Yuragi to play for HellRaisers at Lima Major

HellRaisers has announced that Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev will be joining the team as a stand-in player at the upcoming Dota 2 Lima Major, following the controversial departure of carry player Nikita "Daxak" Kuzmin.

Daxak leaves HellRaisers

Daxak's unexpected departure from HellRaisers came before winter tour concluded, with the team announcing the roster change just days after they qualified for the Lima Major.

HellRaisers was remarkably tight-lipped about the decision, simply saying that "these decisions are never easy" in a Tweet bidding the player farewell.

Daxak however, had significantly more to say about the matter. While he didn't go into specifics, Daxak released a statement via Telegram, giving the strong impression that he was pushed out of the team, rather than this being a mutual decision.

“I'm not going to the Major," said Daxak. "Funny story (maybe they were right in saying I shouldn't join HR). But anyway, I proved my point and can be proud of the work I've done. Not everything in this life goes as we want. As soon as I restore integrity in the game, then maybe I'll post and tell you in detail what was there in a livestream. I'll tell you what it was like, so that there were no reticences and everything was very clear (from my pov)."

With Daxak out of the picture, HellRaisers were a man down - and so OG has allowed the team to borrow Yuragi for the Lima Major.

Yuragi is free to play as a stand-in player as OG will not be participating in the Lima Major, having failed to qualify through their efforts in the Western Europe tour.

The Ukrainian player should be a good fit with the majority-Russian HellRaisers, with no language barriers to worry about. He should be a major boon to the team too, with some impressive experience under his belt - having been part of the OG roster that claimed victory at ESL One Malaysia 2022 last year, as well as coming in 7th - 8th place at The International 2022.

With Yuragi in place, HellRaiser's Lima roster will consist of Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev, Gleb “depressed kid” Zyryanov, Matvey “MieRo” `Vasyunin, Vladislav “Antares” Kertman and Alexey “Solo” Berezin.

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