Check out our official announcement to see all the details and our coach’s and СEO's comments.
Today, we can confirm that Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk is now a free agent. This was a mutual decision, and all of us at HellRaisers are thankful to Vladyslav for his professionalism and always staying motivated to work and win.
bondik will be replaced by Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov.
As part of Gambit, Abay became a major champion at PGL Major Kraków 2017, proving himself to the entire esports world. HObbit will now play under the HellRaisers banner, and our first games with him as part of our roster kick off on November 13th in ESL Pro League Season 8!
Ivan 'Johnta' Shevtsov had this to say:
"Vlad is an excellent player, but, unfortunately, we couldn't use his potential to its fullest because of his role. Changing roles on the team would have created a mess, so that’s why we decided to make this decision. I’m sure that bondik will strengthen any team he joins as he is a very experienced and motivated player with great personal skills.
It's a shame that we weren't able to realize all of his qualities on our team.
I wish him luck, knowing he'll reach all of his goals".
Aleksey 'xaoc' Kucherov commented:
"HObbit is a very valuable player, and he has proven that many times at huge global events. We're glad that he's joined us and we're sure that Abay will bring a lot to the team, which will positively affect the quality of our play. I can't wait for our guys' official games.
A special thank you to Gambit for a speedy negotiation process".
- Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
- Abay 'HObbit' Khasenov
- Bence 'DeadFox' Böröcz
- Özgür 'woxic' Eker
- Issa 'ISSAA' Murad
We've also put together an infographic with HObbit's statistics in 2018: