HellRaisers have announced the disbandment of the roster around Nikolaj “kalinka” Rysakov. The Lithuanian player and coach Rustam “TsaGa” Tsagolov have parted ways with the organization, while Dmitriy “ProbLeM” Martinov, Vadim “Flarich” Karetin, and Nikita “JIaYm” Panyushkin have been transfer-listed.
The decision follows a period of uncertainty around the European roster, who have been missing a permanent fifth player since February, when Guy “anarkez” Trachtman‘s trial with the team ended unsuccessfully after just one month. In the meantime, HellRaisers played out the rest of their matches in ESEA Premier with Kirill “Gospadarov” Gospadarov and were also seen playing with Bogdan “xsepower” Chernikov and Nikita “nitzie” Prokhorov in other tournaments.
HellRaisers’ roster disbands
In the announcement, the organization’s CEO, Alex “Magician” Slabukhin, revealed that a new roster is currently being put together and that more updates on the process, as well as the reasoning behind the disbandment of their former squad, will be released in the near future.
HellRaisers had fielded the core of this roster for close to a year. They overhauled their CS:GO division last April, retaining only Flarich from the team formerly led by Kirill “ANGE1” Karasiow as they brought in kalinka, ProbLeM, JIaYm, TsaGa, and Dmitriy “jR” Chervak.
That lineup worked its way up to the brink of the top 30 in the HLTV.org ranking within a few months but went on to stagnate towards the end of 2020, before they benched their in-game leader and AWPer, jR. kalinka took over leadership afterwards, but the team was unable to find a permanent AWPer.
The following quartet remains contracted to HellRaisers: