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It’s been seven years since he lifted the Aegis with Alliance, and four years since he donned our team uniform last. Today, Alliance are beyond ecstatic to welcome back S4 to the team.

Gothenburg, Sweden – April 1st 2020 – Gustav “s4” Magnusson is one of the most seasoned players in Dota 2. He is one of the few players to have won The International, amongst countless other top tier wins and achievements under his belt. Most recently he comes from Evil Geniuses, where they placed third at TI8, and top six at TI9.

There’s no better time to welcome back s4 to Alliance, than the year of The International being played on home turf. Being back where his career really took off, is a delight to the entire organisation and fans.

“I want to welcome s4 back to the team, I can safely say that I’m not the only one who has missed him in Dota these past couple months.” says Alliance co-founder and superstar streamer Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg. “We in Alliance have a long history with s4 and many unforgettable moments. I have no doubts that with s4 back that he can bring Alliance to greatness, I am really happy to announce that s4 is back!”

“Hey guys! Excited to play some Dota again since it’s been a while for me. Looking forward to make some new friends in the team and show everyone great games.
Thank you to Alliance for giving me a shot at this. Sorry to everyone that has been waiting for so long, but also thank you to all that have been patiently waiting for my return.” says Gustav “s4” Magnusson.

Missed the announcement video? Check it out here.

Next up for the team is ESL One LA Online, with Alliance’s first game on Sunday, April 5th.
More news about our last addition will come very soon, meanwhile the squad will prepare for their first training sessions together.

Alliance Dota 2 Roster:
Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov – TwitterInstagramTwitch
Linus “Limmp” Blomdin – TwitterInstagramTwitch
Gustav “s4” Magnusson – TwitterInstagramTwitch
Simon “Handsken” Haag – TwitterInstagramTwitch

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Alliance is a world-renowned esports organisation fielding competitive players across some of the most popular video games in the world. Shortly after Alliance’s inception, their Dota 2 team, headed by Jonathan ‘Loda’ Berg, catapulted to the top of the scene with an innovative playstyle and went on to claim the Aegis of Champions when they won The International 2013.

Alliance’s mission is to create a lasting legacy that supports esports experiences across the globe. In working toward that goal, they’re determined to be a responsible organisation driven by their core values of dedication, teamwork, and community.

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game, or MOBA for short, developed by Valve. The game officially launched in 2013. Dota 2 has a large esports scene, with teams from around the world playing in various tournaments. Valve manages an event format known as the Dota Pro Circuit, which are a series of tournaments that award qualification points for earning direct invitations to The International, the game’s premier annual tournament.

The International 2020 will be held in Stockholm, Sweden.


Written By

Kelly Ong

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