HellRaisers trial oskar, STYKO
HellRaisers have taken ex-Fraternitas duo Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný and Martin "STYKO" Styk on trial, HLTV.org has learned.
Both players have been playing for HellRaisers in online competitions as stand-ins and are set to fly to Kiev to bootcamp with the team, who will undergo a roster overhaul after failing to qualify for the DreamHack Cluj major.
Last month, HellRaisers' squad was depleted to just four players following the departure of Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov, with FlipSid3 Tactics' Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev stepping into the Russian's shoes for DreamHack Open Stockholm.
In the Swedish capital, the Ukrainian team got off to a great start, beating Vexed 2-0, but then they fell short against Titan and had to fight for their lives in the Lower Bracket. In the decider match, HellRaisers would be defeated by Vexed despite a strong showing from s1mple and Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow.
STYKO and oskar are on trial in HellRaisers
Both Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný and Martin "STYKO" Styk have been evaluating their options following their team's departure from Fraternitas due to alleged "unfulfilled promises and payments" from one of the organisation's co-owners. They will step into the shoes of Kazakhstani duo Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev and Rustem "mou" Telepov, who are likely to continue playing elsewhere.
HellRaisers, who are competing in leagues such as CEVO Professional, ESL ESEA Pro League and GO:CL, are testing the following lineup: