Idag har det tillkännagivits att både ”No Tidehunter” och Johan ”Naniwa” Lucchesi formar ett nytt lag ”The Alliance” med Razer som huvudsponsor. Det har spekulerats länge om vilka som ska sponsra No Tidehunter då de har haft stora framgångar sedan de skapades för lite mer än 6 månader sedan, de vann även Starladder Season V så sent som förra veckan.
Naniwa har även sagt i en intervju med Aftonbladet att han hade ett nytt lag, men han kunde inte berätta vilket vid tillfället.
Today, the players of the No Tidehunter DotA 2 team, along with independent StarCraft 2 player Johan ”NaNiwa” Lucchesi, are pleased to announce the creation of Alliance: a new professional gaming team. Formed in collaboration with Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of eSports, Alliance will focus on both DotA 2 and SC2, and look to gradually expand its StarCraft roster over the course of 2013.
”Being involved in the creation of a brand new professional gaming team of this caliber is a very special opportunity and we’re honored to have been a part of the creation process,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. ”By supporting and helping to drive the unique opportunities Alliance provides for professional players, we hope to continue to deliver the absolute best of eSports to both a Scandinavian and worldwide audience.”
”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.” said Jonathan ”Loda” Berg.
Johan ”NaNiwa” Lucchesi commented, ”A few months ago I was searching for a team that could help me become the best player I could possibly be. It stood between a few teams and I’m 100% sure, since I’ve been with this team for a while, that I have made the right choice. Not only are they trying their best to fulfill my wishes, but are very professional while doing so. I am very happy to be a part of this team.”
No Tidehunter and NaNiwa will be sporting the shiny, new Alliance tag effective immediately, and have been using Razer mice, keyboards, and mousepads for quite some time now. Be sure to follow the Alliance DotA 2 team at the upcoming RaidCall EMS ONE Finals, held in Katowice on April 20th & 21st, and to follow NaNi at the upcoming DreamHack Open event, held in Stockholm on April 26th & 27th!
Alliance Dota 2 team roster:
Gustav ‘s4‘ Magnusson
Henrik ‘AdmiralBulldog‘ Ahnberg
Joakim ‘Akke‘ Akterhall
Jerry ‘EGM‘ Lundkvist
Jonathan ‘Loda‘ Berg
Alliance Starcraft 2 team roster:
Johan ‘Naniwa‘ Lucchesi