Kemal Sadikoglu, the former Director of Team Secret, has today announced the creation of a brand new esports team; Dynasty Gaming.
After heading up Team Secret on the business side for over two years, Sadlikoglu has decided ‘the time is right to re-focus the players in a new team’. The founder of Team Secret, Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, will continue to concentrate on his DotA 2 team and the upcoming TI7.
Sadlikoglu joined Team Secret in the spring of 2015, and whilst the organisation was embroiled in some notable scandals during this period around money reportedly owed to players, in both Vainglory and CS:GO they performed well. Dynasty Gaming will be made up of the ex-Team Secret roster with the exception of the DotA 2 team. As such the all female CS:GO team, who are undefeated for the last year and a half and ranked 42nd on GosuGamers, is currently heading to DreamHack and will be donning their new Dynasty jerseys.
The former Secret Vainglory team, who are three time European champions, will also be moving over, as is Super Smash player Silent Wolf.
Dynasty Gaming’s CS:GO team will be in action this weekend, whilst the Vainglory Summer split begins next week and there’ll be SSBM action in July.
Kemal Sadikoglu said of the announcement: “This is a really exciting time for esports and the players who are joining us are keen to get into action under the new Dynasty Gaming banner. We already have some heavy hitting champions on our roster and are ready to create even more.
“I want to put on record my thanks to Puppey and Team Secret for the great wins we had together and wish them all the best for the future.”
Sadikoglu is also planning to expand the new team, by bringing in new talent in titles such as PUBG, H1Z1 and is reportedly exploring other possibilities in Street Fighter and FIFA.
Sebastien “cOucOu” Caly and Julia “juliano” Kiran will support the management of the players and ex-Fnatic Head of Commercial Darren Newnham will be working on brand partnership and sponsorship opportunities for the team.
Esports Insider says: We see new teams emerge fairly regularly but one that is born out of Team Secret makes for more of a worthwhile announcement. Evidently, CS:GO, Vainglory and Super Smash Bros is just the start and it’ll be interesting to see how quickly they expand. The choice of PUBG and H1Z1 rather than the likes of League, Overwatch or Rocket League is a surprising one.