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Alliance part ways with entire Dota 2 roster

Swedish organisation Alliance will see their five players move to another organisation going forward in a surprise announcement.
Alliance part ways with entire Dota 2 roster

In a Facebook post on their official page, Alliance revealed that the roster that represented them at The International 2019 will no longer play under the organisation, stating their former players had found a different home for the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit season.

A new home for ex-Alliance has not yet been revealed, so the following players are now known as ex-Alliance:

  • Max "qojqva"Bröcker
  • Tommy "Taiga" Le
  • Aydin "iNSaNiA" Sarkohi
  • Samuel "Boxi" Svahn
  • Michael "miCKe" Vu

TI9 saw Alliance go 1-6-1 in a competitive Group A round robin, with a victory over Keen Gaming and a loss to Team Secret bookending their half a dozen split maps, before a swift Lower Bracket elimination at the hands of Royal Never Give Up. Their 13-16th finish saw them win 1.5% of the total prize pool with $514,951 awarded to four teams: Alliance, Fnatic, Keen Gaming and Natus Vincere.

The Alliance organisation is not leaving the Dota scene despite losing their roster. They are 'confident that the strong Alliance legacy will continue. Dota is in our blood and in our very foundation. We are excited to continue our path in being one of the strongest names in Dota 2 history.'

DPC qualifiers will take place in just over a week's time so fans shouldn't have to wait long to find out the new home of the former Alliance squad nor the players Alliance picks up in their place. DreamLeague Season 12 will be the first big tournament post-TI so Alliance and the other teams that remain in the air following shuffles will start to settle over the coming weeks.