Against all expectations, Team Secret has achieved an incredible feat by sweeping South Korea’s number one ranked team, DRX, with a resounding 2-0 victory in their penultimate match during the regular season of the Valorant Champions Tour: Pacific (VCT Pacific).
The all-Filipino crew, defying the odds, handed DRX their first defeat of the season. This remarkable triumph has significantly boosted Team Secret’s chances of securing a spot in the playoffs, especially considering their trailing position in the standings leading up to the final week.
“We feel like this is our last game, as if there’s no next one, no more upcoming matches because we’ve given everything we have and we need to win. Earlier, it was quite emotional seeing the comments as well because we’ve been experiencing consecutive losses, going through a slump. But we remained motivated and stayed positive as a team. We showed our best and gave it our all,” said Borkum in a mix of English and Filipino.
In the initial map, DRX started off with an impressive display, securing three consecutive rounds. However, Team Secret’s Tondo Gaming came into action, and the Filipino squad responded with an outstanding five-round streak, concluding the first half with an 8-4 lead. This advantage proved to be decisive as Team Secret sealed the map with a score of 13-8.
Similarly, the second map commenced with DRX securing an early advantage, claiming the first three rounds. Even with Team Secret’s resistance, the match was poised to go in a blowout in favor of DRX after taking a commanding, 9-3 lead.
Mirroring their performance in the previous map, Team Secret unleashed their full potential, winning an impressive streak of five rounds to level the score at 10-10. In a bid to halt this surging momentum, DRX managed to secure round 21, but it only served to further ignite Team Secret’s drive. With unwavering determination, Team Secret seized three consecutive rounds, completing the astounding upset with a score of 13-11.
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