posted by Abelle,
The audience in the Polyvalent Hall in Bucharest were treated to a Luna workshop from cn Newbee this afternoon as the Chinese team used her twice in a row to take down eu Team Secret in The Bucharest Major 2018 quarterfinal.

Newbee's road to the playoffs hasn't been the smoothest but despite Ivan 'MinD_ContRoL' Borislavov calling Team Secret his scariest opponent, the Chinese squad made beating them look simple.

We’re back stage ready to engage in battle with @teamsecret— Newbee (@NewbeeCN) March 9, 2018

Game 1

Hu 'Kaka' Liangzhi's Naga Siren has been a game-change in the past and Secret let Newbee get their hands on it for this first game. In fights, Song 'Sccc' Chun's Viper and Xu 'Moogy' Han's took the front lines and if they ever looked like they were going to die, kaka used Song of the Siren to disengage.

Once kaka picked up an Aghanim's Scepter, his Song not only disengaged, but healed up his entire team. Combined with Damien 'kpii' Chok's Underlord, who could use Dark Rift to taxi everyone out as a last resort, Secret struggled to win in five on five clashes. Perhaps inspired by Liu 'Sylar' Jiajun's Divine Rapier in the previous series, Moogy picked up a Rapier of his own to end the game. With the enhanced damage, Newbee brute-forced their way into Secret's base and melted the Ancient.

Game 2

Luna worked out so well in the first game that Newbee went for it again in the second. Secret made some pretty on-meta core picks but tried something a little different for their supports - Skywrath Mage for Yazied 'YapzOr' Jaradat and Wraith King for Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov. Skywrath Mage did a great job of taking kills early, but unfortunately for Secret he was really the only one getting those kills. While YapzOr gained ground, the rest of his team struggled.

There was no Rapier for Moogy's Luna this time but the game was as one-sided as the first. They finished off Secret in just over 32 minutes.

With Newbee on to the next round, we're guaranteed a Chinese team in the Grand Final. They will face cn VGJ.Thunder in the semifinal round. Team Secret have been eliminated with $30,000 but no DPC points.

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