Alliance took the top spot in the DreamLeague Season 15 DPC Western Europe Upper Division after they defeated Tundra Esports 2-1 in Week 5.
The team has shown great improvement, since the start of the second DPC season. Alliance is currently 5-1, with wins over Team Liquid, Team Nigma, OG, and Team Secret.
Alliance made a great comeback against Tundra Esports in Week 5
They reclaimed the first place position in the standings in Week 5 by holding off Tundra Esports’ early game pressure and defending their Radiant base.
With Leon “Nine” Kirilin’s Bristleback getting an early power spike after Neta “33” Shapira gave him an Aghanim’s Scepter, Tundra Esports was on the verge of claiming Alliance’s top lane of barracks 19 minutes into the game.
However, Alliance’s patience and superior team play shined when they were on the verge of losing. Gustav “s4” Magnusson zoned out Tundra Esports’ heroes after Nine’s Aegis of the Immortal was used. This gave them the opening they needed to take control of the game.
As Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov’s Lifestealer caught up to Nine’s Bristleback total gold net worth, Tundra Esports lost their team fight advantage.
Alliance’s conventional hero draft also gave them the edge over Tundra Esports in the ensuing team fights.
With their win over Tundra Esports, Alliance secured a top-three finish in the DreamLeague Season 15 DPC Western Europe Upper Division.
Alliance members weigh in on ppd as their coach
After the win, the team’s midlaner, Linus “Limmp” Blomdin, shared how the team has performed, since Peter “ppd” Dager became the coach of the team, “It’s good to bring another mind to the table.”
According to Limmp, ppd has been helping the team with their in-game calls. When asked about not having ppd in the players’ booth during LAN events, Limmp responded, “We’re just going to have to remember what he did for us.”
According to Alliance’s blog post, ppd will be the team’s strategic coach who evaluates their performances and help the team get ready for upcoming challenges.
“Big shoutout to the team and S4 for believing in me,” shared ppd. “Coaching is something I always wanted to try and I’m grateful for the opportunity.
“It’s cool to bring in Peter in the coaching position since he’s been someone I’ve wanted to play with in the past,” said s4.
“Ppd is very straightforward and calm, so it’s gonna help us make good calls in-game when the pressure gets high. Captaining and drafting will still be our team’s idea, but ppd will have a huge impact there as well with him being one of the best drafts in Dota 2.”
Alliance has one more match left to play in the DreamLeague Season 15 DPC Western Europe Upper Division. The team will face the relegated 0-6 Hellbear Smashers on May 16 at 12:00 a.m. GMT+8.
Watch the match live on DreamLeague’s official Twitch channel.