Team Secret

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coaches:
South Korea Lee "SunBhie" Jeong-jae
Director:
USA John Yao
Manager:
United Kingdom Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey
Team Captain:
Estonia Clement "Puppey" Ivanov
Total Earnings:
$4,736,080
Pro Circuit Rank:
Links
Achievements
XMG Captains Draft 2.0 Dota Pit League Season 2 The Summit 3 MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring ESL One Frankfurt 2015 MLG World Finals Nanyang Dota 2 Championships The Shanghai Major 2016
History
Created:
2014-08-27
Upcoming Matches
Secret vs. TBD
November 30, 2017 - 16:00 UTC
Secret vs. EG
December 1, 2017 - 10:00 UTC

Team Secret is a European professional Dota 2 team.

History[edit]

Team Secret was originally made up of players from Natus Vincere, Fnatic, and Alliance, who formed a team in the post-TI4 shuffle. The team was announced to be participating in various tournaments, but without an official roster. The morning of the first day of Star Ladder Star Series Season 10 - EU/CIS Division, a link to their Starladder team page confirmed rumours of Puppey, Kuroky, s4, Fly, and BigDaddy.

It was revealed that Arteezy and zai would join the team for the Dota 2 Asia Championships. After some disappointing results the team would go on to win multiple LANs in a row, becoming the top favourite to win The International 2015. However the team ended up with a disappointing early exit at the hands of Virtus.pro.

In the International aftermath all members but Puppey left the team and it was revealed that it would be reformed with a roster of old and new talent, with EternalEnvy,MiSeRy,pieliedie and pubstar w33 joining. The new Team Secret would go on to win multiple LANs before the Frankfurt Major. During the first Major the team reached the final, but fell at the hands of OG. Following the Frankfurt Major Secret achieved a few disappointing result in the tournaments they participated in, however during the Shanghai Major Secret seemed to be on form once more reaching the grand final. This time they managed to beat Team Liquid and win the teams first Major. After the Major in preparation for the Spring and Summer season, w33 and MiSeRy were replaced by Arteezy and Universe.

In 2016, the team also expanded into other games, sponsoring all-female Counter Strike: Global Offensive team WeRunThisPlace, who won the ladies' event at the IEM World Championship, and Korean Street Fighter pro gamer Lee Chung Gon (Poongko).

On June 9, 2016 - only days after Team Secret and Evil Geniuses had finished last at The Manila Major 2016 - Secret announced that UNiVeRsE had left to join EG. In return, BuLba joins Team Secret.[1] In the team's listed roster for the open qualifiers for The International 2016, Aui_2000 is revealed to be a sub for the team. After finishing last place in The International 2016, Team Secret made changes to their squad with the addition of MP, MidOne and Forev replacing, Bulba, Arteezy and EternalEnvy plus the coaches Aui_2000 and 1437.[2] Forev departed the team after only two months, and was replaced by KheZu for the rest of the season.[3]

After achieving no major tournament victories by May 2017, notably knocked out in the first round of the Kiev Major by tournament underdogs SG-esports, Team Secret replaced pieliedie with YapzOr, moving Puppey to the 5 position.[4] While their results were somewhat improved, it did not make up for a lackluster season, leading to Team Secret not being directly invited to The International 2017. After making it through the European qualifiers, Team Secret was knocked out of The International 2017 by eventual champion Team Liquid in a tense 2-1 series, finishing in 9th-12th place. During the following roster shuffle, KheZu and MP were replaced by Ace and FATA- in September 2017.[5]

Controversies[edit]

On 16 February 2016, former team manager Evany Chang accused Team Secret of not paying prize winnings to her and former players.[6] On 9 October 2016, former player EternaLEnVy wrote a blog post detailing several instances of the organization, in particular team director Kemal and team captain Puppey, failing to pay players on time, lying about payments and sponsorships, and taking a 10% cut out of prize winnings without informing the players.[7] Later that day, another former player, MiSeRy, released a blog raising similar issues, and claiming Secret did not pay him until he asked several times. He also backed EternaLEnVy's claim that Puppey was the only player aware of the organization taking a 10% cut.[8]

Timeline[edit]

