Absolute Legends Pick up Another Team
The new year begins with Absolute Legends picking up a second team which they've labelled as their "B" Team; aL.Academy
The team formerly known as Romy and the Rest (RATR) have been picked up by Absolute Legends and will now be known as aL.Academy.
The Iclandic team has been competing in The Defense 3 and showing impressive results including one of their most recent triumphs over VP .
Being labelled as the Academy team has no impact or reference to skill level but simply are labelled academy because they are new to the pro scene. Absolute Legends did state that the a.L Academy team is designed to acquire and give a chance to support up-and-coming teams with talent and dedication so that they may prosper.
RATR is not the primariy team for a.L and they are in the process of building their main team.
Valgeir 'Koxxy' Haukdal - Manager
Fannar 'chroMium' Ingvarsson - Carry
Eyþór 'linkoo' Kristjansson - Mid
Philip 'pandasaurusrex' Zentara - Primary Support
Daniel 'blr' Rovardi - Solo Sidelane
Dimitris 'aCidrain' Petridis - Secondary Support
Islam 'Samo' Kenawy who is head of the Dota 2 sector in a.L had this to say about the fresh meat:
"I have been keeping up with RATR for as long as I can remember, I've known chroMium for quite a while now before he even joined a team and I know the amount of talent he has. As soon as I found out they were playing in TD3 qualifiers I followed their progress and while I was really impressed, it was not very surprising since I'm aware of the sum of talent this team has.
I'm really glad that after talking to the rest of the management board at aL we decided to open this new division which aims to support upcoming teams, I believe it's something more organizations should do. I'm also even happier that we are picking this team in particular, I can see aL.Academy quickly becoming a top team. "
Sources: Absolute Legends presents Dota 2 Academy Team - A New Division