Dota 2 Roster News: Alliance Drops Supream^ and Leslão

A big change.
A big change. Twitter/@theAllianceGG

It has not been a good start for Alliance. From being one of Western Europe's top Dota 2 teams, they're now starting the next tour in Division II. Not surprising as the team is now reworking its roster. Released last week was Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha and Rodrigo "Leslão" Santos.

The two players were signed by Alliance in November of last year along with Adam "Aramis" Moroz. They joined Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov and Simon "Handsken" Rasmus. In a post, the organization revealed that the roster worked hard to get the needed synergy. It looked like the team needed more time considering the results of the first tour of the new DPC season. For those wondering, Alliance ended at seventh place with a 1-6 record. The only team they beat was Coolguys, which placed last.

Going back to the roster change, the organization shared that while Supream^ and Leslão had the desire to win and showed great dedication and even hard work, it wasn't enough to form an environment that would result in wins.

Previous Roster Change

These two players aren’t the only members that were let go. Last week, the organization released Handsken along with coach Niklas "okcya" Koskinen. While this is indeed bad news for Alliance fans, there's some silver lining. The team still has three players instead of two. That's because they had previously signed Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg as substitute.

There’s no question that it’s an uphill climb for Alliance. With three tours though, that means the team still has a chance to compete in Division I. For The International 11, they may have to go through the qualifiers.

Coolguys Go Bye-bye

Alliance isn’t the only one facing problems. Coolguys decided to disband, confirmed through a tweet by Dino "dnz" Šavuk. He added that he wishes everyone the best of luck and for him, he'll "keep the grind on."

The roster had started as Level UP and managed to work its way from Division II to Division of Western Europe. Before the new DPC season, it was announced that the organization did not extend the contracts of the players. This resulted in the players making the decision to continue as Coolguys.

What do you think about these roster changes? Which team in Western Europe do you think is next to make similar changes?

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