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Alliance manager Kelly 'Kellymilkies' Ong Xiao Wei announces changes within the team before StarLadder VIII finals

Five months after their incredible victory at TI3 where they won the largest prize pool in esports history, Alliance are looking to make changes to the team. To what extent is yet to be seen.

Alliance manager, Kellymilkies, has stated on her twitter that the extremely successful Dota 2 squad will be going through changes before their attendance at the StarLadder VIII LAN finals. This is most likely due to the team underperforming in the past months following their enormously successful mid-to-late 2013.

Following a one-week long bootcamp in Stockholm, their performance in the D2L Season 4 finals was undoubtedly a huge blow to the team, as they were eliminated in two straight series, one against Vici Gaming, and the following to a fnatic roster consisting of two stand-ins in the shape of Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho and Kurtis 'Aui_2000' Ling.

Wei has not explicitly set anything in stone, but developed the statement in response to twitter user 'Kol64042251' in a secondary tweet:

While it is unknown what sort of changes are on the way, roster changes seem very unlikely given how close the players on the team are with one another. What seems more plausible are role shuffles or changes in practice methodology.

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Posted by codyconners

I think it's more likely to be structural changes in terms of practice or position than it is a roster change. I think this tweet is similar to Fear's after ESWC.

Posted by fredchen777

maybe [A] will finally set up a gaming house... wouldn't even be mad if it was to be in western US, so they can play on chinese servers with decent ping...