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Team Secret reshuffle removes offlane duo Resolut1on and Zayac

Rumors about Resolut1on’s departure from Team Secret circulated last month. They’re finally confirmed in an official announcement.

Just a month after rumors about Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok leaving Team Secret, the esports team has confirmed his departure alongside Baqyt "Zayac" Emiljanov.

Resolut1on and Zayac leave Team Secret

Unfortunately, during the Dota Pro Circuit 2023: DPC Winter Tour, the self-proclaimed "best offlane duo" was unable to keep Team Secret from relegating after losing teammate Michał "Nisha" Jankowski to Team Liquid.

Some fans believed that replacement Miroslav "BOOM" Bičan would be removed first during Team Secret's roster reshuffle due to him being unable to fill Nisha's shoes, but others thought he performed the best. For example, Reddit user Deadandlivin wrote that Boom did the best out of the team when everyone lacked in performance. Meanwhile, Mode_Despair said that the player lost his lane 80% of the time.

"I thought boom will be the first to go, but they might even try with him again in div 2. After all, the reason they got him was because he was the best mid available."

Reddit user Upper-Estimate8067

When did the Resolut1on leaving rumor start circulating?

Just a month ago, Resolut1on brought up that he was a free agent on a Twitch stream, meaning that he was no longer in Team Secret and searching for a new team to call home. While the screenshot circulated on social media, it was not confirmed as there was no official announcement of a roster change until today. The announcement arrived with the surprise of Zayac's departure as well.

The screenshot of this statement was posted by Reddit user killahbeast.

Resolut1on leaving Team Secret (Screenshot via <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">killahbeast</a>)
Resolut1on leaving Team Secret (Screenshot via killahbeast)

To some fans, it's no surprise that Zayac and Resolut1on are both departing since the two are a package deal. When the news first started circulating in the Dota 2 community, reddit user dropyourweapons made a comment about the duo possibly leaving together.

"Wonder if that means Zayac is out too. They were a package deal."

Reddit user dropyourweapons

Resolut1on and Zayac's journey

Zayac joined the Team Secret roster in July 2022 while Resolut1on joined in August 2022 as a brief stand-in. The two had wanted to play together for a long time and due to that, he was able to establish great synergy with Zayac in the offlane. Clement "Puppey" Ivanov gained a lot of confidence in their performance because it improved significantly. The team finished third and fourth at the Riyadh Masters 2022 tournament and achieved victory during the PSG.LGD series.

The roster went on to place second at The International 11 in Singapore.

What does this mean for their future?

Currently, we don't have confirmation of the esports team's next steps. Some Reddit users are hopeful that Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat would make a return, but some users are doubtful because he made a statement about resting this season.

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