HellRaisers disband

The organization is in the process of putting together a new roster after parting ways with their former squad.

HellRaisers have announced the disbandment of the roster around Nikolaj "⁠kalinka⁠" Rysakov. The Lithuanian player and coach Rustam "⁠TsaGa⁠" Tsagolov have parted ways with the organization, while Dmitriy "⁠ProbLeM⁠" Martinov, Vadim "⁠Flarich⁠" Karetin, and Nikita "⁠JIaYm⁠" Panyushkin have been transfer-listed.

The decision follows a period of uncertainty around the European roster, who have been missing a permanent fifth player since February, when Guy "⁠anarkez⁠" Trachtman's trial with the team ended unsuccessfully after just one month. In the meantime, HellRaisers played out the rest of their matches in ESEA Premier with Kirill "⁠Gospadarov⁠" Gospadarov and were also seen playing with Bogdan "⁠xsepower⁠" Chernikov and Nikita "⁠nitzie⁠" Prokhorov in other tournaments.

HellRaisers' roster disbands

In the announcement, the organization's CEO, Alex "Magician" Slabukhin, revealed that a new roster is currently being put together and that more updates on the process, as well as the reasoning behind the disbandment of their former squad, will be released in the near future.

HellRaisers had fielded the core of this roster for close to a year. They overhauled their CS:GO division last April, retaining only Flarich from the team formerly led by Kirill "⁠ANGE1⁠" Karasiow as they brought in kalinka, ProbLeM, JIaYm, TsaGa, and Dmitriy "⁠jR⁠" Chervak.

That lineup worked its way up to the brink of the top 30 in the HLTV.org ranking within a few months but went on to stagnate towards the end of 2020, before they benched their in-game leader and AWPer, jR. kalinka took over leadership afterwards, but the team was unable to find a permanent AWPer.

The following quartet remains contracted to HellRaisers:

Latvia Vadim "⁠Flarich⁠" Karetin (transfer listed)
Russia Nikita "⁠JIaYm⁠" Panyushkin (transfer listed)
Russia Dmitriy "⁠ProbLeM⁠" Martinov (transfer listed)
Ukraine Dmitriy "⁠jR⁠" Chervak (transfer listed)

Russia Nikita 'JIaYm' Panyushkin
Nikita 'JIaYm' Panyushkin
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
396
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.74
Ukraine Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Dmitriy 'jR' Chervak
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
795
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Latvia Vadim 'Flarich' Karetin
Vadim 'Flarich' Karetin
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1054
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
Lithuania Nikolaj 'kalinka' Rysakov
Nikolaj 'kalinka' Rysakov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1728
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Russia Dmitriy 'ProbLeM' Martinov
Dmitriy 'ProbLeM' Martinov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Russia Kirill 'Gospadarov' Gospadarov
Kirill 'Gospadarov' Gospadarov
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
292
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Israel Guy 'anarkez' Trachtman
Guy 'anarkez' Trachtman
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
389
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Russia Nikita 'nitzie' Prokhorov
Nikita 'nitzie' Prokhorov
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.41
DPR:
0.69
Russia Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Bogdan 'xsepower' Chernikov
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.58
Russia Rustam 'TsaGa' Tsagolov
Rustam 'TsaGa' Tsagolov
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.58
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.23
DPR:
0.56
#2
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Other Zytoep
Expected
2021-04-09 20:59
4 replies
TIL that HR hadn't already disbanded
2021-04-09 21:01
finally
2021-04-09 21:14
#143
try | 
Italy ROMAG
Expected, wtf IS that logo
2021-04-09 23:48
1 reply
Mfn eyebrows
2021-04-10 12:07
Remember that HR wanted to sign ex winstrike
2021-04-09 21:00
#4
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Portugal DaHunter
Stickers go brrrrr
2021-04-09 21:00
1 reply
nah, same as c9
2021-04-09 21:51
f
2021-04-09 21:00
#6
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Finland H0rnPub
+ ex winstrike
2021-04-09 21:00
2 replies
Hr scammed winstrike
2021-04-10 00:13
1 reply
I think it will be ex north
2021-04-10 05:36
lol
2021-04-09 21:00
#9
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Canada Fingy123
Lol who are they gonna sign now
2021-04-09 21:01
3 replies
winstrike
2021-04-09 21:01
2 replies
Apparently an offer fell through for winstrike, wouldnt be surprised if it was HR.
2021-04-09 21:45
1 reply
+1
2021-04-10 01:32
ex-Space Soldiers should be HR now
2021-04-09 21:01
failed roster
2021-04-09 21:01
bb t12 roster
2021-04-09 21:01
expected
2021-04-09 21:01
#17
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Russia mshkoda
Nice, maybe they will sign el1an and co finally, but it was rumors they have not enough money because of dota2 roster
2021-04-09 21:01
2 replies
#183
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Slovakia veeellys
Do you know how much can get paid their dota2 roster?
2021-04-10 08:39
1 reply
#189
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Russia mshkoda
no
2021-04-10 09:53
Ex-Winstrike incoming
2021-04-09 21:01
1 reply
+1
2021-04-09 21:24
CT win
2021-04-09 21:01
O PLANO INCOMING!
2021-04-09 21:01
1 reply
#174
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
200iq +1
2021-04-10 05:40
winstrike
2021-04-09 21:01
#26
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Argentina EnvyJ
Well, that roster kinda failed to deliver, it was obvious
2021-04-09 21:02
1 reply
#201
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CIS bongzh
Failed to deliver because of kicked jR :(
2021-04-11 00:31
#27
XigN | 
Korea hanj3
problem was the problem
2021-04-09 21:02
problem was the problem
2021-04-09 21:02
-s2mple+jr=awper and igl, boombla to entry, navi finally playing as a team :)))) Ez ((((((:
2021-04-09 21:02
ML light pick some guys up
2021-04-09 21:02
#33
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Philippines vrehs
+ ex-Winstrike
2021-04-09 21:03
Ex-Winstrike it is lads
2021-04-09 21:03
#35
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Norway Lykkeboe
who? :)
2021-04-09 21:03
#36
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
unlochko
2021-04-09 21:03
#37
k1to | 
Finland R3ALMM
Thank god
2021-04-09 21:04
#39
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Estonia Eduzera
LUL
2021-04-09 21:05
F
2021-04-09 21:05
Can't put out a new roster unless it's young players/rejects as the org doesn't have enough money to pay ex-winstrike players xaxaxa
2021-04-09 21:05
1 reply
Any idea abt their salaries?
2021-04-09 23:58
if ex-winstrike was the team that got jebaited by HR, maybe floosha can step in?
2021-04-09 21:06
2 replies
#77
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
maybe
2021-04-09 21:23
floosha wants to make his own team, no? or if you imply he could play for hr, they obv have no money
2021-04-09 22:40
sad! but it was the logo
2021-04-09 21:07
expected
2021-04-09 21:08
Not surprised lol. Flarich was so good when he played for PRO100, but after joining HR he just played like garbage
2021-04-09 21:08
expected
2021-04-09 21:08
#49
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Czech Republic Scalio
sadge
2021-04-09 21:08
I have a feeling that many trolls get orgasm when they read: DISBAND
2021-04-09 21:09
fking covid
2021-04-09 21:10
#52
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Sweden Zackst3rz
F
2021-04-09 21:10
#53
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Georgia Megobari
One of the worst organisations in CS
2021-04-09 21:10
#54
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China HEIDASHUAi
Extremum gonna sign them or ex winstrike
2021-04-09 21:10
+ex-winstrike
2021-04-09 21:11
No Ange1 no party
2021-04-09 21:12
Maybe Issa join them?
2021-04-09 21:12
4 replies
why? he was snaked by hellraisers, i dont understand why he would rejoin them
2021-04-09 21:46
3 replies
What happened with Hellraisers I thought he just played for them?
2021-04-10 05:59
2 replies
they did what astralis is doing to bubzkji to issaa
2021-04-10 18:32
1 reply
Oh Ty. So he probably won't join them.
2021-04-10 19:23
#60
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Switzerland x676
haahahahhahahahaahhahaha
2021-04-09 21:15
hahahahahaha lmfao
2021-04-09 21:16
lmao
2021-04-09 21:17
#65
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Croatia Esketite
rip
2021-04-09 21:17
