Team Secret becomes the only team to win eight straight Dota 2 events they participated in. From the beginning of the year, they are dominating all the other teams and securing the finals in a complete fashion. At the OGA Dota Pit Season Three, they didn’t only dominate the group stages, they sealed the tournament in their own style by winning. The win at the OGA Dota Pit makes the team win the eighth straight title of the year’s incomplete dominance. Throughout the series, Team Secret only dropped one game during the group stages against VP.Prodigy. No other team could stand strong against them.
The team took revenge in the final for that one loss and defeated VP.Prodigy in the grand finals 3-0.
ICYMI: Team Secret continues the total domination of the online #Dota2 season with another 3-0 grand finals victory, gathering in total eight flawless tournament victories in just four months.https://t.co/r0PaSo555k
— VPESPORTS (@VPesports) September 27, 2020
Online Dota 2
Team Secret is by far the best team in the world for the online Dota 2 stage. After the COVID-19 pandemic, all the face to face Dota 2 tournaments got shifted to an online battle. They dominantly won all the online majors it participated in. During this time, the team only didn’t participate in the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 and the WeSave! Charity Play for Dota 2. If Secret had participated in these tournaments, it would be of no surprise that it had won these as well.
The dominance of Team Secret started with WePlay! Pushka League Season one. The team ended in an epic final against the rival VP.Prodigy and won the $70,000 grand prize. In the same month, they reached another final against Navi, at the Gamers Without Borders 2020. They took no time to snatch the victory in the final and won the second tournament in a row. Till then, it was not hyped for the team as winning two consecutive tournaments is not a big deal.
The real dominance starts with the third straight final and third straight victory in it. In the same month of May, Team Secret faced Team Liquid at the OGA Dota Pit 2020 Online: Europe/CIS. The final resulted in the same winner once again and they won $62,000 from this event. The next month, the squad participates in the ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: Europe/CIS. The story remains the same as Secret faces Alliance this time. As usual, Secret takes out the favorite team and wins $60,000. This becomes the fourth straight tournament by Puppey and boys and analysts already start looking for the records.
In the same month, Secret faces one of the biggest rivals, Team OG at the final of BLAST Bounty Hunt. Fans expected OG to do big and finally finish the win streak of Team Secret. However, Secret never trembled and defeated OG in a manner too. They won $50,067 from the Bounty Hunt tournament.
It’s not Ending
The story of dominance kept going for Team Secret even after winning five straight tournaments. In June, they faced the biggest rival, Team Nigma at the finals of Beyond Epic: Europe/CIS. The results were just the same as they used to before. Puppey and boys closed the series and won another tournament. This victory created the biggest win streak for Team Secret of winning six straight tournaments and adding further $80,000 in the accounts.
At last, Team Secret participated in the Omega League: Europe Immortal Division. Once again, Secret faced Team OG in the grand finals. However, OG could do nothing and Secret won another $200,000. The last tournament that took the win streak of Team Secret to a solid eight is OGA Dota Pit Season Three. They once again defeats VP.Prodigy in the grand finals to win $70,873 and maintain the biggest win streak in the history of Dota 2.
The best part of this win streak is that Team Secret won all these finals with an epic 3-0 victory. None of the team managed to win a single game in any final against them throughout the year.
Team Secret Makes it Eight-Straight at OGA Dota Pit S3 – https://t.co/ZBMUUqTRbn
— Michael Hassall (@hoffasaurusx) September 26, 2020
Alliance’s 100 game record
With absolute dominance, Team Secret breaks the 2013’s 100-game record of Alliance. Team Alliance maintained a record-making streak in 2013 and went over 83-17 throughout the year. This is an absolute class and nobody thought of breaking that record ever. However, Team Secret crossed this number after winning at the OGA Dota Pit. This year, Team Secret scored an epic number of 85-15 with a lead of two games on Alliance’s record. Thus, Secret breaks the 2013 record and creates a new one.
Team Secret also shows an epic clearance at the OGA Dota Pit. The team remained 8-0 during the group stages. Similarly, Secret remained 7-0 during the playoffs. This shows that during the whole event, Secret didn’t lose a single game to any team.
It’s a Teamwork
It is of no surprise that the whole Team Secret is playing Dota 2 on another level right now. As much as we praise Puppey for it, we cannot ignore the efforts of Lasse ‘MATUMBAMAN’ Urpalainen, Michal ‘Nisha’ Jankowski, and most of all Ludwig ‘zai’ Wahlberg. The whole team’s performance is out of this world right now.
Even if Secret lost a game during the group stages of a tournament or during the playoffs. The team didn’t lose a single game during the finals. Most of the time, these finals were not even close.
For example, VP.Prodigy became the only team during the Dota PIT Season Three to win one game against Secret. However, in the finals, they barely touched Secret. VP held the lead in the first 11 minutes of game one, but Secret didn’t give any other chance to the rival. Team Secret turned the game around and VP called out GG. In the other two games, VP didn’t get a single chance to get closer to Secret. Team Secret just played its epic style of Dota to make history.
Beyond Epic 2020
The same thing happened against Team Nigma. It looked like Nigma was going to break the win streak of Secret by winning at least one game in a grand final. At the Beyond Epic: Europe/ CIS, Team Nigma tried its best to win at least one game against Secret. However, Secret kept its dominant run and won 3-0 once again.
It was the only tournament where Team Secret lost in the playoffs and dropped to the lower brackets. Team Liquid unexpectedly snatched a 2-0 victory during the first upper bracket round. Team Secret then had to go all the way through the lower brackets and reach the final. During its lower bracket run, Secret faced Vikin.gg, FlytoMoon, and Team Liquid once again. Team Secret took the best revenge by beating Liquid in a 2-0 epic win and moved to the grand finals where Team Nigma waited. Nigma didn’t lose easily and Secret had to give it all to maintain the win streak. Secret won the first game in 48 minutes but it was the second game that took it all. During the early phases of the game, Nigma held the total control of the map. As Miracle made a mistake by diving with his Ursa, Secret looked for a chance to come back in the game. The game finished in 75 minutes where Nigma had to finally call out GG. During the last game, Secret didn’t give any chance and finished the game in just 35 minutes.
ESL One Germany 2020
The ESL One Germany 2020 is going to be the next test for Team Secret. All the biggest names around the Europe and CIS region are participating in the series. Each team has a mindset of breaking Secret’s win streak. The team will play some of the best teams in the world. With how Team Secret is playing these days, it doesn’t look like any team is going to break its win streak soon.
There are going to be five rounds in the ESL One Germany. Team Secret will once again face all the strongest rivals in the region. Each and every team has its eyes on the title. ESL One Germany has directly invited some of the greatest teams like Team Nigma, Team OG, Liquid, Alliance, Navi, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and many more. Each and every team has the potential to give a hard time to Secret in its run, but it looks like Secret is currently on another planet.
Fans are about to witness history as Secret is definitely not going to lose its streak very easily. The tournament starts from October 5th and we will witness a winner on the 1st of November. The predictions are made by the analysts but the way Secret is playing, there is no need for predictions at all. If you are a Secret fan, now is the time for you to celebrate as they keep on making history with each game it plays.