Team Secret overcame a losing start to take down MVP of Hong Kong, 3-1, and cruise to the quarterfinals of the League of Legends: Wild Rift Southeast Asia Icon Series Summer Super Cup on Friday, June 25.
Secret wasted away a massive early lead in the opening game, but got its bearings back to dominate the next three games.
The Filipino squad backed by the European esports giant arranged a quarterfinal brawl against Vietnamese side and Group C top seed CERBERUS Esports on Saturday.
Mid laner Heri “Tatsurii” Garcia on his Galio came through with a perfectly-timed Hero’s Entrance to lead the Game 2-winning clash wherein Secret wiped out three MVP champions and marched straight to destroy the enemy Nexus.
Tatsurii finished with three kills and five assists against a lone death, same with jungler Robert “Trebor” Mansilungan’s Olaf.
ADC Caster “Chewy” Dela Cruz’s Corki wreaked havoc to power the crushing 19-6 triumph in Game 3 that saw him rack up a perfect record of six kills and nine assists.
Chewy had captain-support James “Hamez” Santos’ Galio (14 assists against a lone death) to thank for snowballing in the game that pushed Secret to the match point.
It was the turn of Trebor’s Jarvan IV and baron Eleazar “Azar” Salle’s Darius to take charge in the closeout 17-7 victory in Game 4. Trebor tallied a 3-2-13 kill-death-assist even as Azar was unkillable in putting up five kills and six assists.
Meanwhile, Icon Series PH Summer Split winner Amihan Esports will fire off its playoffs campaign in the quarterfinals against Vietnam’s SBTC Esports on Tuesday.
Amihan ruled Group B to get seeded straight in the last eight while SBTC swept Indonesia’s Bigetron Infinity, 3-0, in the round of 12 to advance.