HellRaisers part ways with their Dota 2 squad after a series of disappointing results and roster changes. The CIS team has had difficulties for an extended length of time, primarily since the departure of Andrey “Dread” Golubed. The organization reports that their decision is temporary. None of the remaining players have made any announcements on their current or future status.
The players and the organization have decided to go different roads.
— HellRaisers Dota 2 (@HRdota2) March 22, 2016
HellRaisers have decided to part ways with their roster and Dota 2 for the time being.
Since Andrey «Dread» Golubed, who played carry, left the team, the black streak had started for our Dota 2 team, which was impossible to break during quite a long period of time. Since then many well-known players had played under the banners of HellRaisers, but it did not bring the targeted results — the team did not manage to qualify for the past Shanghai Major, and also was defeated in other small tournaments. We can mention only the tournament called D2CL Christmas Charity Magic, where HellRaisers took the second place, having lost to the Russian Virtus.pro team in the grand final with a 0:3 score in the series.
The organization has indicated that this is a “pause” from the professional Dota 2 scene, but have hopes to return in the future. As indicated, the results and stability of the team since has been sub-par since the team failed to qualify for The Frankfurt Major.
On February 10th the team welcomed Ilya “Illidan” Pivcaev as a trial member with hopes that the changes would bring about improvement and be lasting. However, on March 9th Illidan switched to Team Spirit, replacing Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev.
In October HellRaisers were once again subjected to a series of roster changes that had been plaguing the team for an extended period of time.
Andrey “Dread” Golubev and Daniil “MeTTpuM” Gileev parted ways with the organization after the team failed to qualify for The Frankfurt Major.
Dmitry “UnderShock” Bolshakov and Ivan “ubah” Kapustin were the replacements, becoming members in December.
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.
In mid June, HellRaisers announced that they had parted ways with Ivan “gorec” Kartankov and Artyom “Artes” Gorobey, due to “internal conflicts”.
On September 4th, they announced that their new Dota 2 team would include Daniil “MeTTpuM” Gileev and Maksim “Shachlo” Abramovsky. The team had been participating in numerous qualifiers and tournaments since. They took second place in the D2CL Christmas Charity Magic in December.
The team then continued to participate in Dota Pit season 4, ESL One Manila European Qualifiers, ProDota Cup EU 3 and WePlay League season 3 before either failing to advance or withdrawing.
Dulat “goddam” Seidimomyn
Ivan “ubah” Kapustin
Maksim “Shachlo” Abramovsky
Andrey “Afoninje” Afonin