Alliance Removes Three Players After Failing to Qualify for The International 7
The most successful Swedish organization in Dota 2 history has cut three players from its roster after failing to qualify for The International 7.
In the two months since failing to move past the European qualifier for the $24 million event, Alliance has removed Linus “Limmp” Blomdin, Jonas “jonassomfan” Lindholm, and team captain Simon “Handsken” Haag from its roster. Only carry player Adrian “Era” Kryeziu and support player Axel “Pablo” Källman remain.
The Journey with Alliance
The three players joined Alliance on Sep. 9, 2016, along with Jonathan “Loda” Berg and Jerry “EGM” Lundkvist. However, EGM was replaced by Pablo on May 21, and Loda began an extended break on June 9, being replaced by Era. None of the founding members participated in The International 7’s European qualifier.
A Lack of Results
The roster featuring Limmp, jonassomfan, and Handsken achieved few notable results during their tenure with Alliance.
A Potential Return of Loda
Shortly after the organization’s announcement, Loda tweeted “I will return,” teasing a potential return to the Alliance roster for the upcoming tournament season and the end of his break.
It remains to be seen how Alliance can turn their fortunes around heading into the 2018 competitive season.