After much speculation, Alliance has confirmed its expansion into the South American (SA) region by announcing the formation of a new team in the region called Alliance.LATAM (Latin American). At first, it seemed like Alliance would leave the Western European Union (WEU) scene and set up shop in South America.
The new WEU roster announcement caused many to assume that Alliance would pull out of the SA region. Alliance appears to be making a significant investment in the region after all, having acquired the Hokori player roster.
With the signing of the former Hokori players, Alliance expands its operations to South America.
“𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖! 𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙙! Let me introduce you to @alliance latam, our very first foray into Latin America and the Caribbean. Alliance made the declaration on its corporate Twitter account.
The following players have been confirmed for Alliance.2022–2023 LATAM’s DPC roster:
Luminous Edward Guillen
Mr. Joo “4nalog” Giannini
The “Vitaly” Pablo Angulo
Thiago Cordeiro, also known as “Thiolicor,”
Gardick Anthony López
Although the original Hokori roster achieved only moderate success on the regional stage, they made waves by qualifying from the South American region for The International 2022 (TI11). After a strong showing in the group stage, the team finished a respectable 13th-16th at its first International.
Many predicted that a major Western franchise would acquire Hokori’s roster after the 2021–2022 season ended, as there are a number of such franchises rumoured to be interested in expanding their operations into the region.
Despite widespread speculation that Alliance would be the best fit to acquire the former Hokori roster, the team recently revealed that it will not be investing in Western Europe this upcoming season. Alliance, however, appears eager to compete in two distinct regions in light of its recent acquisition.
In an organisation blog post, Alliance CEO Jonathan “Loda ” Berg expressed enthusiasm for working with the Alliance.LATAM roster to realise its full potential.
This has been one crazy year. A year with its share of highs and lows, but also one of undeniable advancement. We’ve arrived at a point in our lives where we can truly flourish and pursue our passions without restriction. We had to remind ourselves that the Alliance way has always been about assisting players in making the same journey that altered our own lives. Sometimes it’s not about picking the most obvious option, but rather about discovering and encouraging the skills we know we can improve. After meeting the Hokori team and staff, I felt compelled to do what we could to aid their cause. They personify Alliance, and they remind me of a group of boys I worked with when I was first starting out. We are ecstatic to expand our operations into South America and to invest further in Dota 2. The 2023 season is going to be so exciting, I can’t wait for the DPC to begin.
Mr. Jonathan “Loda” Berg, CEO of the Alliance
As a result of acquiring Tempest’s DPC slot in the SA DPC league, Alliance.LATAM will begin its DPC journey in Division 1 in 2022-23. However, they’ll have to contend with teams like Evil Geniuses and beastcoast and Thunder Awaken.