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HellRaisers have announced the signing of Alexander ‘Lk-’ Lemenshev as their new coach. Since announcing their revamped roster back in September, the Ukranian organization had a few changes like loaning Abay ‘Hobbit’ Khasenov to Winstrike and Tomas ‘oskar’ Stastny becoming a free agent.
Even with a revamped roster, HellRaisers still lacked a coach as their previous coach Sergey ‘Imbt’ Bezhanov had parted ways with the team on 8th September. Finally, the organization has acquired services of the 26-year-old coach from Russia.
Lk- is quite experienced when it comes to Counter-Strike but this will be his first actual gig as a coach, previously he has spent most of his time being the manager of several organizations including Vega Squadron. With Vega, he did coach them for a while before the arrival of Artem ‘Fierce’ Ivanov who took over the reins from him.
Lk- has quite a challenging path laid down in front of him, as he has to get HellRaisers back on track. The first step will be to climb the ranks as they currently stand on a bleak 169 position on global rankings, according to HLTV.
Alexander went ahead to say a few words,
“First of all, I want to thank HellRaisers for this opportunity! I’m excited and motivated to realize my full potential in this new role. We’ve got a great team here where everybody knows what he’s supposed to do to achieve his aims. I can’t wait for the upcoming tournaments which will be kind of like entrance exams for us. Cheer for and believe in us as we really do need your support!“
Alex ‘Magician’ Slabukhin, CEO of HellRaisers shared a story from his past,
“Our first LAN tournament with me as the CEO was WePlay where HR faced Vega. I remember how Alexander and I were watching our teams compete together. It was great, and there was literally no pressure involved despite us being opponents at the time. This is when I thought how nice it would be to work with Lk-, and the time has come!“
The revamped HellRaisers along with their new coach will be stepping up and competing in the Group-D of the ESL Pro League Season 10 - European Qualifier. It will be interesting to see how HellRaisers stands up against teams like Na’Vi, G2 Esports, and Windigo Gaming.
The HellRaisers line-up is as follows,
Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow
Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas
Igor "crush" Shevchenko
Alexander "scoobyxie" Marynych
Vadim "Flarich" Karetin
Alexander "Lk-" Lemeshev [Coach]