Team Secret continues to lead the Dota Pro Circuit Leaderboard and now even more after emerging champion of Moonduck TV’s Captain’s Draft 4.0.
This season’s 7th Minor is Captain’s Draft 4.0 with a prize pool of $300,000 and 300 Pro Circuit Points up for grabs. Held in Washington DC this January 4 to January 7, 2018, any of the two invited teams and six qualified teams can take the trophy and its rewards home.
Round 1 (Best of 3)
Mineski vs paiN = 2 – 0
EG vs Secret = 1 – 2
coL vs VG = 0 – 2
OG vs Empire = 2- 0
Round 2 (Best of 3)
Mineski vs Secret = 0 – 2
VG vs OG = 2 – 0
Round 3 (Best of 5)
Secret vs VG = 3 – 2
Team Secret vs. Vici Gaming Finals Match
Vici Gaming was ahead of Team Secret with a huge kill gap. Team Secret made a comeback with Puppey and Midone‘s Swap and Guinsoo play and Void not having a buyback didn’t help Vici Gaming at all. Team Secret takes Game 1.
Paparazzi’s Storm was too formidable for Team Secret. It was a close fight but Storm was too unstoppable for the enemy team. Vici Gaming wins Game 2. Team Secret and Vici Gaming now has an even standing of 1-1.
It was a game that crushed Team Secret. Vici Gaming still has all their Tier 2 towers and a bottom Tier 1 tower up and yet they’ve managed to take Team Secret’s mid Tier 3 high ground tower and melee barracks.
Leshrac was forced to buy back as VG over extends their push after which they move to push the top lane. VG kills four of Team Secret, leaving Secret’s Omni left alive and top’s Tier 3 tower down. Secret calls GG and Vici Gaming takes Game 3.
Vici Gaming leads the match with a 2 -1 after winning Game 3. One more win and they take the championship home. Their gameplay in Game 4 says so too. Vici Gaming has put constant pressure against Team Secret all throughout early and mid-game. Papparazi’s Morphling lands kill after kill as the team nails one tower after another and trampling on Team Secret’s Medusa and rest of the team.
Confident during mid-game, VG takes Roshan but trades in their bottom tower and melee barracks. VG then pushes back Secret in the bottom lane but loses in the clash. Morphling takes an unnecessary buyback which caused him to help in the clash but not so much as he fears for their bottom barracks, lack of buyback and teammates dying during so.
Team Secret kills Death Prophet and pushes VG’s bottom lane and crushes the barracks. They go after the throne and Secret forces a Game 5 after an amazing comeback in Game 4!
Team Secret completely dominated Game 5. As the shoutcaster puts it, “Anywhere they go, they will find a kill.” Ace’s Meepo wearing Shadow Blade early on lands them easy catches and more so after he gets his Blink Dagger. Easy lock for the team anywhere in the map as Fata’s Axe has a Shadow Blade as well.
Pretty soon Team Secret is pushing Vici’s high ground and buy backs prove no good for Vici as it was impossible to catch Meepo. In addition, VG doesn’t have enough creep control to push Secret’s relentless pressure back without losing one teammate or two.
Vici Gaming calls GG and Team Secret is announced champion of Captain’s Draft 4.0!
The champion Team Secret raids the prize pool and took off with $108,000 and 150 Pro Circuit Points.
Vici Gaming walks away with $69,000 and 90 Pro Circuit Points.
OG and Mineski takes equal slices of the pie as they both stepped in the third place and bags $37,000 and 30 Pro Circuit Points.
Empire, coL, EG and paiN goes home with $12,000 and no Pro Circuit Points.