Patrik ‘Zero’ Žúdel has finally been officially dropped from the Hellraisers lineup. This seems to be in preparation for the first events in 2018. The organization does not really have problems with Zero. However, Zero himself asked to step down earlier this year. He claimed that he was no longer confident of his skills and his ability to contribute meaningfully to the team.
Hellraisers put out good plays with Zero on the roster
Hellraisers put out some extremely good plays with Zero on the team. This includes taking the top spot at the Copenhagen Games in 2016. The team also battled to second place at DreamHack Open Tours, for two consecutive years. They also finished in third place at the second season of the StarLadder i-League Invitational. So, all in all, Hellraisers did reasonably well with him on the roster.
A lack of confidence
It seems that Zero blamed himself for Hellraisers only making third place at the StarLadder i-League, and that his confidence was already suffering even before that, because he asked to be allowed to step down a little after the event. Hellraisers obviously value them, because he’s still officially been a part of the team since then, but his place on the active roster was taken by an up-and-coming Estonian, Kristjan Allsaar, also known as FejtZ.
Hellraisers have now released Zero
However, on the twenty sixth of this month, the team finally released Zero, though they continue to be extremely appreciative of his contributions to their team. Vlаdуslаv Nеchуроrchuk, also known as bondik, remains on the team, but inactive. This Ukrainian member of Hellraisers has at this point been loaned to Tyloo, a Chinese team, and he will be competing with them in the ELEAGUE Boston Major next year.
The team’s present roster…
Hellraisers now field Kirill Karasiow, known as ANGE1, Bence Böröcz, known as DeadFox, Özgür Eker, known as woxic, and Issa Murad, known as ISSAA, with Kristjan Allsaar acting as stand-in, and of course Vladyslav Nechyporchuk, presently inactive and on loan to Tyloo.
Hellraisers have done quite well in the recent LOOT.BET Cup, and while the team is a reasonably dominating one in the CS:GO universe, they still have a long way to go before their ranked with the top teams on the planet. Let’s look forward to better performances and plays over the course of the coming year.