Top secret Dota 2 team finally revealed

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Man I loved this movie

It’s that time of the year for Dota 2. The International is long gone and players have rested. Some teams have remained identical, while others have changed and new teams have been formed. Being a big Na’Vi fan, I was extremely sad to see long time captain Puppey as well as support player KuroKy leave. Who are they playing for now?

The StarLadder StarSeries kicked off last night, and with it brought the debut of Team Secret. No seriously, that is what they are called. It is an interesting line-up, packed with many familiar faces.

  • Puppey (formerly Na’Vi)
  • KuroKy (formerly Na’Vi)
  • Fly (formerly Fnatic)
  • BigDaddy (formerly Fnatic)
  • S4 (formerly Alliance)

It seems like it could be a really strong team to go up against. Puppey captained Na’Vi to their very own International victory, as well as second place in two others. You may recognise S4. He was the mid player for Alliance, the team who won The International last year. He all but won the final for them with his million dollar dream coil as Puck. He also went on to win the solo championship this year. While Fly and BigDaddy from Fnatic may not have won any of The International tournaments, they are both skilled and have played together for a very long time.

Their debut last night saw Team Secret facing off against previous TI champions Alliance. I only caught the end of the game and Team Secret were getting destroyed horribly. It’s a shame that their debut game went that terribly, but what do you expect from a team that has only just recently formed? I think as they learn to gel with each other and mesh their play styles together, they are going to be really strong contenders

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Do you remember a while back when Geoff told you that YouPorn want to sponsor some eSport teams? Team Secret have no official sponsor yet. Rumour has it that they might just be the team that gets that first sponsorship.

Last Updated: August 28, 2014

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Brendyn Zachary

    4 players that have been playing support 4 & 5 for the last 2 – 3 years + 1 solo mid who doesn’t play the solo mid position anymore = Pub stomp. They need a carry, a hard carry, like buRNing.

    • mediocrechicken

      Back when Ars-Art was with Na’Vi, they made him switch roles from a mid to a support because of Dendi taking mid. He said in an interview that the switch wouldn’t affect his play that much, knowledge of the game will get you farther than playing a primary role a lot. Also, support player is arguably one of the harder roles in dota. You need to know a lot about rotations, position of the creep wave, position of the heroes, aggro, warding, and a whole lot more that just comes with natural “game-sense.” On the other hand, carries just need to last-hit and have a good item build. Another thing to note is that even professional support players play a LOT of carries when they are just in pubs. If money is not on the line, they are going to play whoever the hell they want. It may be just pubs, but they have a lot of experience playing a variety of roles. Finally, no team NEEDS a good ultra hard carry player. Look at EG just this year. They got 3rd place with Mason almost playing a position 2 role behind arteezy. Arteezy would just pick razor and be the main farmer on the team, while mason would provide that late-game backup. Just look at Ti4! Vici got second place by doing the same early game strat over and over. Look at game 3 when they beat EG. You know what I don’t see? AN ULTRA HARD CARRY. We will see what happens to the meta when this next patch comes out, but I think Team Secret’s roster is fine where it stands. These are all very experienced players who all come from very good teams. TRUST THEM.

      • Brendyn Zachary

        Your logic is infallible. I do feel that they need to pick a carry though, in my mind BigDaddy should take that role and Puppey and kky fill support, they are my favourite duo in those roles. Fly can hit up the off lane and s4, please go back to mid solo.

    • Secret Pwning

      Who looks stupid now.
      You do.

  • Erm, what?

    • hairyknees

      Just smile and wave 🙂

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    They did very badly against Alliance last night…

    I don’t think this is going to end well, but there is hope!

  • Valshen

    Not sure why this team is getting so much attention. (Besides the irksome name)
    Most of these players seem to be past their heyday, either that or the game has outgrown the strategies and plays that let them win anything in the first place, and none of them stood out at TI4 either.

  • Jaded_Reprobate

    if they got banged as hard as you say they did, Youporn might be a good sponsor for them ………… 😀

  • Weanerdog

    I too love that movie. I was this movie that made me realise that I too know a little German.

  • DrKiller

    Just so you know, BigDaddy’s real nick name is Notail.. best meepo player 😀

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