kUcheR joins Empire

Former HellRaisers player Emil 'kUcheR' Akhundov has officially joined up with the CIS region Team Empire, replacing Ilya 'fix' Golovko.

Alongside longtime teammate Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow, Emil "kUcheR" Akhundov was the longest standing member of the HellRaisers team until the 27-year-old Ukrainian player (with previous stints on the likes of Virtus.pro and Astana Dragons in the past) recently decided to depart from the organisation altogether.

It has now been announced that Team Empire, who signed the Rebels team in late January that were runners-up at the CIS Minor and who featured a CIS region mix of mostly up-and-coming players, is the newfound berth for kUcheR as the player will step into the active five man lineup effective immediately.


kUcheR back to active play

Going out in kUcheR's stead is Ukrainian and eighteen year old Ilya "fix" Golovko. The reason for the roster change is related to the team's apparent worsening of results lately, with a few losses in the past few days having particularly bleak scorelines.

An approximately translated statement from the team's manager Maxim "nirvana_sf" Zalilov sheds some light on the change:

"Today, we have had to make a substitution. We will be swapping out Ilya [fix] - a great player, and a fine, decent man - since, unfortunately, our results have not progressed recently. Various methods that we used did not help. We was decided to strengthen the structure of the team with an experienced player, Emil [kUcheR]. I want to say many thanks to Ilya for everything he has done for us and I wish him luck in the future," Zalilov said.

Empire's roster is now:

Belarus Roman "CyberFocus" Dergach
Belarus Sergey "spaz" Skrypchik
Russia Alexander "spiker" Ivanov
Russia Denis "electronic" Sharipov
Ukraine Emil "kUcheR" Akhundov

