Team Secret made a surprising announcement, naming a Team Director for the group. The position was entrusted to Clash of Clans World #1 Kemal Sadıkoğlu (37), son of Turkish magnate Kahraman Sadıkoğlu, who owns several marine construction and petroleum businesses worth billions. Hence, Team Secret’s announcement has raised more questions than it answered.
We are delighted to announce that @ksadikoglu has officially joined Team Secret as our Team Director.
— Team Secret (@TeamSecretDOTA2) April 17, 2015
In true nature of their namesake and logo, the team has not released much, if any, additional details surrounding their plans, status and future.
What we know
On March 26, Matthew “Cyborgmatt” Bailey and Clement “Puppey” Ivanov were on what seemed to be a vacation in Istanbul, Turkey.
Puppey will be doing a short impromptu meet & greet at Adeks Internet Cafe here in Istanbul at 2pm this afternoon! pic.twitter.com/maPnEdQ8Rv
— Team Secret (@TeamSecretDOTA2) March 26, 2015
On the very same day, Cyborgmatt did his fans the courtesy of answering a couple of questions addressed on the ask.fm platform:
Q: What exactly are you doing in Istanbul? A: Business and pleasure. (21 days ago)
Q: So, will Secret ever look for sponsorship or remain self-funded? A: We will have sponsors. (21 days ago)
Last week, Cyborgmatt answered yet another ask.fm question, stating that a sponsorship announcement is to be expected:
Q: Will there be any announcement for a new sponsor? A: Yes. (11 days ago)
Yesterday, news that Team Secret is currently bootcamping in Turkey broke.
Today, Team Secret announce Kemal Sadıkoğlu as new Team Director.
Kemal Sadıkoğlu, Clash of Clans Word #1 player, is the son of Turkish magnate Kahraman Sadıkoğlu, who owns several marine construction and petroleum businesses worth billions. Kahraman Sadıkoğlu entered the international spotlight nine years ago, when he was kidnapped by terrorists in Iraq, and again four years ago, when one of his yachts was turned into a floating vice den involving underage prostitutes and rich businessmen.
What it means
Is Kemal Sadıkoğlu a new investor, new sponsor, new meta for how teams function? Will more changes occur within the organization? No one knows for sure. Team Secret representatives shy away from answering questions.