Post TI7 Shuffle: Alliance removes three players
After falling short to qualify for TI7, Alliance makes major changes.
The road to TI7 was hard and fell short for Alliance. They didn’t get a direct invite into the European qualifiers, so instead, they went for the Europe Champions Qualifier. For those uninitiated, this allows a team of participants in the Weekend Battlecups, who have all been to the top, to fight their way in a 32 team direct elimination bracket.
The competition wasn’t on par with professional teams, thus Alliance sailed through it 1-0 and 2-0-ing their opponents. The main qualifiers though were far from a breeze. Alliance ended in the bottom five of the round-robin with a measly score of 3-6 (8th place) and thus had no position to fight for a spot in TI7.
Given all this, it was clear that the team needed changes. Today an official announcement from the Swedish Team gave us the three players to be dropped. Namely team captain Simon 'Handsken' Haag, mid player Linus 'Limmp' Blomdin and offlaner Jonas 'jonassomfan' Lindholm.
Here are snippets of the players statements, which can be read in full here.
We wish Alliance and their former players good luck and lots of success in the new competitive 2017/2018 Season, with many opportunities to shine as the new Major/Minor system rolls out. We were also left with this tweet from former captain Johnatan 'Loda' Berg
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Source: Alliance official webpage