Team Secret acquire BOOM to replace Nisha

With the addition of Miroslav “BOOM” Bian as the final player, Team Secret has finished building their Dota 2... Shubh | 3. December 2022

With the addition of Miroslav “BOOM” Bian as the final player, Team Secret has finished building their Dota 2 lineup in time for the upcoming season.

The move comes after Team Secret parted ways with Michał “Nisha” Jankowski who spent four fruitful years with the European organization. Despite experiencing tremendous success in The International 11, Team Secret appears to be changing the lineup to achieve stronger results going forward, which will surely include lifting the Aegis of Champions.

BOOM to fill in the big shoes 

Nisha, who was essential in Secret’s remarkable run to a second-place finish at TI11, left big shoes for the new addition to fill. While Nisha and Secret’s performance at the TI was praised all around the world, BOOM gave an average performance at the event. BOOM parted ways with Gaimin Gladiators in search of a new squad for the 2023 season after BOOM’s lackluster 9th–12th place result at TI11.


BOOM helped Gaimin Gladiators finish second in the DPC Winter and Spring Tour regional leagues during the 2021-2022 season. The Czech mid-laner helped the European squad win the Western European Winter Regional Finals title and finish fourth in the ESL One Stockholm Major, making them one of the best teams in the fiercely competitive Western European scene.

BOOM joining Secret is a good opportunity for the Czech mid-laner and the organization as a whole, given team captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov’s history of supporting players and helping them become their best selves. In a statement, the company claimed that BOOM is “exactly the spark” the team needed to keep pursuing the elusive Aegis of Champions.

Team Secret’s roster for 2022/2023 Dota Pro Circuit is as follows:

  • Remco “Crystallis” Arets
  • Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan
  • Roman “Resolut1on” Fomynok
  • Baqyt “Zayac” Emiljanov
  • Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
  • Lee “Heen” Seung Gon (Coach)

The Dota 2 community has mixed feelings regarding the change

Leon “Nine” Kirilin, the key player for the 2022 world champion Tundra Esports, responded to the news. Though Puppey may assist the new member become the best mid-laner in the world, Nine thinks Nisha’s departure is a significant setback for Team Secret.


During a recent live stream, Team Bald Reborn captain Janne “Gorgc” Stefanovski echoed Nine’s comments in his response to the news of Nisha’s departure. In his opening statement, he said that the player might be viewed as a downgrade by the community. He added that the team captain Puppey is capable of building strong lineups out of unknown talent, therefore the community shouldn’t undervalue the organization’s capacity to form an effective roster again.

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