ISSAA cleared to play in Kiev
The Jordanian player, who had issues securing a Visa for Ukraine, will finally be allowed into the country to play at StarSeries i-League Season 4.
HellRaisers played the two first days with former OpTic member Kevin "HS" Tarn who was standing in for Issa "ISSAA" Murad. So far, the European team has had a rough run in Kiev, as they lost their opener to Natus Vincere and their second round match to Heroic, and have been unable to secure a map in either best-of-three.
Confirmation was given to HLTV.org that ISSAA will be able to travel to Kiev in time for his team's match tomorrow, where he will try and save HellRaisers from elimination as the European side currently has a 0-2 record. The team's coach, Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov, made the following statement thanking HS for standing in for the team during the first days of competition in Kiev:
"I want to thank Kevin [HS], who was really helpful and showed great professionalism. He had so step in to pretty hard roles and it was definitely not easy to get used to our calls and play style. But he did pretty good and he was not the reason we lost matches here. I think any team would be happy to get a player with flawless communication and great aiming skills, like he has. It was nice to work with him but now we have a chance to play with full roster and we'll try our best to show better game tomorrow."
HellRaisers will finish the event with their starting five:
Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov (coach)