Dota 2: Despite Success in Tour 2, HellRaisers and Roster Part Ways

A surprise move.
A surprise move. Twitter/@HELLRAISERSgg

In the Dota 2 competitive scene, teams usually change their roster after a bad performance, but Eastern Europe team HellRaisers seems going the other way around. The team performed really well in Tour 2 and even secured a spot in Berlin Major. So, it came as a surprise to many that the entire roster was released.

Via Twitter, it was revealed that the management team, along with the players, were simply using the HR tag. Thus, even with good results, a decision was made to stop the use of the tag citing that the organization isn't ready to be active in esports.

The good news is that the team remains unchanged so we still get to see this roster play:

  • Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev
  • Gleb "kiyotaka" Zyryanov
  • Matvey "MieRo`" Vasyunin
  • Vladislav "Antares" Kertman
  • Alexey "Solo" Berezin

When the post was first revealed, a lot of people took it with a grain of salt as it could have been an April Fool's Day prank. Considering that the post was made April 2, the possibility increased. Various reports have also revealed that ex-CEO of HellRaisers Aldar "Jamba" Dzhambinov shared that the team had found a new home and is going to share details on the situation at a later date.

What Really Happened?

Until such time that fans get to know the real score, speculations are sure to run wild. On a Reddit thread, theories are being thrown around. One of these is that the organization was apparently not "in charge" of the Dota 2 roster. It seems that a management team was the one looking over the roster with the main organization not involved in the decision-making. In a way, this theory has some weight considering the statement released on Twitter.

There are also posts suggesting that the organization asking them to stop using the “HellRaisers” may not be the case. It could be the reverse meaning that the roster was the one who decided to leave the organization.

Whatever the case, it’s good to know that the roster decided to continue playing together. Hopefully, they get to be part of a new organization soon.

What about you? What did you think about this move?

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