AdmiralBulldog returns to Alliance after hiatus as Twitch streamer

posted by rhalek,
After Niqua confirmed on Twitter that he was out of Alliance on Thursday, the official announcement of the return of AdmiralBulldog was a mere formality. However, the announcement has finally come, and Loda quoted AdmiralBulldog's return "is a step back to balance" following communication teams within the team. Alliance will be in action tomorrow in Cologne with the latest roster.

AdmiralBulldog was in fact never kicked or removed from Alliance, but instead chose to put his attention elsewhere. "We have not kicked or removed Bulldog...we tried to keep him in the team but he has chosen to focus on streaming for now to rediscover his passion for Dota 2," said manager Kelly in an interview back in January.

Captain Loda commented that the team had planned to replace Niqua even before Starladder, meaning the 6.84 buffs to AdmiralBulldog's trademark hero Lone Druid were not the reason behind him coming out of retirement despite popular belief. AdmiralBulldog was of course part of the TI3 winning Alliance roster along with team-mates Loda and Akke, and after a very turbulent competitive year for Alliance, it should hopefully see a return to stability.

Niqua's tweet earlier in the week that he would not continue to play with Alliance came as a surprise for most due to the positive results the team has been getting, in particular a 2-0 victory over Secret at Starladder XII last weekend. Alliance's return to form took place over the last month with Niqua in the team.

The "new" Alliance roster will be in action on LAN as early as tomorrow, as the team is taking part in the ASUS Play It Cool invitational, the English broadcast of which will be provided on-site by Capitalist and Blitz.

Alliance current roster
se Jonathan 'Loda' Berg
se Joakim 'Akke' Akterhall
fr Sebastien 'Ceb' Debs
se Per Anders 'Pajkatt' Olsson L.
se Henrik 'AdmiralBulldog' Ahnberg

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