With just two days before the roster lockdown for the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit, Alliance is without a team after they parted ways with the entire roster at players’ wish.
“We’ve worked hard to not give you this news, but sometimes things can’t work out the way you want them to […] 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,” states Alliance in their official announcement from September 26, 2019.
For the past two years, Alliance worked to grow and develop their roster of four up and coming players joined by the veteran Qojqva. It’s been rough at times, and the previous competitive season threw quite a few challenges at them. Nonetheless, the five Alliance made it to TI9, where unfortunately they got eliminated upon an unfortunate miss click in the drafting stage. Still, the team progress was obvious for any Dota 2 fan, and apparently by another organization that will now sign the five players.
“I’d like to thank Alliance for everything they did for us these past 2 years. 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”, said upon his departure the team captain, Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi
Alliance’s former carry player Michael “miCKe” Vu , who battled through a hand injury since the very first day when was signed by the organization, and at times was forced to stay on the sidelines for recovery, had the following to say: “Alliance have been the best family and friends I could have wished for these last 2 years. 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.”
Alliance has about two days, until the roster lock. By September 28th, 2019 at 10:00 AM PDT to be more precise, they have to put together the squad if they want to start the new season with a chance for an invite to the first round of Major and Minor qualifiers.
TI10 is going to be played in the Alliance’s home country, Sweden. It’s hard to even anticipate if they will be able to find a full Swedish roster in such a short time, but hopefully, the Kings in the North will muster the strength to get through yet another challenging situation.