Yesterday, we reported that Alliance's sister team Evil Geniuses decided to rebrand to Winterfox.Now, Alliance will take the title of "Elements" as sourced by their Facebook post. The post states that the team name was selected as it "was important that it reflected both strengths and versatility as well as synergy." The statement continues as follows:
We have an exciting year ahead of us, one where we have the means to overcome the obstacles that we faced throughout both the season past but even more so at Worlds. The coming season is also one where almost every opposing team of ours have undergone significant changes to their rosters and will thus all be a new experience for us to play against.
For the guys on the team, the winter has been long. A little too long. They are eager to get started again and very motivated to take on whatever challenges lie ahead. A new head coach will be joining our ranks, namely Martin 'Mart' Mogensen, coming from a background as a professional player in DotA and later certified coach with past experience at both The International '11 and '12, his skill set and experience will be put to good use in solidifying the team.
We are all gathering in Berlin this week, in our new offices and apartments, where we will practice and prepare, to retake our place atop the rankings of the European LCS. A heartfelt thanks from the entire team, to those who supported us throughout the past year as Alliance, and a warm welcome to those fans who will continue their journey with us. Hope to see a lot of you in the LCS studios in Berlin!
The roster remains the same as what was used most recently at Intel Extreme Masters:
Mike 'Wickd' Petersen - Top
Ilyas 'Shook' Hartsema - Jungle
Henrik 'Froggen' Hansen - Mid
Martin 'Rekkles' Larsson - ADC
Patrick 'Nyph' Funke - Support