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Team Secret come out top at The Summit 3

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Team Secret

I am in love with 6.84. Gone are those longwinded, 60-90 minute affairs that made Dota 2 far too stale and time consuming for my liking. The current meta is way more action packed, making the game not only a lot more fun to play, but equally fun to watch. If like me, you spent most of the weekend lost in Valve’s MOBA, I have no doubt that you also found some time to watch bits and pieces of The Summit – a more laid back Dota 2 event showcasing some of the game’s top talent. The finals concluded in the wee hours this morning. Team Secret defeated Evil Geniuses to claim the top spot.

Here’s a breakdown of the final games, as well as how the tournament winnings were split (via Gosu Gamers):

Breakdown

1. Team Secret – $115,466 (42.5%)
2. Evil Geniuses – $61,129 (22.5%)
3. Vici Gaming – $35,319 (13%)
4. LGD Gaming – $27,169 (10%)
5-6. Cloud 9 – $9,509 (3.5%)
5-6. Invictus Gaming – $9,509 (3.5%)
7-8. Not Today – $6,792 (2.5%)
7-8. Rave – $6,792 (2.5%)

$100 000 ain’t too shabby at all. It doesn’t come close to the prize pool of The International though, which at time of writing, is sitting on $8 395 097! I don’t think it will be too long before we overtake last year’s final purse total.

If you missed the games, you can download them in the Dota 2 client, or watch them right here. Game 4 was over in a mere 14 minutes!

On a side note, I would just like to offer my congratulations to Ben “NoxvilleZA” Steenhuisen, South Africa’s very own local Dota 2 guru. He was a stats man for the event and did a fantastic job. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I loaded into a game and saw his name on the caster selection screen. Being part of The Summit is an achievement in itself, but I hope it’s a stepping stone into far bigger things!

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Last Updated: May 18, 2015

64 Comments

  1. Team Secret….. Who are they? Where do they come from? Is their leader’s birthday on the 5th of November. Nobody knows for sure, all we know is it’s covered up by the illuminati.

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  2. Admiral Chief

    May 18, 2015 at 11:05

    So I wanted to play on Friday, but Eskom said no.

    I take it as a sign

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 18, 2015 at 11:07

      Eskom wanted to play instead. So they kill other people electricity. Then again I doubt there are enough people working there with the cranial capacity to start a PC.

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 18, 2015 at 11:17

        Or do understand the term “cranial capacity”

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        • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

          May 18, 2015 at 11:18

          They do understanc capacity though. As in not have enough…

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          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 11:19

            *understand

            And yeah, you said it

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 18, 2015 at 11:21

            Eskom went under and it stank/stanc..

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 11:20

            If they did understand capacity we would not have load shedding

    • Pariah

      May 18, 2015 at 11:09

      Excuses

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 18, 2015 at 11:11

      So that’s why the NC reported massive advances on Friday?

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 18, 2015 at 11:11

        Shhhhhhh

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 18, 2015 at 11:13

        Well, I went to bed, woke up when power came on, realized it is too late to start up Dota2 as promised at the allotted time, logged in to Auraxis, saw an alert, proceeded to help the troops, lost track of time, went to bed at 2, or 3, or something

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 18, 2015 at 11:14

          That game sucks time like a black hole.

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          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 11:16

            Yeah, especially if you play before 12 at night, get your daily 5 rewards as you play well, then you realise, oh wait, if I play for 55 more minutes, I can unlock 5 more and then another alert and then…

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            May 18, 2015 at 11:18

            It is actually how I judge a game to be good. If you lost track of time while playing a game it means you had loads of fun.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 11:19

            The fun thing is, the war NEVER ends, there is ALWAYS another battle on some front/continent…never ending

          • Hammersteyn

            May 18, 2015 at 11:21

            There should be Super alerts over two continents with bigger rewards.

          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 11:22

            Or simultaneous alert, over ALL 4. Winner gets XP boost for a week or something

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 18, 2015 at 11:21

            Or the other side, if any free minute you find you want to dedicate to your game:
            She: “Honey, pause the movie I want to go pee.”
            Me: “Great. I can unpause GTA V and go run over two pedestrians at least!”

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 18, 2015 at 11:24

          I played quite a bit of Warframe this weekend, was a double credit weekend plus two operations going on. Then when I played the one mission I found a rare container that had a one hour double credit booster. QUADRUPLE CREDITS FOR AN HOUR YO!

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          • Admiral Chief

            May 18, 2015 at 11:26

            O_O

          • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

            May 18, 2015 at 11:28

            Is that when you shed your load?

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 18, 2015 at 11:28

            I made it rain!

    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 18, 2015 at 11:22

      I Saw the sign
      It opened up my eyes I saw the sign
      Life is demanding without understanding!

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    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      May 18, 2015 at 11:23

      Soon they will implement Stage 5 Loadshedding. At stage 5 they come to your house and siphon petrol out of your car/generator to assist with their generators.

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    • Mossel

      May 18, 2015 at 12:09

      Rather play HotS with me! All the cool kids are doing it.

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      • Admiral Chief

        May 18, 2015 at 13:31

        Yeah, no.

        W3 is almost live

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  3. Hammersteyn

    May 18, 2015 at 11:06

    Reporter : So Team Secret, what’s the secret to your success?
    Team Secret : It’s a secret.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 18, 2015 at 11:07

      *slow, so very slow, clap*

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 18, 2015 at 11:08

        I take what I can get.

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      • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

        May 18, 2015 at 11:32

        All that is missing from that is a bowchickawowwow soundtrack and an “Oh Steyn your Hammer is so big!”

