Team Secret emerged from the EU Kiev Major qualifiers as the major league winners. After a staggering 14:1 record in the qualifiers, the European mix will be heading to the Kiev Major to take place between April 27th – April 30th, joining Wings Gaming, Digital Chaos, Evil Geniuses, Newbee, OG, Team Liquid, Ad Finem, Team VG.J, Team Faceless, TnC Pro, iG.Vitality and Virtus.Pro.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 13, 2017
Team Secret stunned with their EU Kiev Major qualifiers run.
An astounding 14:1 record – dropping their only match during the group phase, Team Secret had a flawless and utterly compelling run in the playoffs.
After a rough stretch for the team that struggled to rekindle their fire and results, the team is now standing on the precipice of superiority once again.
Their win secured them a place among the best at the Kiev Major.
Team Secret EU Kiev Major qualifiers winners
Secret were among the first to announce their roster for the 2016 fall season.
During the drop period, Artour “Arteezy” Babaev, Jacky “EternalEnVy” Mao and Sam “Bulba” Sosale parted ways with the team – eventually joining Evil Geniuses, Team NP and Team Liquid, respectively.
The new lineup included three SEA players – former MVP.Phoenix members MP and Forev, and ex-Fnatic player MidOne – as well as two European players and members of the team’s previous roster, Puppey and pieliedie.
Earlier in October the team took their first championship title in the FACEIT Invitational after sweeping through Vega Squadron 2:0.
Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann replaced Lee “Forev” Sang-don on Team Secret after the team’s failure to qualify for the Boston Major. KheZu made his debut with the team at the ROG Masters Asian tournament.
The team was unstoppable, claiming their second championship title of the new season at the ROG Masters Asian Tournament with a 3:0 victory over Execration in the grand finals.
They took two disappointing finishes in 5 – 6th for both Dota Pit season 5 and SL iLeague season 3.
Team Secret roster:
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
Johan “pieliedie” Åström
Pyo “MP” No-a
Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann
Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng
The Kiev Major is scheduled to take place between April 27-30th at the National Palace of Arts, in Kiev, Ukraine. National Palace of Arts is one of the main theater venues in Kiev, Ukraine. It was opened in 1970 with a seating capacity of almost 4,000 in the main concert hall – approximately the same size as Wang Theater where the Boston Major was held this last fall.
In the past, StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 hosted CS:GO at the event successfully.
The event will be hosted by PGL and will be the last Major ore-TI7.
Kiev Major dates
- The Kiev Major group stage will take place starting April TBA.
- The Kiev Major main event will take place between April 27-30th at the National Palace of Arts, in Kiev, Ukraine.