Team Secret captures first win as forfeitures mar Day 6 of VCT PH group stage

Team Secret finally captured the elusive first win in the forfeiture-marred Day 6 of VCT 2022 Challengers PH group stage on Friday, Feb. 18.

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Team Secret won in the first match of the day after it completed a reverse sweep of Oasis Gaming, 2-1. The comeback win came after the second map in Fracture was awarded to Team Secret after Oasis Gaming failed to show up in the game lobby due to Internet connectivity issues.

Oasis, which was riding the momentum of the 13-16 Game 1 win in Ascent, failed to regain its bearing in the deciding match as Team Secret, led by the debuting Jeremy "Jremy" Cabrera, went with a flawless 13-0 demolition of its opponents to secure their first win after four games in the tournament.

Although still sitting at the fourth spot of the standing with a 1-3 record, the win gave the Valorant Champions 2021 SEA representative a glimmer of hope as it only trails a game behind no. 3 team Bren Esports who has a 2-2 win-loss card.

The second match was pretty much the same of the first one as Looking for Org also suffered forfeiture in the series opener. Just like Oasis, LFO failed to show up due to Internet issues, giving its opponent, South Built Esports the first point the series.

LFO succeeded in getting the point back when it rode as searing first half 11-1 in Game 2 in Icebox. It managed to tie the series after the 13-6 triumph.

SBE, however, came through in the second half of the decide in Ascent, riding an 8-3 tally after the switch to score a 13-10 win and take the series, 2-1

In the final match of the day, Oasis bounced back from its earlier loss as it scored a 2-1 reverse sweep over Action PH.

Oasis recovered from the Game 1 hiccup where APH dominated the winning side, 13-8. Oasis, though, showed resolve in its own map pick in Fracture in the second game to pull away with a 13-9 triumph to tie the series. With the momentum on its side, Oasis finished APH off in the decide in Ascent with another lopsided 13-8 win.