Team Secret’s Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen spoke about his departure from Team Liquid. In an interview at ESL One Germany 2020, he stated that he had lost the motivation to perform further, but the offer from Clement “Puppey” Ivanov was a good opportunity for him to continue his career.
"I was probably demotivated and kinda stuck in Team Liquid. I got a new lifeline from Team Secret, it could have been the end of my career after The International 2019. It kinda gave me another chance at this and I appreciate it”
MATUMBAMAN represented Team Liquid from October 2015 to June 2019. With him, the team became the champion of The International 2017, as well as a number of other major competitions. Before TI9, his place in the team was taken by Aliwi “w33” Omar, and Urpalainen qualified for the tournament as part of Chaos Esports. After the competition, he moved to Secret.
Matu has been performing at ESL One Germany 2020 since October 5. The team finished the group stage with three wins in three series to make it to the playoffs.