Team Secret becomes the final invitee for ESL One Manila
ESL’s first premiere Dota 2 tournament in Asia, the ESL One Manila has revealed their third and final invitee – Team Secret. The top European team, currently consisting of Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao, Omar “w33” Aliwi, Rasmus “MiSeRy” Filipsen, Johan “pieliedie” Astrom and team captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, will join the ranks of Team Liquid and EHOME. Secret has a long-running tradition of doing very well at the tournament, placing 2nd at the previous event in New York in October 2015, 1st at the Frankfurt event prior to that, and 3rd-4th at the October 2014 event.
Puppey in particular is notable for having played at every ESL One Dota 2 tournament to date, three times with Secret, and once as part of legendary Ukrainian team Na’Vi.
The other five teams are still yet to be determined through separate regional qualifiers for Europe, the Americas, Southeast Asia, China and the Philippines. You can check out the schedule for the upcoming qualifier games at the ESL One website.The tournament will thus feature the 8 best teams from every continent when the main event takes place between April 23-24, 2016.
The ESL event is one of the biggest Dota 2 tournaments in the world, featuring a prize pool of $ 250,000. The first event took placed in June of 2014 in Frankfurt.