|Country of origin||Sweden|
|Active||2013-04-12 - present|
Alliance is a Swedish professional Dota 2 team which was founded in September 2012 under the name of NoTidehunter.
NoTidehunter was formed in September 2012 around EternaLEnVy. The original roster consisted of EternaLEnVy C, Black^, s4, AdmiralBulldog and kizzles. Just a few days later, those guys managed to win their very first tournament - The Revenge #1.
This success was followed with several results in October as well. First, they managed to take first place in ESWC West Qualifier, by winning over Russian power-house Moscow 5 in the semi finals and Evil Geniuses in the grand finals. On October 29th, it was officially announced that Loda and Akke will be joining the NoTidehunter line up, replacing kizzles and Black^ who was returning to Mousesports.
- On February 22nd it came as a big surprise when the Canadian player and captain of the team EternaLEnVy was dropped and the team started looking for a Swedish replacement.
I personally don't think they made the right decision, but I may be wrong, perhaps any sort of change may spark a new motivation and develop their play. Perhaps this change was the correct decision and they suddenly get better as a team. Or perhaps they stay where they are. However, I strongly believe that the way this incident was handled was awful, and that a team should have enough respect for the other members to bring everything out in the open. And all problems should be heavily discussed together and dealt with before an accumulation of problems build up and its too late.
Jonathan 'Loda' Berg's statement:
"I spoke to everyone. And I did have a long talk about. And we decided that we believe more in an all Swedish team, and that has to do with language, but also with synergy. You've done a lot for this team, and sure you have invested a lot, but so has everyone else. Thnx for everything you've done, and for helping us grow as players. And I know for sure that you will find a new team, you are the best at what you do, and I think we have helped you grow as a player aswell. Now you can do anything, and a lot of players will play with you. The reason for us is the nationality issue."
Joakim 'Akke' Akterhall's statement:
"For whatever it means, I put in a really good word for you when we spoke about it. I said that I've never played with someone who was as good as you when it comes to the synergy of the 2 support players but Loda has a very clear thought of what's best for the team and you probably understand that it aint an easy choise for me when it comes down to Loda or you. I'm not saying this to ease my conscience but because I want you to know that I think very highly of you as a player"
- Only days after they kicked their captain, the team had already found a replacement in Jerry 'EGM' Lundkvist. This left QPAD Pandas with only three members at the moment, since EGM was a tryout for that team before he joined the NoTidehunter Team.
- On 8th April, at the first LAN event, StarLadder #5, with the new roster, NoTidehunter managed to secure first place.
Jonathan 'Loda' Berg's statement:
"We are extremely happy to be a part of the birth of Alliance. We are proud to be a part of something new. We strive for perfection, and with the support from our sponsor, Razer, this will be a great organization."
|Nickname||Name||Date of joining|
|s4 (C)||Gustav Magnusson||2012-09-21|
|Nickname||Name||Date of joining||Date of leaving||New team after leaving|
|Quix-||Björn Granström||2012-09-21||2012-10-23||TCM Gaming|
Dota 2 Achievements
|Date||Place||Event||Result of Final||Prize|
|2012-12-09||Thor Open 2012||0:2||Fnatic||20,000 SEK|
|2012-11-25||DreamHack 2012 Winter||2:1||Evil Geniuses||100,000 SEK|
|2012-11-11||AVerMedia Dota 2 Cup||2:0||Evil Geniuses||$ 500|
|2012-10-12||Thor Open Qualifiers||2:0||4FC|
|2012-10-07||ESWC West Qualifier||3:1||Evil Geniuses|
|2012-09-22||The Revenge #1||2:0||The Chupacabras||$ 500|
VODs of Alliance
- Akke: I don't really feel any pressure
- Akke: 'We can't become complacent'
- s4: 'I think the Champagne bottle at G-1 was fake'
- AdmiralBulldog: 'Na'Vi and VP are really strong right now'
- Akke: 'They try to ban out a player, but we always have options'
- AdmiralBulldog:'I want to be the best and only the best at TI3'
- NoTidehunter Winner Interview at DH Winter 2012
- Akke & Loda: 'Our goal is TI3'
- VIDEO: Interview with EternalEnvy at DH Winter 2012
- Alliance vs Quantic - DH Summer 2013 Grand Finals
- NoTidehunter vs Fnatic - StarLadder Season 5 Grand Finals
- NoTidehunter vs Fnatic - Thor 2012 Finals
- NoTidehunter vs Evil Geniuses - DH Winter 2012 Finals