The former Alliance players took revenge on their old team with a 2-0 victory in Division 2. Goonsquad is yet to lose a series so far.

There’s a tussle going on in Division 2 DPC. Goonsquad and Alliance are batting it out for supremacy in the WEU DPC Division 2. Today goonsquad bested Alliance 2-0 to remain undefeated (4-0) in the Div 2 DPC.

For those unawares, goonsquad’s roster features three former Alliance players. Gustav “s4” Magnusson, Linus “Limmp” Blomdin and Simon “Handsken” Rasmus Haag are spearheading this roster and are well on their way to qualify for Division 1. They are joined by Charlie “CharlieDota” Arat  and Petu “Peksu” Vaatainen. Today, they beat their former org to remain undefeated, so far, in the season.

Alliance announced some big changes to its roster last year. But the changes didn’t pan out as expected as the team finished second to last and dropped to Division 2. The team further made somefurther changes, one of which was removing Handsken and signing W33.

“We were all free and then Handsken got kicked from Alliance and he brought everything together” :LIMMP

Soon after Handsken was without a team, he set out to form a new squad, contacting friends and forming goonsquad. The new goonsquad features four Swedish players and Peksu and so far, they have looked very dominant in the DPC Division 2. 

“We were all free and then Handsken got kicked from Alliance and he brought everything together. I was just chilling at that point, playing pubs, not really committing to Dota2. But when he was kicked, he was hitting everyone up and brought it all together.”

LIMMP on not playing for a big org

LIMMP has played on several big organizations during his storied history in Dota 2. While Alliance if the first that comes to mind, he has also played under NiP and Complexity. 

In the post-match interview, the panel asked LIMMP on his thoughts of not playing under a big org for the first time in many years. 

“I mean it’s pretty nice in the beginning at least for our team to have a relaxed atmosphere. No pressure from organizations or other people. Orgs might have mental coaches, coaches who want to help. Everybody’s playing from home, learning each day and taking it easy.

In the future we’d like to have an org, but right now, it’s a good time. It’s nice.”

Goonsquad are undefeated in the DPC Division 2 WEU at the time of writing.

LIMMP’s thoughts on the current patch

Valve released the Dota 2 patch 7.31 in February. While many fans and analysts were expecting a major patch, it seemed underwhelming to some extent. There were no map changes, Roshan’s positioning remained the same and no changes to the outposts either. The rune spawn locations were also the same, so overall it was just (quite a few) changes to several heroes and items.

“I think [the patch] it’s definitely undiscovered. It’s only 1-2 months ago that the patch happened so we need more time, we need to figure everything out. But at the same time, the patch was a bit underwhelming. A lot of people say that they could have changed a bit more. But definitely we will see teams adapting to the meta and getting better.”

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Goonsquad still have a long way to go with at least three more matches in Division 2. With victories against Alliance, Chicken Fighters and CHILLAX already under their belt, s4, LIMMP and Handsken look poised to secure a flawless season.

“If I have to choose a team that’s left, it’s going to be Into the Breach. Facing my brother is going to be fun, smashing him. I’m not looking at Division 1 right now, ofcourse we expect to go there. But we are just taking it each game and improving each day.”

Chessie is a part of Into The Breach, currently 1-3 in the Division 2. 

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