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Alliance announce the signing of Unlucky

A big addition to the Alliance ranks.

Alliance have officially confirmed the signing of Andre "unlucky" Türk. He joins the team following the departure of Yuki, who played his last Pro League games yesterday.

The 19 year-old is one of the most highly rated controller players in the EMEA region. He brings both a high amount of potential as well as a proven track record of success in the region to the roster.

Unlucky will make his Alliance ALGS debut on March 2nd. This leaves the team an extended period to prepare and settle in with their new addition.

Unlucky brings a record of success to Alliance

Unlucky certainly is bringing a lot to the table at Alliance. He is an established and successful competitor, particularly in online EMEA events. With Vexed, Unlucky placed top three in both of the EMEA Pro League splits last season.

In the current split, with team 'Orgless and Hungry', Unlucky actually sits in second overall and above Alliance by decent margin. The Austrian has the second highest amount of kills in the region, averaging 11.33 kills per match day so far.

Photo EA/Joe Brady
Photo EA/Joe Brady

Unlucky's Apex career so far:

Unlucky has competed in Apex since early 2021. His career was interrupted with a bizarre false ban that saw him miss four months of competition. Post ban, he teamed up with Naghz and GDolphin, this team qualified for the ALGS Pro League and finished 21st in their first split together.

Later followed a move to Muutarium, but it was his next team that would really kick start his ALGS career. Teaming with Tyler and MaTafe, 'BOSH' who were later picked up by Vexed Gaming, became one of the best teams in the EMEA region.

Photo EA/Joe Brady
Photo EA/Joe Brady

They had an unmatched work ethic, competing in tournaments big or small at every opportunity. This side found immense success in the EMEA Pro League, however they struggled at major LAN events. Success at LAN is undoubtedly the next step for Unlucky and he will hope joining Alliance will help him make that final push.

Best results

  • 2023 ALGS Split 2 Pro League (EMEA) - 2nd
  • 2022 ALGS Split 1 Pro League (EMEA) - 3rd
  • JBL Quantum Cup 2022 - 3rd
  • Dreamhack Influencer Invitational - 1st
  • Code Red: Freedom Season 1 - Qualifier - 1st

Lure of Alliance simply too strong for Unlucky

Some fans might wonder why Unlucky is joining Alliance, despite his current team sitting six places above them in the Pro League overall leaderboard.

There are two major reasons why a player would be attracted to an organisation like Alliance.

Firstly is the security it provides Unlucky from a career perspective. Alliance are one of the most dedicated organisations in the ALGS. They sign their players to multi year deals, have excellent facilities and a sizable network of fans and support around them. Being signed to an organisation is a rare thing in EMEA at the moment, and a reliable consistent income is incredibly hard to turn down.

Photo EA/Joe Brady
Photo EA/Joe Brady

Secondly, is the caliber of players on the roster. Despite their slightly underwhelming start, Hakis and Effect are two of the best players in the world. Alliance have desires to win LAN Championships, and on paper they have the tools to do it.

Effect is perhaps the most fearsome name in all of the ALGS. The final boss of the new era of young controller talent, he has gone from strength to strength with Alliance. Hakis, is perhaps the single most experienced and successful leader in EMEA.

With Unlucky, they will hope to accelerate their Pro League season and turn their focus to finding success at LAN. Alliance's 5th, 9th and 19th was far better than Vexed's record at LAN, something that would have also been a big attraction to Unlucky.

Unlucky says joining Alliance is "a dream come true"

Speaking after the announcement, Unlucky said: "When I started playing Apex competitive I never dreamt of joining Alliance, honestly it's a dream come true.

"Filling Yuki's shoes won't be an easy task but I'll try my best to make this team even better than they were before. I'm really confident going into this together with Hakis and Effect, both absolute beasts in the game. Now we have around 3 weeks to lock it in before our first Pro League day together. Time to grind."

Hakis revealed he is excited to have two controllers on the team.

Photo EA/Joe Brady
Photo EA/Joe Brady

"Teaming with Yuki for the past 2.5 years has been absolutely amazing, but all things come to an end. With Unlucky joining the team it will basically be like having 2 Effect’s on the roster, I can almost go on vacation! Having the 2 best fraggers in EMEA gives me a lot of confidence going into the upcoming days of Pro League"

Alliance and Unlucky will first play together in the ALGS Pro League on March 2nd. Stay tuned to for the latest ALGS news and Apex Legends updates.