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Dota 2
Dota 2

Team Secret to miss first DPC Major

Team Secret have chosen to skip the first Dota Pro Circuit event of the upcoming season to give players time to reset following TI9.

In a post titled 'The International 2019 & DPC Season Thoughts', Team Secret revealed that the top four finish at TI9 for the squad was 'short of their own expectations' and the goal was always to win. The hard work has paid off for the team as no changes are being considered at the moment, but the intense year of success and grind, the decision to skip the MDL Chengdu Major in November is to ensure the players get time to recover and have an adequate break before the season fully begins.

Fans will be able to watch Estonian legend Clement "Puppey" Ivanov compete with TI1 Natus Vincere as part of Midas Mode 2, with Na'Vi's final Europe group game against TI3 Alliance later today.

Midas Mode is a modded game mode where virtual Moonbucks given to teams at the start of tournament. These are used for all actions within the game including drafting and banning heroes, pausing and picking sides and the currency has to last the full ten days of the tournament. Teams can earn additional Moonbucks by winning games and fulfilling community-submitted 'bounties' such as 'Your team must buy and hide 3 mangos outside of your base before the first bounty runes spawn. You cannot pick them up again. If two mangoes are found by the enemy before the game ends, the bounty is lost. All chat when you find a mango.'

Additional features such as Creep Takeover, which allows fans to control a wave of creeps will allow for fans to interact with the game directly should a team choose to make the investment.

The entire Secret team will next appear in Kallang for the ONE Esports DotA 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore event in December alongside fellow invitees Evil Geniuses, Natus Vincere, PSG.LGD, Virtus.pro and Vici Gaming.