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ESL One Los Angeles 2020: defeat vs Team Secret

Dota 2 / News / 9 April 2020 — 15:30

The game starts at 17:00 CEST

The third rival of ua Natus Vincere at ESL One Los Angeles 2020 will be  eu Team Secret. The match will be held in the best of 3 format.

The team led by ee Puppey achieved the same result as the Born to Win, starting the championship with two victories in a row. eu Team Secret beat  se Team Liquid and eu Ninjas in Pyjamas.

So, the upcoming match will decide who takes the first place in the group. The opponent is tough- the match promises to be very difficult.

This season eu Team Secret made one roster change: my MATUMBAMAN took the place of fi Midone. For this reason, pl Nisha had to go mid, however, the rearrangement of roles had practically no effect on the strength of the team. eu Team Secret managed to win  DreamLeague Season 13 and continues to show a very good game.

We are sure that ua Natus Vincere players will prepare for the match and try to show their maximum. Join the stream and support our guys! #navination

ESL One Los Angeles 2020 - Online (best of 3)
April 8 17:00 CEST
0 : 2
Natus Vincere
  • Crystallize
  • MagicaL
  • 9pasha
  • CemaTheSlayeR
  • illias

Team Secret
  • MATUMBAMAN
  • Nisha
  • Zai
  • YapzOr
  • Puppey

Game 1 — NAVI [0 : 1] Team Secret

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Teams
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Natus Vincere
  • Crystallize
  • MagicaL
  • 9pasha
  • CemaTheSlayeR
  • illias

Team Secret
  • MATUMBAMAN
  • Nisha
  • Zai
  • YapzOr
  • Puppey

The starting phase of the game as a whole turned out to be equal: both teams were making kills and farmed well. Though a small advantage was on our side but the enemy could catch up with the Born to Win at any moment.

Midgame was extremely difficult for ua Natus Vincere. The enemy heroes had a lot of support items as well as auras, which made it pretty easy to take fights and push lanes. As a result, by 30 minutes eu Team Secret got the advantage of 6k gold and also destroyed the t-3 tower on the bottom lane.

By 34 minutes, our guys lost all sides and acknowledged their defeat after an unsuccessful fight. ua NAVI couldn't oppose the enemy on the battlefield — 0 : 1.

Game 2 — NAVI [0 : 2] Team Secret

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Teams
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Natus Vincere
  • Crystallize
  • MagicaL
  • 9pasha
  • CemaTheSlayeR
  • illias

Team Secret
  • MATUMBAMAN
  • Nisha
  • Zai
  • YapzOr
  • Puppey

Despite the fact that ua Natus Vincere players felt much better at the beginning of the meeting, the difference in gold between the teams was minimal. The reason for that was the enemy Medusa, who ranked first in the net worth table and tried to farm as much as possible.

In the midgame, our team lost their advantage after several fights. The biggest threat in them was just Medusa, which was becoming an increasingly dangerous adversary and also was planning to buy a Divine Rapier.

This item made a twist in the game as it lasted only about 10 seconds in the hands of eu Team Secret. The opponent even though destroyed the bottom lane of ua Natus Vincere, but lost such an expensive item that got picked up by Nature's Prophet.

The game got very precise because now both teams owned Divine Rapier, and any mistake could have led to the defeat. As a result, after a fight on the 51-minute mark, our team has lost this precious item and Team Secret killed Roshan and marched to the last push.

The meeting ended in a few minutes. Despite all the desperate attempts by ua NAVI to contain the onslaught of the opponent, eu Team Secret players broke the main structure of our team — 0 : 2.