Russian caster: "A little bird told me RAMZES is invited to Secret" Rumors2023-01-26 18:20:00
EEU DPC caster Vladimir "Maelstorm" Kuzminov shared the rumor about possible changes in Team Secret. According to his sources, Darkside carry Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev was invited to the team. Maelstorm didn't specify who he will replace.
Kuzminov later added that, "apparently, that's why he isn't motivated enough anymore. At least that's the theory". What he is talking about is a cryptic message from HellRaisers sports director Maria Gunina, which she shared on January 24. In her Telegram, she commented on the recent drop in performance of Darkside with this:
What IF someone from Darkside got invited to another good organization, and because of it, he isn't motivated enough to win with the current roster and put up with the teammates' shortcomings??
Both Team Secret and Darkside couldn't qualify for the Major in Peru, so this rumor looks plausible. And even tho Secret is on the edge of relegation in WEU DPC, a lot of pro players dream about playing with Puppey due to his reputation, experience and results. So that could be enough to convince Kusharev to spend one Tour getting out of WEU Division II.
If RAMZES will replace Remco "Crystallis" Arets and there will be no more changes to the team, Puppey will again play with three EEU players, just like it was in the old Natus Vincere days. Currently, he is competing together with Roman "Resolut1on" Fomynok and Baqyt "Zayac" Emiljanov.
Update: BetBoom manager Lukawa confirmed that RAMZES is going to leave Darkside:
Rumors aren't getting born out of anywhere. I cannot confirm RAMZES's move to Team Secret, but my birds tell me he's definitely leaving Darkside.