Alliance Release Dota 2 Roster

22 Dec 2023
Tit Krajnik 22 Dec 2023
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  • On Thursday, December 21, 2023, Alliance released the entire Dota 2 roster
  • The decision follows underwhelming results in the 2023 DPC season
  • Despite releasing the roster, Alliance intends to keep competing in Dota 2
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On Thursday, December 21, Alliance announced that it is releasing its entire Dota 2 roster. The news comes following an underwhelming run through the 2023 season, in which Alliance haven’t won a single tournament.

In the announcement, the European esports organisation revealed that the team went into trials at the start of December to figure out the plan for 2023. However, while the trials proved successful, Alliance hit a stint in the final contract negotiations.

So even though the majority of the players agreed to keep competing, Alliance couldn’t reach an agreement with two of the players, which led to the decision to scrap the project.

“This news came as a bit of a surprise to us as well, so we are still processing and strategising next steps. Our goal is to keep working on finding a new roster, and in the meantime, we want to apologise to all our fans for this update.”

Alliance further added that the team is aware of the lacklustre performances it has been producing lately. In a bit to find more success, Alliance intended to build a new project; however, without the full roster, the current lineup won’t be able to achieve the set goals.

“It’s been some time since we’ve been able to deliver results that you and we can be proud of, and while we do have a couple of great candidates for the next season, without the full five man lineup we cannot move forward with the confidence that we will deliver better results.”

Alliance Intends To Keep Competing In Dota 2

Despite the recent news of releasing the entire lineup, Alliance intends to stick around and build a new Dota 2 project

Alliance first entered the Dota 2 scene in 2013 and in the same year, won The International. The European side has since not managed to recreate that but continued to stay involved in the competitive Dota 2 scene, finding some success here and there. Unfortunately, Alliance failed to produce anything in 2023.

Alliance’s best placement of 2023 was finishing DPC WEU 2023 Tour 1: Division II in third place. Since then, Alliance ended the second and third tours in fourth and seventh place, thus failing to reach the upper DPC division.

Alliance last managed to produce notable results in 2019 and early 2020, when they placed third at OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019 and made the finals of StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3. And while Alliance managed to qualify for The International in 2021, the European squad have been fighting an uphill battle for the last four years.

It remains to be seen when Alliance will reenter the Dota 2 scene, but according to the announcement, Alliance intends to return with a new lineup.