Dota 2 Roster News: The Alliance is No More

A major shakeup.
A major shakeup. Twitter/@theAllianceGG

It’s the end of the road for Western Europe Dota 2 team Alliance. It’s a major shakeup with the entire roster being released. The move is not surprising considering the team’s performance in the recently concluded 2021–2022 DPC Season.

In a statement, Alliance CEO Jonathan "Loda" Berg revealed that they'll be rebuilding their Dota 2 division to focus on the upcoming DPC Season. He added that releasing the entire roster was not a decision made lightly. Not only were the players released but even the manager.

During The International 2021, Alliance was able to finish at 9th-12th, which was a good placement. Still, three players later left the roster. Fortunately, the team was able to sign new ones in time for the start of the 2021-2022 DPC Season.

The problem was at the end of Tour 1: the team finished at seventh place. This meant that they were headed to Division II. This resulted in another shakeup, and two players were dropped from the roster. Like what happened before, Alliance again found new players to fill the roster.

The team would perform better in Tour 2, and end up in second place in Division II. This allowed the team to join Division I again. Sadly for Tour 3, the team finished in last place. Even worse, they didn't have any wins for this part of the DPC Season.

Even with all those losses, Alliance was still able to join the Western Europe Qualifiers for this year's The International. So how did the team perform? First, they lost 0-2 against Entity in the Upper Bracket. When they dropped to the Lower Bracket, they were promptly eliminated 1-2 by Team Bald Reborn.

Despite the poor results, Loda did admit that everyone worked hard to turn things around. In terms of the next season, he revealed that they'll be "doubling down" on their commitments to Dota 2 and hope to come up with a lineup that will make everyone proud.

With this decision, these players are now considered as free agents:

  • Nikolay “Nikobaby “Nikolov
  • Aliwi “w33” Omar
  • Yaroslav “Limitless” Parshin
  • Adam “Aramis” Moroz
  • Andrey “Dukalis” Kuropatkin

What do you think? Does Alliance still have what it takes to bring back its glory days? Who do you think should they sign up?

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