Team Secret qualified for PGL Open Bucharest

Team Secret qualified for PGL Open Bucharest

Team Secret prevailed in the European qualifier for PGL Open Bucharest with a 6-0 score.

Team Secret received a direct invite to the EU qualifier, and fought in the group A against mousesports, Team Kinguin, and 10 Rounds. A quick 2-0 victory carried them to the playoffs.

The four finalists had to fight in a Bo3 single elimination bracket. Team Secret crushed HellRaisers in the semifinals, and mousesports in the finals, with a 2 to 0 score.

PGL Open Bucharest is PGL next Minor. 8 teams will battle from October 19th to 22nd for a $300,000 prize pool. Two of them received a direct invite, while the others had to earn their ticket via regional qualifiers.

Final list of participants

  • Evil Geniuses (invited)
  • LGD Gaming (invited)
  • Immortals (NA)
  • Digital Chaos.SA (SA)
  • Team Secret (EU)
  • Natus Vincere (CIS)
  • Mineski (SEA)
  • VGJ.Thunder (China)

Team Secret vs mousesports Bo3 recap

Team Secret maintained the upper hand during the entire first match, and ended the battle at 34 minutes with a 17k gold lead. In the early game, mouz lost a couple of fatal teamfights in the easy lane, but overall the teams were rather conservative up to the mid game.

The combined action of the two spirits - Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng on Ember and Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat on Earth - led to multiple successful teamfights starting from the 24 minute mark. Mousesports quickly lost their towers, the bottom barracks, and was forced to call gg.

 Game one - Image: Dotabuff

Game one - Image: Dotabuff

During the second match, roughly no fights happened in the first 15 minutes. Both teams spent their time building up items, and mouz got a small 5k lead, thanks to Alchemist's farming capacity.

He was almost 5-slotted, and tried a split-pushing build with Radiance and Manta Style. Unfortunately, magic damage isn’t the best option when facing Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard’s Meepo. He had a pretty good farm as well with over 300 last hits.

The teamfights were almost completely one-sided in favour of Secret, which gold lead escalated to 15k and brought to a quick victory in 28 minutes.

 Game two - Image: Dotabuff

Game two - Image: Dotabuff

Header Image: Team Secret

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