Team Secret has won their fifth consecutive title after clean sweeping OG in the Blast Bounty Hunt final. They made quick work of their opponents and asserted their dominance.
The first game ended in less than thirty minutes. Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen and Michal “Nisha” Jankowski were too good on Luna and Necrophos, with 18 kills, 37 assists and a mere three deaths between them.
Hell, even Clement “Puppey” Ivanov had a field day on Natures Prophet, with 8 kills, 20 assists and one death. That’s impressive for a hard support who often players the sacrificial lamb role.
The second game was even quicker. It ended in less than twenty-three minutes and was a complete bloodbath. MATUMBAMAN had another exceptional performance on Luna, with 8 kills, 11 assists and only two deaths.
Nisha and Ludwig “Zai” Wahlberg also linked up well, notching another 10 kills, 24 assists and 22,800 damage between them.
After two losses, the stage was set for OG to make a comeback and reverse-sweep Team Secret. But unfortunately for them, it wasn’t meant to be. Team Secret turned up again in game three and beat them in thirty-three minutes.
Nisha went beyond-godlike on Storm Spirit, with 12 kills, 20 assists and four deaths. He also dealt a whopping 35,100 damage. Zai and Yazied “Yapzor” Jaradat weren’t too far behind, with 20 kills, 40 assists and 39,100 damage between them.
Team Secret won $50,067 for their efforts, while OG left with $15,460 and a bitter taste in their mouths. That’s because there’s been a bit of bad blood and banter between the two sides on social media.
It all started when Sebastien “Ceb” Debs, OG’s iconic former player and coach, posted a little jab on Twitter.
Bring high skill dota back 😭😭😭😭
— Ceb (@Ceb) June 7, 2020
It wasn’t directed at Team Secret. But it implies a dissatisfaction with the current meta, which many interpreted to be an excuse for OG’s inability to keep up with Team Secret.
Things became more personal between Team Secret and OG when Ceb chimed in again on Twitter. Seemingly fed up with Team Secret flaunting their recent success on social media, he called them out for being arrogant.
Arrogance requires advertising. Confidence speaks for itself 🤫 https://t.co/fpLFkhBhWw
— Ceb (@Ceb) June 10, 2020
Some interpreted his post to be nothing more than tongue-in-cheek banter. But many others, including Team Secret’s social media manager, were convinced he was salty. And ever since, they’ve been ripping him to shreds.
Post-game interview you said? We've got it covered 🤡 pic.twitter.com/54P9Dm8wJW
— Team Secret (@teamsecret) June 13, 2020
OG has been nothing short of professional in their responses. They haven’t added any more fuel to the fire, and instead congratulated Team Secret on their victory and success.
Ceb hasn’t posted anything else after his initial comments either. But Alliance were happy to contribute with a hilarious post of their own.
— Alliance @ 🏡🎮 (@theAllianceGG) June 13, 2020
Drama aside, Team Secret has once again solidified their place as the best team in the scene right now. Winning five titles in a row is an impressive feat, and while it’s not comparable to winning The International back-to-back, it’s still something worth bragging about.
Alex is a freelance writer based in Adelaide, Australia. He finished a law degree but realised it wasn't the career for him and decided to follow his dream of becoming a writer. Since then, he has finished two postgraduate writing degrees at Swinburne University of Technology. Now he writes about his other passion; esports and gaming.