After nearly going through the entire Winter Tour without a win, Team Secret manages to dominate both games against ITB.Shuffle to convincingly take the series against them.
so this is what it feels like to win— Team Secret (@teamsecret) January 23, 2023
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Both games saw Clement Puppey Ivanov on hard support Treant Protector and Team Secret playing a high damage hard carry.
In game 1, Team Secret opted to pick Lina even though it was heavily countered by ITB.Shuffle in terms of Batrider and Doom. Boom on mid Pangolier did splendidly against Batrider, dying only once during the laning stage.
Puppey on the Treant secured space for their hard carry Lina to farm. As the game progressed, Team Secret proved they had made a right choice by drafting Lina, as their position 1 player Remco “Crystallis” Arets closed game 1 out at 34 minutes in style with a Rampage.
In game 2, ITB.Shuffle picked Lina as their hard carry. Team Secret came prepared with answers for the Lina as they picked Primal Beast for their offlane and Nyx Assassin as their roaming support topping off with an Invoker as a midlaner to bring a global nuke and Drow Ranger as their hard carry.
The entirety of the match, both Primal Beast and Nyx Assassin prioritise ITB.Shuffle’s Lina making Lina’s game miserable and unplayable. Team Secret eventually close the game out at 34 minutes with the score of 9- 34 and a networth lead of 31K gold avantage. Also Team Secret’s hard carry player Crystallis didn’t die a single time during the entire series.
In a recent interview, Tundra Esports hard carry player commented on the recent decline in Team Secret’s form.
He said that it was sad to see the fellow TI finalist doing badly in DPC but he also pointed out that last year Team Secret were also going through the same phase prior to Ti LCQ. He also continued on to say that he had faith in the Team Secret’s captain Puppey and the team will have it fixed by TI
Currently due to this series' result, the tiebreaker series seems to be on the table to decide which team is going to get relegated especially if Nigma Galaxy manages to secure a win in their next series against OG. Currently both ITB.Shuffle and Team Secret now have a record of 1 win(s) and 5 loss(es) after they both have played 6 series. Team Secret now only have 1 series left for their DPC Winter Tour and the series is set to take place this week against Nigma Galaxy. The results of this series could decide whether or not Team Secret will be facing relegations for the next DPC Tour.
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