The Main Event of the Kuala Lumpur Major kicked off this morning as the remaining 6 teams would battle over the next 3 days for a chance at claiming the first Major trophy of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit Season. Team Secret and PSG.LGD would be the first series, filled with hype and 2 of the best teams in the Dota 2 scene at the moment.
Team Secret were looking nearly unstoppable after their brilliant run through ESL One Hamburg 2018 just a few weeks ago, which saw them claim the top spot at that event. The team would be looking to take down the runner’s up of The International 2018, PSG.LGD, who seemed to be finding their footing again after TI’s culmination. With huge amounts of talent on each side, it was definitely a series to watch.
There were 2 very interesting picks in the opening game of the series, one for each team, as a Bristleback and Leshrac came out. It was anyone’s game for the most part of the early periods, but Secret were gifted Michal ‘Nisha’ Jankowski’s favoured Arc Warden – and he was given free reign to farm. It took nearly 35 minutes for Secret to take control of the game but once they did, the end was definitely on the horizon. In one swift team-fight they ended the game, forcing out the GG from LGD.
It was now all up to PSG.LGD to make the comeback in the series but, once again, they allowed Nisha to get the Arc Warden. The game swung back and forth for a while before the half hour mark but once again, Secret would find their opening to take control. LGD seemed to have the answers to Secret’s lineup but Clement ‘Puppey’ Ivanov’s team were just able to outplay their opponents at every turn. The Chinese team had a small opening to comeback back Secret were ready to stomp them out and marched on to victory.
TOP 3 SECURED!
— Team Secret (@teamsecret) November 16, 2018
With that PSG.LGD would be dropped to the lower bracket of the Kuala Lumpur Major where they will play tomorrow against Evil Geniuses. Team Secret move on forward in the Upper Bracket, securing a guaranteed top 3 spot at the event, and now they await their next opponent who will be decided next – Ninjas in Pyjamas or Virtus.pro.
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