Ponlo from Alliance


Alliance Bids Adieu To Its Position 4 Player Ponlo

Dhruv Saikia
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As The International 12 draws closer, many teams may end up making roster changes in order to be in a better position to make it through the open qualifiers.
Alliance, one of the most well-known organizations in Dota 2, has had a tough journey in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 season, finishing in the bottom 2 of the DPC Western Europe (WEU) Tour 3: Division II.
The team recently announced that it is parting ways with its position 4 player, Remus "ponlo" Goh.

Alliance has announced the departure of Remus "ponlo" Goh, its position 4 player, after yet another disappointing season. The organization acknowledged Ponlo's unwavering commitment during his time with the team and wished him the best in his future endeavors. 

The decision comes after Alliance had a rough run in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) Tour 3: Division II, finishing in the bottom 2 and being removed from Division II of the next DPC season. The team will have to play through qualifiers once again to enter Division II of the 2024 DPC season, marking another challenge for the team. 

However, Alliance will still compete in the Western European qualifiers of The International 12 despite the relegation and will encounter formidable competition from teams like Nigma Galaxy, ex-Monaspa, Into The Breach, Team Secret, and many others within their region.

Alliance’s Struggles Continue

This roster change marks another chapter in Alliance's efforts to rebuild its team and become a strong contender in the WEU region. Following Ponlo’s departure, Alliance’s roster currently only features four players:

  1. Charlie "charlie" Arat 

  2. Ng "ChYuan" Kee Chyuan

  3. Gustav "s4" Magnusson

  4. TBD

  5. Simon "Handsken" Haag

Alliance's recent form and disappointing performance at The International 2022 qualifiers have led to severe disappointment for the fans, considering the team is one of the longest-active organizations in Dota 2 and has a dedicated fan base built over the years.

The team's struggles throughout the season have been acknowledged by Jonathan "Loda" Berg, the ex-Dota 2 pro and current CEO and coach of Alliance, who described it as their worst DPC season in history. Loda expressed his regret to the fans for the shared pain caused by the team's underwhelming results.

Alliance's decision to part ways with ponlo may reflect the team’s commitment and determination to reshape the team in the face of ongoing struggles. As they bid farewell to their position 4 player, Alliance will need to regroup and prepare for the tough journey through the open qualifiers for The International 12. 

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.

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