Team Secret, who ended up in the second division of the 2023 DPC, were granted another opportunity to shine when Valve canceled the DPC event for next year. As 2024 approached, Team Secret revealed that they were bringing back two of their former players, Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan and Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng. Check out this information on Team Secret’s new roster and more of our articles to help your dota 2 betting adventures!
The team had been anticipated to undergo significant changes prior to the relocation, hence the fans were disheartened upon hearing the news. BOOM’s departure from the roster in June of 2023 and MidOne’s shift to the offlane from his usual mid lane position had raised several doubts among supporters regarding his performance in comparison to Armel Paul Tabios.
Team Secret’s underwhelming performance in the previous season led to everyone expecting the squad to have issues in signing top tier talent. Dota 2 enthusiasts were optimistic that Secret would recruit skilled young pubstars from the game’s ranked ladder, enabling them to thrive under the guidance of the experienced Clement “Puppey” Ivanov. Nevertheless it seems they will bet once more on experience instead of mechanics.
It is still unclear in which region’s qualifiers Team Secret will participate ahead of the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 event, as the qualifiers begin this weekend. Despite their history of competing in the Western European region, there is a chance that they might choose to participate in the MENA or SEA qualifiers this time around.
Guess who’s back? Back again… and again
MidOne & BOOM join the roster, let’s run it another time. pic.twitter.com/PU6QQkiEua
— Team Secret (@teamsecret) November 9, 2023
Puppey participated almost incognito in Dota 2’s Riyadh Masters 2023 during the summer, aiming to secure a spot in the tournament via the MENA qualifiers. Considering the intense competition in his native region WEU, Team Secret would greatly benefit from exploring the option of region hopping based on the current invite/qualifier spot scenario they found themselves into.
In 2023, WEU emerged as the most dominant region by a mile. However, against everyone’s expectations, only one qualification spot was granted to them for ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023. This implies that renowned teams like Team Liquid, Tundra Esports, Quest Esports, and Entity will fiercely compete for a single seat at the event. Undoubtedly, this presents a formidable challenge for a newly reconstructed Team Secret roster.
Overall, fans do not expect much from Team Secret, however there is still a passionate community behind them. They used to be a WEU juggernaut back in the day, with their captain Puppey even touted as the best player in the world at one point. Team Secret fans do not forget how high they see their favorite roster fly back in 2020 where they won a plethora of Tier 1 and Tier 2 events, they can only hope this new roster will be able to represent the organization well.