Team Secret

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Director:
Kemal "I am Kemal" Sadikoglu
Manager:
Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey
Team Captain:
Clement "Puppey" Ivanov
Total Earnings:
$3,916,261
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
Recent Player Trades:
2016-08-27:Arteezy and BuLba leave; MP, Forev, and MidOne join

Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games

Team Secret is a European professional Dota 2 team.

Overview

Team Secret was originally made up of players from Natus Vincere, Fnatic, and Alliance, who formed a team in the post-TI4 shuffle.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 Asian championship. After some disappointing results the team would go on to win multiple LANs in a row, becoming the top favourite to win The international 5. 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]

Controversies

On 16 February 2016, former team manager Evany Chang accused Team Secret of not paying prize winnings to her and former players.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

History

  • 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.[17]
  • September 3rd - Alliance announces the departure of s4.[18]
  • December 16th - After being inactive for a short period of time, Simbaaa officially leaves the team.[19]

Player Roster

Active

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
South Korea MP Pyo No-a 1 2016-08-27 [9]
Malaysia MidOne Yeik Nai Zheng 2 2016-08-27 [9]
Germany KheZu Maurice Gutmann 3 2016-11-06 [10]
Estonia Puppey Captain Clement Ivanov 4/5 2014-08-27
Sweden pieliedie Johan Åström 4/5 2015-08-22 [15]

Former

Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Forev Lee Sang-don 3 2016-08-27 [9] 2016-11-06 [10] MVP/MVP Phoenix MVP Phoenix
The International 2016 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada EternaLEnVy Jacky Mao 1/2 2015-08-22 [15] 2016-08-19 [8] Team NP Team NP
Canada Arteezy Artour Babaev 1/2 2016-03-22 [6] 2016-08-27 [9] Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
USA BuLba Kanishka Sosale 3 2016-06-09 [1] 2016-08-27 [9] Team Liquid Team Liquid
Estonia Puppey Captain Clement Ivanov 4/5 2014-08-27 -
Sweden pieliedie Johan Åström 4/5 2015-08-22 [15] -
Canada 1437 Theeban Siva Sub 2016-03-24 2016-08-19 [8] Team NP Team NP
Canada Aui_2000 Kurtis Ling Sub 2016-06-09 2016-08-19 [8] Team NP Team NP
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora 3 2016-03-22 [6] 2016-06-09 [1] Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Romania w33 Aliwi Omar 2 2015-08-22 [15] 2016-03-22 [20] Digital Chaos Digital Chaos
Denmark MiSeRy Rasmus Berth Filipsen 3 2015-08-22 [15] 2016-03-22 [20] Digital Chaos Digital Chaos
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Russia distilled Nikolay Prokhorenko Sub 2015-12-07 [21] 2016-06-??
Sweden Solitude Yousif Kutaiba Sub 2015-12-07 [21] 2015-12-?? Burden United Burden United
The International 2015 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada Arteezy Artour Babaev 1/2 2015-01-06 [12] 2015-08-14 [13] Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Sweden s4 Captain Gustav Magnusson 1/2 2014-08-27 2015-08-22 [15] Alliance Alliance
Sweden zai Ludwig Wåhlberg 3 2015-01-06 [12] 2015-08-30 [16] Evil Geniuses 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 [15] 5Jungz 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 [19] MeePwn'd MeePwn'd
Estonia Puppey Captain Clement Ivanov 4/5 2014-08-27 -
Denmark BigDaddy Johan Sundstein 4/5 2014-08-27 2015-01-01 [11] Cloud9 Cloud9

Organization

Active

Organization
ID Name Position
Turkey I am Kemal Kemal Sadikoglu Director
United Kingdom Cyborgmatt Matthew Bailey Manager

Former

Former Organization
ID Name Position
Canada 1437 Theeban Siva Coach
Canada Aui_2000 Kurtis Ling Coach

Achievements

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2016-03-06 A11st A1Premier The Shanghai Major 2016 3 : 1 Team Liquid $1,110,000
2015-11-21 A22nd A1Premier The Frankfurt Major 2015 1 : 3 OG $405,000
2015-11-01 A11st A1Premier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships 3 : 2 Vici Gaming/Vici Gaming $105,688
2015-10-18 A11st A1Premier MLG World Finals 3 : 1 Evil Geniuses $113,982
2015-08-06 A77 - 8th A1Premier The International 2015 1 : 2 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro $829,333
2015-06-21 A11st A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2015 3 : 1 Evil Geniuses $118,481
2015-06-07 A11st A1Premier MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring 3 : 1 Team Empire $108,816.75
2015-05-17 A11st A1Premier The Summit 3 3 : 1 Evil Geniuses $115,466
2015-02-08 A33rd A1Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships 0 : 2 Evil Geniuses $275,177
2014-12-21 A11st A1Premier XMG Captains Draft 2.0 3 : 2 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro $96,860
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Highlight Videos

References

  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. Chang, Evany (16 February 2016). "I’m not even sure where to start with this...". TwitLonger. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. Mao, Jacky (9 October 2016). "A Secret Story". Team NP. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  5. Filipsen, Rasmus (9 October 2016). "The Secret Is Out". Medium. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 [1]
  7. "1437 joins". twitter.com. 2016-03-24. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Dota 2 Majors Registration". dota2.com. 19 August 2016. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 "The Next Chapter". Team Secret. 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "WELCOMING MAURICE ‘KHEZU’ GUTMANN". Team Secret. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  11. 11.0 11.1 We wanted to make a more formal announcement regarding the future of our roster but unfortunately the secret is out!
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Today we are confirming that Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev and Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg will be taking their place on the team
  13. 13.0 13.1 Charlie "Monolith" Yang (2015-08-14). "Changes to the EG Dota 2 Lineup". Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  14. "Changes to Tean Secret Dota 2". 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 "New Team Secret roster". 2015-08-22. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "zai now EG sub". 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
  17. Fnatic Parts with BigDaddy & Fly
  18. Alliance (2014-09-03). "Farewell to EGM, S4". http://farewell.thealliance.gg/. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  19. 19.0 19.1 [2]
  20. 20.0 20.1 [3]
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Dota2.com Majors registration list". 2016-01-07. Retrieved 2016-01-07.