Alliance join WePlay! Dota 2 Reshuffle Madness

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Alliance join WePlay! Dota 2 Reshuffle Madness

The legendary squad visiting WePlay!

Alliance has an incredible history. I think everybody remembers The International 2013 finals where Swedish roster of the team did not lose a single match, grabbing the champion title. Really soon Alliance will compete in WePlay! Dota 2 Reshuffle Madness with a renewed roster. Please, meet – Alliance!

Inventors of the “split-push” strat in Dota 2 couldn’t qualify for TI8, but who’s going to judge the team who lost to future TI winners OG in the qualifier? Right, no one. As of now, the team shows different results but traditionally gets Swedish pro-players into the mix (there are three of them in the roster right now).

Max “qojqva” Broker (22 years, Germany) 

Team’s carry player from German first appeared on pro-scene back in 2012. First Max played in some lesser mixes like HelloMoto and Meet Your Makers, but later managed to sneak in German roster of mousesports. In 2013 the team demonstrated decent results on big events and even fought its way through to The International 2013. The journey ended a failure, though, as the team only got the 13-16th place. Broker left for Team Liquid and with them again attended TI4, ending up at the 9-10th place. 2014/2015 season was a double life for qojqva as he played in two teams at the same time – Team Tinker and American roster of mousesports. After unsuccessful attempt to get to another TI, Max went inactive to take some time off. He came back only in the beginning of 2016, showing good play under No Diggity tag (who were later signed by Escape Gaming).

In 2017, Broker competed as a part of another Swedish legendary roster – Ninjas in Pyjamas. He left them soon afterwards, trying and failing to anchor in Team Dignitas, qojqva joined Alliance.

Micke “miCKe” Nguyen (19 years old, Sweden) 

A young Swedish star bearing the legendary poker player’s last name. Up until 2016, Micke was a part of a different esports discipline, playing Heroes of Newerth professionally. Later he changed his mind and fixated on Dota big time. In August of 2016, Nguyen moved to his first squad Team Doge, played a few matches as a part of ProdotaGaming and Tuho, and in November of 2017 unexpectedly became a midplayer in Alliance

Samuel “Boxi” Svahn (20 years old, Sweden) 

This young player is like an enigma, there’s so little information about Boxi online. Before joining the Swedish “split-pushing” machine, Alliance’s new offlaner also played Heroes of Newerth, making a good name for himself among HoN fans and community. Svahn is an accomplished player, having 7 tournament wins in his pocket. But, like Nguyen, Boxi decided to switch to Dota 2.

Aydin “iNsania” Sarkohi (24 years old, Sweden) 

Ok, guess where did Sarkohi play before joining the professional Dota 2 scene? Correct, Heroes of Newerth! iNsania first found a home under the NiP banners but several months later transferred to Alliance along with MiCKe. Aydin plays at the semi-support position. 

Tommy “Taiga” Le (19 years old, Norway)

Another player who’s almost unknown to the broad public, although he’s already managed to prove himself worthy of attention. Interesting fact, Taiga used to play in a team no one ever expects to see a Norwegian in – Russian SFTe-sports based in Krasnodar, Russia. Then he moved to the European mix called No Rats created by former SFTe-sports players but in a month the team disbanded and Le joined the lines of Alliance.

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