Crystallis Talks About Playing With Armel After Nisha

Dhruv Saikia
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Secret Crystallis at The International 11</p></div>
Secret Crystallis at The International 11


Remco "Crystallis" Arets from Team Secret came forth for a post-match interview, after a 2-0 victory over Ancient Tribe in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2023 Tour 2: Division II.
Crystallis believes that every player has their own strengths and the change between Armel "Armel" Tabios and Michał "Nisha" Jankowski is not something that is very massive.
Team Secret is currently playing in the DPC WEU Tour 2: Division II, battling against the other teams to try and secure a spot for Division I in the next tour.

Team Secret had a disappointing run in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) Tour 2: Division I, which resulted in the team being relegated to Division II for the next tour, but the team has been performing much better in Division II. The team is currently sitting in third place in the standings with a few more games to play in the next few days. Remco "Crystallis" Arets, the carry player, gave a post-match interview after the team's 2-0 victory over Ancient Tribe, where he discussed the differences between playing with Armel "Armel" Tabios and Michael "Nisha" Jankowski.

Crytallis believes there is not much change between Armel and Nisha

When asked about the change from Nisha, at The International 11, to Armel currently on the team, Crystallis did not find the change very drastic. “I think every player has a different strength. Every player does things slightly differently, and it’s not a massive deal, not something that I would point toward or anything. I just say it's the same with everyone, just slightly different every time you get a new player but it's not a big deal or something that stands out all too much,” he said.

Team Secret made a recent addition to its roster with Armel joining the team after Miroslav "BOOM" Bičan switched to the offlane position. Armel, who is known to be one of the best midlaners in Southeast Asia, has previously played for top teams such as TNC Predator and Fnatic.

Crystallis also commented on the changes that he would like to see from the upcoming patch, which is rumored to release very soon this week. “I dont know where to begin. I want to see so many changes. I want Monkey (Monkey King) to get buffed, I want Razor to get buffed, Huskar to get changed, and Meurta is gonna go into Captains Mode, that's gonna be wild. Maybe, not for sure actually (referring to Meurta being added to Captains Mode), but I probably think it’s probably gonna be added. It’s probably just gonna be map changes, which are also pretty cool, but yeah, just everything. I hope it’s as big as they make it out to be, because it’ll be a lot of fun to be able to play in the new patch,” Crystallis said. 

Team Secret is in a good position to be promoted to Division I, currently placing second in the rankings. However, the team will need to win its remaining two series in the division in order to guarantee its top 2 finish and eventual promotion into Division I. 

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.