After the addition of veteran Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk earlier this month, HellRaisers has now officially signed Russian player, Rinat “KingR” Abdullin to finalise their Dota 2 roster. HellRaisers played with a lot of support players as stand-ins in their last couple of tournaments but they have finally selected KingR to join the organization.
KingR Gets Signed By HellRaisers
HellRaisers’ performances were not extraordinary but they looked decent and steady when Miposhka and RodjER were on the squad during the months of April-May. But the departure of both the veterans, RodjER in July and Miposhka in September led to a gradual decline in the results of the CIS squad. The organization had been looking for players to fill in the boots of the duo. After a lot of trial and error, HellRaisers signed Lil in early October and now, KingR has been added to the squad.
CEO of HellRaisers, Alex “Magician” Slabukhin, issued a statement regarding the addition of KingR,
“It took us a while to find a player for the fifth position: it all started in July when RodjER left the team, and Miposhka wanted to move to the inactive position. We had to look for both a fourth and a fifth. And finding the latter was the hardest part: we were considering both new and experienced players, were even testing position shifting. Right now is the time for experimenting before the DPC season”.
KingR stood in for the team in the recently concluded ESL One Germany 2020 and OMEGA League: Europe Divine Division. While the team was not up to the mark, Lil had conveyed in a post-match interview the possibility of finalizing KingR.
HellRaisers, with a furnished support duo of Lil and KingR, will look to put on some strong performances in the upcoming EU/CIS tournaments.