EternalEnvy settles the score, eliminates Puppey’s Secret 2-1 out of the Manila Masters
Anime squad is doing it!
EternalEnvy may seem to have finally settled the score against Puppey as Team NP eliminates Team Secret 2-1 at the Manila Masters opening matchup.
With the feud rooting months back, everyone was expecting a total grudge match where both teams did not fail to deliver with multiple back and forth situations and as well as excercise of pure dominance over the other became the central play for the Best-of-3 series.
Game 1 was secured by Secret after a lengthy siege by Team NP which was led by EternalEnvy‘s Bristleback caused Secret to narrow the gap when it comes to the Net Worth lead. Although both EternalEnvy and FATA-, who was handling the Templar Assassin at mid had double-digit leads when it comes to CS resulting in the early net worth gap in the favor of NP, the team’s overall lack of pushing power found a hard time going high ground against YapZor‘s defensive Cogs on his Clockwork and the constant crowd control by MidOne‘s Invoker with MP‘s Luna easily clearing the pushing wave thanks to the bouncing Glaives. As the fight extended, both MidOne and MP gained more than enough farm to stage a comeback for Secret which ultimately led to the team winning Game 1.
NP‘s intention to take Secret out was made clearly known in Game 2 as the Lina draft for FATA– proved to be deadly with the midlaner scoring 20 out of 32 of NP‘s overall kills. Protected by the teamfighting support duo that is the Treant Protector by Aui_2000 and pieliedie‘s Warlock. The dominant performance proved too much for Secret to handle as they call out the “GG” at minute 42.
Tying the series 1-1, both NP and Secret found themselves in a do-or-die situation with offensive picks being drafted by both teams, NP once again utilizing the Bristleback on EternalEnvy, MSS‘s Legion Commander, and FATA–‘s Lina, whereas Secret going full offensive with MP‘s Ember Spirit and Khezu‘s Slardar, albeit Lycan pick for MidOne may have caused them the whole series as the attempt to maximize the Lycan’s pushing capabilities by forcing NP to fight the rest of the Secret squad was thwarted by the NP‘s sustainability, not only through the Legion Commander but also with the Io pick for pieliedie. Although Secret was able to secure kills of their own through their 4-man rotations, NP is able to not only extend the fights but also retaliate resulting in costly return kills against Secret, and ultimately the objectives such as the tower. In contrast to Game 1 which also had the Bristleback and Io, NP‘s game proved to be on point on both heroes this time around as Secret found themselves on the ropes with the high ground defense, ultimately losing their Tier 3s, the barracks and the series on the hands of a merciless EE-sama.