Alliance has recruited more almost half of the old Goonsquad Team to compete in the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit as part of the Swedish organization’s most recent full rebuild.
This applies to s4 and Handskent as well, who were formerly members of the squad for the 2021 campaign and The International 10 before being let go following the competition.
Since joining and taking home the TI3 with the org, S4 will be on the team for the fourth time. He will be leading a different lineup for Alliance for the third time.
I’m thrilled to be working with all the Alliance team members again, especially with this new lineup, which I believe has a lot of future promise, stated s4. Since we are from two distinct areas, you can anticipate some entertaining Dota play from us as we work our way up, starting in Division II. Even though the expectations of the fans are currently low, my objective is to change that and succeed next year.
Alliance has also signed Ng #ChYuan Kee Chyuan and Remus #ponlo Goh during this refresh for 2023. This is the European organization’s first time recruiting talent from Southeast Asia. For Fnatic, ChYuan in particular had a successful year, although Ponlo—despite being a talented player—has moved around a bit. In 2023, both will make their EU Dota debuts.
While previous assistant coach Leon Lee #Arthur Wei Yip moves into the position of technical director and Pontus #Chef P Bengtsson assumes the position of manager, Loda remains the team’s director.
This appears to Alliance to be going backwards in order to advance two steps. The organization’s best years overall were also during the years that S4 was leading a squad, which was the last time they experienced any form of success. After a dismal performance in 2022, the Alliance seems to be conceding that they need reliable hands to steady the ship by bringing him in with Handsken.
“We get back up after falling. When we stumble, we stop and start over, remarked Loda. “Today, we are embracing who we are rather than turning back to the past. I’m quite thrilled for the upcoming season thanks to a more streamlined procedure and an experienced crew that was hand-selected to compliment our returning skipper.
Along with that, adding some younger players who at least have some DPC experience is looking to the future and placing a wager on the team’s potential to gel as it works toward the objective of competing for a berth at TI12.
As stated in the statement, s4 will spend “the rest of his competitive years with us” before switching to a performance team role to continue carrying Alliance’s legacy, as many of his former TI3 teammates have already done. This suggests that this may be his final ride.