Team Secret

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coach:
Director:
USA John Yao
Manager:
Team Captain:
Total Earnings:
$5,814,080
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 DreamLeague Season 8
History
Created:
2014-08-27
Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games

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Team Secret was originally made up of players from Natus Vincere, Fnatic, and Alliance, who formed a team in the post-TI4 shuffle.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 e-sports, 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, moves 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.[25]
  • September 3rd - Alliance announces the departure of s4.[26]
  • December 16th - After being inactive for a short period of time, Simbaaa officially leaves the team.[27]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
Denmark Ace
(
Marcus Hoelgaard
)
1
Join Date: 
2017-09-05[11]
Malaysia MidOne
(
Yeik Nai Zheng
)
2
Join Date: 
2016-08-27[16]
Germany Fata
(
Adrian Trinks
)
3
Join Date: 
2017-09-05[11]
Jordan YapzOr
(
Yazied Jaradat
)
4
Join Date: 
2017-05-04[9]
Estonia Puppey Captain
(
Clement Ivanov
)
5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27

Former[edit]

Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name ID Name Tournament(s)
 
Malaysia Ohaiyo
(
Khoo Chong Xin
)
 
Germany Fata
(
Adrian Trinks
)
ESL One ESL One Genting 2018
Temporary stand-ins Temporary stand-ins
ID Name 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 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 The International 2017 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
South Korea MP
(
Pyo No-a
)
1
Join Date: 
2016-08-27[16]
Leave Date: 
2017-08-14[10]
 
Team Pheonix
Malaysia MidOne
(
Yeik Nai Zheng
)
2
Join Date: 
2016-08-27[16]
Leave Date: 
-
Germany KheZu
(
Maurice Gutmann
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-11-06[17]
Leave Date: 
2017-08-14[10]
 
MidOrFeed
Jordan YapzOr
(
Yazied Jaradat
)
4
Join Date: 
2017-05-04[9]
Leave Date: 
-
Estonia Puppey Captain
(
Clement Ivanov
)
5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
-
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Sweden pieliedie
(
Johan Åström
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2015-08-22[22]
Leave Date: 
2017-05-04[9]
 
Team NP
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
South Korea Forev
(
Lee Sang-don
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-08-27[16]
Leave Date: 
2016-11-06[17]
 
MVP Phoenix
The International 2016 Squad The International 2016 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Canada EternaLEnVy
(
Jacky Mao
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2015-08-22[22]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-19[15]
 
Team NP
Canada Arteezy
(
Artour Babaev
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2016-03-22[13]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-27[16]
 
Evil Geniuses
USA BuLba
(
Kanishka Sosale
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-06-09[1]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-27[16]
 
Team Liquid
Estonia Puppey Captain
(
Clement Ivanov
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
-
Sweden pieliedie
(
Johan Åström
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2015-08-22[22]
Leave Date: 
-
Canada 1437 Substitution
(
Theeban Siva
)
5 (Sub)
Join Date: 
2016-03-24
Leave Date: 
2016-08-19[15]
 
Team NP
Canada Aui_2000 Substitution
(
Kurtis Ling
)
4 (Sub)
Join Date: 
2016-06-09
Leave Date: 
2016-08-19[15]
 
Team NP
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
USA UNiVeRsE
(
Saahil Arora
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-03-22[13]
Leave Date: 
2016-06-09[1]
 
Evil Geniuses
Romania w33
(
Aliwi Omar
)
2
Join Date: 
2015-08-22[22]
Leave Date: 
2016-03-22[12]
 
Digital Chaos
Denmark MiSeRy
(
Rasmus Berth Filipsen
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-08-22[22]
Leave Date: 
2016-03-22[12]
 
Digital Chaos
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Russia distiled Substitution
(
Nikolay Prokhorenko
)
Sub
Join Date: 
2015-12-07[24]
Leave Date: 
2016-06-??
Sweden Solitude Substitution
(
Yousif Kutaiba
)
1 (Sub)
Join Date: 
2015-12-07[24]
Leave Date: 
2015-12-??
 
