The Team Secret club was founded by Clement Ivanov in 2014 and has consistently ranked among the top esports teams in the world, winning the first Team International competition and recently taking home the silver prize worth $2.4m.
Parimatch brand representative Stepan Shulga said of the deal: “Team Secret is a legendary brand for the entire DOTA 2 community since its foundation in 2014. Its exceptional persevering fighting spirit that perfectly matches the Parimatch brand character.
"We are very excited to welcome the team to our partnership roster. Stay tuned to see all the great features this cooperation will bring to life!”
Meanwhile, John Yao, Team Secret CEO, added: “We are honoured to be welcoming Parimatch, one of the leading sports betting brands in the world. Partnering with Parimatch brings new opportunities for Team Secret DOTA and we look forward to working together to deliver unseen and behind-the-scenes content with the team.”
Finally, Ivanov, Team Secret DOTA 2 Captain, further commented: “To announce a partnership with Parimatch is an extremely special moment for all of us. Parimatch opens up exciting opportunities, not only for Team Secret but for all of our fans that enjoy watching our content.”
Recently, Parimatch also entered into an esports partnership deal with 00Nation, which will see the two groups launch a series of marketing activities together to “empower and grow the community.”