Puppey alongside Team Secret has finally addressed the recent "EE blog post" that made headlines across the Dota 2 community. EE recently "revealed" some misconduct and flaws within the organization which led to some unpaid salaries and conflict within its members. The main highlight of the post is the allegedly "unprofessionalism" of his former captain, Clement "Puppey" Ivanov. This, alongside some internal conflict with the Team Secret's management has led to his departure from the team.
For a while, it seems that neither Puppey nor the management of Team Secret has replied to any of the allegations made by EE until today as the de facto captain of Team Secret has finally replied to EE in brief yet unexpected answers. In an official statement released by Puppey, he said :
I'm not getting into a war of words. Those that know me well know that I'm not that person described and that's good enough for me. What I do want you to know is that I love Dota and I won't stop trying to become the best Dota player out there. I cherish my teammates who stayed with me. Despite the drama, we still played great scrims, talking about the game and having a lot of fun. It made me feel alive again. Thank you MP, Pieliedie, FoREv and MidOne.
It seems that Puppey is avoiding the argument which EE has dragged all the way to his doorstep as he just simply talks about how he loves Dota and whatnot. Apparently, we're not given any info regarding if EE's allegations were true or not as the Team Secret's captain just merely implied that for those that truly knows him, will eventually realize that it's not him to whom EE is referring to.
We can somehow get the feeling that Puppey is dodging the argument for a reason and that is - he has no sufficient proof to counter EE's allegations. After all, EE has presented concrete evidence to back up his claims with all the SMS and Skype msgs which they exchanged with Puppey and the Team's manager, Kemal.
Team Secret Reply
Just like Puppey's indirect reply, Team Secret also dodged any argument which might lead to additional conflict with regards to the recent controversy. Instead of addressing EE's allegations directly, the Manager of the organization has this to say:
We're totally committed to nurturing and protecting our players [...] we'd like to thank all of the Team Secret players for their continued hard work and commitment. [...] thank our sponsors starting with EGB for their continued support. We greatly appreciate their strong support of the Team Secret organization and their timely payments.
Apparently, to everyone's disappointment, Neither of Pupepy nor Team Secret has addressed the controversy directly. Instead, they just shrugged it off like a normal issue without making much of a fuss about it. The only thing that bothers the fans is that, if they can ignore such a sensitive issue then how much more on the little details?
After the recent statements, EE has posted a tweet on his official Twitter account that says:
— EternaLEnVy (@EternaLEnVy1991) October 18, 2016
Now that both sides have issued their own statements, which side do you think is at fault here? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below!