Alliance is made up of many of the strongest and most accomplished players in the world. These individuals share one common goal – to win. While each individual is strong in their own right, when they join together we’re truly force to be reckoned with. With a winning streak of twelve different championship since April 2013 – including the Dota 2 Champions League, Dreamhack Summer 2013 ASUS ROG Cup and of course The International 2013 – Team Alliance will give the chance for local professional teams to showcase their skills and beat them in an Invitation Tournament from April 3rd to April 5th 2014.
Jonathan ”Loda” Berg is a veteran Dota player that has played in a variety of teams throughout the years before joining NTH/The Alliance in 2012. Taking on the role of carry for his team, he plays it like no other. With the support of Akke and EGM by his side, he uses his huge hero pool to carry Alliance with anything from Phantom Assassin to Pudge. Any seasoned Dota veteran should be no stranger to Loda’s legacy. He has one of the longest running careers in all of eSports beginning way back in 2006.
Behold s4, the Son of Magnus! Son of Magnus is certainly a fitting nickname for Gustaf “s4” Magnusson, the drafter and solo mid player of Alliance’s DotA team, not only because of his amazing Reverse Polarities, but also because of his last name, Magnusson which in Swedish literally means the Son of Magnus. s4’s Dota 2 career started in early 2012 when he played at Dreamhack 2012 Summer with his team The Tough Bananas. The team did not make the playoffs, but s4’s career had only just begun. In the fall of that same year s4, along with AdmiralBulldog, created No Tidehunter. Shortly after their formation they won their first tournament, the Revenge #1. With the addition of Loda and Akke they set out to win at Dreamhack 2012 Winter. With some truly spectacular plays, such as the Roshan bait, they managed to beat EG in the grand finals and secure first place.
Hide your supports, and hide your gold, because Henrik ”Admiralbulldog” Ahnberg is here and he brought his bear with him. Playing the role of offlane for Alliance, Admiralbulldog manages to find gold and experience seemingly out of thin air. He’s also one of the few regular streamers in Alliance, which has provided many laughs and strange games. However, don’t let the not-so-serious stream fool you, when it comes down to it he’s an incredible player who can play a tremendous amount of heroes. Before Admiralbulldog got involved in the competitive Dota scene, he was a well-known pubstar. Renowned for his skill with Lone Druid, he has played almost a thousand games as him.
Joakim ”Akke” Akterhall’s love for video games began at just 3 years of age with the classic Super Mario Bros, but unlike most of us Akke did not stop there! At the age of 12 he entered the Swedish Nintendo Championship and earned 2nd place at his first competitive event. Since then he achieved 1st place three different times. Akke has been a part of the Dota community for many years. Very early on in his career, he first met friend and teammate Jonathan “Loda” Berg. After playing together for about a year, they decided to try their luck in some online tournaments and in 2006 they won their first major tournament (ESL Qualifier). Since then, their road seemed set on greatness.
Jerry “EGM” Lundqvist is very stable and versatile support player. Whether he is tethered to Loda’s Riki as Wisp or he is shooting shackleshots with Windrunner, he always delivers. His shackleshots in particular always seem to latch. EGM is also the kind of player who can turn the opposing team’s strengths into his own advantage, especially when he plays Rubick. His timely spell steals have turned the tides of a losing battle several times. Before Alliance, EGM played in Team Infused for some months before they disbanded in 2012. After Infused he began playing as a trial player for QPAD Red Pandas. Unfortunately, for the Pandas another team had their eyes on EGM and they got him in February 2013 before the Pandas had the chance to sign him – that team was Alliance. Together with his new team they managed to secure a win at Star Ladder Season 5 LAN finals and the Dreamhack Invitational with his impressive support plays.