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    • HairyEwok

      May 18, 2015 at 11:10

      Thank god they didn’t go call themselves Team Anonymous…
      We are Anonymous
      We are Radiant
      We do not ward
      We do not feed
      Expect us.

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    • Eric

      May 18, 2015 at 13:09

      They used to give that answer all the time in interviews after they formed. It was so annoying.

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  4. Pariah

    May 18, 2015 at 11:09

    Sad that I missed the grand finals, was watching the rest of the event closely. Sleep beckoned though, so I answered.

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  5. RinceTriss

    May 18, 2015 at 11:24

    Yawn. This game is given way too much respect.

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    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 18, 2015 at 11:25

      It’s not a game, it’s a SPORT!

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    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 18, 2015 at 11:26

      LIKE YOUR MOTHER! Oh Sorry. Confused my LoL with my CoD. Oh no wait. It’s Dota… D’ohta. Data’s moronic cousing from Springfield.

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      • RinceTriss

        May 18, 2015 at 11:26

        lol

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        • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

          May 18, 2015 at 11:27

          Are you laughing or drowning or attending a Pentecostal church service? 😛

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      • HairyEwok

        May 18, 2015 at 11:29

        I find my imagination disturbing now…. I just read that in a Trevor voice.

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    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 18, 2015 at 11:59

      Explain?

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  6. Guild

    May 18, 2015 at 11:30

    Explain what happened in game 3? Saw them swearing each other and going on about the servers? And they were very critical about the EG mid-lane choice and saw he got taken out very quickly and quite often

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    • hairyknees

      May 18, 2015 at 13:34

      I haven’t seen all the games 🙂 will report back to you once I have

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    • hairyknees

      May 18, 2015 at 15:05

      The swearing was just some good old fashioned trolling while they were paused due to the lag.

      Yeah EG mid suffered that game. He was playing Storm. His strength comes from his mobility which he only gets at level 6. Before then he is easily ganked and very squishy which is what Secret took advantage of. Puppey on Enchantress is scary to be up against 😛

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      • Guild

        May 18, 2015 at 15:09

        Thanks budd. Your going to have to explain a lot of things to me. I got a laptop that runs Dota so keen to give it a proper go.

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        • hairyknees

          May 18, 2015 at 15:34

          For sure! Baby steps 🙂 The International will be here in a few months, last year they had “noob” casters to help beginners help the game. They might have the same this year.

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        • Scruff304

          May 18, 2015 at 16:14

          Welcome to the game. Kiss your life good bye 😛

          I suggest checking out a guide called “Welcome to Dota, You Suck” It a nice starting point. Don’t stress if you don’t understand everything, or anything, it a lot to take in. There a load of beginner guides out there. Whenever you get the chance, read some. Helped me a lot. I’ve only been playing about a year or so, so I still read guides whenever I get the chance. Versus @hairyknees:disqus I’m prob super noob. But more you play, better you get.

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          • hairyknees

            May 18, 2015 at 17:03

            STFU NOOB! 😛

            I’ve played for a few years, and to this day I’m still learning 🙂

          • Scruff304

            May 18, 2015 at 18:53

            Hush you. Go be a good support and place some wards or something like that. I don’t know what you supports do.

            And stop stealing my couier! Noob…

            xD

          • Guild

            May 19, 2015 at 10:14

            I’ve watched a lot of videos and guides. Played the practice/learn missions. And still nervous to try a proper game of it. Don’t want to stuff up and have everyone go nuts because I did something wrong

          • Scruff304

            May 19, 2015 at 10:22

            Try out a bot game, with human players on your team. I played a lot of that at first before dived into first game. If you are paired with friendly people who are also new, ask them if they want to stack with you. It will make you a lot less nervous if you play with people who don’t rage for no good reason.
            Feel free to add me on steam. Same nick. Happy to help out if I can.

          • Guild

            May 19, 2015 at 11:58

            Shot, will do. I only recently installed Steam so got zero friends 😛 I need to send out a few invites

          • Scruff304

            May 20, 2015 at 14:37

            So, @hairyknees:disqus , @disqus_VB0THghkAC:disqus was telling me last night that you were having a pretty decent QoP game… Playing vs. noobs on your smurf account I see? xD Trolls be trolling!

  7. Matthew Holliday

    May 18, 2015 at 12:07

    summits my favorite tournament, casually sitting on the couch with all the unks at the BTS house,
    super legit.
    stoked that secret won another thing, people were being overly critical of their lack of success.

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  8. Stanley Smith

    May 18, 2015 at 12:08

    Secrets were really good in those games. All the three match ups were great and intense, but team secret was better.

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  9. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    May 18, 2015 at 12:19

    I only watched the first game and went to bed sad and then woke up and checked the results and I was pretty happy to see they did so well! TI5 incoming!

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    • Scruff304

      May 18, 2015 at 13:12

      Lucky you. I watched Game 1, was sad. Watched Game 2, was happy, but then sad because I had to go to bed. Which I think is 100 times worse!
      Damn you job! Damn you too hell!!!
      I was going to try avoid as social media today and watch the replays tonight, but got over it as I knew it wasn’t possible…

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  10. Skuifspeld

    May 18, 2015 at 12:48

    About time that Secret won one.

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    • Scruff304

      May 18, 2015 at 13:14

      Actually it their second LAN win now. They won the week before at the Red Bull tournament…

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  11. MossySloth

    May 18, 2015 at 12:59

    !!!! FUCKING SPOILER ALERT !!!!

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    • hairyknees

      May 18, 2015 at 13:07

      The secret is out…? Sorry 😡

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      • Scruff304

        May 18, 2015 at 13:13

        Insert TA flair here…

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    • Eric

      May 18, 2015 at 13:07

      lol. When a sport blog updates scores do you go postal as well?

      Reply

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