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[e][h]Team Secret Puppey
Player Information
Clement Ivanov
March 6, 1990 (1990-03-06) (age 25)
Common Team Role(s):
Support, Jungle, Utility
Signature Hero:
Chen Enchantress Enigma
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2007 — 2008
2008 — 2009
2009 — 2010
2010 — 2011

Dota 2:

2011-06-17 — 2014-08-20
2014-08-27 — Present

Clement "Puppey" Ivanov is an Estonian player who is currently the captain of Team Secret.


"Everyone must forget the words CARRY/SUPPORT/GANKER, this is all rubbish. If you want to be useful, to win the game, you must play on all heroes, instead of crying like a baby when you have to play carry" - Puppey [1]

Puppey is one of the most prolific and storied captains in Dota. He is not afraid to experiment, even in important matches. Despite the fact that he plays Jungler and Support most often, he is effective in any role.

Puppey is an example of professionalism in Dota, he understands his responsibility. His good knowledge of the English language allowed him to play in many of the best European teams. Clement is an open and sociable man. Among other things he has a musical education, he can play the clarinet, violin, guitar and saxophone. He sang in the choir for 12 years and has since he was five years old. His dream is to start his own group.[1]


The first traces in the history of eSports and DotA

Clement started with pub games, just as everyone else did. His professional career started from the "Xero Skill" (XsK) team in the beginning of summer 2007. The roster consisted of relatively unknown, but skilled players. Puppey himself was still a "no name" in the eSports world. [1]

The first serious tournament for XsK was ClanBase - EuroCup XVI - WC3 DotA. Unfortunately they didn't make it out of the group losing to MYM and another unknown team. [1]

The first big victory for XsK happened on ESL Major Series where they placed 3rd, losing to MYM and "eMg". Puppey started to earn respect from professional players. [1]

On 18th of April the official announcement says that the team XsK ceased to exist. Puppey explained that the misunderstandings started after their loss at MYM PriDe #8. [1]


After being teamless for a period of time, Puppey attended DreamHack Summer 2009 as a stand-in for Mouz, where they placed 5th. This is where the famous Puppey - KuroKy "bromance" began. [1]

The 7th of June the ex-Virtus.pro team under the leadership of "joLiE" goes under the sponsorship of "KingSurf", getting a new tag - Ks.int. 18 y.o. Puppey was invited to the team as an experienced player. [1]

"I am playing dota for more than 4 years. This game changed my life, and I hope that Kingsurf will do the same." - Puppey [1]

Their first tournament was ASUS Summer Open 2008 on the 24th of August. A loss to "Rush3D" in the finals and a 2nd place finish wasn't too bad for a newly formed team. A week after the loss on ASUS some players left the team, or went inactive. This led to the merging of two teams - KS.int and WG. [1]

The new team tested their strength right away, in the East Europe Dota Championship where they faced "Rush3D" in the finals. "KS.int" had their revenge, but unfortunately it wasn't an important tournament and the prize money was scarce. [1]

2009 was approaching, after more roster changes the team still had no stability, or worthwhile results. But the team did not giving up and were showing some great games in clan-wars. [1]

"Our mindset looked like this: "Let's make the best gank-team in the history!" This was the beginning of Ks.int, where Puppey took the place of a captain, and we started to execute our ideas and started to show the world what we are capable of" - Puppey & Kuroky [1]

The DotA-League Masters proved to be the long awaited triumph of KS.int beating MYM. (highlights and the moment of victory.) [1]

At the end of July, scandal broke out inside the "KingSurf" organization which led to the departure of Ks.int from KingSurf's sponsorship. The team took the name of its new sponsors Razer.CGC. [1]


Razer.CGC attended a few more events, took another name in October 2009 - AEON.int and then everything started to crumble. The team stopped attending new events, KukoKy left to MYM, Puppey was constantly playing as a stand-in. [1]

Eventually Puppey and a few other skilled players created new team - Bens Friendly Buddies. After a victory over MYM in Farm4Fame tournament BFB drew the attention of "Blight" organization. [1]

In February 2010, after "Blight" got a new sponsor the team was renamed to Nirvana.int. [1]

The timezone difference between the Europeans and Americans hindered the team's performance. The changes did not take long. Nirvana created a new roster - Nirvana.ru, which Puppey joined after failing to get a US Visa. [1]

The creation of the second team was followed by serious roster problems. Nirvana tried to keep both teams, but eventually Nirvana.ru left from Nirvana's control and took a temporary name - TeamHome. [1]

Meanwhile, after the split of Nirvana.int, scandal broke out between Fear and Puppey over the slot on Farm4Fame. Puppey reacted harshly, unveiling some internal information, but still resigned his claim for the spot. [1]

After losing in the ESWC 2010 qualifiers to DTS, Puppy returned to Nirvana.int after Merlini's retirement. They placed 4th in the tournament and immediately after came more roster changes and an eventual departure from the Nirvana organization due to some unpaid salary and compensation for ESWC 2010. The new team took the name New World Order. [1]

