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According to a press release from Team Secret’s website, the team will not be participating in the first major of the Dota 2 season, MDL Chengdu.

After an intense competitive year and a grueling preparation for TI, our DotA 2 team will be taking some time off to rest and recover in advance of the upcoming season. We have no changes to announce at this moment in time, and we will be skipping the first Major in Chengdu for the players to recuperate. Considering the length of each season and impact of fatigue, we are taking these measures to ensure our team begins the DPC Circuit fresh, and sustains that energy through the season. Our first LAN appearance will be the ONE Esports DotA 2 World Pro Invitational Singapore in December. This tournament will be hosted by PGL and ONE Esports, boasting a $500,000 USD prize pool, and will be one of the biggest and most stacked LAN events since TI9 with PSG.LGD, Virtus.pro, Evil Geniuses, Vici Gaming and Natus Vincere also receiving direct invites.

Team Secret will be seen playing directly in December at the One Esports Invitational in Singapore.

Another important announcement was that they have not made any changes to their lineup from last season, putting to rest the rumors of Matumbaman joining Team Secret.