Team Secret are the Champions of The Chongqing Major

Team Secret have become the champions of The Chongqing Major by defeating Virtus.pro in the grand finals, receiving $350,000 in prize money and 4,950 DPC Points, securing their ticket to The International 2019.

Team Secret qualified for the playoffs stage from the second place of Group B, where they lost to PSG.LGD (0:2) but outplayed Thunder Predator (2:0) and Forward Gaming (2:1). Puppey’s team managed to reach the grand finals through the upper bracket, where they defeated Team Liquid (2:0), EHOME (2:0) and Virtus.pro (2:1). The final series has concluded with the 3-1 score in favour of the European team. Thanks to 4,950 points they received for this victory, Team Secret have become the second team to qualify for TI9. Earlier Virtus.pro also received enough points to qualify for The International thanks to emerging victorious at The Kuala Lumpur Major.

The Chongqing Major was organized by StarLadder and ImbaTV with the financial support of Valve. The event took place on January 19-27th in the Chinese city of Chongqing. First, sixteen participating teams competed in four GSL groups. Then top two teams from each group advanced to the upper bracket, while the others made it to the lower bracket. The prize pool was set at $1,000,000.

Group Stage:

Group A Group B
1. Virtus.pro 2-0 4-2 1. PSG.LGD 2-0 4-1
2. EHOME 2-1 5-3 2. Team Secret 2-1 4-3
3. TNC Predator 1-2 3-4 3. Forward Gaming 1-2 4-5
4. Chaos Esports Club 0-2 1-4 4. Thunder Predator 0-2 1-4
Group C Group D
1. Team Liquid 2-0 4-1 1. Fnatic 2-0 4-0
2. Vici Gaming 2-1 4-2 2. Evil Geniuses 2-1 4-3
3. The Pango 1-2 3-4 3. Alliance 1-2 3-4
4. J.Storm 0-2 0-4 4. Team Aster 0-2 0-4

Playoffs Bracket:

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Tournament’s Results:

Place $ USD DPC Points Team
1st $350,000 4,950 Team Secret
2nd $170,000 3,000 Virtus.pro
3rd $100,000 2,100 Evil Geniuses
4th $80,000 1,350 PSG.LGD
5th-6th $60,000 900 EHOME, Fnatic
7th-8th $40,000 450 Vici Gaming, Team Liquid
9th-12th $15,000 150 Chaos Esports Club, Thunder Predator, J.Storm, TNC Predator
13th-16th $10,000 75 Alliance, The Pango, Forward Gaming, Team Aster
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