kUcheR departs HellRaisers
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Emil "kUcheR" Akhundov has departed theHellRaisers roster, the organization announced on their website.
According to the official statement, Emil "kUcheR" Akhundov's contract expired and the organization offered him to take a break, as the team wanted to try out a new player.
The Ukrainian decided to leave altogether, as he did not want to be tied to the organization anymore, and will try to find a new team.
Earlier today rumours began spreading around about Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný having been offered a spot in one of the teams attending the major due to the player's comments on stream, however that was denied by the organization and was explained as simply a joke by the Czech.
The move comes after the team managed to win the PGL European Minor to make it to the MLG Columbus Main Qualifier, and placing 5th-6th at Acer Predator Masters Season 2.
In Columbus they weren't able to qualify for the major however, as they lost toLiquid in the decider in a close series after another narrow match with mousesports in the winners' match.
"It's a pity to leave HellRaisers, since they were my second family. The organization offered me to take a break, having decided to try out a young player." Akhundov said in a statement.
"I said that I did not want to be on the hook and left the team. I will continue to play and will try to find a new team. Thanks to everyone, who supported and cheered for me!"
The new player in HellRaisers seems to be 17-year-old Sergey "smike" Sklyarenko, who is now listed as a stand-in. He was previously part of a fully-Ukrainian lineup of eXplosive, HellRaisers' subsidiary, that exited the CIS Minor in group stage following two straight losses, toGambit and Binary Dragons.
HellRaisers' lineup is now following:
- Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow
- Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný
- Martin "STYKO" Styk
- Patrik "Zero" Žúdel (stand-in)
- Sergey "smike" Sklyarenko (stand-in)
Interestingly, Patrik "Zero" Žúdel is listed as a stand-in as well, despite him having attended three events with HellRaisers.