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Team Secret
Divisions Dota 2
Rocket League
Rainbow Six Siege
Rules of Survival
Age of Empires 2
Founded August 2014; 4 years ago (2014-08)
Location Europe
CEO John Yao
Manager Cyborgmatt
Partners Corsair Components
Secret Lab

Team Secret is a global eSports brand that strives to bring together the best players, to compete on the world's biggest stages, and put forth the most entertaining experience for our fans.

We are passionately committed to building the eSports community, and rely on a simple but winning philosophy - focus on cultivating the positive culture that is critical to success in team based esports. The Team Secret organization drives forward this philosophy by providing advertising and promotional sponsorship, talent and team development, business management, coaching, and support to players both professional and aspiring, who compete in eSports.

Dota 2[edit]


BigDaddy and Fly were confirmed to leave Fnatic on July 27, 2014.[1] On August 3, 2014, S4 left Alliance. Some rumors of a new all-star team began to rise on reddit.[citation needed]

Na`Vi posted on their website they released Puppey and Kuroky.[2] On August 27, 2014, Team Secret debuted and showed their roster in a match against Alliance.[3] Team Secret withdrew from Star Ladder in November 2014.[4]


After a solid second place in Star-Ladder Series 10,[5] the team announce on their Twitter and the DAC site of the departure of Fly and BigDaddy, with Zai and Arteezy taking their place as stand-ins.[6]

Team Secret got a third place in the Dota 2 Asia Championships[7] and decided to stick with their roster, going on to win 5 premier tournaments.[8][9][10][11][12] The team was sent to the losers bracket by ViCi Gaming.[13]

Team Secret was widely considered to be the favorites to win The International 2015, but after a very disappointing 7-8th-place finish, the team announced that they would have some roster changes. Despite the overall success of the team for the year, members Arteezy and Kuroky were revealed to have clashed with one another and both players left the team. Arteezy went back to his previous team Evil Geniuses and Kuroky formed what would soon be the newest iteration of Team Liquid.[14] On August 15, the team announced that Zai would take the next year off and finish school.[15] As a result, s4 also decided to leave and rejoin his previous team Alliance.[16]

For the Frankfurt Major, the team's new roster was announced and consisted of EternalEnvy, w33ha, Misery, Puppey, and pieliedie.[17][18]


During the Shanghai Major, Team Secret went through the upper bracket beating previous Frankfurt Major winners: OG in a best of three of 2-1 in the first upper bracket round; they faced Evil Geniuses in the second upper bracket round and won 2-1. Team Secret then faced Team Liquid in the upper bracket finals in a best of 3, winning 2-0 and heading into the Major's Grand Final.[19]

On March 6, Team Secret played against the recent lower bracket winners Team Liquid in the Grand Finals in a best of five match for $1.1 million USD. Team Secret won the match with a 3-1 score.[20]

On March 22, Team Secret announced that Artour "Arteezy" Babaev and Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora would be replacing w33 and MiSeRy.[21]

On June 6, after placing last at the Manila Major, Team Secret announced that Kanishka "BuLba" Sosale would be replacing Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora.[22]

On August 27, the team announced a completely new roster, featuring Asian players Pyo "MP" No-a, Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng and Lee "Forev" Sang-don in addition to the already established European support duo Johan "pieliedie" Åström and Clement "Puppey" Ivanov.[23]

On November 6, Forev's departure was announced. His replacement for the season would be German offlaner Maurice "KheZu" Gutmann.[24].


After achieving no major tournament victories by May 2017, notably knocked out in the first round of the Kiev Major by tournament underdogs SG-esports, Team Secret replaced pieliedie with Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat,[25] moving Puppey to the 5 position. 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 Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard and Adrian "FATA-" Trinks in September 2017.[26]


Dota 2[edit]

Current players[edit]

As of 14 September 2018.[27][28]
Alias Name Position
Nisha Poland Michał Jankowski Carry
MidOne Malaysia Yeik Nai Zheng Carry
zai Sweden Ludwig Wåhlberg Offlane
YapzOr JordanYazied Jaradat Support
Puppeya Estonia Clement Ivanov Support

Former players[edit]

