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Alliance
Alliance.png
Team Information
Location: Sweden Sweden
Managers: Jacob "Maelk" Toft-Andersen
Team Captain: Henrik "Froggen" Hansen
Website: http://thealliance.gg/
Sponsor: Monster Energy
Razer
XMG
DesignByHümans
HyperX
AXE
NEEDforSEAT
Sony Online Entertainment
Logitech G
Youtube: theAllianceGG
Facebook: The Alliance
Twitter: theAllianceGG
Number of Players: 6
History
Created: 2013-04-12 Organization
2013-12-10 LoL Division
Player Trades: 2013-12-31 acq. Nyph
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Alliance is a professional gaming organization formed in April 2013 and announced their first League of Legends team in December 2013.

The team currently competes under the name Alliance HyperX, in representation of their sponsor HyperX.

Active Roster

ID Name Role
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen 01 Top
Netherlands Shook Ilyas Hartsema 02 Jungle
Denmark Froggen Henrik Hansen 03 Mid
Sweden Rekkles Martin Larsson 04 AD
Germany Nyph Patrick Funke 05 Support
Denmark Roldo Aske Langhoff 11 Sub
Czech Republic Kazmitch Martin Hamalčík 11 Sub

History

On December 10th, 2013, Alliance's League of Legends team was created by picking up the Top and Mid laners of Evil Geniuses, Wickd & Froggen and players Tabzz (former AD of Lemondogs) and Shook (former Jungler of Copenhagen Wolves).[1] The team acquired EG's spot in the EU LCS and so were able to participate in the Season 4 Season 4 Spring Split. Unofficially dubbed the "European Super Team" by fans, and doing very well in scrims by all accounts, expectations for them were high going into the split.

2014 Season

The start of the Season 4 Spring Split was disappointing for the team, as they found themselves consistently in the bottom 3 teams until the 8th week. From here onwards, Alliance dominated the split. The performances of Froggen and Nyph in particular propelled them up to 1st in the penultimate week, but an unsuccessful superweek saw them lose the top spot. Alliance finished in 3rd place behind SK Gaming and Fnatic.

Alliance's performance in their first split resulted in their qualification for the Spring Playoffs. The playoffs saw the team lose to Fnatic in the semifinal, and following this, Alliance lost to ROCCAT in the 3rd place match.

The Summer Split saw Alliance emulate their form from the end of the Spring Split. Alliance finished in 1st place, staying at the peak of the rankings table for the entire split.

Following this was the Summer Playoffs, a chance for the team to qualify for the World Championship in their first season with the organisation. Alliance placed 1st in the playoffs, beating Fnatic in the final, and secured themselves a place at the World Championship.

The World Championship saw Alliance placed in Group D along with NaJin White Shield, Cloud9 and KaBuM! e-Sports. Notably, Alliance suffered a shock loss to KaBuM! in their last match of the group stage. A win would've seen them play in tiebreaker matches to progress to the knockout stage, but it was not to be. Alliance beat each team once and lost to each team once, resulting in a 3rd place finish in the group, meaning they would not go any further in the tournament.

2015 Preseason

On October 24th, Tabzz announced that he was a free agent and was interested in exploring opportunities with other teams.[2] Over the next few days it was revealed that there was a disconnect between him and the rest of the team, and that the team was interested in picking up Rekkles as their new AD carry from Fnatic.

On October 31st, Alliance's coach Leviathan tweeted that his contract expired but he wasn't necessarily going to leave.[3] However, on November 6th, he joined Keyd Stars.[4]

Due to a new policy limiting the ability of GoodGame Agency to brand LCS teams instituted by Riot on November 21st, Alliance will have to change their brand for the 2015 season.[5]

On November 24th, Alliance confirmed via Twitter that they had completed the signing of Rekkles to fill the vacant role of AD carry.[6]

Timeline

2013

2014

Player Roster

Alliance's 2014 Season World Championship Roster
Left to Right: Tabzz, Wickd, Froggen, Shook, Nyph
Alliance Season 4 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Tabzz, Froggen, Wickd, and Shook. (Not Shown - Nyph)

Active

ID Name Role Contract Ends
Denmark Wickd Mike Petersen 01 Top 2014-10-20
Netherlands Shook Ilyas Hartsema 02 Jungle 2014-10-20
Denmark Froggen Henrik Hansen 03 Mid 2014-10-20
Sweden Rekkles Martin Larsson 04 AD -
Germany Nyph Patrick Funke 05 Support 2014-10-20
Denmark Roldo Aske Langhoff 11 Sub -
Czech Republic Kazmitch Martin Hamalčík 11 Sub -

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Netherlands Tabzz Erik van Helvert 04 AD
None

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
Czech Republic Kazmitch Martin Hamalčík 05 Support
None
Battle of the Atlantic 2013

Organization

Current

ID Name Role
Denmark Maelk Jacob Toft-Andersen Manager

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
Canada Leviathan Jordan Thwaites Coach KStarslogo std.png Keyd Stars
Australia dooraven Nilu Kulasingham Analyst
None

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-09-28 IWC logo small.png A99 - 11th 2014 Season World Championship 3 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 45,000
2014-08-17 LCSlogo small.png A11st 2014 EU LCS Summer Playoffs 3 : 1 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 50,000
2014-07-31 LCSlogo small.png A11st 2014 EU LCS Summer Round Robin 21 : 7 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-04-17 LCSlogo small.png A44th 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 0 : 2 ROCCATlogo std.png Team ROCCAT $ 10,000
2014-04-03 LCSlogo small.png A33rd 2014 EU LCS Spring Round Robin 16 : 12 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)

Highlight Videos

Interviews

2014

Articles

2014

Videos

2014

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Alliance unveils League of Legends team thealliance.gg
  2. Tabzz's Twitter
  3. Leviathan's Twitter
  4. onGamers article
  5. New Sale of Sponsorships Rule lolesports.com
  6. Alliance's Twitter Post
  7. Alliance unveils League of Legends team thealliance.gg
  8. Wrapping up 2013 sk-gaming.com
  9. Roldo Facebook Post facebook.com
  10. Alliance Announces Partnership with HyperX for 2014 thealliance.gg
  11. Tabzz's Twitter Post twitter.com
  12. Rekkkles' facebook status facebook.com