CHANGES TO ALLIANCE DOTA 2 ROSTER
Alliance Dota 2 at The International 9, Shanghai – Aug’19
Gothenburg, Sweden – September 26th 2019 – Today, we have a hard announcement to make. We’ve worked hard to not give you this news, but sometimes things can’t work out the way you want them to. Today, we announce that Micke, Insania, Boxi, Taiga and Qojqva will be leaving our family to join another organization for the next DPC season. The players have expressed their desire to try a new environment and after long discussions, we’ve decided to mutually part ways and have officially released them from their contracts.
“Today is a sad day for Alliance, because we’re parting ways with a team we love. All the hard work, long nights, happy times, but also devastating defeats. But we are also happy and proud to have gone through this journey together, to have been able to grow with them during such an important part of their careers.” Coach Jonathan “Loda” Berg says.
Our Dota 2 division have worked immensely hard to get to where they are today. Together we’ve been through amazing highs, and devastating lows. Micke even battled an injury and made it back to the very top after being gone from Dota for months. It’s been a privilege to see them grow under Loda’s leadership.
Of course, we’re sad to see them go. But at the same time, we’re 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.
“We’ve been able to build a team from scratch together with these players and show that it’s possible even without having the most well-known players. We know how to build teams, it’s in our core” Loda adds.
After qualifying to their first Major together, Goteborg HQ – Sep’18
We now remember the good times together with the team, and grow from everything we’ve done during the past two years. We take some time to celebrate what we had together, before we focus 100% on the future, and what we can do to take Alliance even further.
“I’d like to thank Alliance for everything they did for us these past 2 years,” says Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi. “They believed in us through the roughest times and I will always appreciate the support we were given. More than that I’m glad to have worked with such wonderful people who have helped me grow not only as a Dota player but also as a person. It’s in hopes of being able to continue that growth, that we move on to a new adventure.”
“Alliance have been the best family and friends I could have wished for these last 2 years,” adds Michael “miCKe” Vu. “We’ve had a lot of ups and downs but what matters the most is that you guys were there to support us at our lowest. I will miss working with you. However, I’m excited for the next chapter in my journey with new challenges. Thank you for everything.”
The International 10 will be played in Stockholm, Sweden – our home turf. With the departure of our Dota 2 team, this does not change our goal of playing at the main stage in Globen next TI. We are dedicated to our goal of building a new world-class roster and look forward to show you what’s next.
For now, we want to thank all of you – our amazing family of fans. You’ve been with us through everything, the highs and the lows. Every kind message, every cheer, fan art and energy sent is what keeps us going. Truly, we’re grateful for you.
And do not forget, Alliance IS back – we’re not going anywhere.
Alliance is a world-renowned esports organization fielding competitive players across some of the most popular video games in the world. The independent, player-owned organization is most known for winning the world’s biggest esports tournament in 2013 – DOTA 2’s The International. Today, Alliance is home of acclaimed players in many games and genres.
Our mission is to create a lasting legacy that supports esports experiences across the globe. In working toward that goal, we’re determined to be a responsible organization driven by our core values of dedication, teamwork, and community.