Eight months ago in January, Absolute Legends decided to sponsor this upcoming Australian team known as Natural 9. We've been through many ups and downs together and we've had a good run.
However, it has come to an end now due to various reasons which you will see in our official statement below. We wish them the very best in their future.
Blackshatan, Godot, Bleek, xMusiCa, Snoopy
Statement from Martin "KrausBaws" Krause - General Gaming Manager
First of all I have been really happy with the period of time we had with this team, the players and Godz who offered to be their manager and help us in the Dota2 scene.
However, the recent downfall in the Aussies' performance, the sadly expensive costs required for them to travel to any LAN given their place of residence combined with the team's upcoming roster changes have left us no choice but to end this good run that we've had and maintained for eight months. I wish them the best in their future as they are all great guys to work with.
Not to worry, this isn't the end of aL's Dota 2 run at all. In fact, we believe the community should be excited for what shall soon come from us.
Statement from David "GoDZ" Parker
Today we officially are parting ways with the Absolute Legends organization. Contrary to various rumours we are parting on good terms with the organization, the decision came as a mutually beneficial decision that would help both parties progress for the future. We will continue competing as N9, and they will continue providing quality Dota 2 coverage and possibly look to pick up a new team more local to the organization. We'd like to thank the AL organization for sending us to Dream Hack, supporting our bootcamp before TI-2, and helping us to grow our team. Finally, thanks to the aL sponsors Razer, Special Tech, and TwitchTV for their support.