After difficulties with ALOHADANCE, the HellRaisers decided to replace him with CemaTheSlayer.
HellRaisers is back in the Dota 2 scene after being away from two years. In order to make their mark on the CIS scene, the organization decided to form a team around Ilya "ALOHADANCE" Korobkin, one of the most "colorful" CIS players of all time.
Unfortunately, this only lasted so long as Korobkin was benched and transfer-listed just a few weeks later. According to the official information, he refused to train with his team just days before the Dota Summit 11, the first Minor of the year, begins.
Of course, there is another side to the story, as ALOHADANCE mentioned in his post in VK yesterday. That said, he does not want to give out any details yet, which means that we don't know the full side of the story.
Все давно ждали этого анонса: летим на минор вместе с @C_slayerRR !
Спасибо что выручил! pic.twitter.com/RC0AG3T7AD
— Alex Slabukhin (@Magician_HR) November 4, 2019
There are just a couple of days left until the first Minor of this DPC begins. That's why HellRaisers announced the newest addition to the squad - Semion "CemaTheSlayer" Krivulya. He is an old-school CIS player that has a lot of experience on the big stage. This will definitely help the newly formed team because this will be their first big tournament.
Sadly, this change means lousy news for HellRaisers. According to Valve's new rules, the CIS organization will suffer a massive 60% penalty to the DPC points they will get from this event. That's due to the fact that they removed a player after qualifying for the Minor. This penalty will apply to the MDL Chengdu Major as well, should they win this Minor and get the slot.
The Summit 11 Minor will begin in just two days from now in Los Angeles, California. Eight of the best teams in the world will be fighting for that $300K USD prize pool. Apart from that, the winner will also secure a slot for the MDL Chengdu, the first Major of this DPC.
Be sure to watch this event because it is going to be very interesting.