Team Secret signs Armel and Yamich to bolster their Div II campaign
Team Secret will revitalize its roster with the addition of Armel and Yamich. The pair join Puppey’s team for their Div II season.
Team Secret has announced its roster for DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division II season, adding Armel “Armel” Tabios and Daniyal “yamich” Lazebnyy to the lineup. The Western European team announced its roster on social media on Saturday, March 11.
Armel, who was part of the now disbanded Fnatic Dota 2 roster, joins as the team’s two position, sending former mid laner Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan into the offlane. BOOM joined the team in December 2022, replacing an outgoing Michał “Nisha” Jankowski, who had taken a role on Team Liquid.
Yamich joins the team having played a season in North America’s Thiuth Gaming following his departure in 2022 from Virtus.Pro.
Both yamich and Armel's addition rounds out a Team Secret roster that recently said goodbye to both Roman “Resolut1on” Fomynok and Baqyt “Zayac” Emiljanov. The pair joined Team Secret at similar times in late 2022, and were part of the squad’s second-place run at The International 2022.
Team Secret looks to return to Div I
In an accompanying post to the signing, team captain and co-founder of Team Secret, Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, praised Armel and yamich: “Yamich is a young Dota player who has not yet achieved his success and I hope to make it a reality. I have great confidence that he has the capabilities of being a star player.”
“Armel has been a dominant mid laner his whole career. He brings a strong x-factor to the team since he comes from a different region.”
With the roster changes, Team Secret looks to start their attempt to return to Div II. The squad’s dismal 1/0/6 record in the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 1: Division I sent them tumbling down to this lower division in the second Tour. They’ll have a long road ahead of them to quality for TI12, as even escaping Div II this season will only give them one last Tour to acquire DPC points.
Team Secret returns to DPC action in the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division II in April, following the conclusion of the DPC WEU Open Qualifiers and Division I.