After a long journey at ESL One Hamburg 2018, Team Secret finally won its second prize in the ESL tournament series since 2015. Not only that, as we have seen, ESL is also working with major automotive brands in Europe, namely BMW giving car prizes to players who hold the MVP title in this tournament.
Having led the group in the group stage round finally delivered the Team Secret in the upper bracket in the playoffs. In Team Secret's own playoff, he immediately met Virtus. Pro finally fell to the lower bracket with a score of 2-1. Continuing their journey in the lower bracket, there didn't seem to be too many obstacles for them. Three matches against three different teams were won with a clean score of 2-0, starting from against Evil Geniuses, Pai Gaming to rematching with Virtus.pro.
With these results Team Secret also managed to secure the grand final round slot and return the defending champions ESL tournament, Virtus.pro. Entering the grand final, Team Secret must meet the Chinese team, namely Vici Gaming. To get the title was not that easy, their journey was still quite long despite winning the first game, the next two games were won by Vici Gaming. Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng and his teammates don't seem to want to stop there, they still want to win the ESL tournament series. Until finally the last two games were won by Team Secret with a final score of 3-2.
ESL One Hamburg 2018 Grand Finals: Team Secret 3:2 ViCi Gaming
Team Secret finally managed to get the title by bringing home a total prize of $ 125,000 USD or around 1.9 billion plus a prize car for players who got the MVP title, namely MidOne.
ESL One Hamburg Prize Distribution:
1st place: $125,000 - Team Secret
2nd place: $65,000 - Vici Gaming
3rd place: $35,000 - Virtus.pro
4th place: $20,000 - paiN Gaming
5/6th place: $12,000 - Evil Geniuses/Team Aster
7/8th place: $7,500 - compLexity Gaming/Forward Gaming
9/10th place: $5,000 - Alliance/Ninjas in Pyjamas
11/12th place: $3,000 - Mineski/EVOS Esports