Russia Maxim "nirvana_sf" Zalilov

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Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1641
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.17
Ukraine Ilya 'fix' Golovko
Ilya 'fix' Golovko
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
334
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.13
Russia Alexander 'spiker' Ivanov
Alexander 'spiker' Ivanov
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
406
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Belarus Sergey 'spaz' Skrypchik
Sergey 'spaz' Skrypchik
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
250
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
Russia Emil 'kUcheR' Akhundov
Emil 'kUcheR' Akhundov
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
852
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Belarus Roman 'CyberFocus' Dergach
Roman 'CyberFocus' Dergach
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
484
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.11
#1
Italy uNd 
a
2016-04-12 04:15
Italy power
2016-04-12 04:16
pizza power
2016-04-12 04:36
#57
dktenso | 
Brazil lgzn 
we was decided to get kucher end won't won win
2016-04-12 06:08
u wot m8?
2016-04-12 11:48
#46
Italy baus 
<3
2016-04-12 04:57
B
2016-04-12 10:01
<3
2016-04-13 02:38
#2
Iceland SPUNJ 
kucher will teach young ruskies :D
2016-04-12 04:19
#67
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World scrape 
you think they don't know how to cykablyat during the match?
2016-04-12 08:35
xD
2016-04-12 11:58
WHAT THE FUCK UNEXPECTED AS FUCK
2016-04-12 04:15
Not really. F3 will also make changes.
2016-04-12 04:25
so who is gonna be replaced?
2016-04-12 10:29
shara ?
2016-04-12 10:51
Doubt so
2016-04-12 11:55
I can't say I know for sure, but I would suspect WorldEdit or Blade. Probably Blade, since I don't think I know of a CIS awper who can replace WorldEdit. I would've said markeloff considering his recent performances, but I think he's an integral part of the team outside of the actual game itself. I don't think any of them will be out of the scene though, just a shuffle.
2016-04-12 16:27
lol... Replacing WorldEdit will be disaster for F3. They will become tier 4+ team. WE has great performance this year (1.18 rating) Blade is playing like shit but he is IGL.
2016-04-12 18:38
WE has had a good performance, but not a great one. They also usually place him in those situations to pick up the most frags, which would explain the high rating a bit. But sure, like I said, it might be blade.
2016-04-12 18:51
Could be possible, blade could make the outside igl like starix to get some firepower.
2016-04-13 09:01
lol
2016-04-12 04:15
t5 team
2016-04-12 04:15
ok liquid choke
2016-04-12 04:34
#41
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Netherlands ShadeStorm 
Nt, kangaroo jack where is your renegades and immunity eh?
2016-04-12 04:39
outback steakhouse
2016-04-12 04:47
whats that mr noscene
2016-04-12 04:59
#49
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Netherlands ShadeStorm 
No clue mr.iwintotitan + i dont train
2016-04-12 05:01
they have a sick model scene dont u agree
2016-04-12 20:55
not good
2016-04-12 04:15
#7
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France Gugus_Patacus 
ok
2016-04-12 04:15
#8
EliGE | 
United States CiToX 
;o
2016-04-12 04:15
#9
captainMo | 
Sweden d0mpi 
who to who?
2016-04-12 04:15
gl
2016-04-12 04:15
NOT FIRST
2016-04-12 04:15
#12
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United States doopiedoo 
rip HR
2016-04-12 04:16
#13
France qaLa 
lol
2016-04-12 04:15
s
2016-04-12 04:15
#15
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
OK cool
2016-04-12 04:15
gl
2016-04-12 04:15
Gl
2016-04-12 04:15
n1
2016-04-12 04:15
berh
2016-04-12 04:15
#20
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Lithuania Paulius_CS 
LETS GO RUSKIES
2016-04-12 04:15
nnice!!! good luck kucher old school player
2016-04-12 04:15
#22
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Argentina EnvyJ 
Nice
2016-04-12 04:16
Yes
2016-04-12 04:16
#24
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United States snack- 
HAHA SHITTER
2016-04-12 04:16
#26
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United States Drifter808 
-Fox +Kucher PLEASE
2016-04-12 04:17
U wot m8
2016-04-12 04:17
#28
India anxF 
LOL.
2016-04-12 04:18
Kucher - man who missed 20/20 bullets from the M4a1-s spray vs Liquid's mid to B split on dust2 up 13-7
2016-04-12 04:21
That box has a messed up hitbox, tarik and several other players missed full mags from the box bc a normal spray doesnt work
2016-04-12 04:25
Bot kucher in bot team. Everything is correct
2016-04-12 04:21
#32
Estonia rYm 
m9cuk
2016-04-12 04:22
PogChamp
2016-04-12 04:24
#36
 | 
Europe TriHard_8R 
[*] kucher V Kappa V neverforget
2016-04-12 04:25
Lmao +1
2016-04-12 04:56
V Kappa V
2016-04-12 09:19
why tho
2016-04-12 04:36
#42
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Russia numanox 
jesus christ... dumb will be teaching dumbs
2016-04-12 04:43
gl
2016-04-12 04:51
lol rip
2016-04-12 04:59
#50
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North America 1burstgawd 
Glad to see him playing again
2016-04-12 05:03
old news
2016-04-12 05:05
gl kUcheR :)
2016-04-12 05:23
t8
2016-04-12 05:24
lmao from t3 to t10
2016-04-12 05:26
#56
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Canada LongBaguette 
Just retire old man
2016-04-12 05:59
GL!
2016-04-12 06:19
#60
Aleksib | 
Finland :XD 
V Kappa V
2016-04-12 06:48
pizza time
2016-04-12 07:44
Oke
2016-04-12 07:52
#64
autist | 
Latvia ploxyS 
Another wasted talent
2016-04-12 08:09
gl!
2016-04-12 08:26
nobody cares about raging noob joining tier5 team
2016-04-12 08:38
#71
ANGE1 | 
World LichGod 
kucherinho is back ! empire top1 cis confirmed in god kucherJESUS we trust !
2016-04-12 08:46
so stupid change
2016-04-12 09:08
#73
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Russia KygecHukx 
Low tier team, RIP Kucher
2016-04-12 09:13
-spiker +fix
2016-04-12 09:14
-spiker +smike
2016-04-12 09:20
#93
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Russia Liberast 
or spaze
2016-04-12 11:38
yes spaze even better
2016-04-12 16:58
27yo, just get a normal job already, quit playing the game u suck at!
2016-04-12 09:32
#78
Finland ow 
Why cant this guy just quit
2016-04-12 09:32
#79
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Uzbekistan hatel0ve 
Kucher+jmqa+kibaken+davcost+ange1=too1
2016-04-12 09:42
nice downgrade
2016-04-12 09:43
#81
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Sweden dipparn 
Gl kucher borsch :)
2016-04-12 09:54
that's pretty cool
2016-04-12 10:20
let'g go kUcheR
2016-04-12 10:33
#86
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Russia Drinkins 
gl Emil
2016-04-12 10:39
who gives a fuck? beside russians...
2016-04-12 10:51
Ukrainian player?
2016-04-12 10:53
#92
Switzerland ccJJ 
V Kappa V
2016-04-12 11:24
<3 CyberFocus
2016-04-12 11:49
Noobs
2016-04-12 11:50
Ye. Better kick fix than fucking noob spiker with 0.7 rating, gj!
2016-04-12 12:05
#104
KRIMZ | 
Poland deolic 
They're both bad.
2016-04-12 16:25
Nice GL Emil
2016-04-12 12:05
spiker 0,7 rating, wpwp
2016-04-12 12:27
Nice. Good Job Emil
2016-04-12 13:57
#103
steel | 
Belarus Ruble 
Finally -bot fix!
2016-04-12 14:13
Unexpected but gl kucher:)
2016-04-12 16:46
Empire top1 now?
2016-04-12 23:30
WB V-V
2016-04-13 13:21
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