Following its recent performance at The International 10, Team Secret has made a few different changes to its active Dota 2 roster. Not only was Lasse Aukusti "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen and Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg released recently (with both heading to Team Liquid), but the team has already lined up their replacements.
Syed Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan will be coming from OG Esports, and Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang will be leaving Evil Geniuses to join the team. Revealed in individual blog posts, Secret welcomed the pair with accompanying statements.
For SumaiL, Secret said, "Known for his Storm Spirit and aggressive Aegis steal attempts, for years SumaiL has continued to demonstrate his exceptional raw talent, instinct and focus. He is explosive, fearless, and a terrifying opponent. He is short-listed as one of the best NA players of all time, and the young prodigy has grown into one of the most legendary and famed core players in the world."
And for iceiceice, Secret stated, "A veteran of Southeast Asia, iceiceice has been training in the toxicity and free-for-all realm that is SEA DOTA for over a decade now, putting his mark on the professional scene with a Third place finish at The International 2011. Since then, iceiceice has excelled on multiple rosters, stacking up trophies and accolades on his journey to reach us. Now, iceiceice will finally pair up with Puppey, and the East + West pillars of DOTA will finally unite!"