Alliance said goodbye to the entire active roster of its South American Dota 2 team. Information about this appeared on the official website of the eSports organization.
The company's statement says that this decision does not mean Alliance's complete farewell to the region. According to CEO Jonathan 'Loda'' Berg, the organization wanted to build the backbone of the former Hokori roster without making any sqiad changes, but the plan didn't work.
"When we entered the region the main criteria we had was to have a stable team with a stable roster. Our goal was always to keep the 5 players of Hokori, so when we agreed to make changes after the first DPC season this year it was with the clear direction that no more changes would be made after this. Sadly our direction was not respected and when the team approached us to kick 4nalog as well as one more player, it was clear that this was no longer what we signed up for. This is a sad day as we have to say goodbye to the entire active roster, however goodbyes are not forever and we hope to one day return to LATAM again with a team that can reflect our vision and values," said Loda.
In both DPC 2023 Tour 1 and 2, Alliance.LATAM failed to compete with Evil Geniuses and beastcoast for the places at the Majors. After finishing third in the winter tour, the team finished sixth in the spring part of the DPC 2023 season. The former roster of Alliance.LATAM looked like this:
- Edward 'Lumière' Valencia;
- Joao '4nalog' Giannini;
- Pablo 'Vitaly' Angulo;
- Yelstin Verde 'Elmisho' Hurtado;
- Anthony 'Gardick' Lopez.
As reported by CyberScore, EHOME left the professional Dota 2 scene after a cheating scandal in the Chinese region.