Something’s not working for Team Secret. What’s the final piece of the puzzle?

A few days ago, Team Secret won its first match of the DPC Season 1. It was a muted celebration for Team Secret fans who already knew their team’s chances of qualifying for the Lima Major are next to none. After finishing 2nd at TI11, Team Secret’s fall from grace has been swift and rather surprising for its fans. Team Secret is reportedly looking at a Dota 2 roster change to change its fortunes.

The biggest change in Team Secret post-TI11 was the departure of their star mid-laner, Michał "Nisha" Jankowski. Replacing him on the team was Miroslav "BOOM" Bičan, formerly of Gaimin Gladiators. However, BOOM’s addition has not had the desired results as Team secret went 0-5 in the DPC before finally securing their win over Into The Breach.

Is Team Secret looking for a roster change?

Puppey and co. have reportedly invited Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev to the team according to an Escorenews report. RAMZES666 currently plays for Darkside, a team that competes in the Eastern Europe division and also failed to qualify for the Lima Major. 

EEU caster Vladimir "Maelstorm" Kuzminov first shared the possibility of Team Secret roster changes as per the report. He further added that Ramzes has been invited to play with Clement "Puppey" Ivanov on Team Secret, a big reason why the CIS player is not as motivated on Darkside anymore.

His assumptions are based on a January 24 Telegram post by the HellRaisers sports director, Maria Gunina. 

What if someone from Darkside got invited to another good organization, and because of it, he isn't motivated enough to win with the current roster and put up with the teammates' shortcomings??

Maria Gunina in a Telegram post

Who will make way?

Dota 2 is often a game where team synergy matters a lot more than raw skill. Players need to have the same vision to advance in tournaments and put up a strong showing.

As a leader, Puppey is one of the best captains and the only player who has attended all TIs to date. He won the first-ever TI with NAVI and has had multiple top-tier placements since then. 

Baqyt "Zayac" Emiljanov and Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok are extremely close friends on Team Secret. Ramzes usually plays the carry role. That might mean a role swap on Team Secret as well. While it’s still not confirmed whether Team Secret is looking at a roster change and whether it is going to be Ramzes, there is a high chance he might replace BOOM or Remco "Crystallis" Arets if he does join the team.

Team Secret is currently in 6th place and fighting to maintain its pace in Division 1. The team's next match is against Nigma Galaxy who are also trying their best to stay above relegation.

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