Team Secret Win Their Second DreamLeague Event in a Row

Team Secret Win Their Second DreamLeague Event in a Row

The European team led by Clement "Puppey" Ivanov managed to win their second DreamLeague event. In the ninth season’s grand finals Team Secret defeated Fnatic 3-0, receiving $125,000 in prize money and 150 DPC Points.

The minor tournament DreamLeague Season 9 was held on March 21-25 in Stockholm, Sweden. Two teams – Team Secret and Team Liquid – were directly invited based on the Dota Pro Circuit rankings. The other six teams had to make it through the regional qualifiers – OG qualified from Europe, Team Empire from CIS, Newbee from China, Fnatic from Southeast Asia, Immortals from North America and paiN Gaming from South America.

The participating teams were placed into a single-elimination playoffs bracket, with regular matches being best-of-three and grand finals being best-of-five. Team Secret made it all the way through the upper bracket without losing a single map, defeating 2-0 Team Empire, Newbee and Team Liquid. As for Fnatic, they outplayed OG (2-0) in the quarterfinals, but later dropped to the lower bracket after losing 1-2 to Team Liquid in the semifinals. In the loser’s bracket they outplayed Team Empire (2-0), Newbee (2-1) and Team Liquid (2-0). In the grand finals Team Secret looked far stronger than their opponents and managed to close the series 3-0, finishing their tournament run with the 9-0 map score.

Playoffs Bracket:

Results of the Tournament:

Place $ USD DPC Points Team
1st $125,000 150 Team Secret
2nd $70,000 90 Fnatic
3rd $30,000 45 Team Liquid
4th $30,000 15 Newbee
5th-6th $15,000 - OG, Team Empire
7th-8th $7,500 - Immortals, paiN Gaming

Earlier Team Secret placed first at the previous DreamLeague event – DreamLeague Season 8. In the grand finals of major tournament they defeated Team Liquid and received $500,000 and 750 qualification points.

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