In a surprising turn of events, just two months after unveiling their 2024 Dota 2 season lineup, Team Secret has once again chosen to make adjustments. The Singaporean midlaner Teng “Kordan” Tjin Yao and the Polish position 4 support player Marcel “Ekki” Hołowienko are taking over for Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng and Daniyal “yamich” Lazebnyy, who are leaving.
2024 Dota 2 Season: Rapid Changes in the Face of Disappointment
Team Secret’s decision to shake up their roster comes on the heels of a disappointing performance at ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023. After losing to Team Liquid in the lower group playoffs, the team came in seventh to eighth place. The fact that MidOne lost the controversial 1v1 mid playoff match made people want things to change even more.
2024 Dota 2 Season: Here are the new faces.
Kordan is taking over for MidOne. He is a talented Singaporean who made his professional start with Bleed Esports in December 2022. Even though Kordan helped his old team become famous in Southeast Asia, he and Bleed Esports failed to make it to The International (TI) 2023.
At the same time, Ekki is going to take over the position 4 support role that Yamich had. For the past two years, Ekki has been on teams in both North America and Europe. She brings a lot of knowledge to Team Secret. Besides that, he has also worked as an assistant coach for TSM and Team Secret in the past.
2024 Dota 2 Season: How to Get Through Past Problems and Changes
There have been some tough times for Team Secret, starting with the loss of superstar midlaner Michał “Nisha” Jankowski to Team Liquid after TI 2022. Despite signing BOOM as a replacement, the team faced difficulties, ending in their relegation to Division II for the first time in the 2023 season.
The next changes to the lineup, which included getting rid of players like Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok and Bakyt “Zayac” Emilzhanov, were meant to make things more stable. Even though Armel “Armel” Tabios and yamich were added, the team’s results all over the place. They were relegated several times and finished poorly in area leagues.
Puppey’s Search for Better Things
With two big roster changes in a short amount of time. It’s clear that Team Secret, led by captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, wants to get back to where they were. The latest additions of Kordan and Ekki show that the team is determined to get back on top of the competition.
The Current Cast:
Remco “Crystallis” Arets, Teng “Kordan” Tjin Yao, Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan, Marcel “Ekki” Hołowienko, Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, and coach Tue “ah fu” Soon Chuan make up the new Team Secret Dota 2 squad.
Dota 2 esports are always changing. Team Secret’s ability to change. Do well when things go wrong is still a big deal for both fans and critics. As AGENGACOR tournaments happen, everyone is looking forward to seeing how this refreshed squad does on the big stage.