HellRaisers member Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow has revealed in a video log that the entire HellRaisers team will be moving to live in Kiev, Ukraine on May 3rd.
HellRaisers are a team that has struggled in 2015, with their biggest misstep so far being a group stage exit at ESL One Katowice in a group where many judged them to be the team to advance over CLG and Keyd Stars (after NiP of course topped the group).
The Eastern European team suffered another blow when Russian player Egor "flamie" Vasilyev departed to ultimately don the role of official fifth for regional rivals Na`Vi. Looking to bolster their firepower, the team added another Kazakh veteran, Rustem "mou" Telepov.
|ANGE1 has revealed that HR will be moving to Kiev on May 3rd (photo hltv.org)|
However, this team's kryptonite has always been, as long as teammate Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev plays at least, the ping variance produced by the various members living across Ukraine and the CIS region, which makes team practice less effective for HR in general.
The addition of another Kazakh player no doubt looked to provide more headaches for the geographically dispersed team.
These problems can be considered somewhat solved as team leader Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow has revealed in a new video log on HellRaisers' channel that the team will all permanently move to Kiev starting on May 3rd.
The video can be found at this link, which is timestamped to whenKarasiow mentions the above information. English subtitles should be automatically enabled, but if they are not, they can be turned on via the settings button.
A slightly edited paraphrase of Karasiow's comments is found below:
|"Our team will move to Kiev permanently starting on the 3rd of May. Instead of bootcamping, we'll prepare for 1-2 months on location before tournaments and depending on tournament schedules. There will also be off-weeks where our team members can go visit their families."|
HellRaisers' next event is DreamHack Open Tours in France, where eight teams will battle for $40,000 on May 9-10.