There’s only 4 days left before the roster lock for the Manila Major season. Team Secret has made some notable changes to their roster, by adding in UNiVeRsE and Arteezy to the team.
Team Secret previously comprised of Puppey, MiSeRy, w33, EternaLEnVy and PieLieDie. What was a top-tier stable roster has been dismantled as w33 and MiSeRy have been replaced by Arteezy and UNiVeRsE, which also destabilizes another top-tier team, Evil Geniuses.
im no longer team secret.
— Rasmus Filipsen (@MiSeRyDOTA) March 23, 2016
4 days till roster lock, anyone need a guy?
— Aliwi Omar (@w33haa) March 23, 2016
The former roster has had numerous achievements since February 2015, winning six LAN tournaments including the recent Valve hosted Shanghai Major. They also climbed to second place in the Frankfurt Major which was hosted a few months ago.
As can be seen on their new website, Arteezy and UNiVeRsE from Team Evil Geniuses are the new additions to the roster. This has left many Secret fans in awe as it was previously understood that there is absolutely no reason to make roster changes when obviously the team is playing perfectly fine from a performance standpoint, and especially not at such a short notice.
— Kemal Sadikoglu (@ksadikoglu) March 23, 2016
As w33 and MiSeRy leave from the squad, it has undoubtedly put great amounts of pressure onto them as there are only 4 days remaining before the roster lock for this season begins. During the lock, no changes can be made to the roster of any professional teams that would like to participate in Valve based events.
This is how the current Team Secret roster appears to be,
This problem is not only limited to w33 and MiSeRy, but it’s quite possible that Resolut1on has also been kicked from Team Digital Chaos. It seems as if the roster locks that Valve set in place for the stability of professional teams is in fact working opposite to what they had intended.