Team Secret Not Too Worried with Sluggish Performance so far in VCT Pacific League
Team Secret is not pushing the panic button just yet even after a sluggish performance so far in the VCT 2023: Pacific League that also saw the all-Filipino crew absorbing its third loss.
TS yielded a nerve wracking 2-1 decision against Zeta Division that dropped it to the sixth spot of the standings.
Team Secret didn’t do actually bad in the contest, only falling short in the end game against a crispier execution of the Japanese team in the third map.
Head coach Evan “Warbirds” Olzem is keeping his patience through the rough start, stressing that everything remains a learning process for the rest of the team.
“A lot of it was actually discussed after the RRQ loss which is just setting up goals, taking its step by step and match by match not getting ahead of ourselves,” said Warbirds.
“Now it’s, I think, next week versus T1 so it’s gonna be prepping for that, kind of taking away some of our struggles in this series, how can we improve, how can we innovate,” he added.
Team Secret actually started the game slow falling behind 8-4 in the first half in Split. The Filipinos tried to make a comeback but the Japanese simply had answers to every TS run to close out the first map 13-9.
TS then bounced back in the second map in Lotus as after a tight 6-6 start, pulling off the big plays down the stretch this time for a 13-10 triumph.
Zeta though fired back in Fracture as it secured the series with a 13-9 win.
“I think a lot of it is momentum based like we would string together five rounds, the would string together five rounds,” said Warbirds.
“It was pretty hard to put one specific point I was getting really nervous on the fracture rounds.”