Team Secret's Puppey and Heen at TI10


Team Secret Pummels T1 to Lower Bracket at TI11 Last Chance Qualifiers

Vignesh Raghuram
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Team Secret secures a 2-0 victory over T1 in the Upper Bracket Semifinals.
T1 will now have to battle through the Lower Bracket where it starts with a match against the winner of the Wildcard Gaming vs ViCi Gaming matchup.
Team Secret is just one win away from advancing to TI11

European juggernauts Team Secret moved on to the next round of the Last Chance Qualifiers and just one win away from securing a spot in The International 11 Group Stages after a crushing 2-0 victory over T1 in the opening match of Day 4 of the Last Chance qualifiers. Team Secret cruised to victory in both games without letting T1 getting a foothold in either game, sending the SEA team tumbling down to the lower bracket.

T1 will need to win all their series from now on to grab a spot in the Last Chance Qualifiers. The SEA team will be facing the winner of the Wildcard Gaming vs ViCi Gaming match up in the final match of the day.

Team Secret cruises to victory over T1

Both Team Secret and T1 came into the series with plenty of momentum behind their backs with the former having beaten Chinese powerhouse Xtreme Gaming and the latter beating Group A toppers NAVI in their road to the Upper Bracket Semifinals.

Game 1: Team Secret started off their game with a standard draft featuring Leshrac and Ursa as its two primary cores while T1 tried to experiment by picking up an Oracle for Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen.

While the early game was relatively even, T1 quickly fell behind as its heroes simply had no answers for Team Secret’s push as Clement “Puppey” Ivanov’s Chen and Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok’s Lycan mowed down towers without any resistance. With the Europeans quickly gaining control of the entire map, T1 tried to go for an all-in play on the back of Oracle’s Aghanim’s Scepter and Anathan "ana" Pham’s Morphling BKB.

But everything went wrong, with Team Secret holding on and quickly used their overwhelming push potential to grab multiple objectives and secured the win in just 27 minutes.

Game 2: The second game was a lot more even with T1 faring much better in the laning phase and the mid-game phase. Ana was relatively farmed on his Faceless Void, allowing T1 to have quite a potent late-game lineup.

But clutch plays from Remco "Crystallis" Arets’ Morphling allowed Team Secret to take control of the late-game and consistently win fights. T1 simply did not have the answers to Team Secret’s cores and conceded the game after 37 minutes.

Team Secret has advanced to the Winner Bracket finals where it awaits the winner of the Virtus.Pro vs Team Liquid match up. A win here will secure a place in the International 2022 Group Stages, while the losing team will have another shot at it in the Lower Bracket finals.

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.

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