Despite showing the discipline and dedication, New World Order was playing without a sponsor. The team couldn't participate in big LAN tournaments due to the lack of finance. [1]

Team GG.net or 6 months before Na`Vi

23 January 2011 GosuGamers.net decides to create their own Dota team and signs NWO. The team takes new tag - GG.net. [1] PickLeague XIV and ROCCAT GosuCup#3 were the two first place finishers for GG.net under the new tag. [1]

Na`Vi - new home

"Na`Vi – is a team of "big hopes". This is the last year for Dota-scene (Dota 2 is waiting in the future), so many european teams stopped to fight for the first place in the world, but I want to fight. This is the time for change. Na`Vi – is the ideal opportunity to carry out my plans. I'm leaving my good friends from GG.net, especially KuroKy, with whom we played for so long. It's hard to set high goals and reach them, but I feel that we, Na`Vi will do it. Thank you to everyone who supported me, to team GG.net and to my fans. NEW WORLD ORDER FOREVER!" - Puppey. [1]

Na`Vi: ArtStyle, Dendi, XBOCT, Puppey, LighTofHeaveN.

The reason for Puppey to leave GG.net was the lack of LAN events participation. In all this time GG.net didn't attend a single LAN event, whereas any given CIS team attended at least 3 for the same time. [1]

Puppey's first tournament under Na`Vi tag was the ICS#8 playoffs. In the winner bracket semi-final Na`vi met GG.net and stomped them in two quick games. Na`Vi took first place over MYM (2-0), taking their first win in the first online tournament with the new roster. [1] 13 of August - ASUS OPEN Summer 2011. First LAN - first win. Next - The International. [1]

The first Dota 2 tournament - The International, with the unbelievable prizepool of $1.6 mil, was coming. Na`Vi got the betakeys required to play the game only 3 weeks before the tournament. (Puppey interview before The International) [1]

"My only problem - is the need to always speak in Russian." - Puppey [1]

Dota 2

With Na'vi

Puppey made his first steps into the Dota 2 competitive scene with Natus Vincere among the likes of Dendi and Artstyle, as they competed in The International 2011. They went undefeated throughout the whole tournament, winning the unprecedented $1,000,000 USD grand prize. They also won ESWC 2011 and took home $12,000 USD. In both of these tournaments, he demonstrated fantastic prediction with Chen's ability to send heroes back to base. Puppey became Natus Vincere's Captain after Artstyle's departure from the team in October 2011.[2]

After The International 2011 Puppey went on to captain Na'vi to a successful second place in both The International 2012 and The International 2013, and multiple other high place finishes. During the run-up to the The International 2014 it became clear that Na'vi wasn't the dominant force it once was. They finished TI2014 in seventh place, their worst result in a TI.

He was then released from Na`Vi on August 20, 2014. [3] One week later, on August 27th, it was revealed that Puppey, along with Kuroky, Fly, BigDaddy, and s4, had formed Team Secret.

Team Secret

Hailed by many as a super team, Puppey joined Team Secret as their captain. After a rough start and some roster switches for the new super team they got their first LAN tournament win at the The Summit 3. Team Secret looked really dominant the months before The International 2015, but only managed to finish seventh.

After The International 2015 Team Secret split up, with only Puppey remaining. Puppey then formed a new team around himself, having much success in the tournaments after The International 2015.


With Team Secret

Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-21 A22nd The Frankfurt Major 1 : 3 OG OG $405,000
2015-11-01 A11st Nanyang Dota 2 Championships 3 : 2 Vici Gaming/Vici Gaming Vici Gaming $100,000
2015-10-18 A11st MLG World Finals 2015 3 : 1 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $100,000
2015-10-04 A22nd ESL One New York 2015 1 : 2 Vega Squadron Vega Squadron $57,324+
2015-09-24 A11st World Cyber Arena 2015 European Qualifier 2 : 0 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $45,000
2015-08-06 A77 - 8th The International 2015 1 : 2 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $829,332.585
2015-06-28 A55 - 6th Dota Pit League Season 3 - : W Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas $10,545
2015-06-21 A11st ESL One Frankfurt 2015 3 : 1 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $117,303+
2015-06-07 A11st MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring 3 : 1 Team Empire Team Empire ¥675,000+
2015-05-17 A11st The Summit 3 3 : 1 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $115,466+
2015-05-10 A11st 2015 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Dota 2 3 : 2 Invictus Gaming/Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $38,556
2015-04-25 A77 - 8th Star Ladder Star Series Season 12 0 : 2 Alliance Alliance $3,750
2015-02-08 A33rd Dota 2 Asia Championships 0 : 2 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $272,192+
2014-12-23 A11st Dota Pit League Season 2 3 : 0 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro Polar Virtus.pro Polar ~$36,269
2014-12-21 A11st XMG Captains Draft 2.0 3 : 2 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro Virtus.pro $95,508+
2014-12-07 A33rd The Summit 2 3 : 0 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses ~$44,521
2014-11-15 A11st Double Trouble 3 : 1  Ukraine Dendi / United Kingdom TotalBiscuit
2014-10-26 A22nd Star Ladder Star Series Season 10 2 : 3 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses ~$46,796
2014-10-10 A33 - 4th ESL One New York 2014 0 : 2 Vici Gaming/Vici Gaming Vici Gaming ~$13,000

