Team Secret sweeps Global Esports to qualify for VCT Pacific League Playoffs
Team Secret swept Global Esports (GE) 2-0 to qualify for the VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) 2023: Pacific League Playoffs.
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Secret’s past few weeks have been tumultuous, to say the least. The team started strong but had shaky performances to rack up four losses. In order to qualify for the playoffs, the Adobo Gang had to win their last two matches during the VCT Pacific League Superweek and they kicked the weekend off with a massive win against DRX.
With their playoffs qualification, Adrian Jiggs “invy” Reyes lamented on their journey after their win against GE.
“Para sakin lang, mahirap yung journey namin. Syempre sa past few weeks natalo kami, nanalo kami, pero di parin kami nag-give up (Just for me, our journey was tough. Obviously, in the past few weeks we lost, we won, but we never gave up),” Invy shared his thoughts in the post-match interview on the Filipino broadcast. “That’s what matters for us,” Invy added on their qualification to the playoffs.
Sweeping Global Esports
Secret managed to sweep Global Esports 2-0 for their last matchup in the regular season of the VCT Pacific League.
First, Secret won on their map pick, Haven, 13-9 to immediately gain the upper hand in the series. At first, Secret was trailing GE in the early rounds up until Round 10 thanks to Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan and Jeremy “Jremy” Cabrera clutching three rounds to tie it up 5-5. By halftime, the score was tied 6-6 so Secret went ahead by taking the first two rounds in the second half before losing to GE’s buy round. From there, Secret never looked back and ended the game in Round 22 to clinch the series point and inch closer to the playoff qualification.
In Game 2, Secret had a 4-0 start in Lotus before GE called for a time-out that resulted in the Filipino squad getting thrifty’ed. Fortunately, Secret never gave GE the chance to overtake the lead and eventually reached double digits first, eventually ending the game 13-10.
With a playoff spot secured, Team Secret currently ranks fifth amongst the teams in the VCT Pacific League with a record of five wins and four losses.
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