Alliance announces new LATAM roster


Alliance Expands To South America As It Announces New LATAM Team

Ammar Aryani
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Alliance will have two teams for the upcoming 2022/2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season, as it announces a new South American roster.
The European-based organization noted that it had acquired the former Hokori roster.
The Alliance.LATAM roster will consist of Lumière, 4nalog ,Vitaly,Thiolicor & Gardick.

The rumors regarding Alliance’s expansion into the South American (SA) region has finally been confirmed as the organization announced its newest team in the region, Alliance.LATAM (Latin American). It was initially reported that Alliance would be expanding into the South American region, as it looks to depart the Western European (WEU) scene.

Following the announcement of its new WEU roster, many believed that Alliance’s venture into the SA region would be abandoned. However, it appears that Alliance will be investing into the region after all as it acquires the former roster of Hokori.

Alliance ventures into South America as it acquires former Hokori roster

“𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖! 𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙙! Introducing @alliance_latam,our first ever venture into the LATAM region!” Alliance announced on its official Twitter page.

Alliance.LATAM’s finalized roster for the 2022/2023 DPC season has been confirmed as follows:-

  1. Edward ”Lumière” Guillen

  2. João “4nalog” Giannini

  3. Pablo “Vitaly” Angulo

  4. Thiago “Thiolicor” Cordeiro

  5. Anthony “Gardick” López

While the former roster of Hokori did relatively well regionally, the team made headlines during The International 2022 (TI11) where they would qualify for the event from the South American regional qualifiers. Additionally, the team managed to achieve a decent 13th-16th place finish at its first ever International following an impressive group stage performance.

Following the end of the 2021-2022 competitive season, many believed that Hokori’s roster would be picked up by a well-known organization as it was rumored that multiple Western organizations are looking to invest in the region. 

While many believed that Alliance would be the most favorable organization to acquire the former Hokori roster, its recent announcement of its Western European roster suggested that it would not be investing in the region for the upcoming season. However, it appears that Alliance is looking to compete in two different regions following its recent acquisition.

Alliance CEO, Jonathan “Loda '' Berg stated in the organization’s announcement blog that he is looking forward to helping the Alliance.LATAM roster in unlocking its full potential.

“It’s been a crazy year. A year of ups and downs but also a year of clear progress. We now find ourselves at a place where we have more freedom to grow and do the things we love and believe in. We've had to remind ourselves that our way, the Alliance way, has always been about helping players go through that same journey that changed our lives forever. Rarely about choosing the most obvious choice but rather about finding and supporting the ones that we know we can develop. After meeting the players and staff of Hokori, I knew that we had to help them somehow. They embody the spirit of Alliance and they remind me of a group of boys I found myself working with at the start of my own career. We are incredibly proud and happy to take this step into South America and to double down into this beautiful game called Dota 2. 2023 is going to be an exciting season and I can't wait for the DPC to start.”
Alliance CEO, Jonathan “Loda'' Berg

Alliance.LATAM will begin its journey in Division 1 of the first regional league of the DPC 2022-23 as it acquires Tempest’s DPC slot in the SA DPC league. However, the team will face tough competition from Evil Geniuses, beastcoast and Thunder Awaken.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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