The EU/CIS chapter of the Omega League Immortal Division ended today, with Team Secret coming out as winners (no surprises there) after defeating OG 3-0 in the grand final. The upper bracket final ended 2-1 for Secret against OG, and after a very close game 1 in the grand final, it seemed like OG would push Team Secret to the distance. But no such thing happened as Team Secret refused to take their foot off the gas pedal and made game 2 and game 3 a stroll in the park in comparison to game 1. Eight teams made it to the playoff stages of the tournament, and between them, a total of 154 games were played (including the group stages). Let’s take a look at the team and hero statistics for the Omega League EU/CIS Immortal Division.
Total games played: 154
Total heroes picked: 105
Number of heroes unpicked or unbanned: 9
Most picked hero(s): Tiny (38 games, 22 wins, 57.89%),
Most contested hero: Phoenix (71 games, either picked or banned in 51.30% of the games)
Most banned hero: Doom (53 games)
Hero with the highest win rate (10 games or more):
Clockwerk (14 games, 11 wins, 78.57% win rate)
Hero with lowest win rate (10 games or more):
Enchantress (14 games, 6 wins, 42.86%)
Phoenix, Doom and Tiny were the most contested heroes of the tournament, with Phoenix being the most contested one at 51.30%. The surprising thing though, is the fact that there was no hero which was contested in nearly all the games, which is something typically seen in most tournaments. As the meta for a tournament develops, there are those two to three heroes who are picked or banned in nearly each game, which wasn’t seen here. This is an indication that the 7.27 patch is quite an open one with multiple viable heroes and strategies. This is also verfied by the fact that a total of 105 heroes (out of 119) were picked in the tournament, with 55 heroes being picked five games or more.
Team Secret continue to dominate the professional scene. The EU/CIS region is clearly stacked with the best teams in the world, and even in that bunch, Team Secret managed to have a win rate of nearly 90%! Right now, they seem unplayable and it is pure bad luck that TI10 was cancelled, becuase it doesn’t seem anyone would have been able to put a stop to their reign of terror. Although LAN events are still out of sight, more online tournaments are being announced and Omega League will be back for a season 2 in October. As more days pass with patch 7.27, teams will have time to figure it out better and maybe, just maybe, someone might come up with the answer to take down Team Secret.