Team Secret claimed their revenge over Mineski, beating them 2-0, after the SEA squad had beaten the Europeans in the early group stages of Captains Draft 4.0.
The loss, unfortunately, means that Mineski are eliminated from opening Minor of 2018 and end with a 3rd/4th place finish. On the bright side, they do start the year with a few Dota 2 Pro Circuit Points coming their way. Team Secret, on the other hand, claim the first finalist spot in the tournament and now await their challenger; as today will see 3 more teams eliminated and another finalist found.
— Team Secret (@teamsecret) January 6, 2018
The first game of their series versus Mineski was rather close initially, neither team really had a solid lead but Mineski’s picks just seemed rather lackluster. With a Death Prophet and Outworld Devourer going up against the stun combination of Chaos Knight, Monkey King, Magnus, Lion and Ember Spirit, the SEA team fell into a mid-late game pit and had no way to recover.
The second game seemed like a mere formality for the Europeans as they, once again, utilized a fantastic line up – and a ban on Mineski’s favored Dark Willow – to destroy their opponents with ease.
Team Secret vs Mineski Highlights
Later today compLexity Gaming, Vici Gaming, OG and Team Empire all have their chance to either join Team Secret in the finals – or suffer the fate of EG, paiN and Mineski.
headline picture courtesy of EPICENTER