Team Secret is the team to beat right now. In yet another flawless final series, they beat Na’Vi in a clean sweep to win the Gamers Without Borders charity tournament.
Two stomps and one close game
All three games only lasted around thirty minutes each. And for the most part, they were very one-sided. In the first game, Team Secret crushed Na’Vi 28 kills to 9. Michal “Nisha” Jankowski had an insane performance on Sniper, with 12 kills, 7 assists and only 3 deaths. He also dealt 34.1k damage, which is absurd for such a short game.
The second game was a little closer and more action-packed, with a scoreline of 30 kills to 23. Na’Vi even had the net worth and experience advantage for most of the game. But that all changed between the 23rd and 24th minute when Team Secret team-wiped them in a flawless fight. From that point onward, Team Secret had the ball in their court and never let it go. Nisha performed well again, with 8 kills, 10 assists and 2 deaths. But Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen was even better, with 10 kills, 13 assists and 4 deaths.
The third game was an absolute stomp, much like the first. Team Secret secured 28 kills while Na’Vi barely managed to scrounge up 6. Ludwig “Zai” Wahlberg was a force to be reckoned with, netting 12 kills and 6 assists with only 2 deaths. That’s about as good as it gets for an offlane performance.
That's it! 👏 @teamsecret prove to be too strong and take Game 3 in absolutely dominant style! Wow! 👏
— Gamers Without Borders (@gwbps) May 17, 2020
A fun tournament for a good cause
It was only a small single-elimination charity tournament with eight teams. But it featured some of the best in the world, including Alliance, OG, Na’Vi, Ninjas In Pyjamas, Team Liquid, Team Nigma, Virtus.Pro, and of course, Team Secret. It wasn’t an official tournament, which means no DPC points were up for grabs. However, the tournament had an impressive $1,500,000 prize-pool, which is all going to charity. It’s always awesome to see the world’s best teams battle each other in a tournament. But it’s a little more special better when it’s for a good cause.
Team Secret received $750,000 for their first-place finish. And they’ve already decided which charities it will be donated to.
We are the Gamers Without Borders 2020 Champions! 🏆
We have decided to split the $750,000 grand prize into two separate donations:
— Team Secret (@teamsecret) May 17, 2020
Team Secret’s dominance isn’t a secret anymore
Team Secret are dominating the scene right now. They recently won the WePlay! Pushka League, which is impressive in its own right. But they did it in style, winning 20 games and only dropping 3 along the way. In this tournament, they won 7 games and only lost 1. That brings their recent tally to 27 wins, 4 losses and 2 titles.
OGA Dota PIT 2020 is the next tournament, and it’s already underway. Team Secret have already beaten Virtus.Pro 2 – 0 and are sitting in second place of Group B. But will their hot streak continue? You’ll need to stay tuned and catch their next games on Twitch.
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.