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Struggles to keep up with Immortals' aggression
October 19, 2017
Ace finished with an overall KDA of 21/14/14 in Team Secret's 0-2 loss to Immortals in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Ace played Arc Warden. This was a rough game for Ace. It took him a long time to come online, as is typical for Arc Warden, and by the time he could fight, the enemy heroes were well equipped to bring him down. If Immortals hadn't had so much burst damage Ace might've been able to turn things around, but he was fighting uphill no matter what. He finished with a 13/7/9 KDA. In Game 2 Ace played Huskar. This was another tough game for Ace. He was quite tanky against Immortals' magical damage, but in order to get his magic resistance Ace had to be low health. This made QO's Huskar an extremely difficult problem, even for Ace. He finished the game with an 8/7/5 KDA.
Cocky play in Game 1 puts Secret on the ropes
October 19, 2017
MidOne finished with an overall KDA of 16/15/19 in Team Secret's 0-2 loss to Immortals in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MidOne played Dragon Knight. MidOne played a good game apart from a few very costly deaths. Unfortunately for Secret, MidOne's deaths came during the late-game where a single death without buyback can throw away a game. He finished the game with an 8/7/8 KDA. In Game 2 MidOne played Ember Spirit. This was another underwhelming game from MidOne. This time he lost his lane though, so he didn't even have much impact in the early stages of the game. He looked like he might be making a comeback when he finished a Radiance just before 30 minutes, but it was far too late to stop Immortals. He finished with an 8/8/11 KDA.
Struggles to have an impact in a loss to Immortals
October 19, 2017
Fata finished with an overall KDA of 5/20/20 in Team Secret's 0-2 loss to Immortals in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Fata played Doom. After Secret fell behind in the mid game, Fata continued to play a solid game. Unfortunately for him, Doom is a lot less effective when playing from behind. He had trouble getting the spell off on Immortal's heroes, especially Puck and Pugna, the two strongest spell-damage threats. He finished with a 2/12/14 KDA. In Game 2 Fata played Brewmaster. He managed to turn around a fight or two, but Immortals were playing much too fast for Fata to have much impact. When his ultimate was on cooldown, Fata was effectively useless in fights and Immortals rarely stopped fighting all game. Fata finished with a 3/8/6 KDA.
Disappointing series from Secret's star support
October 19, 2017
YapzOr finished with an overall KDA of 4/22/27 in Team Secret's 0-2 loss to Immortals in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 YapzOr played Rubick. He played very well in the early game but couldn't keep up his performance as the game dragged on and Secret's foothold in the game began to slip. In mid- and late-game engagements, YapzOr was almost always a casualty on the Secret side of things. He finished with a 2/12/14 KDA. In Game 2 YapzOr played Earth Spirit. This was another rough game for YapzOr. With Puppey's Chen trying to fend for himself in the jungle, it fell to YapzOr to help out all three lanes. This is no small task though, and YapzOr found himself stretched extremely thin in this game. He finished with a 2/10/13 KDA.
Leads off PGL Bucharest with a discouraging loss
October 19, 2017
Puppey finished with an overall KDA of 1/21/28 in Team Secret's 0-2 loss to Immortals in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Puppey played Spirit Breaker. Immortals did a very nice job playing around Puppey's early movement, which greatly limited his potential as the game went on. He had to try and disrupt fights with his charges, but doing so usually meant his death. He finished with a 1/9/22 KDA. Puppey played Chen in Game 2. After all the success Puppey had been having with Chen in qualifiers and the previous Minor (Starladder), this game must have come as a shock to Team Secret. Puppey couldn't deal with the pressure from FoREV's off-lane Bounty Hunter, and had practically no impact on the early game. He finished with a 0/12/6 KDA.
Solid series in Immortals' first LAN appearance
October 19, 2017
MP finished with an overall KDA of 26/8/34 in Immortals' 2-0 win over Team Secret in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MP played Puck. This was a great game from MP. He offered a huge amount of control to Immortals' teamfight and was incredibly difficult to pin down. MP played around Secret's Doom very well, rarely finding himself affected by the powerful silence. MP finished the game with a 16/3/16 KDA. In Game 2 MP played Pugna. He didn't have as flashy a game as his Puck performance, but this was still a good showing from MP. He did a good job positioning himself in fights to deal maximum damage while making himself a difficult kill. MP also applied a massive amount of pressure to Secret's structures. He finished with a 10/5/18 KDA.
Smashes his way to a win over Secret
October 19, 2017
QO finished with an overall KDA of 32/10/23 in Immortals' 2-0 win over Team Secret in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 QO played Chaos Knight. QO played quite well this game, with the exception of a few foolhardy dives. He was an absolute beast as the game went later. Secret didn't have a very good answer to his illusions, and QO was able to take out heroes almost instantly with his physical burst damage. He finished with a 13/6/9 KDA. In Game 2 QO played Bloodseeker. He absolutely dominated this game. In the lane phase he destroyed MidOne's Ember Spirit, and he was able to snowball that momentum into pressure all over the map. His lead made him a terror in fights for Secret, and he was able to run around with near-immunity all game. He finished with a 19/4/14 KDA.
Shows just how powerful aggressive Dota can be
October 19, 2017
FoREV finished with an overall KDA of 16/13/49 in Immortals' 2-0 win over Team Secret in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 FoREV played Pugna. He had a very rough early game, giving up five deaths in 15 minutes. Once Immortals started to group up and fight though, FoREV was able to come back into the game impressively. His positioning made him a huge threat in fights, and he was able to pump out a massive amount of magic damage. He finished with an 8/8/21 KDA. In Game 2 FoREV played Bounty Hunter. It's been years since Bounty Hunter was last considered a core hero, but it worked extremely well with Immortals' aggressive playstyle. FoREV got a very quick level 6, and then the money started to roll in. He finished the game with an 8/5/28 KDA.
