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Today we at Alliance would like to announce changes to our Dota 2 roster with the departure of Gustav “s4” Magnusson, Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg and Joakim “Akke” Akterhall.


Joakim, Gustav and Henrik were a part of the roster who formed from No Tidehunter and proceeded to claim the aegis in their legendary TI3 run. About one year ago they set out to reclaim the aegis that Alliance won in 2013. The team found success quickly after the 2013 roster reunited; winning consecutive tournaments with WCA 2015, StarLadder in Minsk and ending the winter season by reaching Top 8 in the Shanghai Major.


During the following months Alliance traveled to Moscow, Manila and Frankfurt and eventually qualified for The International 2016 in June. In Seattle the hopes were high as the team entered the upper bracket, but they were quenched by EHOME who knocked the team to the lower bracket. In the end Alliance were knocked out of the tournament by Fnatic.


Going forward Gustav and Henrik will continue their competitive careers elsewhere. They’ve both been an instrumental part of Alliance’s success, and as an organization we’re genuinely happy with what they achieved with Alliance for the past year. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.


Joakim has decided to leave the current team but his future with Alliance remains undecided. We will follow up with another statement in the upcoming weeks.


You can read the statements of the players and our manager below:


Gustav “s4” Magnusson:


“I will part ways with my friends to continue my journey in competitive dota. It’s sad that we couldn’t make it work but I wish my former teammates the best of luck and that they continue to stay strong!”


Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg:


“Seeing as s4 is leaving Alliance I felt there is need for change for myself as well. It was fun having our reunion and winning 2 lans together but I will not be in the new Alliance roster. I’m not sure what my future holds but I wish my ex-teammates the best of luck.”


Erik Barge, Player Manager:


“My clearest memory of the past year was standing outside of our booth in Minsk-Arena watching the team approach the roaring crowd; feeling both proud of and happy for them. On our journey to Minsk everything had gone awry but in the end not even a blizzard could stop them.


Although we didn’t achieve the results the team was aiming for after this I have never stopped being proud of their achievement for the past year. I’m sorry to say farewell to Akke, Gustav and Bulldog and I’d like to thank them for being a pleasure to work with. I respect all of them tremendously and wish them the best of luck going forward. No matter what happens they’ll always be a part of the Alliance family!”


Jonathan “Loda” Berg:


“It’s almost a year since we started to get the team back together again, first us 4, then EGM and when finally Kelly returned things really felt like they used to. It’s been an amazing experience playing with these guys again. Traveling/playing/going to the movies :D


We had our up and downs, winning WCA and StarLadder was amazing, fighting our way to TI again indescribable and reaching WB at TI made us feel redeemed. We got back together again to do our thing and we reached for the top, but faltered along the way. It sucks, but now we all need a change.


We had a lot of fun along the way, but all good things has to come to an end. I’ll miss you guys.


Thanks to the fans for all the support and never stop believing, you guys are what makes me keep fighting for Alliance.”


Lastly, a huge thanks to the all the fans that supports us through thick and thin. You truly are the heart and soul of this team, and we hope to have you by our side on the road ahead. Stay tuned for further announcements regarding the Dota 2 roster for the next season. #LongLiveAlliance

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