Burden United
The International 2015 Squad The International 2015 Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Canada Arteezy
(
Artour Babaev
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2015-01-06[19]
Leave Date: 
2015-08-14[20]
 
Evil Geniuses
Sweden s4 Captain
(
Gustav Magnusson
)
1/2
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
2015-08-22[22]
 
Alliance
Sweden zai
(
Ludwig Wåhlberg
)
3
Join Date: 
2015-01-06[19]
Leave Date: 
2015-08-30[23]
 
Evil Geniuses (Sub)
Estonia Puppey
(
Clement Ivanov
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
-
Germany KuroKy
(
Kuro Salehi Takhasomi
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
2015-08-22[22]
 
5Jungz
Original Squad Original Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Germany KuroKy
(
Kuro Salehi Takhasomi
)
1
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
-
Sweden s4
(
Gustav Magnusson
)
2
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
-
Israel Simbaaa
(
Tal Aizik
)
3
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
2014-12-16[27]
 
MeePwn'd
Estonia Puppey Captain
(
Clement Ivanov
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
-
Denmark BigDaddy
(
Johan Sundstein
)
4/5
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
2015-01-01[18]
 
Cloud9

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
USA John Yao
(
John Yao
)
CEO
Join Date: 
2017-03-06[28]
United Kingdom Cyborgmatt
(
Matthew Bailey
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2014-12-??
South Korea SunBhie
(
Lee Jeong-jae
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2017-06-11
Turkey L1
(
Ayse Elvan Aydemir
)
Analyst
Join Date: 
2016-07-08

Former[edit]

Former Organization Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA the_evany
(
Evany Chang
)
Manager
Join Date: 
2014-08-27
Leave Date: 
2014-12-??
Turkey I am Kemal
(
Kemal Sadikoglu
)
Director
Join Date: 
2015-04-17[29]
Leave Date: 
2017-03-06[28]
Canada 1437
(
Theeban Siva
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2016-03-24[14]
Leave Date: 
2016-08-19[15]
Canada Aui_2000
(
Kurtis Ling
)
Coach
Join Date: 
2016-06-13
Leave Date: 
2016-08-19[15]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-12-03 A11st A1Premier DreamLeague Season 8 3 : 0 $500,000
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 $108,817
2015-05-17 A11st A1Premier The Summit 3 3 : 1 $115,466
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Secret, along with OG and Virtus.Pro, have the most appearances of Major finals, winning 2 of them.


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. 13.0 13.1 13.2 [2]
  14. 14.0 14.1 "1437 joins". Twitter. 2016-03-24. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 "Dota 2 Majors Registration". Valve Corporation. 19 August 2016. Archived from the original on 19 August 2016.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 "The Next Chapter". Team Secret. 2016-08-27. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "WELCOMING MAURICE ‘KHEZU’ GUTMANN". Team Secret. 2016-11-06. Retrieved 2016-11-06.
  18. 18.0 18.1 We wanted to make a more formal announcement regarding the future of our roster but unfortunately the secret is out!
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Today we are confirming that Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev and Ludwig 'zai' Wåhlberg will be taking their place on the team
  20. 20.0 20.1 Charlie "Monolith" Yang (2015-08-14). "Changes to the EG Dota 2 Lineup". Retrieved 2015-08-14.
  21. "Changes to Tean Secret Dota 2". 2015-08-15. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 "New Team Secret roster". 2015-08-22. Retrieved 2015-08-22.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "zai now EG sub". 2015-08-30. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 "Dota 2 Majors Registration". Valve Corporation. Archived from the original on 10 December 2015.
  25. Fnatic Parts with BigDaddy & Fly
  26. Alliance (2014-09-03). "Farewell to EGM, S4". http://farewell.thealliance.gg/. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  27. 27.0 27.1 [3]
  28. 28.0 28.1 "Changes To Team Secret Management". teamsecret.gg. 2017-03-06. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  29. Team Secret (2015-04-17). "We are delighted to announce that @ksadikoglu has officially joined Team Secret as our Team Director". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-12-21.