Shows off the potential of Winter Wyvern in a win over Secret
October 19, 2017
DuBu finished with an overall KDA of 2/11/48 in Immortals' 2-0 win over Team Secret in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
DuBu played Winter Wyvern in both games of the series. Game 1 wasn't a particularly flashy game for DuBu, but his positioning was good and he was able to reliably save allies all game. Cold Embrace was very good in this game thanks to Secret's physical damage focused lineup, and Winter's Curse is always a powerful spell, especially when the game goes very late like this one did. He finished with a 1/7/20 KDA. DuBu and the rest of Immortals did a very nice job making this hero work so well in this series. DuBu's positioning was one again on point in Game 2, and he was able to support his team to a relatively easy victory. He finished Game 2 with a 1/4/28 KDA.
Starts his first minor with a nice win
October 19, 2017
Febby finished with an overall KDA of 10/11/47 in Immortals' 2-0 win over Team Secret in the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Febby played Night Stalker. He finished an Aghanim's Scepter at 25 minutes, which gave Immortals a massive advantage in the vision game. This meant that Immortals were the ones who got to choose when to start fights, and this usually lead to wins. Febby finished with a 3/7/19 KDA. In Game 2 Febby played Spirit Breaker. He played very well in this game. Alongside FoREV's Bounty Hunter, Febby was constantly finding kills all game. Thanks to all the fights he was a part of, Febby got a lot of levels and was also able to survive fights. He finished with a 7/4/28 KDA.
Continues to look unstoppable at Starladder
October 15, 2017
MATUMBAMAN finished with an overall KDA of 19/3/17 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Team Secret in the Starladder iLeague Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MATUMBAMAN played Broodmother. He played an excellent game. He got a lot of farm in the early-game, and accelerated himself to a substantial net worth lead as the game went on. He was a monster in fights all game, there was no one on the side of Secret who could stand toe-to-toe with MATUMBAMAN. He finished with an 11/3/9 KDA. In Game 2 MATUMBAMAN played Lifestealer. This was a really excellent performance from MATUMBAMAN. Despite Liquid playing from behind for the first half of the game, he kept up in gold and experience and gave his team a fighting chance. After winning a huge fight defending their high ground, Liquid were able to storm back and take the game with MATUMBAMAN leading the charge. He finished with an 8/0/8 KDA.
Not his flashiest series, but a win all the same
October 15, 2017
Miracle finished with an overall KDA of 16/12/20 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Team Secret in the Starladder iLeague Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Miracle played Bloodseeker. He played well in this game apart from a few deaths. He was vulnerable to disables from Secret, but after falling for their tricks once Miracle started to take great care in taking fights. He ended the game with a 10/5/11 KDA. In Game 2 Miracle played Monkey King. He suffered a lot of deaths in lane, but Liquid were able to come back into the game thanks to their superior teamwork, but also an extremely aggressive dive from Secret. After securing two huge kill bounties off that one dive, Miracle was back in the game and able to coast with his team to victory. He finished with a 6/7/9 KDA.
Great performance from the Liquid offlane
October 15, 2017
MinD_ContRoL finished with an overall KDA of 8/12/36 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Team Secret in the Starladder iLeague Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MinD_ContRoL played Earthshaker. It took him a while to get warmed up, but once MinD_ContRoL was ready to go he was unstoppable. Whenever Secret looked like they might be turning the tides of late-game fights MinD_ContRoL showed up with a huge Echo Slam to shut them down. He finished with a 3/8/20 KDA. In Game 2 MinD_ContRoL played Doom. He had a tough early game, losing out in his lane to Fata's Puck. Fortunately for Liquid, he didn't lose that badly and his Doom ability was incredibly effective in the later stages of the game. Landing Doom on either Templar Assassin or Puck let Liquid take convincing fight wins and secure the game. MinD_ContRoL finished with a 5/4/16 KDA.
Another grand final secured for Liquid after a commanding win
October 15, 2017
gh finished with an overall KDA of 9/12/34 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Team Secret in the Starladder iLeague Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 gh played Night Stalker. He played as well as is expected from gh at this point. He has earned a reputation as an extremely impactful player, and this game was no different. From the early-game all the way until Secret called GG, gh found a way to have an impact on the game. He finished with a 6/6/20 KDA. In Game 2 gh played Earthshaker. The game started out slow for gh, but once he got his Blink Dagger around 24 minutes Liquid were able to put on the gas. His Echo Slams were always well placed, securing crucial kills or giving Liquid time to turn around a fight. He finished with a 3/6/14 KDA.
Maintains Liquid's undefeated streak at Starladder
October 15, 2017
KuroKy finished with an overall KDA of 8/12/25 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Team Secret in the Starladder iLeague Minor.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 KuroKy played Ancient Apparition. This wasn't a particularly flashy game for KuroKy. He hit his spells on the targets that he needed to, and did a nice job staying alive. He finished with a 4/5/18 KDA. In Game 2 KuroKy played support Pugna. For the first half of the game things looked pretty horrible for KuroKy. He was dying a lot and not having much impact at all in fights. After a huge turnaround while defending their high ground, though, Liquid were able to flip the game on its head and steamroll their way to a win. KuroKy finished with a 4/7/7 KDA.