#SecretDota is heading home after winning the @PVPEsports Championship and will be competing in the @dota2mc Autumn Brawl later this week.@midonedota2 will be resting in SEA for this one, so @CLEMENTINATOR is dialing up a friend... pic.twitter.com/xzDendIlqV— Team Secret (@teamsecret) 8. Oktober 2018
Nobody can deny that Secret are one of the favourites for the Maincast Autumn Brawl #1, too. However, other top teams, such as Virtus.pro and Ninjas in Pyjamas, will try to stop Secret's run. One disadvantage for Puppey and his teammates is that Yeik Nai 'MidOne' Zheng won't be attending the online event to rest at home in Southeast Asia — meaning Secret need a replacement.
The TI winners reunited?
As seen in their Twitter post, Secret revealed that Puppey is dialing up a friend to help his team out — but who could it be? One famous option could divide the Natus Vincere fans who'll be watching the online tournament. The new Na'Vi squad has been doing fine recently, and even qualified for DreamLeague Season 10. It is a comfort for the fact that their legend Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin departed.
With no team lined up for the first events in the DPC calendar, Dendi could be the perfect option to step in for Team Secret. The old Natus Vincere duo of Dendi and Puppey could be reunited. Puppey left Na'Vi in August 2014, after one TI victory and two more Grand Finals participations.
Their paths have crossed several times on the battlefield, but not on the same side. If Dendi stood in for Secret we'd finally get to see the iconic duo back together, where they could face the new Na'Vi squad.
Who else could stand in?
While leading Team Secret a lot of great midlaners have crossed paths with Puppey, but none of them are currently without a team. Gustav 's4' Magnusson, Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev and Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi all occupied the Secret midlane for a while.
Although they're all in different teams now, none of their teams are attending the Maincast. Perhaps one of them will help out an old friend...
Who would you like to see standing in for Secret?
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