In June last year, we reported on Team Liquid releasing Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen from their roster. Matu then went on the play with Chaos Esports Club during The International 2019 but unfortunately, the team didn’t make it past the group stage. Now, in a not-so-surprising change to the Team Secret roster, they have released MidOne and replaced him with Matumbaman. The Dota 2 esports powerhouse made the announcement on their website, explaining the change.
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The Dota 2 esports organization, Team Secret, bid farewell to MidOne and their coach, SunBhie. For those who didn’t see, MidOne didn’t have the best performance during The International 2019 and good old Puppey gave him some not-so-nice looks after some poor matches, resulting in memes about Puppey kicking MidOne after TI9, which you can view in this Reddit thread.
Team Secret, however, wished MidOne and SunBhie all the best of luck, explaining that MidOne is taking a break from the competitive scene:
Then, Team Secret also announced the new additions to their team, namely a new coach Lee “Heen” Seung Gon and Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen.
So when will you see the new Team Secret compete in some Dota 2 esports? Well, it looks like their first even will be the DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major qualifiers.
What do you think about Team Secret replacing MidOne with Matumbaman? Let us know in the comment section below.