The title means a lot less to Alliance fans as they felt goosebumps witnessing a reformed TI3-winning team that has returned, and defeat TI5 second runner-up LGD Gaming in a close final at the score of 3-2.
Winning more than half of the $665,000 prize pool did not came easy for the team either, and they had to overpower TI5 runners up CDEC Gaming and an early loss to Team liquid.
Nonetheless, they survived the marathon of the group stage, taking second place ahead of MVP Phoenix and Digital Chaos.
Alliance recently got their winning team back as Lundkvist rejoined the team earlier in December, joining Jonathan “Loda” Berg, Gustav “s4” Magnusson, Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg and Joakim “Akke” Akterhall as they relived their winning ways.
That lineup was also responsible for Alliance’s last event win, the ASUS Dream League season 1 finals, in June 2014.