  • May 4th - Team Secret and pieliedie part ways. YapzOr joins as the new position 4 player while Puppey moves to postion 5.[9]
  • June 11th - SunBhie joins as a coach.
  • August 14th - Team parts ways with MP and KheZu.[10]
  • September 5th - Ace and Fata are officially confirmed to be on the new Team Secret roster. [11] Fata, typically a mid, will be moving to offlane on this new roster.
  • August 27th - Secret Team reveal their roster in their first official match in Star Ladder Star Series Season 10. Officially, BigDaddy, Fly and s4 were still under contract with their previous teams. Shortly afterwards, Fnatic officially announced their player's departures.[23]
  • September 3rd - Alliance announces the departure of s4.[24]
  • December 16th - After being inactive for a short period of time, Simbaaa officially leaves the team.[25]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
Denmark Ace Marcus Hoelgaard 1 2017-09-05 [11]
Malaysia MidOne Yeik Nai Zheng 2 2016-08-27 [15]
Germany Fata Adrian Trinks 3 2017-09-05 [11]
Jordan YapzOr Yazied Jaradat 4 2017-05-04 [9]
Estonia Puppey Clement Ivanov 5 2014-08-27

Former[edit]

Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
China Cty   Chen Tianyu
Malaysia MidOne Yeik Nai Zheng Perfect World Masters
Jordan Hook   Mohammad Al-Sheikh
Germany Fata Adrian Trinks ESL One Hamburg 2017 Qualifier
SL i-League Invitational #3 Qualifier
Jordan SparDa   Feras Abu Shamaleh
Germany Fata Adrian Trinks SL i-League Invitational #3 Qualifier
Ukraine DkPhobos   Alexander Kucheria
Germany Fata Adrian Trinks PGL Open Bucharest Qualifier
Denmark HesteJoe-Rotten   Mikki Mørch Junget
Germany Fata Adrian Trinks PGL Open Bucharest Qualifier
The International 2017 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea MP Pyo No-a 1 2016-08-27 [15] 2017-08-14 [10] Team Pheonix
Malaysia MidOne Yeik Nai Zheng 2 2016-08-27 [15] -
Germany KheZu Maurice Gutmann 3 2016-11-06 [16] 2017-08-14 [10] MidOrFeed
Jordan YapzOr Yazied Jaradat 4 2017-05-04 [9] -
Estonia Puppey Clement Ivanov 5 2014-08-27 -
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden pieliedie Johan Åström 4/5 2015-08-22 [21] 2017-05-04 [9] Team NP
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Forev Lee Sang-don 3 2016-08-27 [15] 2016-11-06 [16] MVP Phoenix
The International 2016 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada EternaLEnVy Jacky Mao 1/2 2015-08-22 [21] 2016-08-19 [14] Team NP
Canada Arteezy Artour Babaev 1/2 2016-03-22 [12] 2016-08-27 [15] Evil Geniuses
USA BuLba Kanishka Sosale 3 2016-06-09 [1] 2016-08-27 [15] Team Liquid
Estonia Puppey Clement Ivanov 4/5 2014-08-27 -
Sweden pieliedie Johan Åström 4/5 2015-08-22 [21] -
Canada 1437 Theeban Siva Sub 2016-03-24 2016-08-19 [14] Team NP
Canada Aui_2000 Kurtis Ling Sub 2016-06-09 2016-08-19 [14] Team NP
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora 3 2016-03-22 [12] 2016-06-09 [1] Evil Geniuses
Romania w33 Aliwi Omar 2 2015-08-22 [21] 2016-03-22 [26] Digital Chaos
Denmark MiSeRy Rasmus Berth Filipsen 3 2015-08-22 [21] 2016-03-22 [26] Digital Chaos
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Russia distilled Nikolay Prokhorenko Sub 2015-12-07 [27] 2016-06-??
Sweden Solitude Yousif Kutaiba Sub 2015-12-07 [27] 2015-12-?? Burden United
The International 2015 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada Arteezy Artour Babaev 1/2 2015-01-06 [18] 2015-08-14 [19] Evil Geniuses
Sweden s4 Gustav Magnusson 1/2 2014-08-27 2015-08-22 [21] Alliance
Sweden zai Ludwig Wåhlberg 3 2015-01-06 [18] 2015-08-30 [22] Evil Geniuses (Sub)
Estonia Puppey Clement Ivanov 4/5 2014-08-27 -
Germany KuroKy Kuro Salehi Takhasomi 4/5 2014-08-27 2015-08-22 [21] 5Jungz
Original Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Germany KuroKy Kuro Salehi Takhasomi 1 2014-08-27 -
Sweden s4 Gustav Magnusson 2 2014-08-27 -
Israel Simbaaa Tal Aizik 3 2014-08-27 2014-12-16 [25] MeePwn'd
Estonia Puppey Clement Ivanov 4/5 2014-08-27 -
Denmark BigDaddy Johan Sundstein 4/5 2014-08-27 2015-01-01 [17] Cloud9

