It’s harder to remain on high than to get there, and Workforce Secret’s final six months have been a testomony to that. After a second-place end at The Worldwide 2022, Secret was formally relegated to the second division of the Western European Dota Professional Circuit (DPC) after a loss versus Nigma Galaxy.
Regardless of an terrible begin to the 2023 season, Secret nonetheless hoped to stay within the first division, as their final two matches have been in opposition to two different groups preventing to keep away from relegation.
Secret cruised by their battle in opposition to Into the Breach, however they couldn’t carry the identical momentum into their sequence versus Nigma. Contemplating each groups have been one sequence away from relegation, most followers anticipated a comparatively shut set of video games, however Nigma ended up making fast work of Secret.
Whereas Secret had all of it discovered at TI11, the runner-ups appeared unprepared for the brand new season. Shedding Nisha closely affected the staff, and new core duo of Miroslav “BOOM” Bičan and Remco “Crystallis” Arets hasn’t clicked on a regular basis this season.
BOOM’s general constant efficiency wasn’t sufficient to cowl up for Secret’s different shortcomings. Throughout TI11, Nisha typically carried the mantle even when Crystallis had difficult video games. Contemplating Nisha not often ever had matches the place he was shut down, Secret’s capacity to make up for his or her mid-lane’s absence was by no means actually examined till the brand new season.
As BOOM was challenged closely within the mid-lane all through the primary tour, Secret’s core didn’t step up of their respective roles. Contemplating the synergy wasn’t there for Secret, neither have been the outcomes, and the staff could also be pursuing roster modifications to make sure their division one return.
Even a single season within the second division might be extremely expensive for Secret since their possibilities of instantly qualifying for TI12 are nearly as good as gone now. Secret are assured to overlook the second main, and so they’ll must make it again to division one in time, end first within the third tour, and in addition win the third main to safe a direct invite.