With Natus Vincere

Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-07-19 A77 - 8th The International 2014 1 : 2 Cloud9 Cloud9 $519,208
2014-06-29 A55 - 8th ESL One Frankfurt 2014 0 : 2 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses ~$10,500
2014-06-24 A22nd HyperX D2L Western Challenge 0 : 3 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses ~$18,666
2014-06-08 A44th The Summit 1 0 : 2 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses ~$10,236
2014-04-20 A55 - 6th Star Ladder Star Series Season 9 0 : 1 Invictus Gaming/Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $7,446
2014-04-15 A11st Dota 2 Champions League Season 2 3 : 1 Cloud9 Cloud9 $61,500
2014-04-01 A22nd XMG Captains Draft Invitational 1 : 3 Fnatic/Fnatic.EU Fnatic.EU $9,650
2014-20-01 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 8 3:1 Alliance Alliance $62,000
2013-12-08 A33 - 4th EMS One Fall Season Finals 1 : 2 Fnatic/Fnatic.EU Fnatic.EU $4,000
2013-11-30 A11st ASUS ROG DreamLeague Kick-Off Season 3 : 0 Fnatic/Fnatic.EU Fnatic.EU $25,000
2013-11-24 A33 - 4th MLG Championship Columbus 1 : 2 Team DK Team DK ~$13,689
2013-11-10 A11st WePlay Dota2 League Season 2 3 : 2 Alliance Alliance $13,000
2013-10-13 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 7 3 : 2 Alliance Alliance $12,000
2013-08-11 A22nd The International 2013 2 : 3 Alliance Alliance $632,370
2013-07-24 A11st The Defense Season 4 3 : 1 Kaipi Kaipi $12,000
2013-07-09 A11st Alienware Cup 3 : 2 LGD Gaming/LGD.Taobao.cn LGD Gaming $25,000
2013-06-16 A55 - 8th DreamHack Summer 2013 1 : 2 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas 10,000 SEK
2013-05-18 A11st 2013 Techlabs Cup May 2 : 1 Power Rangers Power Rangers $3,500
2013-05-12 A33rd WePlay Dota2 League Season 1 1 : 2 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $1,200 + $1,000 in hardware
2013-04-27 A11st WePlay Showmatch #2 5 : 0 RoX RoX $1,500
2013-04-21 A11st EMS One Spring Finals 2 : 1 RoX RoX $12,000
2013-04-16 A11st joinDOTA Masters XIII 2 : 0 Kaipi Kaipi $1,500
2013-03-23 A33rd 2013 Techlabs Cup March 0 : 1 ICCup iCCup $1,500
2013-03-15 A11st Bigpoint Battle #2 2 : 1 Team Liquid Team Liquid €1,500
2013-03-03 A11st WePlay Showmatch #1 3 : 0 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses $750
2013-02-12 A11st EMS One Spring Cup #1 2 : 1 Fnatic/Fnatic.EU Fnatic.EU $600
2012-12-23 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 4 3 : 1 Team Empire Team Empire $8,000
2012-12-19 A11st GosuLeague Season 5 12 / 2
League Play (W/L)
2012-11-04 A11st Electronic Sports World Cup 2012 2 : 0 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas $12,000
2012-10-21 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 3 3 : 1 Team Empire Team Empire $6,000
2012-09-02 A22nd The International 2012 1 : 3 Invictus Gaming/Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming $250,000
2012-08-14 A11st JoinDOTA Masters Special Edition 2 : 0 Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses €1,000
2012-07-29 A22nd The Premier League Masters 0 : 3 MTw Mortal Teamwork
2012-07-15 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 2 3 : 0 Mousesports mousesports $6,000
2012-07-08 A11st The Premier League Season 2 11 / 0
League Play (W/L)
2012-06-18 A22nd DreamHack Summer 2012 1 : 2 MTw Mortal Teamwork $6,000
2012-04-29 A11st Star Ladder Star Series Season 1 3 : 1 Moscow Five Moscow Five $6,000
2012-03-18 A11st Techlabs Cup 2012 1 : 0 DTS Gaming DTS Gaming $3,000
2012-03-11 A11st The Premier League Season 1 8/1/0
League Play (W/D/L)
2012-03-04 A11st The Defense 3 : 2 Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming €6,000
2011-12-11 A22nd Dota2 Star Championship 1 : 2 The Retry The Retry $5,000
2011-10-25 A11st Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 2 : 0 EHOME/EHOME.cn EHOME.cn $12,000
2011-08-18 A11st The International 2011 3 : 1 EHOME/EHOME.cn EHOME.cn $1,000,000


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