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position
USA John Yao John Yao CEO
United Kingdom Cyborgmatt Matthew Bailey Manager
South Korea SunBhie Lee Jeong-jae Coach
Turkey L1 Ayse Elvan Aydemir Analyst

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position
Turkey I am Kemal Kemal Sadikoglu Director
USA the_evany Evany Chang Manager
Canada 1437 Theeban Siva Coach
Canada Aui_2000 Kurtis Ling Coach

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-10-29 A22nd A1Premier ESL One Hamburg 2017 0 : 2 $200,000
2016-03-06 A11st A1Premier The Shanghai Major 2016 3 : 1 $1,110,000
2015-11-21 A22nd A1Premier The Frankfurt Major 2015 1 : 3 $405,000
2015-11-01 A11st A1Premier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships 3 : 2 $105,688
2015-10-18 A11st A1Premier MLG World Finals 3 : 1 $113,982
2015-08-06 A77 - 8th A1Premier The International 2015 1 : 2 $829,333
2015-06-21 A11st A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2015 3 : 1 $118,481
2015-06-07 A11st A1Premier MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring 3 : 1 $108,816.75
2015-05-17 A11st A1Premier The Summit 3 3 : 1 $115,466
2014-12-21 A11st A1Premier XMG Captains Draft 2.0 3 : 2 $96,860
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Highlight Videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Team Secret (2016-06-09). "The Road To The International 2016". Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  2. "THE NEXT CHAPTER". Team Secret. 2016-08-27. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  3. "WELCOMING MAURICE ‘KHEZU’ GUTMANN". Team Secret. 2016-11-05. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  4. "Road To The International 2017". Team Secret. 2017-05-04. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  5. "THE SECRET IS OUT!". Team Secret. 2017-05-09. Retrieved 2017-10-05.
  6. Chang, Evany (16 February 2016). "I’m not even sure where to start with this...". TwitLonger. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  7. Mao, Jacky (9 October 2016). "A Secret Story". Team NP. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  8. Filipsen, Rasmus (9 October 2016). "The Secret Is Out". Medium. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "ROAD TO THE INTERNATIONAL 2017". Team Secret. 2017-05-04. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Team Secret DOTA2 – Post TI7". Team Secret. 2017-08-14. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Team Secret (2017-09-05). "The secret is out!". teamsecret.gg.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 [1]
  13. "1437 joins". twitter.com. 2016-03-24. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "Dota 2 Majors Registration". dota2.com. 19 August 2016. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 "The Next Chapter". Team Secret. 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "WELCOMING MAURICE ‘KHEZU’ GUTMANN". Team Secret. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  17. 17.0 17.1 We wanted to make a more formal announcement regarding the future of our roster but unfortunately the secret is out!
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Today we are confirming that Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev and Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg will be taking their place on the team
  19. 19.0 19.1 Charlie "Monolith" Yang (2015-08-14). "Changes to the EG Dota 2 Lineup". Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  20. "Changes to Tean Secret Dota 2". 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 "New Team Secret roster". 2015-08-22. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "zai now EG sub". 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
  23. Fnatic Parts with BigDaddy & Fly
  24. Alliance (2014-09-03). "Farewell to EGM, S4". http://farewell.thealliance.gg/. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  25. 25.0 25.1 [2]
  26. 26.0 26.1 [3]
  27. 27.0 27.1 "Dota2.com Majors registration list". 2016-01-07. Retrieved 2016-01-07.