Puppey might be dipping back into SEA's talent pool for answers.
Team Secret is officially making moves, with the organization confirming the departure of star offlane duo Roman Resolut1on Fomynok and Baqyt Zayac Emiljanov from its Dota 2 roster. And while rumors have been bouncing around about who might take their place, another teams manager may have painted the perfect picture.
Reso and Zayac leaving the team were documented ahead of the official announcement, and with that, eagle-eyed fans noted that Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan had been practicing a lot of offlane heroes in recent matches.
According to previous rumors, and a new statement from Team Spirits manager Dmirtiy “Korb3n” Belov, this is because he will be swapping roles to open up a core position ahead of the Dota Pro Circuits Spring Tour. Along with that, it looks like some potential info about who will fill the openings on Secret.
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While on-stream with Spirits current analyst Mark sikle Lerman, Korb3n noted everything he has heard points to BOOM moving to the offlane. As a result, Secret will reportedly recruit former Fnatic and TNC Predator star Armel Tabios to make the move from Southeast Asia to Europe and take over the mid lane.
This wouldnt be the first time Secret would bring over talent from SEA, or non-EU regions, as MP, MidOne, and iceiceice have both spent time playing with Puppey in the past.
Korb3n also shared that former-Virtus.pro support yamich could be joining up to fill Zayacs spot. This part of his statement was not as confident as the Armel news, but it makes sense as previous reports on Secrets roster moves mentioned looking to CIS talentsuch as RAMZES or Nemiga Gamings Stanislav Malr1ne Potorak.
The roster lock for DPC Spring Tour is set for March 11 at midnight PST, which means we should finally get an answer to who Puppey actually recruited very soon.