Team Secret are no strangers to ESL One, taking home the trophy from Frankfurt just a couple months ago. Looking back even further, almost a year ago, they nabbed 3rd / 4th place in New York. However, the Secret lineup we see today features only a single player from that of a year ago: captain ee Clement ‘Puppey’ Ivanov. With such a recently announced team, and no professional games together, it almost comes as a surprise to hear that they have received a direct invitation.

After a disappointing TI5, losing out in the lower bracket to ru Virtus Pro, Team Secret suffered internal issues, resulting in heavy roster changes. Last ESL, Team Secret took home gold by defeating Evil Geniuses 3-1 in an incredibly closely fought final. This year, ESL One New York will be taking place on October 3rd-4th, promising to be an exciting weekend packed full of Dota 2.

The new roster features three players from the previous Cloud 9 squad, who have not achieved the same success at ESL tournaments. On a separate note, it will also be interesting to see how the likes of ro Omar ‘w33haa’ Aliwi performs at his first major LAN under the captaincy of more experienced Dota vets. By the time ESL One New York comes around, Team Secret will have played together for only 43 days.

Team Secret’s new roster

ca Jacky ‘EternaLEnVy’ Mao
ro Omar ‘w33haa’ Aliwi
dk Rasmus ‘MiSeRy’ Fillipsen
ee Clement ‘Puppey’ Ivanov
se Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström