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.

ISSAA will have a chance to help his team stay alive in Kiev

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:

Ukraine Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow
Ukraine Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk
Hungary Bence "DeadFox" Böröcz
Turkey Özgür "woxic" Eker
Jordan Issa "ISSAA" Murad

Ukraine Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov (coach)

Jordan Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
524
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Estonia Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Kevin 'HS' Tarn
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
660
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1177
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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 Ivan 'Johnta' Shevtsov
Ivan 'Johnta' Shevtsov
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.54
Maps played:
9
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.06
Hungary Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
807
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Turkey Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Özgür 'woxic' Eker
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
739
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Ffs I'm too slow
2018-02-18 15:15
#3
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Slovakia flaimX 
Fuck it
2018-02-18 15:17
Nt
2018-02-18 15:16
#34
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United Kingdom N5ljf 
i like ur name
2018-02-18 15:18
Good
2018-02-18 15:15
#6
CeRq | 
Sweden xamzino9 
5
2018-02-18 15:16
5
2018-02-18 15:15
damnit
2018-02-18 15:16
whatever 7 is my favourite number
2018-02-18 15:16
#8
Axii | 
Mexico ewrzynxD 
Nice
2018-02-18 15:15
ez 4 issa
2018-02-18 15:16
#12
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Brazil XEMBAO 
nice
2018-02-18 15:16
HS >ISSA
2018-02-18 15:16
#28
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United Kingdom galaxzy 
not in HR tho HS is not a good fit
2018-02-18 15:17
#15
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
HR set to win the tournament now.
2018-02-18 15:17
#16
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Lithuania SH4NKER 
N1
2018-02-18 15:16
#17
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Poland ramones1 
wtf nice xD poor hs :(
2018-02-18 15:16
NOOOO :(
2018-02-18 15:16
#19
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
Jordan power!
2018-02-18 15:16
#20
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Russia calcium20s 
ahahhahha i love ukraine omg
2018-02-18 15:17
wow feelsbad for HS :D
2018-02-18 15:16
Ok
2018-02-18 15:17
#23
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India Ghandii2 
ez for g1g1gn
2018-02-18 15:17
#24
JW | 
Russia Switchblad3 
it's probably too late
2018-02-18 15:17
HS < ISSA
2018-02-18 15:17
#26
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Greece Gianopoulos 
The comeback is real 0-2
2018-02-18 15:17
Hs > Issa
2018-02-18 15:17
#29
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Turkey inmortial27 
Nice
2018-02-18 15:17
#30
Sunde | 
Australia art1kano 
rip HS
2018-02-18 15:17
fk yea already 2-0 we need isssa for fre0-3
2018-02-18 15:17
ISSA traveling to play 2 maps.
2018-02-18 16:39
ISSAA finally got his VISSAA, p.s. ez 3-2 for hr
2018-02-18 15:18
#35
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Denmark JustYes 
nice
2018-02-18 15:18
ISIS in kiev? monkaS
2018-02-18 15:19
ez 3 2
2018-02-18 15:19
#38
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
lol he come and go back same day i feel sorry for him
2018-02-18 15:19
#39
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Pakistan perth 
3-2 inc
2018-02-18 15:19
tooooooooooooooooooooooo lateeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
2018-02-18 15:20
LBJ hype!
2018-02-18 15:21
#42
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Hungary BostonTerrier 
3-2
2018-02-18 15:23
#43
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Turkey cagataygs5 
Comeback time
2018-02-18 15:25
#44
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
Nice man, gl "I want to thank Kevin [HS], who was really helpful..." lmao
2018-02-18 15:25
#51
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
XD LOL
2018-02-18 15:33
whats so funny about that?
2018-02-18 15:45
#60
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
the word helpful he was not, at all
2018-02-18 15:48
lol ,come to ukraine to fly away in 1 day nice logic
2018-02-18 15:26
#46
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Germany JeanKanne 
0-2 already.... wow
2018-02-18 15:27
With ISSAA HR going to win the whole tournament
2018-02-18 15:27
ISSAA GOLD THE RAP INDIGO
2018-02-18 15:30
#49
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Denmark Xipingu 
HAHAHAHHA sent home HS, useless
2018-02-18 15:33
little 2 late
2018-02-18 15:33
Deadfox was the more concerning player both of these days Hopefully though issaa can come back and give them a deeper run in groups
2018-02-18 15:34
#54
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Other VladimirLucas 
nice ISSA, go wreck them
2018-02-18 15:40
#55
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Russia Praeter 
Please, write "Kyiv" instead of "Kiev".
2018-02-18 15:40
#59
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
facepalm
2018-02-18 15:47
#62
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Russia Praeter 
a chyo facepalm-to? ^ ^ Po-ukrainski, kak-nikak, Kyiv i budet
2018-02-18 15:52
#64
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
kakaya raznica kak budet po ukrainski? pouchi istoriju ya hz:> facepalm to chto dazhe ne hohol (ito obichno eto osobo yporotie y kotorih hohlizm golovnogo mozga) pishet o tom kak pisat nazvanie goroda. P.S Na Ykrainy cherez Belarussiju :D
2018-02-18 15:55
#67
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Russia Praeter 
"kakaya raznica kak budet po ukrainski?" S kakoy stati po russki dolzhno pisat'sya? Konechno, nuzhno uvazhat' rol' russkogo na postsovetskom prostranstve kak lingua franca, no v tozhe vremya ponimat', chto seychas vo vsex byvshix respublikax proisxodit stanovlenie nacional'nyx kul'tur. Nu byvai) ya poshel gambit s navyami smotret' ^ ^
2018-02-18 16:15
#70
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
ynichtozhenie yazika eto ne stanovlenie "nacionalnoi kulturi" tem bolee "vo vsex byvshix respublikax" - posmotri spisok byvshih respublik)) i god razvala souza ne v 2017 ili dazhe 2014, a 1991 kakoe stanovlenie lol. A po teme vot normalnaya stat'ya calvertjournal.com/features/show/4927. Ydachnogo prosmotra.
2018-02-18 16:25
#83
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
spakoyna chuvak
2018-02-18 23:19
#85
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
ya spokoen)
2018-02-18 23:23
#86
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
Norm tak razlojil))
2018-02-19 06:32
how the fuck i need to read kyiv a u srsly the fuck?
2018-02-18 17:12
#56
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United Kingdom Lightning_DC_ 
Feel a bit bad for HS but I guess if they can field their full roster they haven’t done anything wrong in bringing Issa back in
2018-02-18 15:41
ez playoff
2018-02-18 15:43
#61
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Brazil de_lite 
kick deadfox for HS ffs
2018-02-18 15:48
#63
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Algeria FATALSki 
very good, hop HR will perform well!
2018-02-18 15:54
#65
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Brazil cadik 
what up now issaa haters? issaa is not a TERRORIST #runissaa
2018-02-18 15:56
#84
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
BUt ISSA KNIFE XD +1
2018-02-18 23:19
Why was he not allowed to go to Kiev for the first two matches?
2018-02-18 16:03
#88
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
Porashenko
2018-02-21 17:26
Good
2018-02-21 23:33
0-2 ---> 2-3 probably gl hr
2018-02-18 16:18
Ols no
2018-02-18 16:25
#71
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Netherlands Deji 
HS go home
2018-02-18 16:32
#73
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China LKmonstA 
rip HS
2018-02-18 16:51
#76
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Malta matizenek333 
izi win
2018-02-18 17:44
xaxaaxaaa gl onliners
2018-02-18 18:15
gl in next day
2018-02-18 20:23
#80
kebab | 
Turkey Styyx 
ISAA HAS FINALLY VISAA
2018-02-18 21:21
Too late
2018-02-18 22:03
Ez 4 ISSAA
2018-02-18 23:11
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