Secret knocked Nigma out of contention for The International 2022. KuroKy's team misses TI for second year in row2022-09-16 11:52:00
The first map started with Nigma's advantage. The team was ahead in networth, but didn't turn their lead into dominance. Thanks to a better draft, Team Secret broke the narrative and took the lead after the second Roshan.
Nigma bounced back on the second map. After a great early team fight and the first Roshan, KuroKy and the team took the gold lead and accumulated a 24k advantage. Despite several good engagements for Team Secret, it wasn't enough to come back.
Team Secret's third map was a showcase of dominance. They didn't allow their opponent to have even a tiny hope. At a 20-minute mark, Puppey and the team gained a 20k advantage and easily closed the map and the series.
Nigma Galaxy finished 5-6th. Despite the extended slots for TI, the team failed to qualify for the second year in a row. Team Secret needs one more win for at least a Last Chance spot. Their next opponent will be decided in the match between goonsquad vs Into The Breach.
The International 2022 regional qualification is running online from 13 to 17 September. The participants compete for a slot in Group Stage and two invites to Last Chance. Team Liquid and Entity are already guaranteed to travel to Singapore.