Speculations began to arise when top Defense of the Ancients 2 club Team Secret announced that Yeik Nai Zheng, well known by his in-game name MidOne, will be leaving the club.

The most prevalent rumor was that Yeik was kicked out of the team led by Clement "Puppey" Ivanov.

However, Yeik's brother and manager Gary clarified some matters regarding his departure.

Gary Yeik said that it was his brother Nai Zheng who wants out of Secret but not because of any tension against either Ivanov, Yazied "Yapzor" Jaradat, Ludwig "Zai" Wuhlberg, or Michal "Nisha" Jankowski.

According to Natasha Hashim of IGN Southeast Asia, Gary Yeik said that Yeik Nai Zheng left Secret due to exhaustion.

The report added that MidOne's relationship with his former teammates "is still very much rosy."

"MidOne" joined Team Secret on Aug. 27, 2016, after leaving Southeast Asian squad Fnatic and had been with the European club for three years.

Secret's official statement somehow confirmed Gary Yeik's claim.

"MidOne will be departing from our active roster in order to take an extended break away from DotA 2," the club said.

The statement added, "The demands of the previous DPC season required staying in Europe for extended periods of time to commit to boot camps, Majors and traveling across the world for tournaments in other regions. MidOne has sacrificed tremendously in order to compete and contribute to our team’s success at the top level of DotA."

Secret then officially quashed all the rumors of them giving Yeik Nai Zheng the pink slip, even thanking him "for everything he has done with us."

"[We] wish him a very well deserved rest in his time away from the competitive scene," the statement further said.

MidOne is currently placed in Secret's inactive roster, meaning the club still has the rights to him, for now, should he decide to return from his hiatus.

However, his brother hinted that MidOne, a Malaysian, could be done with Secret and may form a new team representing Southeast Asia instead.

Lasse “Matumbaman” Urpalainen replaced Yeik Nai Zheng in Secret's lineup.

Also joining Secret as a coach is former TNC Predator mentor Lee "Heen" Seung-Gon, taking over fellow South Korean Lee "Sunbhie" Jeong-Jae.

esports Team Secret Ludwig Wåhlberg of Team Secret during The Grand Final during Esports ESL One Birmingham 2019 - Dota 2 at Arena Birmingham on June 02, 2019 in Birmingham, England. Luke Walker/Getty Images