Power Rangers replace Alliance at SL i-League LAN Finals

by Dennis Gonzales Jan 12 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Sebastian Ekman / DreamHack Flickr

Alliance have been replaced with Power Rangers for the LAN Finals of SL i-League, the tournament organizers announced Tuesday.

According to a Tweet from Alliance's carry Jonathan "Loda" Berg, the team first ran into trouble when they couldn't fly into Minsk due to a snow storm.

After a number of delays, the team finally got a flight to Vienna that would connect to Minsk, according to a Tweet Alliance's manager, Erik Barge.

Alliance's estimated time of arrival in Minsk was noon local time on Jan. 13, but they were scheduled to play matches in the group stage as early as 9:20 a.m. local time. According to StarLadder, "the organizers have not managed to agree upon a new schedule with the rest of the teams, so Alliance have to leave our tournament."

Kelly Ong has been vocal on Twitter trying to resolve the issue, but at the time of publishing, the decision to replace Alliance with Power Rangers stands.

Dennis Gonzales is a Toronto eSports writer who enjoys whiskey, Dungeon & Dragons and first-picking Timbersaw Windranger Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa. You can follow him on Twitter.