In among the least surprising Dota 2 lineup moves of the last few months, Alliance has actually officially signed Artsiom “fng” Barshak as its position 5 player, the organization revealed today.

The CIS veteran has actually been having fun with Gustav “s4″ Magnusson and team considering that WePlay! Pushka League on loan from Gambit Esports.

Due to various travel bans and concerns brought on by COVID-19, the organization had a tough time filling that last spot prior to fng actioning in. And after helping the team accomplish two second-place finishes at big online occasions, the other players were currently treating him as part of the group full-time and not as a stand-in.

” With fng joining our team we are not just getting a mechanically excellent support gamer, but likewise a very knowledgeable captain and drafter,” team captain s4 stated. “Can’t wait to see the number of unexpected ideas we can develop when we integrate our video game visions.”

Alliance’s roster now includes s4, fng, Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov, Linus “Limmp” Blomdin, and Simon “Handsken” Haag.

Fng, who spent the last 2 years with Gambit prior to parting ways with the team on Sept. 2, brings the experience of being a captain and drafter to an Alliance team that’s really required it. He’ll continue to provide s4 another weapon to utilize throughout the draft as someone who can provide a different perspective.

This also marks the very first time fng will play full-time for a lineup outside of the CIS area in his almost seven-year profession. He previously bet other big orgs like Natus Vincere, Virtus Pro, and Team Spirit before his most current stint with Gambit.

Alliance simply ended up in 4th location at Omega League: Europe Immortal Department, taking house $30,000 and placing above other leading groups like Evil Geniuses and Group Liquid. They’re now getting ready for their next occasion, which could be Omega League season 2.