Gothenburg, Sweden – November 29th, 2017 –
Alliance is pleased to announce a new Dota 2 roster. We know many of you have been waiting for this a long time, and we are thrilled to finally being able to share the news with you. The Dota 2 squad, headed up by Jonathan ‘Loda’
Berg, will consist of Michael ‘miCKe’
Vu, Aydin ‘iNSaNiA’
Sarkohi, Tommy ‘Taiga’
(formerly st_st) Le and Samuel ‘Boxi’
Since our formation in 2013, Alliance has always been built around its players and their legacy. This fall, Jonathan set out to find a new group of players that could represent Alliance and over time can grow to something more than just the sum of its parts. As mentioned in the “Creating a Legacy”
interview made together with our friends at Monster Energy, Jonathan has been looking to create a core group that is able to represent Alliance long-term and to recreate the bond between five players that Alliance rose to fame with.
For those who have followed Team Sweden with Jonathan and Joakim ‘Akke’
Akterhall in the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) 2017 Europe Qualifier, two of the names in this new Alliance roster are familiar. Jonathan was considering mid-player Michael as early as 2016 and is excited to finally have the young Swedish prodigy on the team. Aydin, the former Heroes of the Newerth-player, have previously played together in various teams with Michael during the past year and take the position five support role in the new team. Jonathan is positive that both Aydin and Michael will carry on the Alliance legacy even after his active years as a competitive players and thusly both have a longer contract than what is customary in Dota. In addition to Michael and Aydin, Samuel will play offlane for the team and Tommy will join Aydin in the support role. With the team complete Jonathan is certain that he has found the right people to play for Alliance.
With the holidays coming up soon, the team will have a gradual start as Michael, who is suffering from a hand injury, is going through surgery during the winter. Jonathan, Michael and Aydin will continue to represent Team Sweden together with Joakim and Janne ‘Gorgc’ Stefanovski at WESG 2017 in March 2018 at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Center in Changzhou, China. For the Alliance roster, the focus will be to practise for the upcoming Minors and Majors Qualifiers.
Long Live Alliance.