| 15. September 2021

CS:GO – Alliance launch CS:GO Academy team

European Esports organization Alliance has announced its CS:GO Academy lineup, with the team set to be known as Alliance.Boberg, following a collaboration with Boberg Esport. The announcement signals Alliance’s first move into the CS:GO scene, with their academy roster comprising solely of Swedish talent.

The partnership between Alliance and Boberg Esport was created in order to develop some of the Esports stars of the future, through the combination of hard work and talent. Boberg Esport has been in operation for over six years now, with manager Jonas Oberg, having stated that following on the news:

“Being an esports professional today is about so much more than what happens on the server. Yes, it is hard training and a lot of work that is the fundamentals, but we must function as humans as well. Together with us, young people with an esports dream learn everything they need to know to become a better esport player along with other like-minded players with the same dream.”

Alliance enters CS:GO scene for first time

Alliance currently competes in Hearthstone, Starcraft II, Fortnite, Super Smash Bros and TrackMania, however it is Dota 2 where they are best known. Alliance is one of just eight teams to have won the prestigious The International event, having ran out winners back in 2013.

The organization qualified for The International 10, where they will be hopefully of pulling off another victory. The org has not ventured into the CS:GO scene for eight years, with fans undoubtedly being excited to see what their future holds in this area.

Alliance’s Chief Strategy Officer, Kelly Ong Xiao Wei, stated that: “Together with Boberg, we would be able to support, explore and re-define youth development in modern esports. This will be the first of many youth development programs we will be participating in, and we can be proud of continuing our tradition of support players development and also grassroots esports.”

Who makes up the Alliance Academy roster?

The Alliance Academy roster will be made up by Oliver “zilco” Hoglund, Timmy “Sn0w” Bruhn, Ruben “thorns” Thornberg, Mattias “mxttias” Linsbom and Filip “blixt” Hortlin, who will also learn about non-server related parts of Esports. The team will compete in the Regionalserien Norr, Prime League Division 2, along with other regional tournaments.

It is understood that Alliance is also working on investing in youth development across other Esports titles, which is something for fans to keep an eye on. It has been speculated that League of Legends, Rocket League and Rainbow Six could be considered by the organization.