To help prepare the team for The Manila Major, Troels “SyndereN” Nielsen revealed to Twitter that he has decided to coach Alliance instead of casting the event.

Since making his competitive debut in 2008 with iMprovisation, SyndereN has proven himself to be a versatile player that can work his way into just about any team role without much trouble. As storied as his career has been, he makes for an excellent candidate to take on a coaching position with a high profile team. SyndereN will be remaining as a part of No Diggity, the Dota 2 team he founded in February and currently leads as captain.

Alliance was one of the eight teams to receive a direct invite to The Manila Major, which begins on June 7th at the Mall of Asia Arena, after placing 7th-8th at The Shanghai Major in March. The team reunited their champion roster from The International 2013 by re-signing Jerry “EGM” Lundkvist following The International 2015, and have seen success in the Dota 2 scene since then.

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