Team Empire tied the score with Team Secret
In their first match at The International 2017 Team Secret leveled the score in a the game against Team Empire, so the teams secured their first points at the championship.
It's also worth noting that at the seventh The International Team Empire will play with an incomplete lineup: Chappie failed to come to Seattle, being replaced by Resolut1on.
Do it as you have never done before, @Resolut1on_— Vladimir Kuzmenko (@chappiedota) 2 августа 2017 г.
I beleive in you, Roman!
On the first map was held a tough battle. At first the game was dictated by the «imperials», but after the 10th minute Team Secret made a few successful ganks and the teams began playing toe-to-toe. On the 22th minute Puppey and company won a fight and destroyed the enemy's mid-lane, then being forced to give up.
The words of Chappie were heard: Resolut1on has really shone with an excellent game on Luna. Despite a loss of all external towers, Team Empire managed to bounce back. In a few entries with a well-skilled usage of Luna's illusions, the «imperials» took the lead and smashed two rival's sides. On the 50th minute they made mega-creeps, but Team Secret decided to head for a push along the mid-lane, destroying Т4-towers. Hower, meanwhile, Resolut1on went to the enemy's base and smashed the remaining buildings of the opponent. 1-0 in favor of Team Empire.
The second map of this ВО2-series kicked off in a moderate pace. The teams were exchanging towers and playing as equal, but soon the «imperials» managed to gain an advantage, taking a lead in charts. On the 23rd minute they killed Roshan, but lost an important fight. Team Secret managed to turn the game's tide and destroyed the enemy's bottom lane. In a few minutes Team Empire lost one more side, a key-fight and were forced to give up. The final score stopped at 1-1.