Team Secret returns to the upper division with ease, but their chances to attend TI12 remains slim.

As one would expect, Team Secret completely dominated Division II of Western Europe (WEU) Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) in Tour 2. The organization had a roller-coaster ride in the past couple of months, from finishing 2nd at TI11, suffering a shocking relegation, imposing massive roster changes, and now successfully making it back to Division I.

Check out a clip from their promotion series in WEU DPC Tour 2 below.

Team Secret's journey in Division II

This year saw Secret's appearance in Division II for the first time in history. The team's lackluster performance in Tour 1 caused them a shocking relegation and it could've been due to Michał "Nisha" Jankowski's departure - a former key player in the team.

Team captain, Clement "Puppey" Ivanov, understood that it meant some serious roster shuffle. He grabbed Armel "Armel" Tabios who last played for Fnatic in Southeast Asia and Daniyal "yamich" Lazebnyy, an Eastern European player who last played for He described both these players as someone who "has the punch" and is hell to play against. And thus it began, a bizarre lineup combination under Puppey's veteran wings which saw incredible chemistry.

Team Secret initially started a little wobbly, losing a series to Ancient Tribe. But they recuperated swiftly to bag consecutive series wins. Secret also easily defeated the powerhouses of Division II - Alliance and Old G. The team ended their run with a 6-1 scoreline, quickly booking a slot in Division I for Tour 3 DPC.

Road to TI12

Team Secret's promotion is definitely good news for the team. But they remain in a critical state and are highly likely missing a direct invite to TI12. Team Secret currently has no DPC points, standing at an unpromising #39 place in the DPC ranking. This likely means that Team Secret will miss the direct invite for TI12 and will be forced to go down the qualifier path once again.

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