Alias Name Career
KuroKya Germany Kuro Salehi Takhasomi 2014-2015
s4a Sweden Gustav Magnusson 2014-2015
N0taila Denmark Johan Sundstein 2014-2015
Flya Israel Tal Aizik 2014
Arteezy Canada Artour Babaev 2015-2016
EternaLEnVy Canada Jacky Mao 2015-2016
MiSeRy Denmark Rasmus Berth Filipsen 2015-2016
w33 Romania Aliwi Omar 2015-2016
pieliedie Sweden Johan Åström 2015-2017
Bulba United States Kanishka Sosale 2016
UNiVeRsE United States Saahil Arora 2016
Forev South Korea Lee Sang-don (이상돈) 2016
MP South Korea Pyo No-a (표노아) 2016-2017
KheZu Germany Maurice Gutmann 2016-2017
Ace Denmark Marcus Hoelgaard 2017-2018
FATA- Germany Adrian Trinks 2017-2018

a: Founding member of Team Secret.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

ID Name Character(s) Join date
Silent Wolf Otto Bisno Fox 2016-04-03

Rules of Survival[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
TheSpring United States Shane Cenk In-Game Leader 2018-03-16
Zpanther United States Ratu Ravi Fragger (2nd IGL) 2018-03-16

Rainbow Six Siege[edit]

ID Name Role Join date
meepeY Matthew Sharples In-Game Leader 2018-08-01
Lacky Ryan Stapley Flex Support 2018-08-01
LeonGids Leon Giddens Fragger (2nd IGL) 2018-08-01
Elemzje Bryan Tebessi Fragger 2018-08-01
sTiZze David De Castro Hard Support 2018-08-01
Helbee Louis Bureau Coach 2018-08-01

Age of Empires 2[edit]

ID Name Join date
TheViper Norway Ørjan Larsen 2018-07-14
TaToH Spain Roberto Jiménez 2018-07-14
JorDan_23 Germany Marco Bloch 2018-07-14
Slam Canada Chris Gregson 2018-07-14
DauT Serbia Darko Dautovic 2018-07-14

Fighting games[edit]

ID Name Game(s) Character(s) Join date
PastaMonster Marvin Cristobal Street Fighter V
Tekken 7



Notable Achievements[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

Rules of Survival[edit]

  • Silver medal icon.svg RoS 2018 NA Qualifier
  • 8th - RoS World Championship
  • 4th - RGS Fox Plain Cup

Fighting games[edit]

Date Tournament Game Country Placement Player
2016 EVO 2016 Tekken 7: Fated Retribution United States Bronze medal icon.svg Chung-gon "Poongko" Lee
Japan Cup 2016 Street Fighter V Japan Silver medal icon.svg Chung-gon "Poongko" Lee
SoCal Regionals 2016 Tekken 7: Fated Retribution United States Gold medal icon.svg Chung-gon "Poongko" Lee


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  2. ^ "Natus Vincere parts with Puppey". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
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  4. ^ Wynne, Jared (Dec 28, 2014). "Team Secret joins list of Dota 2 withdrawals". The Daily Dot. 
  5. ^ "Star Ladder Season 10". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
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  7. ^ "最终结果 - 亚洲邀请赛 -《DOTA2》官方网站". Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
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  12. ^ "Team Secret defeat Evil Geniuses 3-1 to win MLG World Finals 2015". theScore eSports. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  13. ^ Barker, Ian J. (February 6, 2015). "Team Secret's perfect run comes to an end". The Daily Dot. 
  14. ^ "Arteezy's comments on stream about Kuroky trigger heavy community debate". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Team Secret Roster Changes". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  16. ^ "S4 joins Alliance". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  17. ^ "New Secret". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  18. ^ Cerrudo, Aileen (August 22, 2015). "Team Secret's New Lineup Announced". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  19. ^ "There and Back Again: Clement". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  20. ^ "Three teams remain in Dota 2 Shanghai Majors". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  21. ^ Kemal, Sadikoglu. "Arteezy and UNiVeRSe join Team Secret". Twitter. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  22. ^ "THE ROAD TO THE INTERNATIONAL 2016". Team Secret. June 6, 2016. Archived from the original on June 12, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  23. ^ Hanson, Michael (August 27, 2016). "Team Secret announces new roster, including MP, MidOne, Forev". ESPN. Retrieved August 27, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Welcoming Maurice "KheZu" Gutmann". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  25. ^ "Road To The International 2017 | Team Secret". Retrieved 2017-10-03. 
  26. ^ "The secret is out!". Retrieved 2017-10-03. 
  27. ^ Jesper Bergeskans (12 September 2018). "Zai and Nisha join Team Secret". Cybersport. Retrieved 14 September 2018. 
  28. ^ Victoria Rose (11 September 2018). "Team Secret announces new roster with Zai, Nisha". The Flying Courier. Retrieved 14 September 2018. 

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