HellRaisers has officially revealed the signing of former Gambit player Abay ‘HObbit’ Khasenov. The likelihood of the roster move was reported earlier by our own neL. HObbit joins in place ofVladyslav ‘bondik’ Nechyporchuk on the roster that fought its way to a top 8 finish at the FACEIT Major in London, surprising many along the way. The young talents ofÖzgür‘woxic’Eker andIssa‘ISSAA’Murad helped to propel the team through its remarkable run and the additional firepower of HObbit will be appreciated.
HObbitwas a member of the PGL Krakow Major championship Gambit team, a feat that the team would be unable to come close to replicating after.
Aleksey‘xaoc’ Kucherov, CEO of HellRaisersexpressed his happiness with the addition of HObbit and what he believes it will do for the CIS team.
“HObbit is a very valuable player, and he has proven that many times at huge global events. We’re glad that he’s joined us and we’re sure that Abay will bring a lot to the team, which will positively affect the quality of our play. I can’t wait for our guys’ official games.
A special thank you to Gambit for a speedy negotiation process.“
Ivan ‘Johnta’ Shevtsov shared his thoughts on the departure of bondik in the official announcement.
“Vlad is an excellent player, but, unfortunately, we couldn’t use his potential to its fullest because of his role. Changing roles on the team would have created a mess, so that’s why we decided to make this decision. I’m sure that bondik will strengthen any team he joins as he is a very experienced and motivated player with great personal skills. It’s a shame that we weren’t able to realize all of his qualities on our team. I wish him luck, knowing he’ll reach all of his goals.”
In addition, HellRaisers put together an infographic of their newest players statistics which can be found below.