Team Secret Takes A One Month Break From Dota 2

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2013-07-09

Team Secret is taking a breaking from competitive Dota 2. Fans need not worry though, as this is going to be just for one month, something that the team needs. This was revealed in a tweet by Team Secret Director of Operations Matthew Bailey. That means the team is going to be back in August, just in time for the WePlay! Pushka League Season 2, which begins on August 13.

The team’s roster is composed of Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen, Michal “Nisha” Jankowski, Ludwig “zai” Wahlberg, Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat, and team captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov.

For fans of Team Secret, this short break is more than well-deserved considering what the team has achieved so far. What is that achievement, you ask? Well, since the start of the year, Secret has joined in 10 tournaments. It took the top prize at DreamLeague Season 13, then the second major of the DPC Season.

What is truly impressive, however, is that the squad took the crown in the last six tournaments that they took part in. While one of this was a show match, the other five were tier 2 tournaments. Not impressed enough? Team Secret won all of those six tournaments by sweeping their opponents 3-0. These tournaments and respective opponents were:

  • WePlay! Pushka League S1: Division (VP.Prodigy)
  • Gamers Without Borders 2020 (Natus Vincere)
  • OGA Dota PIT 2020 Online: Europe/CIS (Team Liquid)
  • ESL One Birmingham 2020 – Online: Europe & CIS (Alliance)
  • BLAST Bounty Hunt (OG)
  • BEYOND EPIC: Europe/CIS (Team Nigma)

Secret has since come out with this rather hilarious tweet:

Esports statistician Ben Steenhuisen even went further and shared just how impressive Team Secret’s run was. Citing figures from datdota.com, Steenhuisen revealed that Team Secret was finally able to beat its 100 game “best run” mark of 83-17, a record held for around seven years. The team now has an 85-15 record, effectively making them the top in all best run categories.

Knowing all of this, it comes as no surprise then that Team Secret made the decision to take a much needed break. The good news is that there’s no tournaments scheduled for the month in the Europe or CIS regions.

What are your thoughts on Team Secret taking a break? Let us know in the comments below.

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