Team Secret vs. CDEC Gaming – Shanghai Major – Group Stage – Day 1

Team Secret v CDEC Gaming in Day 1 of Group Stage for the Shanghai Major to be Played on Thursday the 25th of February 2016 at 9 am BJT.

team secret

pieliedie(Johan Åström)
EternaLEnVy(Jacky Mao)
w33(Aliwi Omar)
Puppey(Clement Ivanov)
MISERY (Rasmus Filipsen)

CDEC Agressif(Sun Zheng)
Xz(Chen Zezhi)
ShiKi(Huang Jiwei)
Q(Fu Bin)
Garder (Liu Xinzhou)

This match-up will be the second official match of the Shanghai Winter Major. Despite only being group stage, so there’s no elimination on the line, the stakes are still high. The loser will have to fight an uphill battle through the losers bracket to avoid two elimination rounds of a best of 1 in the main event.

Team Secret have been playing well, however none of their recent achievements have matched the heights they were performing at before Arteezy left to join EG. CDEC are in a similar situation. Since arriving with a big splash coming second in TI5, CDEC Gaming have cemented their place as a tier 1 team after winning the eSports Champions League (ECL) at the end of last year. This year however they have yet to prove that they have a shot to win this Tournament.

This is a match that could go either way, however Team Secret are the most likely to come out on top.

My Predictions:

Team Secret 60% | CDEC Gaming 40%

Team Secret to win 2:1