Alliance ([A]) is a Swedish-centric pro gaming team. Founded by Razer and Evil Geniuses director Alex Garfield in early 2013, its original members were StarCraft II star Johan Lucchesi (NaNiwa) and an all-Swedish rising star Dota 2 team previously known as No Tidehunter - which included Akke, who had competed in Melee professionally as Sheik. Internationally, it is best known for its success in the Dota 2 arena - especially at The International 3 in August 2013, when it won the tournament and a $1.4 million first prize without losing a series.
On November 6th, 2014, it entered the Melee arena when it signed Armada. On October 5th, 2016, Alliance announced that they would be expanding their Smash team by signing Armada's younger brother Android. On December 12th, 2016, Twitch spun-off Alliance along with Evil Geniuses into player-owned organizations. All original Dota 2 members in addition to Armada got a percentage of the company.
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