|Divisions||Dota 2 |
Super Smash Bros.
Call of Duty
|Location||Gothenburg, Västergötland, Sweden|
|Managing director||Kelly Ong (CSO)|
|Manager||Jonathan "Loda" Berg|
Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg
Joakim "Akke" Akterhall
Jerry "EGM" Lundkvist
Adam "Armada" Lindgren
|Partners||Monster Energy |
Alliance is a professional gaming and esports organization based in Sweden that was formed in April 2013. They have teams in Dota 2, Hearthstone, the Super Smash Bros. series and Fortnite, and previously had teams in League of Legends and StarCraft II.
In December 2016, the organisation announced that it had become player-owned after parting with its parent organisation, GoodGame agency which was owned by Amazon through its subsidiary Twitch. The Dota 2 team won The International 2013, then the largest single prize money payout in esports history. The League of Legends team is the only team except Fnatic and G2 Esports that won a season of European League of Legends Championship Series.
The organization expanded into League of Legends in December 2013, which competed in European League of Legends Championship Series. They entered Super Smash Bros. in November 2014 with the signing of Armada, a Fox and Peach player.
Alliance left StarCraft II in July 2014 with the release of their last player, SortOf. The League of Legends team was rebranded as Elements in January 2015 due to the team ownership rules in the League of Legends Championship Series preventing GoodGame Agency from owning multiple teams.
On December 12, 2016, Twitch spun Evil Geniuses and Alliance into player-owned organizations. According to Alliance member Jonathan Berg, all original members in addition to Armada got a percentage of the company.
A few months after being picked up by Alliance, the Dota 2 team won The International 2013, defeating former TI champions Natus Vincere in the grand finals 3-2. The team finished the group stages with a perfect 14-0 record, and only lost 3 games throughout the whole tournament (losing 1 game to Team DK, and the aforementioned 2 games to Na'Vi).
At The International 2014, the defending champions failed to make it out of the group stages, finishing tied for 11th place with a 6-9 record. After the tournament, their long stable roster fell apart, with the departure of Gustav "s4" Magnusson, Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg, and Jerry "EGM" Lundkvist.
While Starladder i-League is ongoing, Alliance announce the departure of MyNuts and use Kebap as a Standin for their series against Virtus.Pro
The team welcomes their previous teammate EGM back to Alliance
They would go on to win both WCA, the biggest prize pool event that was not directed by Valve, beating LGD in a best of 5; with a score of 3-2. Following this they went to Starladder almost missing the tournament due to weather complications. Despite a rocky start the team beat out TI reigning champions Evil Geniuses 2-0 in a best of three in the final. After their back to back victories at lans the team decided to drop out of the upcoming tournaments and focus on the Shanghai Major.
The team split up after the sixth rendition of the International, which resulted in AdmiralBulldog retiring to pursue streaming full-time, and Akke retiring to pursue a career in programing and S4 joining OG. S4 went on to win the Boston Major and the Kiev major, after leaving Alliance for OG.
The post TI6-shuffle squad featured former Ninjas in Pajamas players Limmp, Handsken and Jonassomfan as well as Loda and EGM. This squad had mediocre success failing to qualify for any major events during the TI6-TI7 season; ultimately leading to EGM being kicked on the last day of the "Drop period" before TI7 rosters had to be locked. They picked up Pablo as his replacement. After The International 2017, for which Alliance did not qualify, the team announced that they would part ways with its players Simon “Handsken” Haag, Linus “Limmp” Blomdin and Jonas “jonassomfan” Lindholm.
League of Legends
The team formed in December 2013, and were granted the spot vacated by Evil Geniuses in the European League of Legends Championship Series due to Evil Geniuses moving to the North American LCS.
In the Spring Split, Alliance finished 3rd in the regular season with a 16-12 record, behind SK Gaming and Fnatic. Alliance mid-laner Froggen was voted as the MVP of the Spring Split with 28% of the vote. In the playoffs, they finished 4th, losing to Fnatic in the semifinals 2-1, then lost to ROCCAT 2-0 in the 3rd place game.
In the Summer Split, Alliance topped the regular season standings with a 21-7 record. They then won the playoffs with a 3-1 over Fnatic in the finals, giving the team a spot in the 2014 League of Legends World Championship. At the World Championship, Alliance finished 3rd in their group, failing to advance to the knockout stage. The team was upset by Brazilian team KaBuM! e-Sports, which denied them a chance to play in a tiebreaker for a chance to progress to the knockout stage.
Elements went 11–7 in the EU Spring LCS regular season to finish 7th, failing to make the playoffs.
They later changed four of the players on the roster revealed on their Facebook and Twitter.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
|Armada||Adam Lindgren||November 6, 2014|
|Android||Andreas Lindgren||October 5, 2016|
|Powder||Harald Gimre||August 11, 2018|
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|Awards and achievements|
| The International winner
| European League of Legends Championship Series winner