HellRaisers have parted ways with Ivan “gorec” Kartankov and Artyom “ARTES” Gorobey, due to “internal conflicts”. Replacements have not yet been announced. Gorec will join Power Rangers, replacing Renat “KingR” Abdullin, while ARTES’ future plans are still unknown.
— PowerRangers Dota2 (@prdota2) June 16, 2015
HellRaisers’ team manager, Valentin “valentiNich” Kravchenko, explains the reasons behind the roster changes:
As a team manager, I’ve never been an admirer of any staff turnover due to some «unclear situations». On the contrary, I consider an evolution to be better than a revolution. But, as it happens sometimes, internal conflicts like a time bomb exploded our team. It’s a pity that the team of promising, young and motivated players couldn’t realize even 60% of their potential. Unfortunately, this is a feature of the misleading youth: it seems as though the whole life were before you, that you could live without a care in the world. (…) I still respect and love Ivan and Artem as my brothers and I do hope that they will be able to realize their potential in new teams and beginnings. As for HellRaisers, the hopes of our devoted fans are an inner engine for our team, so that’s why we will continue our way for new victories and top results.
HellRaisers is an eSports organization with teams in both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. In August, 2014, HellRaisers picked up the team “Relax, you’re doing fine”, which was originally founded in 2013 by Andrey “Dread” Golubev.
After most of the team departed between September and October, HellRaisers then picked up Kompas.Gaming’s lineup and replaced “PSM” with “Dread”.
Since then, the team has won a considerable number of tournaments, placing first and second in MSI Dragon Battles, JoinDOTA Masters, GIGABYTE, Battle of Central Europe, Yard Festival, Esportal and fourth at the Red Bull Battle Grounds, where they defeated Team Empire, Na’Vi and Virtus.Pro to qualify for their spot.
HellRaisers had a disappointing performance during the TI5 European Qualifiers, where they placed last in their group, with 3 draws, one loss, and a total of only 3 points.
HellRaisers current roster
Andrey “Afoninje” Afonin
Dulat “goddam” Seidimomyn
Andrey “Dread” Golubev
Photo Credits: HellRaisers