With a string of mixed results, they began to gain worldwide recognition after making it to the finals of many major tournaments. In Frankfurt, the team won ESL One and The Major, respectively. Later, they finished eighth in the International 2015, Dota 2's top annual tournament. These accomplishments aided the team to quickly becoming one of the best Dota 2 esports teams in the world. Despite a slew of player departures and internal controversies, it dominated professional Dota 2 competitions in 2019. The team won the MDL Paris tournament and ESL One Birmingham. It was also the champion of Katowice tournaments, as well as the Chongqing Majors, in the same year.
The team's passion and commitment has been to expand the gaming community. These have been accomplished by adhering to simple but effective ideologies and fostering the positive culture required for success in the industry. These agendas are propelled forward by the team's promotional and marketing sponsorship. They also go out of their way to find highly skilled coaches and players to help the team grow.
In March 2016, Team Secret acquired a female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team from around the world. The team decided to expand into the world of Street Fighter the following month. Upon securing key figures from Team TyRanT, Team Secret entered the competitive Age of Empires 2 in July of the following year. It would later sign with Team IDK and expanded into the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League.
John Yao, the team's CEO, agreed to take over the corporate reins in 2017. He had worked as a strategy consultant for the majority of his professional life. Yao was looking for a change, and after having met Team Secret's co-owner Puppey, an opportunity presented itself. The task was to get the business side of the team back on track.