G2 Esports and Invictus Gaming Forge Strategic Partnership to Enter DotA 2

G2 Esports, a prominent Western esports organization, has officially announced its entry into the world of Dota 2 through a strategic partnership with the renowned Chinese powerhouse, Invictus Gaming (IG).

G2 Esports and Invictus Gaming Forge Strategic Partnership to Enter DotA 2
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G2 Esports has officially announced a strategic partnership with the renowned Chinese esports organization, Invictus Gaming (IG), marking their inaugural foray into the world of Dota 2.

This landmark agreement solidifies G2's collaboration with Invictus Gaming, an entity steeped in Dota 2 history, having previously clinched the prestigious The International championship in 2019 and maintaining a steadfast presence within the Chinese esports landscape.

Under this new partnership, the Invictus Gaming Dota 2 roster will now bear the moniker "G2.iG." Their debut appearance as G2.iG will take place at the upcoming ESL One Kuala Lumpur tournament, slated to kick off next week, boasting a staggering $1 million prize pool. This competition represents the first major Dota 2 event since The International 12, drawing the attention of numerous fresh rosters eager to make their mark, providing the newly formed G2 squad with an opportunity to commence on a high note.

For G2 Esports, this collaboration signifies a substantial expansion into the competitive Chinese market, an area that has previously posed challenges for the organization. Dota 2, notorious for its difficulty in generating revenue unless one secures a top-tier roster, now sees G2 joining the ranks of the elite teams globally and establishing a strong presence within the Chinese market, representing a significant achievement.

Alban Dechelotte, CEO of G2 Esports, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "This is an incredibly exciting time for G2 as we continue our global expansion. We couldn't have found a better partner in IG – we can't wait to launch this collaboration together and build our footprint in China. China has consistently been a priority market for us, and we are pleased to finally have a local team to support our millions of Chinese fans. In addition to a new market, we are also expanding into Dota 2 for the first time, which is a big moment for us. China and Dota 2 have been at the forefront of our minds for a long time, but until now, we haven't found the right fit that will work in the long run. We know that partnering with IG – who owns Worlds Trophy and Aegis – will enable us to build the best team we can and bring G2 to another region and a new esport. This truly is the best time to be a G2 fan."