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Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the season
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The International 2017 runners-up, Newbee exit the StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3 without a single win.

After two consecutive 2-0 losses, yesterday against compLexity Gaming and today against Team Secret, Newbee start the new season without securing any qualifier points from the first minor

they’ve been invited for.
 

Game One:

vs
Newbee lineup

The Dire

KAKA EarthshakerEarthshaker
Sccc VenomancerVenomancer
Faith Ancient ApparitionAncient Apparition
Moogy LifestealerLifestealer
kpii TidehunterTidehunter
Bans:
ChenLichOracleEnchantressRubick
Team Secret lineup

The Radiant

Nyx Assassin Nyx Assassin YapzOr
Necrophos Necrophos MidOne
Nature’s Prophet Nature's Prophet FATA-
Weaver Weaver Ace.
Bane Bane Puppey
Bans:
Night StalkerFaceless VoidDoomSvenDragon Knight

Out-drafted, out-maneuvered and out-played, Newbee got run over in less than 25 minutes by a powerful pushing strategy of Team Secret. Newbee’s core Venomancer despite having a fairly good laning stage became pretty useless against Secret’s support Nyx Assassin who had him controlled in the team fights with the Spiked Carapace. Neither Xu ‘Moogy‘ Han couldn’t do much for his team on Lifestealer. Isolated by Adrian ‘Fata‘ Trinks’s Furion – Sprout or controlled by Clement ‘Puppey‘ Ivanov’s Bane, Moogy didn’t have a good infest – initiate option either.

Newbee’s game seemed to rely on a fast Blink Dagger for  Damien ‘kpii‘ Chok’s Tidehunter who theoretically could have initiated with Naix infested and followed by an Ancient Apparition ultimate, they could have created enough damage for Venomancer to clean the enemies in one Poison Nova. However, none of these things happened as Team Secret snow-balled out of the laning stage and just around the 25 minute mark they forced out the GG call after taking a second tier three tower from the TI7 runners-up.

Game Two:

vs
Newbee lineup

The Dire

KAKA Nyx AssassinNyx Assassin
kpii VenomancerVenomancer
Sccc Ursa WarriorUrsa Warrior
Moogy NecrophosNecrophos
Faith VisageVisage
Bans:
ChenLichNature's ProphetAnti-MageHuskar
Team Secret lineup

The Radiant

Rubick Rubick YapzOr
Bane Bane Puppey
Legion Commander Legion Commander FATA-
Ember Spirit Ember Spirit MidOne
Broodmother Broodmother Ace.
Bans:
Night StalkerFaceless VoidPhantom LancerChaos KnightSilencer

Team Secret finished the game two drafting stage with three signature heroes of theirs. Rubick for Yazied ‘YapzOr‘ Jaradat, Ember Spirit for Yeik ‘MidOne‘ Nai Zheng and a last pick Broodmother for Marcus ‘Ace‘ Hoelgaard. Although the game didn’t go as bad as the first one for Newbee, to some extent they faced the same problems from the previous game. Song ‘Sccc‘ Chun’s Ursa had to deal in the laning stage with Bane’s Enfeeble and later on with the Fiend’s Grip. Moogy and Kpii had to watch out for Rubick steals, sometimes giving free spells to Yapzor.

Team Secret didn’t make any risky moves, they had the patience to play defensively when Sccc managed to sneak into the Roshan Pit and claim the Aegis and pressed the issue only when they had the vision and the numbers advantage. It took them only 30 minutes to take the victory and with it a second chance to advance into the SL i-League Invitational minor playoffs.

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasonNewbee
0

Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasoncoL

Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasonSecret
1

Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasonNa`Vi

Round 2

BO3
Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasoncoL
2

Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasonNa`Vi


Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasonNewbee
0

Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasonSecret

Round 2

BO3
Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasonNa`Vi

Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the seasonSecret

The last series of day three is set to be a Team Secret vs Na’Vi rematch. The winner of the confrontation will join CompLexity Gaming and Team Liquid into the playoffs, losers will have to pack and look forward at the PGL Open Bucharest which is the next minor in the Pro Circuit schedule.

Team Secret eliminate Newbee from the first minor of the season


Source: GosuGamers Dota 2

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