2020 was definitely off to a great start for Team Secret after successfully hoisting their flag at the DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major. In a head-to-head match against DPC powerhouse Evil Geniuses, Team Secret finally earned back their glory in the second leg of the Pro Circuit tournament after nearly six months of hiatus from the competition.
The Leipzig Major in Germany had a staggering prize pool of $1,000,000 and a generous stack of DPC points that shot up to 15000; all brought home by the champs no other than Team Secret.
EG was among the DreamLeague Season 13 qualifiers that were heavily favored to make it to the final stage, and they most definitely lived up to everyone’s expectations. They had key players like Abed Yusop and Artour “Arteezy” Babaev in their roster who were well-equipped to take their team to victory, successfully defeating another powerhouse team Vici Gaming to advance into the finals.
But perhaps Team Secret did something in those six long months to form an unbeatable roster, which they apparently did. EG’s lineup was killer, but Secret, without a doubt, had the winning team.
In that final duel between the two last teams standing, Team Secret had an impressive turning point when they decided to go with Monkey King for Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen during the first phase of the draft, and then paired it a roaming Chen for Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat. A choice that was clearly gunning for the point of no retreat.
From that point on, it became clear that Secret was going to be the DreamLeague Season 13 victor. EG tried their best to keep up with the intensity that Team Secret put in their play, but to no avail. Secret went on to win lane after lane, and going for the kills which EG failed to counter-attack. Fly was the only member from EG able to win his lane; others were just failed attempts at getting ahead of Secret.
But at the end of the day, it was still a good match between two of the strongest teams in the DPC. It’s only the beginning of the year, and with what we’ve witnessed, expect to have greater matchups from here.