Alliance 2.0: Pulling an OG?

The Dota Pro Circuit 2021-2022 season has brought about an array of changes across the landscape with orgs and players scrambling to set up a roster striking enough to compete at the highest level.

Few have succeeded in forming exciting rosters while others have opted to go for a fresh approach; assembling new faces and opting to groom them to become the best. Alliance is one such org that falls into the latter category.

The legendary organization is widely regarded as one of, if not the best, teams to grace the scene; with a ferocious lineup that took the competitive circuit by storm. The dominant TI3 winning lineup of Loda, Akke, Bulldog, s4 and EGM spared no one including the Chinese and cemented themselves in the ranks of the immortals.

Unfortunately, that’s where the story ends -- TI3. Post TI3, Alliance has been a fledgling fleet of wanderers trying to get their groove back and become a powerhouse once again. Reminds of NAVI, the once behemoth now turned into a dwarf of its former self.

Rebuilding the roster

Alliance’s attempt at rebuilding the roster around Nikobaby and Handsken has been futile to say the least. Both their series in DPC 2021-2022 have been underwhelmingly dismal and their synergy is appalling.

Their attempt at rebuilding the roster or lack thereof is clearly visible. Despite having new faces in the team, the players are no strangers to the competitive world of Dota, having played at the highest level.

All are aware of their responsibility and the consequences of not performing upto the mark. With consecutive series losses at the hands of Tundra Esports and Team Secret, the Swedish org currently sits at the bottom of the table.

One more loss, and they are comfortably placed in a position of being relegated to Division II for next tour. Perhaps, it is time to change the playstyle and not be entirely dependent on the old school 4-protect-1 strategy, or depend on their core farming for the next season..?!

Talent spotters?

Unlike OG Esports, Alliance aren’t necessarily aligned with the credentials of spotting new talent. OG has been home to numerous wonders popping out like candy, such as, Miracle, Topson, Ana among others. OG has taken risky chances every time they are knocked down and it has paid off.

Don’t believe me? They 2-0’ed Team Secret in their series opener.

Can the same be said of Alliance? Nah! Despite their vision of being a force to be reckoned with, the Swedes are unwilling to change the narrative, i.e., to try new things in-game. As they say, “Complacency is the last hurdle standing between any team and its potential greatness”.

You can watch all matches of Dota Pro Circuit 2021-22 on Luckbox's matches page and place bets on your favourite teams.