The second round lower bracket series featured two games in which Team Liquid came back from a gold deficit to win.
In the first match
, it was Michael "miCKe" Vu's Ursa that enabled the Liquid comeback. He ultimately went 16/1/6 KDA on the hero.
Round two saw Liquid push down Team Secret's Ancient after 50 minutes of gameplay. They were able to manage Team Secret in Secret's own base through mobility and stuns, giving Liquid the confidence to go straight to the throne.
Team Secret is now going on a bit of break before the Dota Pro Circuit begins in January. They've been the dominant team in Europe up until this past month, and the time off is well-deserved.
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