Team Secret Are the Winners of ESL One Birmingham 2019

Team Secret have emerged victorious at ESL One Birmingham 2019 after defeating Evil Geniuses (3:2) in the grand finals of the $300,000 event. The team’s captain Clement "Puppey" Ivanov has been awarded the MVP medal and a €50,000 certificate that can be used to purchase a Mercedes-Benz.

Team Secret placed 3rd in Group B, thus starting their way through playoffs stage in the lower bracket. There they defeated OG (2:0), TNC Predator (2:1), Gambit Esports (2:0), and PSG.LGD (2:1). Their opponents – Evil Geniuses – qualified to upper bracket from Group B first place. In the playoffs the North American team outplayed TNC Predator (2:1) and PSG.LGD (2:0). The final series concluded with the 3:2 score in favor of Team Secret.

ESL One Birmingham 2019 was held on May 28th – June 2nd in Birmingham, UK. The event is not part of Dota Pro Circuit.

Group Stage Results:

Group A Group B
1. Vici Gaming 8-2 1. Evil Geniuses 8-2
2. TNC Predator 6-4 2. PSG.LGD 7-3
3. Team Liquid 5-5 3. Team Secret 6-4
4. OG 5-5 4. Gambit Esports 4-6
5. Ninjas in Pyjamas 4-6 5. Keen Gaming 3-7
6. Forward Gaming 2-8 6. Alliance 2-8

Playoffs Bracket:

Tournament Results:

Place $ USD Team
1st $125,000 Team Secret
2nd $65,000 Evil Geniuses
3rd $35,000 PSG.LGD
4th $20,000 Gambit Esports
5th-6th $12,000 Vici Gaming, TNC Predator
7th-8th $7,500 Team Liquid, OG
9th-10th $5,000 Ninjas in Pyjamas, Keen Gaming
11th-12th $3,000 Forward Gaming, Alliance

Team Secret are current leaders of the DPC rankings. This season they emerged victorious at six LAN-events, including two majors – The Chongqing Major and MDL Disneyland Paris Major.

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