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Team Secret
Short name Secret
Divisions Dota 2, Vainglory, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Street Fighter
Founded August 2014
Location Istanbul, Turkey
Colors Silver, Raisin black, Gainsboro
              
Manager Matthew "Cyborgmatt" Bailey, Kemal "I am Kemal" Sadikoglu, Clement "Puppey" Ivanov
Website http://teamsecret.gg/

Team Secret is a popular global eSports team based in Turkey that formed in 2014.

In March Team Secret picked up an international female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.[1] In April 2016, Team Secret expanded into the world of Street Fighter with Lee "Poongko" Chung-Gon as their first World Warrior, and also signed Otto "Silent Wolf" Bisno as a Super Smash Bros. Melee player.[2][3]

Dota 2[edit]

2014[edit]

BigDaddy and Fly were confirmed to leave Fnatic on July 27, 2014.[4] 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.[5] On August 27, 2014, Team Secret debuted and showed their roster in a match against Alliance[6] Team Secret withdrew from Star Ladder in November 2014.[7]

2015[edit]

After a solid second place in Star-Ladder Series 10,[8] 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[9]

Team Secret got a third place in the Dota 2 Asia Championships[10] and decided to stick with their roster, going on to win 5 premier tournaments[11][12][13][14][15] The team was sent to the losers bracket by ViCi Gaming.[16]

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.[17] On August 15, the team announced that Zai would take the next year off and finish school.[18] As a result, s4 also decided to leave and rejoin his previous team Alliance[19]

For the Frankfurt Major, the team's new roster was announced and consisted of w33ha, Misery, pieliedie, and EternalEnvy[20][21]

2016[edit]

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.[22]

On the 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.[23]

On March 22, Team Secret announced that Artour "Arteezy" Babaev and Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora would be replacing w33 and MiSeRy.[24]

On June 6, after placing last at the Manila Major, Team Secret announced that BuLba would be replacing Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora.[25]

On August 27, the team announced a completely new roster, featuring Asian players.[26]

Roster[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

ID Name Position Join date
MP Pyo No-a 1 2016-08-27
Reaper Kyle Sampson 1.5 role 2012-11-12
MidOne Yeik Nai Zheng 2 2016-08-27
Khezu Maurice Gutmann 3 2016-11-06
Puppey Clement Ivanov 4 2014-08-27
pieliedie Johan Åström 5 2015-08-22

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

ID Name Join date
juliano Julia Kiran 2016-03-17
zAAz Zainab Turkie 2016-03-17
Ant1ka Anna Ananikova 2016-09-01
vilga Ksenia Kluenkova 2016-03-17
mimimicheater Michaela Lintrup 2016-03-17
nylon Nikolett Keszeli 2016-03-17

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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

Fighting games[edit]

ID Name Game(s) Character(s) Join date
Poongko Lee Chung-Gon Street Fighter V
Tekken 7
Cammy
Akuma
2016-04-11

Former[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

ID Name Position Join date Leave date
Solitude Yousif Kutaiba Sub 2015-12-07 2016-06-??
distiled Nikolay Prokhorenko Sub 2015-12-07 2016-06-??
w33 Aliwi Omar 2 2015-08-22 2016-03-22
MiSeRy Rasmus Berth Filipsen 3 2015-08-22 2016-03-22
zai Ludwig Wåhlberg 3 2015-01-06 2015-08-30
s4 Gustav Magnusson 1, 2 2014-08-27 2015-08-22
Fly Tal Aizik 3
KuroKy Kuro Salehi Takhasomi 4 2014-08-27 2015-08-22
BigDaddy Johan Sundstein 4 2014-08-27 2015-01-01
Simbaaa Tal Aizik 3 2014-08-27 2014-12-16

Notable Achievements[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

  • Bronze medal icon ESL One New York 2014
  • Silver medal icon Starladder Series Season 10
  • Bronze medal icon The Summit 2
  • Gold medal icon XMG Captains Draft
  • Gold medal icon Dota Pit League Season 2
  • Bronze medal icon Dota 2 Asia Championship
  • Gold medal icon 2015 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Dota 2
  • Gold medal icon The Summit 3
  • Gold medal icon MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring
  • Gold medal icon ESL One Frankfurt 2015
  • Silver medal icon ESL One New York 2015
  • Gold medal icon World Cyber Arena 2015 European Qualifier
  • Gold medal icon MLG World Finals 2015
  • Gold medal icon Nanyang Dota 2 Championships
  • 7-8th — The International 2015
  • Silver medal icon Frankfurt Major 2015
  • Gold medal icon Shanghai Major 2016
  • 5-6th - ESL One Manila 2016
  • 7-8th - EPICENTER
  • 13-16th - Manila Major 2016
  • Gold medal icon The International 2016: European Open Qualifier #1
  • Gold medal icon The International 2016: Europe Qualifier
  • Silver medal icon StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2
  • 13-16th - The International 2016
  • 4th - MarsTV DotA 2 League 2016 Autumn
  • 5-6th - Dota Pit League Season 5

Fighting games[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mira, Luis. "Team Secret recruit WRTP". HLTV. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Sadikoglu, Kemal. "Poongko joins Team Secret as their first Street Fighter player". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  3. ^ Sadikoglu, Kemal. "Silent Wolf joins Team Secret". Twitter. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fnatic". 
  5. ^ "Natus Vincere parts with Puppey". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Secret Reveal Their Members". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ Wynne, Jared (Dec 28, 2014). "Team Secret joins list of Dota 2 withdrawals". The Daily Dot. 
  8. ^ "Star Ladder Season 10". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ "DAC Official Site". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "最终结果 - 亚洲邀请赛 -《DOTA2》官方网站". dac.dota2.com.cn. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  11. ^ "The Summit 3 Grand Final Recap: Team Secret defeat Evil Geniuses 3-1; win The Summit 3". theScore eSports. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  12. ^ "Behind Team Secret's Win at Nanyang Championships". www.redbull.com. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  13. ^ "MarsTV Dota 2 League all-Western podium: Team Secret take their third championship title – Dota Blast". Dota Blast. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  14. ^ "Team Secret beat EG 3-1, win ESL One". www.gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  15. ^ "Team Secret defeat Evil Geniuses 3-1 to win MLG World Finals 2015". theScore eSports. Retrieved 2015-12-15. 
  16. ^ Barker, Ian J. (February 6, 2015). "Team Secret's perfect run comes to an end". The Daily Dot. 
  17. ^ "Arteezy's comments on stream about Kuroky trigger heavy community debate". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Team Secret Roster Changes". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  19. ^ "S4 joins Alliance". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  20. ^ "New Secret". Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  21. ^ Cerrudo, Aileen (August 22, 2015). "Team Secret's New Lineup Announced". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 
  22. ^ "There and Back Again: Clement". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  23. ^ "Three teams remain in Dota 2 Shanghai Majors". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  24. ^ Kemal, Sadikoglu. "Arteezy and UNiVeRSe join Team Secret". Twitter. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  25. ^ "THE ROAD TO THE INTERNATIONAL 2016". Team Secret. June 6, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  26. ^ Hanson, Michael (August 27, 2016). "Team Secret announces new roster, including MP, MidOne, Forev". ESPN. Retrieved August 27, 2016. 

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