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Starladder X - Apemother to stand-in for The Alliance

Artem Uarabei

With the Starladder Season X's LAN Finals less than a week away, Alliance's Manager, Kelly 'KellyMilkies' Ong announced on her Twitter that Joel 'Apemother' Larsson would be temporarily replacing their stand-in midlaner Rasmus 'Chessie' Blomdin at the aforementioned LAN Finals.

This news comes just a week after the Alliance's defeat at the ESL One New York's LAN Finals, where Fnatic's Kai 'H4nn1' Hanbückers took over Chessie's reins in the mid lane. There, they went toe-to-toe against team Evil Geniuses, where they put up a great fight before bowing down 2-1.

Apemother is known as Team Coast's carry, although he has stated in a previous interview that he'd enjoy playing heroes such as Invoker, Mirana, or even Pudge, due to their "high-risk, high-reward" playstyle. He already played for the Alliance yesterday in an official match in which he played Zeus and Death Prophet, where they scored a 2-1 victory against Team Empire.

Stay tuned as the Alliance faces off against teams such as Team Secret, Na'Vi, and EG for the $266,000+ prize pool on October 23-26 at the Cyberarena in Kiev, Ukraine.