Dota 2 Team Bio: Team Secret
Team Secret is a Turkey-based team who have competed in Dota 2 events since 2014. Formed from ex-members of Natus Vincere, Fnatic and Alliance, the team has been captained since its inception by Clement ‘Puppey’ Ivanov.
After a few line-up changes and some controversy over wage payments to players, more details of which can be found in Reddit discussions, the team has established itself as a strong performer on the Dota 2 circuit, which is yet to really hit the heights and regularly beat the very top teams.
Nevertheless, the team has managed to acquire a career total of almost $4 million in career prize winnings. Here, we’ll provide some Team Secret Dota 2 top team info.
Highlights & Strengths
Team Secret’s best tournament to date came in March 2016, when they claimed first prize in the Shanghai Major. One of the team’s real strengths is its leader, Puppey, who is one of the most famous players on the Dota 2 circuit.
The Estonian star, who sets great store by his players being as versatile as possible when it comes to game roles, is a cultured polyglot and inspirational presence on the roster.
Prior to forming Team Secret, Puppey played for some of the biggest teams in esports, such as Natus Vincere. Team highlights include winning the ROG Masters in November 2016.
Branding, Sponsorship, Logo
The team logo is a mysterious black and white eye. The team jersey is also black and white, though some of the organisation’s teams, usually in other games, will wear shades of blue.
Fans can download digital wallpapers from the team’s official website to show their support, and also buy replica jerseys adorned with the names of their favourite players. Team Secret has a number of sponsorship deals in place, including with Panda TV, MetaThreads, 100TB and NVIDIA.
Team Roles, Expertise, Divisions
Although Puppey is the biggest personality on the team, the Team Secret house also features other players who have gilded reputations of their own. South Korean Pyo ‘MP’ No-a, whose role is usually as a carry or solo middle, has acquired over $400,000 in career winnings, and has helped Team Secret to a number of high finishes in tournament standings.
Zheng MidOne’ Yeik Nai is a Malaysian, who became the first Malaysian/Southeast Asia player to hit 9000 MMR on the Europe servers in early 2017. The roster is completed by former Heroes of Newerth player Maurice ‘KheZu’ Gutmann, and Swede Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström.
Roster & Achievements
Team Secret’s best year to date remains 2015, according to Team Secret Dota 2 top team info, when they won a number of Premier tier events and a few Majors, including the Red Bull Battlegrounds event.
In 2016, they struggled to hit the same heights, but still made first place in the standings at the Shanghai Major, the FACEIT Invitational and the ROG Masters. The team qualified for the Kiev Major in 2017, but failed to reach the play-offs, and highlights of their performance at that tournament can be found on Twitch.