As the European Dota Pro Circuit League Season 1 enters its fifth week of action, one team has undoubtedly controlled the region and now claimed the spot in the Major Playoffs – Team Secret.
Although Team Secret suffered a small bump in the road on the first day of the EU DPC League, dropping a game to mudgolems (before they became Tundra Esports), since then the very aptly named by many, “best team in the region” have dominated across the board. Having lost only one more game to this point, which was to Alliance at the end of week 4, Secret have been unstoppable as they took down every opponent in their path. Today saw the team complete their sixth victory, this one over High Coast Esports, who were unable to cause a massive upset – or drag themselves out of last place in the standings.
While Secret do have one final series remaining in the League Season, which will see them facing OG on February 24th, it will not matter too much in the standings as they top the group with a 6-0 series record (12-2 in games). Team Secret become the first team across the entire regional DPC to claim their playoff spot at the upcoming ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021. As the fifth week of action continues, we are set to see many more teams grabbing the top spot in their respective regions – especially with many teams also sitting on the brink of a 6-0 scoreline.
Unfortunately, on the other side of things for HCE, the loss means that they are likely to be one of two teams relegated into the lower division once the EU DPC League Season 1 comes to an end – with one final series left on February 23rd against Team Nigma. It would be interesting to see if HCE can maybe cause an upset there, maybe if they play with the same vigor as they did against Vikin.gg in their only current victory. But, for now, Team Secret go into 2021 looking to keep their crown as the Kings of the Major but only time will tell if they can defend that title.
headline photo courtesy of Team Secret