Team Secret is once again the king of the Philippines stages after defeating Oasis Gaming, 3-1 in the Valorant Champions Tour Stage 2: Challengers Grand Finals on Sunday afternoon.
After an underwhelming Stage 1 performance, Team Secret is now once again back on top courtesy of a Game Four victory, 13-6 on Haven.
The former Southeast Asia Champions had an impressive start at the half as they led 9-3.
Secret then continued their great performance in the second half by winning the following three rounds to bring them to within match point early, 12-3.
With no room for error, Oasis Gaming started to build a run of their own, winning three straight before Jessie “JessieVash” Cuyco (Sova) decided that he’s had enough, finishing the big stage with a triple-kill.
JessieVash led the way for TS with 18 kills and five assists, while also getting the series Most Valuable Player recognition. Kevin “dispenser” Te (Killjoy) added 17 markers and a number of clutch hits.
Meanwhile, Secret’s usual duelist Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan had an all-around performance with 13 kills and 10 assists using the initiator KAY/O.
For Oasis, Bhreyanne “Wild0reoo” Reyes (Sova) led the squad with 14 kills and eight assists.
DubsteP believed that this is only the beginning of something bigger, that is why the team is focused on the next stage which is VCT Asia-Pacific.
“The competition will get tougher from here, ” said the best Jett in Asia.
“I guess we’ll keep the pace and we’ll keep doing what we’re doing best. We train and we train harder.”
Team Secret started the series with a close contested overtime win 17-15 on Icebox, followed by a 13-9 victory on Ascent.
Oasis Gaming took Game Three in a come-from-behind 13-10 win on Breeze before dropping the series in four on Secret’s map pick Haven.
Team Secret will take home $10,500 and the bragging rights as the kings of the Philippine stage.