They wanted to sign ex windstrike but the deal didn't follow true
2021-04-09 21:18
sad :(
2021-04-09 21:19
#69
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Could somebody please translate the Tweet? Much appreciated. <3
2021-04-09 21:20
omegalul
2021-04-09 21:20
#71
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Czech Republic JakamanCZ
O PLANO HELLRAISERS
2021-04-09 21:20
#72
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Chile cristiaan
sad
2021-04-09 21:21
They were the org that left the Winstrike roster hanging for sure
2021-04-09 21:21
no mister mustach no party
2021-04-09 21:22
#78
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
HR with "world" team one of my fav of all time
2021-04-09 21:23
1 reply
#90
Lack1 | 
Russia bult0
ISSAA and woxic on LAN...
2021-04-09 21:30
#80
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Brazil skazzi
ProbLeM was the problem
2021-04-09 21:24
#81
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Poland deejvid
why no forze disband ?????
2021-04-09 21:24
honesly couldve not succeeded with that logo
2021-04-09 21:25
Expected
2021-04-09 21:26
finally
2021-04-09 21:28
1 reply
+1
2021-04-09 21:28
no ange1 no HR
2021-04-09 21:28
finally lmao
2021-04-09 21:28
Now go sign winstrike
2021-04-09 21:29
#89
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Europe letqpena
So, if HR signs ex-Winstrike, what was the team that fucked them over just the other day?
2021-04-09 21:29
1 reply
Most likely was HR. Can't think of any other "respectful and successful" CIS org from the top of my head. Maybe if Vega wanted to rejoin CS since their team is "paused". Or like Team Empire and other orgs that didn't have CS teams for years and years now but still active in other games, but that's very unlikely.
2021-04-10 06:56
xd
2021-04-09 21:30
astralis next
2021-04-09 21:30
Gooooood! Gl with new roster cuz that one was pathetic and had no chance of working out.
2021-04-09 21:32
#96
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United States urm@m
XDDDDDDDDDDD ASTRALIS NEXT TOOOO EZZZZZZZ
2021-04-09 21:34
1 reply
+1 astralis disband
2021-04-10 00:40
who?
2021-04-09 21:34
expected
2021-04-09 21:34
When woxic leaves a team the team is being fucked C9 HR mouz -Chrisj
2021-04-09 21:34
F
2021-04-09 21:34
what doink \ /
2021-04-09 21:36
Matchfixers
2021-04-09 21:36
#107
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Morocco bobby_j
+rebrand with old logo +sign ex-winstrike
2021-04-09 21:40
thought they already had
2021-04-09 21:41
Oh, I read ''Astralis Disband'' Would have made sense also KEKWEKWKEKWKEKWW
2021-04-09 21:42
finally ! HR had good team back in days, this one was totally shame compared to old one
2021-04-09 21:42
F
2021-04-09 21:42
problem :DDDD D:Ddd
2021-04-09 21:43
Time for ex-winstrike
2021-04-09 21:44
I thought they already disbanded some time ago lol
2021-04-09 21:44
F
2021-04-09 21:45
#117
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United States mstang
It was 100% HR that were trying to sing ex-Winstrike.
2021-04-09 21:45
#118
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Russia NOD777
\ / oh no my favorite logo is gone
2021-04-09 21:46
#119
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Nepal Aguminok
it happened 2 days ago lol
2021-04-09 21:46
best logo rip
2021-04-09 21:49
remember 2018 faceit
2021-04-09 21:49
finally, flarich was so bad i doubt about his kick but this is even better
2021-04-09 21:49
expected
2021-04-09 21:50
they will pick up the ex winstrike team
2021-04-09 21:51
Expected tbh
2021-04-09 22:03
#130
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Serbia LtN))
\ / rip
2021-04-09 22:37
Expected from a team that signed ProbLeM.
2021-04-09 22:45
Woxic Issa Calyx Xantaress +1 turkey talent
2021-04-09 23:04
5 replies
No money. Only FPL10 no names.
2021-04-10 00:27
4 replies
maybe if theyre luicky they can afford a washed up star player
2021-04-10 00:39
3 replies
nukkye bondik xsepower this is top option for HR. 1 normal IGL + 1 young riefler/suppprt. IGL is biggest problem. Top 25 possible.
2021-04-10 01:17
2 replies
nukkye es playing valorant in Heretics
2021-04-10 01:41
Bondik is IGL and nukkye gone
2021-04-10 08:32
hey bring back old logo too would ya?
2021-04-09 23:07
JR will prob have one more chance before hes washed up and has to retire it's a shame hes a good player.
2021-04-09 23:36
1 reply
Yeah... he is a good player indeed
2021-04-09 23:45
if they went back to the old logo they would still be in majors
2021-04-09 23:41
sign astralis roster
2021-04-09 23:46
Hellraisers? Just disba- oh nevermind.
2021-04-09 23:49
#145
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Albania aplasa
F
2021-04-09 23:50
I’m surprised it didn’t happen earlier
2021-04-10 00:04
#148
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Poland Amirek
pls sign good roster and get to RMR/majors so we can get beatiful "\ /" stickers
2021-04-10 00:07
Expected.
2021-04-10 00:26
#156
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Hungary Shiron212
Unluko maluko
2021-04-10 00:28
Ex-Winstrike? or... O PLANO MANITO
2021-04-10 00:31
sad but not unexpected
2021-04-10 00:37
NiP next hopefully
2021-04-10 01:18
- - hellraisers
2021-04-10 01:22
`´ F
2021-04-10 02:02
o plano hellraisers
2021-04-10 03:26
New logo sucks tho.. but I hope they don't leave CS
2021-04-10 06:00
remember when HellRaisers had a good logo and also good players?
2021-04-10 06:27
Ange1 , Bondik , Styko , Oskar , Zero and LMBT success of HR and DEVIL'S head logo Sad that they're over
2021-04-10 06:47
#180
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India icle
RIP
2021-04-10 08:21
title looks like something a braindead hltv user would use in the forum
2021-04-10 08:30
shit roster, shit eyebrows logo, deserved
2021-04-10 11:06
I am interested what will they bring to the table now. It was obvious since day one that this team won't reach what they wanted (stable T2 team). They were hit or miss and lacked at least one star. Some of the players were decent for no. 3-4 positions within T2/3 team imo. Someone should hire guardian just for the lulz and give him some usefull youngsters to play with.
2021-04-10 13:36
expected
2021-04-10 14:51
FINALLY
2021-04-10 16:32
Oh no, anyway
2021-04-10 19:48
I said disband but it was a joke ((
2021-04-10 21:54
#200
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Portugal reymimo
BUY O PIANO
2021-04-10 22:00
#203
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CIS chlenixon
are they actually gonna try make a decent team?
2021-04-15 23:09
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