Alliance Announces the Departure of Limmp and fng
Following The International 10 (TI10), roster shifts are beginning to ramp up. It is the European powerhouse of Alliance that has now parted ways with midlaner Linus "Limmp" Blomdin and position five player Artsiom "fng" Barshak. The organization announced the change in a blog post on its website where it reflected on the journey of the two players with the team while thanking them for their contributions. Considering that Limmp had been competing with Alliance for over two years, and fng had also spent over a year with them, this is a drastic roster change for Alliance. Alliance recently competed at TI10, finishing 9th-12th.
Alliances parts ways with Limmp and fng
As Alliance described, Limmp, who had previously served the organization in 2017-18, was an improved player who was an integral part of the team. Meanwhile, fng, who boasts a wealth of experience as a support player and captain, added value to the team. Alliance noted that both players were instrumental in securing a spot at TI10.
Alliance’s updated Dota 2 roster:
Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov
Gustav "s4" Magnusson
Simon "Handsken" Haag
Alliance’s CEO and co-founder on the departure of Limmp and fng:
“I want to thank Limmp and Fng for their time with Alliance. Throughout their time with us, they have both been incredibly professional and it’s been a pleasure working with them. They were both an integral part of bringing Alliance back to TI this year and for that, I will be forever thankful. I wish them both all the best in their next team which I have no doubt they will excel in.”
Limmp had joined Alliance in Oct 2019. During the last two years, he placed fourth at the DreamLeague S13 Major, second at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3, and first in the second season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021. fng, on the other hand, participated in many events for Alliance in 2020 before finally being officially signed in Sept 2020.
Alliance, one of the top teams in Western Europe regional leagues, struggled at all three Valve LAN events that took place in 2021. In Singapore Major 2021, the team finished 13th and 9th-12th at WePlay AniMajor and TI10.
Following the announcement, Limmp and fng took to their personal Twitter accounts to announce that they are looking for new Dota 2 teams.
Alliance has not yet announced the new players who will replace Limmp and fng. DPC 2021-2022 is reportedly scheduled to commence on 29th Nov 2021.