Team Secret

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[e][h]Team Secret
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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coaches:
Lee "SunBhie" Jeong-jae
Director:
John Yao
Manager:
Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey
Team Captain:
Clement "Puppey" Ivanov
Sponsor:
Total Earnings:
$4,479,080
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
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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Team Secret was originally made up of players from Natus Vincere, Fnatic, and Alliance, who formed a team in the post-TI4 shuffle.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]

Controversies[edit]

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]

Timeline[edit]

  • May 4th - Team Secret and pieliedie part ways. YapzOr joins as the new position 4 player while Puppey moves to postion 5.[6]
  • June 11th - SunBhie joins as a coach.
  • August 14th - Team parts ways with MP and KheZu.[7]
  • September 5th - Ace and FATA- are officially confirmed to be on the new Team Secret roster. [8] 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.[20]
  • September 3rd - Alliance announces the departure of s4.[21]
  • December 16th - After being inactive for a short period of time, Simbaaa officially leaves the team.[22]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
Denmark Ace Marcus Hoelgaard 1 2017-09-05 [8]
Malaysia MidOne Yeik Nai Zheng 2 2016-08-27 [12]
Germany FATA- Adrian Trinks 3 2017-09-05 [8]
Jordan YapzOr Yazied Jaradat 4 2017-05-04 [6]
Estonia Puppey Captain Clement Ivanov 5 2014-08-27
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Denmark HesteJoe-Rotten   Mikki Mørch Junget
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Germany FATA- Adrian Trinks PGL_Open/Bucharest/2017/Europe PGL Open Bucharest Qualifier

Former[edit]

The International 2017 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea MP Pyo No-a 1 2016-08-27 [12] 2017-08-14 [7] Teampheonixlogo std.png Team Pheonix
Malaysia MidOne Yeik Nai Zheng 2 2016-08-27 [12] - Logo filler std.png
Germany KheZu Maurice Gutmann 3 2016-11-06 [13] 2017-08-14 [7] Logo filler std.png
Jordan YapzOr Yazied Jaradat 4 2017-05-04 [6] - Logo filler std.png
Estonia Puppey Captain Clement Ivanov 5 2014-08-27 - Logo filler std.png
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Sweden pieliedie Johan Åström 4/5 2015-08-22 [18] 2017-05-04 [6] NPlogo std.png Team NP
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Forev Lee Sang-don 3 2016-08-27 [12] 2016-11-06 [13] MVPPhoenixlogo std.png MVP Phoenix
The International 2016 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada EternaLEnVy Jacky Mao 1/2 2015-08-22 [18] 2016-08-19 [11] NPlogo std.png Team NP
Canada Arteezy Artour Babaev 1/2 2016-03-22 [9] 2016-08-27 [12] Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA BuLba Kanishka Sosale 3 2016-06-09 [1] 2016-08-27 [12] Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
Estonia Puppey Captain Clement Ivanov 4/5 2014-08-27 - Logo filler std.png
Sweden pieliedie Johan Åström 4/5 2015-08-22 [18] - Logo filler std.png
Canada 1437 Theeban Siva Sub 2016-03-24 2016-08-19 [11] NPlogo std.png Team NP
Canada Aui_2000 Kurtis Ling Sub 2016-06-09 2016-08-19 [11] NPlogo std.png Team NP
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA UNiVeRsE Saahil Arora 3 2016-03-22 [9] 2016-06-09 [1] Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Romania w33 Aliwi Omar 2 2015-08-22 [18] 2016-03-22 [23] Digitalchaoslogo std.png Digital Chaos
Denmark MiSeRy Rasmus Berth Filipsen 3 2015-08-22 [18] 2016-03-22 [23] Digitalchaoslogo std.png Digital Chaos
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Russia distilled Nikolay Prokhorenko Sub 2015-12-07 [24] 2016-06-??
Sweden Solitude Yousif Kutaiba Sub 2015-12-07 [24] 2015-12-?? Burdenlogo std.png Burden United
The International 2015 Squad
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada Arteezy Artour Babaev 1/2 2015-01-06 [15] 2015-08-14 [16] Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
Sweden s4 Captain Gustav Magnusson 1/2 2014-08-27 2015-08-22 [18] Alliancelogo std.png Alliance
Sweden zai Ludwig Wåhlberg 3 2015-01-06 [15] 2015-08-30 [19] Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses (Sub)
Estonia Puppey Clement Ivanov 4/5 2014-08-27 - Logo filler std.png
Germany KuroKy Kuro Salehi Takhasomi 4/5 2014-08-27 2015-08-22 [18] 5jungzlogo std.png 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 [22] Meepwndlogo std.png MeePwn'd
Estonia Puppey Captain Clement Ivanov 4/5 2014-08-27 - Logo filler std.png
Denmark BigDaddy Johan Sundstein 4/5 2014-08-27 2015-01-01 [14] C9logo std.png 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
2016-03-06 A11st A1Premier The Shanghai Major 2016 3 : 1 Liquidlogo std.png $1,110,000
2015-11-21 A22nd A1Premier The Frankfurt Major 2015 1 : 3 OGLogo std.png $405,000
2015-11-01 A11st A1Premier Nanyang Dota 2 Championships 3 : 2 Vglogo std.png $105,688
2015-10-18 A11st A1Premier MLG World Finals 3 : 1 Eglogo std.png $113,982
2015-08-06 A77 - 8th A1Premier The International 2015 1 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $829,333
2015-06-21 A11st A1Premier ESL One Frankfurt 2015 3 : 1 Eglogo std.png $118,481
2015-06-07 A11st A1Premier MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring 3 : 1 Empirelogo orig std.png $108,816.75
2015-05-17 A11st A1Premier The Summit 3 3 : 1 Eglogo std.png $115,466
2015-02-08 A33rd A1Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015 0 : 2 Eglogo std.png $275,177
2014-12-21 A11st A1Premier XMG Captains Draft 2.0 3 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $96,860
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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. 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 6.3 "ROAD TO THE INTERNATIONAL 2017". Team Secret. 2017-05-04. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Team Secret DOTA2 – Post TI7". Team Secret. 2017-08-14. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Team Secret (2017-09-05). "The secret is out!". teamsecret.gg.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 [1]
  10. "1437 joins". twitter.com. 2016-03-24. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Dota 2 Majors Registration". dota2.com. 19 August 2016. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 "The Next Chapter". Team Secret. 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "WELCOMING MAURICE ‘KHEZU’ GUTMANN". Team Secret. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  14. 14.0 14.1 We wanted to make a more formal announcement regarding the future of our roster but unfortunately the secret is out!
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Today we are confirming that Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev and Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg will be taking their place on the team
  16. 16.0 16.1 Charlie "Monolith" Yang (2015-08-14). "Changes to the EG Dota 2 Lineup". Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  17. "Changes to Tean Secret Dota 2". 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 "New Team Secret roster". 2015-08-22. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "zai now EG sub". 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
  20. Fnatic Parts with BigDaddy & Fly
  21. Alliance (2014-09-03). "Farewell to EGM, S4". http://farewell.thealliance.gg/. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  22. 22.0 22.1 [2]
  23. 23.0 23.1 [3]
  24. 24.0 24.1 "Dota2.com Majors registration list". 2016-01-07. Retrieved 2016-01-07.