The Philippines is a honey pot for esports. Not only was it the home of the 2019 SEA Games, when esports was first featured as a medaled sport, but the archipelagic nation is also a flourishing habitat for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and TEKKEN 7 esports scene. It’s no wonder that one of the worlds’ most renowned esports organisation, Team Secret, is looking to place their footing in the Filipino esports ground.
The above was hinted by Team Secret CEO, John Yao, in a post he shared in their newly-opened Facebook group, catered to fans in the Philippines. In it, he asked group members “what team you want us to form in PH”, while requesting them to tag a friend in the comments below to spread the word. Whoever presumably gives the best suggestion will win a Team Secret Limited Edition x Champion Tee Drop.
This news wouldn’t come as a huge surprise to those who’ve been religiously following Team Secret in their esports journey. Ever since their debut as an all-star Dota 2 team in 2014 (founded by none other than Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, Kuro Salehi “KuroKy” Takhasomi, Gustav “S4” Magnusson, Johan “N0tail” Sundstein, and Tal “Fly” Aizik), the international esports company have been dipping their toes in various esports titles throughout the years, including Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege, Street Fighter V, TEKKEN 7 and PUBG Mobile, with two teams in Malaysia and Philippines for the mobile battle royale.
Team Secret PUBG Mobile began with the Malaysian team, when they signed up the prodigies of Genexsus – including Kow “BiuBiu” Jiunn Jie – as the organisation’s first PUBG Mobile squad last year. Although none of the original members remain, with BiuBiu the last to leave earlier this month, Team Secret MY have never ceased to improve, evidenced by their two-time victories at PMPL MY/SG (PUBG Mobile Professional League Malaysia/Singapore).
In awe of Team Secret MY’s success, the organisation later created Team Secret TH by taking in members of THE HiLL early this year. The Thai team’s name was then changed to Secret Jin after they qualified for the PMPL SEA Finals Season 2, due to rules that dictate no two teams can represent the same organisation – now Jin’s Coffee is the main stakeholder, hence the name. Their latest achievements include winning the last PMPL-TH (Thailand), not to mention that they qualified for PMGC 2020 (PUBG Mobile Global Championship) Season Zero after placing third in the SEA Finals.
If you want to be the first to know what esports squad will Team Secret form in the Philippines, or if you merely want to stay up to date on Team Secret news, be sure to join the Team Secret PH Facebook group or keep an eye out on eGG Network – we’ll be sure to cover the news when it breaks!