YapzOr was a key part of Team Secret's victory in the second game

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YapzOr’s Dark Willow Powers Team Secret to a Tense Win Over Nigma Galaxy

Rakshak Kathuria
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Highlights
While Team Secret won the series against Nigma Galaxy in the OGA Dota PIT S5 2-0, the second game provided all the thrills of a full three-game set.
Both teams showed resilience in 64 minute second game, but Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat's Dark Willow, equipped with an Aghanim's Scepter, took down Nigma Galaxy heroes with incredible blows to help the team win.
Team Secret will now face Team Spirit in the upper bracket final while Nigma Galaxy faces the winner of NAVI vs Tundra Esports in the lower bracket next.

Nigma Galaxy and Team Secret always produce great matchups, and this was no different in OGA Dota PIT Season 5: Europe/CIS. While Team Secret won the series 2-0, the second game provided all the thrills of a full three-game set. Team Secret had won game one with Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan delivering a standout performance, but the second game was neck and neck. Both teams showed resilience, but Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat's Dark Willow, equipped with an Aghanim's Scepter, took down Nigma Galaxy heroes with incredible blows to help the team win.

Nigma Galaxy vs Team Secret: Match Recap and Highlights

Recap

Game 1 was an old show from SumaiL. He died three times on his mid Void Spirit in the first 10 minutes only to recover so well that he ended the game with a KDA of 21-3-10. With a number of kills coming from him and Nisha’s Phantom Lancer being in a free game, Team Secret won convincingly in 39 minutes.

Game 2 was incredibly exciting to watch. Miracle- played the laning stage flawlessly on his Lina, roaming around to find kills and objectives for his side. Except for that, it was a fairly slow game, with all heroes finding some kind of arm. While Nigma Galaxy often put up a good fight in terms of networth, Team Secret was always able to pull it back, eventually becoming the leader. YapzOr proved to be a key hero towards the end, dishing out a ridiculous amount of damage with an Aghanim's Scepter, a Monkey King Bar, and a Moon Shard. After a series of teamfights and buybacks, Team Secret won the game in 64 minutes.

Highlights

Here are some highlights of the series.

Following its disappointing performance in the debut Dota Pro Circuit 2021-22 series, Team Secret has come back with a bang. The team has won four series in a row since then and is beginning to reap the benefits of an all-star roster. As for the next match in the upper bracket final, it will be a redemption match against Team Spirit, who had defeated Team Secret in the lower bracket final of The International 10 (TI10).

Today, Nigma Galaxy showed signs of life in the second game, but it remains far from winning the series. In the five previous series, the team lost four of them. In a move characteristic of Nigma Galaxy, it will now attempt to make a strong comeback in the lower bracket of OGA Dota PIT Season 5. The team will face the winner of NAVI vs Tundra Esports next.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.