TSM’s Dota 2 lineup is currently under major reconstruction after the team’s underwhelming campaign at The International 11 2022. Once the free agent period started, TSM cut ties with Dubu, switched MoonMeander to the coach position, and then announced Matthew “Ari” Walker and Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon would take the respective missing spots.
These latest changes are one of the most intriguing in the North American Dota 2 competitive scene. TSM brought players from completely different cultures, and the lineup got younger in the process.
MoonMeander and Dubu are currently 30 and 29 years old, while Ari is 19 and Whitemon 22. With MoonMeander switching to head coach, it seems like TSM decided to sign younger talent to hopefully develop them into superstars in the next year or so.
Outside of his young age, Whitemon has been a key piece of strong squads mainly the likes of T1. Ari, on the other hand, does not really have that much high tier competitive experience. Ari’s resume does not seem like much, however he is definitely mechanically strong to be in such a place.
With TSM’s squad focusing on younger talent, MoonMeander will have the incredibly important task of shaping the mechanically focused talent into the best players in the region. The current main lineup of TSM will be:
- Enzo “Timado” O’Connor
- Jonathan “Bryle” Guia
- Jonáš “SabeRLight-” Volek
- Matthew “Ari” Walker
- Matthew “Whitemon” Filemon
Going into our second organization,Team Secret has officially finished their announcement series with the last player of their Dota 2 roster being Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan. Only one player will be coming into the team from Gaimin Gladiators to take up the mid lane spot from Nisha.
BOOM has been a key piece of Gaimin Gladiators’ success since joining the squad in the Vikin.gg era. Even after quite a lot of roster changes, BOOM stayed as one of the staple pieces of the team.
With BOOM now joining Secret, The International 2022 2nd place organization finished its roster for the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit.
Given Nisha’s history with Team Secret, basically any sort of signing to the lineup will look like a downgrade at first. When Nisha first signed the contract with Team Secret, he was in the process of pushing himself into the professional Dota 2 competitive scene. Team Secret was the squad where the Polish native player pushed himself into an incredible asset for the squad, and BOOM is coming in with a better history than Nisha’s early playing days.
Add Puppey’s track record of tutoring players into the best version of themselves, joining Team Secret is an incredible opportunity for BOOM to grow as a professional player, which will of course help Team Secret in the future.
Team Secret’s 2023 DPC roster looks like this:
- Remco “Crystallis” Arets
- Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan
- Roman “Resolut1on” Fomynok
- Baqyt “Zayac” Emiljanov
- Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
- Lee “Heen” Seung Gon (Coach)
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