After a less than stellar 2020, CIS organization HellRaisers has announced the acquisitions of veteran offlaner Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok and carry Zaur “Cooman” Shakhmurzaev to its Dota 2 roster. After over a year of experimenting with various different lineups, team captain Alexander “Nix” Levin remains as the sole remaining member of HR’s inaugural roster.
The duo will be replacing Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov and Arslan “xannii” Shadjanov in the team’s starting lineup, although it still remains unknown who will be replacing Rinat “KingR” Abdullin as the hard support.
The new additions
Resolut1on has been a mainstay in Dota 2‘s limelight for quite some time now. Although he seems like a far cry from the player that was considered to be one of the best in the world, the former The International 6 finalist will be a huge addition to HellRaisers. The mechanical skills are still there, and his experience on the international stage will prove invaluable to the team heading forward.
Cooman on the other hand is a player who’s best known for his achievements on the regional CIS circuit, playing for the likes of Gambit, Winstrike, and most notably standing in for Virtus Pro. He is a versatile player known for playing both as a mid-laner and hard carry and has emerged as one of the CIS scene’s premier carries in the last couple of years.
Heading into the future
Together with support Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk, HellRaisers once again has a lineup that can, on paper, compete with the very best squads in the regional circuit. The team has already announced that its final fifth player will be announced very soon. Despite that, with the amount of talent and experience the roster has, HellRaisers is looking poised to challenge for a top-three spot in the CIS scene.
With the DPC season starting on January 18th, we’re definitely in store for a couple of more surprises in the near future.