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Massive Upset: Vikin.gg Beat Team Secret to Knock Them Out of ESL One LA Online

Vignesh Raghuram

18th Apr, 2020
  • Team Secret eliminated from the ESL One LA Online League after a 2-0 loss against Vikin.gg in an elimination match.
  • Team Secret had an undefeated streak through the Group Stages before the lost two series 2-0
  • Vikin.gg have secured a Top 4 finish and will now play Chicken Fighters for a place in the Lower Bracket Finals

Oof... It has not been a good couple of days for Team Secret. After their undefeated run in the Group Stages, they have been eliminated from the ESL One LA Online League after two straight 2-0 losses to Vikin.gg and OG.

This is a defining moment for the young Vikin.gg upstarts who have now beaten both OG (in the Group Stages) and Team Secret in this tournament and have secured a guaranteed Top 4 finish in this tournament.

Nobody saw this coming.


Team Secret vs Vikin.gg


Game 1: The first game saw Vikin.gg play a phenomenal game of Dota and surpassed Team Secret by accomplishing something that very few tier 2 teams ever do, outlaning and outskilling them. Combine that with some intricate teamfighting and phenomenal Queen of Pain play from Miroslav ”BOOM” Bi?an, it resulted in a 41-minute victory for Vikin.gg

Game 2: Oh Team Secret will rue the day they decided to give BOOM his Queen of Pain again. The Czech Mid laner followed up that bonkers performance in the first game with yet another stellar showing putting up a 18/1/11 performance in Game 2.

It wasn’t just him though. All of Vikin.gg played a flawless game with controlled aggression to systematically pick apart Team Secret and eliminated them from the tournament with a 42-minute victory.




Full Highlights:


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Image Courtesy: Liquipedia

With that victory, Vikin.gg have confirmed a Top 4 finish for them in this tournament. They will now face Chicken Fighters who have knocked out Nigma and Spirit in their next match.


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