Alliance finally unveiled its Dota 2 roster

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Alliance Reveals New Dota 2 Roster for DPC 2021-22

Rakshak Kathuria
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Highlights
Simon "Handsken" Rasmus Haag and Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov make up Alliance’s foundation and now three new players have been added to the fold.
Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha joins the team as a midlaner, Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos as an offlaner, and Adam "Aramis" Moroz as a position four player.
Additionally, Alliance has hired Finnish player Niklas "okcya" Koskinen as its new Dota 2 coach.

Alliance has finally unveiled its Dota 2 roster that will participate in the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22. Simon "Handsken" Rasmus Haag and Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov make up Alliance’s foundation and three new players have been added to the fold. Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha joins the team as a midlaner, Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos as an offlaner, and Adam "Aramis" Moroz as a position four player. This change sees Handsken move to the position five role and also assume the role of captaincy for the squad. Additionally, Alliance has hired Finnish player Niklas "okcya" Koskinen as its new Dota 2 coach.

Alliance completes Dota 2 roster with Supream^, Lelis, and Aramis

In addition to announcing this roster change on its social media channels, Alliance also dedicated a separate blog to it.

Alliance’s updated Dota 2 roster for the DPC 2021-22:

  • Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov

  • Ondřej "Supream^" Štarha

  • Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos

  • Adam "Aramis" Moroz

  • Simon "Handsken" Rasmus Haag (Captain)

  • Niklas "okcya" Koskinen (Coach)

Jonathan "Loda" Berg, Alliance's CEO and co-founder, mentioned that the team wanted to start afresh in the coming season but build on a solid foundation. As the squad's core, both Nikobaby and Handsken can be a driving force within the team, Loda noted. He added that while the young additions of Supream^ and Aramis provided good past performances, Lelis offered consistency and experience.

In the DPC 2021, Supream^ previously represented Chicken Fighters in The International 10 (TI10)’s Western European qualifier. In the event, the team came in 5th-6th place after an unexpectedly strong run. Despite its inability to qualify for TI10, the team and its players garnered attention. The performance of Supream^ in the midlane in the qualifier appeared to be quite impressive as compared to previous events. Additionally, Alliance’s new coach okcya spent the past season as a coach for Chicken Fighters.

Aramis played for Vikin.gg in the last season. He had established himself as a key component of the team and was with them for two years before it disbanded in July 2021. The team was a formidable opponent for tier 2 teams in the European circuit and it also experienced some success against the tier 1 teams.

In the past season, Lelis played for Quincy Crew. While the team was a strong contender in the North American League, it had mixed results in the Majors. The team’s performance at TI10 was also inconsistent and it placed 9th-12th.

Additionally, the memes that accompanied AdmiralBulldog's addition to the Alliance on Valve's Majors Registration Page are not just mere memes. Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg, the popular Dota 2 streamer and the co-founder of Alliance, has been named as an official substitute for the team.

AdmiralBulldog registered to Alliance on Majors Registation

Alliance currently has a squad with relatively little experience at the highest levels compared to teams like Team Secret and Team Liquid that consist of reputed players with past successes. As a result, it will be interesting to watch how this new Alliance roster performs and whether or not it can emerge as a strong contender in the Western European DPC league.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.