The professional Dota 2 scene has changed drastically during the previous month. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there is a global lockdown to prevent the disease from spreading. This has also affected the esports scene as various tournaments have been shifted online, including Dota 2’s. But these aren’t the only surprises that have been coming in from the scene as some teams are also making big changes. The same can be said for Alliance who just left their fans surprised with their decision.
Alliance Roster Changes
Recently, one of the biggest Dota 2 teams in the world surprised their fans by announcing something big. They confirmed that they have decided to drop both Adrian “Fata” Trinks and Neta “33” Shapira from the team. This comes directly from the official site of Alliance where the organization’s CEO made a statement.
As per CEO Jonathan Berg, he is very thankful for everything these both players have done as a part of the team. They have tried to prove themselves from the moment they became a part of the team, and they couldn’t have asked for more. However, as their goal is to become the best Dota 2 team in the world, they had to make such a big decision. Now that they have dropped two of their best players, Alliance is left with Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov, Linus “Limmp” Blomdin, and Simon “Handsken” Haag.
The reason why many fans are shocked by this decision is that there was no need to drop these players. Alliance recently took part in the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3. Although they failed to win, the team was placed 2nd. They also failed to qualify for the major by not winning the minor. However, their performance overall was really amazing and strong. Alliance also performed well during the DreamLeague Season 13 major and secured the sixth spot in the Dota Pro Circuit.
What’s Next For The Two?
Right after the official statement was made, Adrian took it to Twitter and claimed that the decision came as a surprise to him and he feels really disappointed. He also added that he is trying to remain positive, and that he will be using this time to take a break and work on himself.
As for 33, he was picked up by OG hours after the news broke out. He is now going to serve as a substitute for OG during the ESL One Los Angeles regional leagues. The said team is currently short on players because their roster is based in different parts of the world. This is why they need some more players to prepare for the upcoming tournaments.