Today we bid farewell to one of the mainstays of our modern era DOTA2 roster. Having proudly worn the Team Secret jersey for over 3 years, Ludwig “Zai” Wahlberg has been without a doubt one of the most critical elements to our incredible success these past seasons. We will forever be grateful for his positive spirit, constant professionalism, and embodiment of what it means to be a true teammate.
Zai’s relentless control of the offlane made him one of the most-feared position 3 players in the world. His all around skill and wide hero pool are what made it possible for some of the craziest draft concepts the DOTA world has ever seen. Multiple Major wins, multiple third party tournament wins, and strong placements at TI year after year are the hallmarks of his legacy at Team Secret.
Zai leaves Team Secret on the best of terms, and has a few parting words about his departure:
We echo his sentiments, and our captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov had these words to say about Zai’s departure:
It is a sad moment, but I have to accept that all good things come to an end. I have nothing but love for this man, not only is he an amazing and persistent teammate, he is also a great friend. No matter where you go and what you do, I am sure you’ll find success. I wish you nothing but the best.
Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
We undoubtedly speak for everyone when we say that Team Secret players, staff, and fans all wish Ludwig the very best in his new adventures, and hope he will find success wherever life takes him.
Stay tuned, as the next chapter in Team Secret Dota is written.