After taking down OG yesterday at WePlay! Pushka League Season 1, Team Secret were back in action today, this time against Team Liquid.
After Alliance found themselves claiming another victory, as they took down OG.Seed in the first series of the day, completing wins over both OG and their sister squad in the group stages of WePlay! Pushka League, another big series was set. Secret were, as expected, unbeaten through the event so far and after taking down OG yesterday in an amazing series, they were looking to cement their spot at the top of the European group with something of an easy matchup today. With only a single victory to their name, Liquid were seemingly a walk-in-the-park, but after taking down Nigma, anything was possible.
The first game was relatively even between the two teams, with the net worth advantage not really peaking too far above 5000 for most of the game – that was until just after 40-minutes when Liquid managed to secure a die-back kill on Lasse ‘MATUMBAMAN’ Urpalainen’s Void Spirit and moments later the game was over. But Secret would fight back in the next game, controlling everything from start to finish as they meticulously tied up the series and brought us to a third and final game.
Although Secret were in control for a brief period in game three, it would never last, as Liquid’s team fight draft of Phoenix and Witch Doctor supports proved to be far too much for their opponents to deal with. While Secret did not give up right away, they never had the damage to win any fights completely and would suffer their first loss at the WePlay! Pushka League.
With a massive upset, Liquid claim a 2-1 victory over Secret, pulling them away from the elimination zone of the EU bracket for the time being. The day is not over at WePlay! Pushka League either as Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere close out the day in epic fashion.