Alliance Complete Dota 2 Roster With Leslao, Supream^, and Aramis

Alliance Complete Dota 2 Roster With Leslao, Supream^, and Aramis

The European Dota 2 powerhouse, Alliance, announced its roster for the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit Season (DPC) on Thursday, November 18.

The European Dota 2 powerhouse, Alliance, announced its roster for the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit Season (DPC) on Thursday, November 18. As revealed, the team has added Ondřej “Supream^” Štarha, Rodrigo “Leslão” Santos, and Adam “Aramis” Moroz to the roster, rounding up its team for the next season.

Alliance Reshape Its Dota 2 Roster

Alliance rebuilt its Dota 2 esports roster on Thursday with the signing of three new players. Supream^, Leslao, and Aramis will team up with Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov and Simon “Handsken” Rasmus Haag, who have been with the team since October 2019.

The trio is set to replace Artsiom “fng” Barshak, Gustav “s4” Magnusson and Linus “Limmp” Blomdin, who got cut from the team in October.

The news of a roster rebuild follows Alliance’s disappointing performance at The International 10. As Europe’s highest seed at the tournament, the expectations put on Alliance were high, yet they couldn’t show up.

As a team known for solid domestic performances and poor international showings, Alliance couldn’t wash away the stigma in August. They finished the group stage with a 1-2-5 record, barely making it into the playoffs.

In the TI10 playoffs, Alliance took down beastcoast in the first round of the lower bracket. But they were unable to make it past Southeast Asia’s first seed, T1, who eliminated them from the second round.

With that, Alliance ended the tournament in ninth-12th place. On a more positive note, the result was better than in 2019, when Alliance crashed out in 13th-16th place.

Three Talented Players Join

As revealed by Alliance, the team will count on Supream^ to take over the mid lane. The 21-year-old Czech Dota 2 esports pro earned his spot on the team with his solid performances at Chicken Fighters in the 2021 DPC season.

The team also announced the addition of Supream^’s former coach, Niklas “okcya” Koskinen. The latter will take over for Peter “ppd” Dager, who served as a trial coach between May-June.

Leslao has been added to the team as a veteran figure. By joining Alliance, the Brazilian Dota 2 pro has returned back to Europe after spending the last season with Qunicy Crew.

Although it remains to be seen how his transition back to Europe will work out, Leslao brings with him plenty of experience and versatility – something Alliance’s former roster lacked. Leslao will work alongside Nikobaby and Supream^from the offlane.

Lastly, Alliance added Aramis as their new no.4, who was last seen competing with in November 2019 – July 2021. Since leaving in July, Aramis was teamless, although he has appeared as a stand-in for V-Gaming in October, leading the team to a bronze medal in Dota 2 Champions League Season 4.

To round up the roster, Alliance kept ahold of Nickobaby, who will continue serving as the team’s main carry. Handsken is the only remaining player from the old Alliance roster and will now return back to the no.5 role.

A Bright Future Ahead

Europe is widely regarded as one of the top Dota 2 regions, largely due to all the powerhouse teams the region is home to. That includes OG, Team Secret, Nigma, and Team Liquid.

However, with the recent roster changes, Alliance more than deserve to be mentioned in the conversation of the top EU teams. Its new five-man roster has enough talent to compete for the top spots, and while it remains to be seen how Alliance will do at the next TI, the team can feel confident about their chances to improve upon their ninth-12th place finish in 2021.

Beyond adding the three players, Alliance also announced the return of a legendary player, Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg. The latter was a member of Alliance in 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 before he retired in August 2016.

Most notably, AdmiralBulldog was a core member of Alliance’s TI 2013 winning roster. The 30-year-old Dota 2 esports veteran joins Alliance as a substitute, meaning he likely won’t be getting much playtime, but there’s a chance we might see the return of one of Dota 2’s most iconic players in 2022.