
2013-07-13 5 – 8th Premier Red Bull ECL 2013 Dota 2 Season 0 : 2 $0
2013-05-31 7 – 10th Premier Dota 2 Super League 2/-/2 Grp. S. $3,261
2013-05-29 3rd Qualifier The International 2013: Eastern Qualifiers 1 : 2 $0
2013-04-13 2nd Minor Netolic Pro League 2 (East) 2 : 3 $300
2013-03-17 4th Monthly GEST Challenge Season 1 March 1 : 2 $0
2013-01-03 5 – 6th Premier G-League Season 2 1 : 2 $0

Vici Gaming Potential

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017
2017-09-26 5 – 8th Qualifier DreamLeague Season 8 China Open Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-09-24 5 – 8th Qualifier The Perfect World Masters: China Open Qualifier #2 0 : 2 $0
2017-09-22 3 – 4th Qualifier The Perfect World Masters: China Open Qualifier #1 0 : 2 $0
2017-09-16 5 – 8th Qualifier ESL One Hamburg 2017 China Open Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-07-29 3 – 4th Qualifier ROG MASTERS 2017 China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-05-26 8th Qualifier Galaxy Battles: China Qualifier 1/-/6 Grp. S. $0
2017-05-10 7 – 8th Qualifier Mars Dota 2 League 2017 China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-05-07 4th Qualifier Dota2 Professional League Season 3 (2017 S1)- Relegation 0 : 2 $0
2017-05-07 7 – 8th Qualifier EPICENTER 2017 CN Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2017-04-17 5 – 12th Qualifier ZOTAC Cup Masters China Qualifier 2/-/3 Grp. S. $0
2017-04-13 10th Major Dota2 Professional League Season 3 (2017 S1) – Top 2/3/6 Grp. S. $0
2017-03-12 5 – 10th Qualifier The Kiev Major 2017 China Qualifier 5/-/4 Grp. S. $0
2017-01-14 9 – 10th Qualifier Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 China Qualifier 1/0/4 Grp. S. $0
2017-01-01 9 – 16th Qualifier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 China Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2016
2016-12-26 9 – 12th Major Dota2 ACE – Provisional 2 : 0 $0
2016-10-24 2nd Qualifier Boston Major 2016: Chinese Open Qualifier #1 0 : 2 $0
2016-10-02 9 – 12th Minor WESG 2016 China Finals 2/1/1 Grp. S. $0
2016-01-17 2nd Qualifier MDL 2015 Winter – Chinese Pre-Qualifier 1 : 3 $0
2015
2015-12-29 7th Minor Shanghai Dota 2 Open Qualifier 3/9/1 Grp. S. $0
2015-12-09 3 – 9th Qualifier Dota 2 Radiant & Dire Cup 2015 – Qualifiers Group A 3/4/1 Grp. S. $0
2015-12-05 6 – 16th Major ECL 2015 Dota 2 Autumn 3/-/1 Grp. S. $0
2015-11-21 13 – 20th Qualifier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 1: China Qualifier 0/2/1 Grp. S. $0
2015-09-21 5 – 8th Qualifier ESL One New York – Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2015-09-18 9 – 14th Qualifier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships: Chinese Qualifiers 2/-/2 Grp. S. $0
2015-07-22 3rd Minor DouyuTV Dota 2 Tournament 0 : 2 $3,223.88
2015-07-22 3rd Minor HuomaoTV Mid-summer League Season 1 0 : 2 $2,417.92
2015-07-05 5 – 8th Minor ESCC 2015 4/-/3 Grp. S. $0
2015-06-25 5 – 8th Major World Cyber Arena 2015 – Chinese Pro Qualifiers 0 : 2 $3,193
2015-06-09 5 – 8th Major G-League 2015 0 : 2 $0
2015-06-01 5 – 6th Qualifier G-League 2015 Qualifiers 1 : 0 $0
2015-05-26 5 – 10th Qualifier The International 2015: Chinese Qualifiers 1/1/2 Grp. S. $0
2015-05-21 7 – 8th Premier i-league Season 3 0 : 2 $6,401
2015-05-12 1st-4th Qualifier i-league Season 3 Chinese Professional Qualifier 4/2/1 Grp. S. $0
2015-04-18 5 – 8th Major ECL 2015 Dota 2 Spring 2/-/1 Grp. S. $0
2015-04-12 9 – 12th Major VPGame Pro League Season 1 0 : 1 $0
2015-04-08 5 – 6th Qualifier The Summit 3 – Chinese Qualifiers 1 : 2 $0
2015-03-28 5 – 8th Qualifier Dota 2 Champions League: Chinese Qualifier 4/-/10 Grp. S. $0

Vici Gaming Reborn

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2016
2016-08-08 13 – 16th Premier The International 2016 0 : 1 $103,852
2016-07-14 3rd Major Dota2 Professional League Season 1 12/6/3 Grp. S. $14,000
2016-07-09 5 – 6th Premier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 2 0 : 2 $7,550.8
2016-07-04 3rd Qualifier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Season 2: Chinese Qualifier 2 : 0 $0
2016-07-02 5 – 6th Major WCA2016 CN Qualifiers S2 0/2/1 Grp. S. $1,498.9
2016-06-29 2nd Qualifier The International 2016: China Qualifiers 3 : 2 $0
2016-06-17 9 – 16th Qualifier NEA 2016 Qualifiers 0 : 2 $0
2016-06-16 9 – 12th Weekly H-Cup Season 7 1/-/2 Grp. S. $0
2016-06-10 7 – 8th Premier The Manila Major 2016 1 : 2 $105,000
2016-05-26 2nd Qualifier The Summit 5 – Chinese Qualifiers 2 : 3 $0
2016-05-26 9 – 15th Qualifier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 China Qualifier 1/-/1 Grp. S. $0
2016-05-19 2nd Major WCA2016 CN Qualifiers S1 1 : 2 $15,275
2016-05-16 2nd Qualifier ESL One Frankfurt Chinese Qualifier 1 : 3 $0
2016-04-21 5 – 8th Weekly H-Cup Season 6 3/-/1 Grp. S. $0
2016-04-17 1st Premier StarLadder i-League Invitational #1 3 : 1 $45,000
2016-04-04 1st Weekly H-Cup Season 4 2 : 1 $1,536.96
2016-04-03 4th Qualifier EPICENTER: Chinese Qualifier 0 : 2 $0
2016-03-27 1st Weekly H-Cup Season 3 2 : 0 $1,536.96
2016-03-24 2nd Qualifier ESL One Manila Chinese Qualifier 0 : 3 $0
2016-03-20 1st Weekly H-Cup Season 2 2 : 1 $1,536.96
2016-03-13 1st Weekly H-Cup Season 1 2 : 1 $1,536.96

 

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