Daxak and HellRaisers part ways before Dota 2 Lima Major 2023

Just because you help your team qualify for a Major doesn’t mean you have a 100% guaranteed seat for... Eduardo | 6. February 2023

Just because you help your team qualify for a Major doesn’t mean you have a 100% guaranteed seat for the rest of the season. A case in point is Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin, who has been cut from the HellRaisers lineup despite qualifying for the Dota 2 Lima Major 2023.

For a team to make lineup changes when things aren’t going well is entirely understandable. But it is unusual to make changes to a solid squad when it has qualified for an event as important as a Major.

HellRaisers decides to drop Daxak from their roster

Ukrainian organization HellRaisers has decided to radically change its Dota 2 lineup by releasing one of its top players, Daxak. This is despite the player’s extraordinary career in the DPC EEU.

As we can see, the organization’s message suggests that internal problems between the player and the team caused Daxak’s departure.

Following this, the Russian player used his Telegram channel to comment on the situation with his fans and what he plans for his future.

HellRaisers separates from Daxak without explanation

HellRaisers has had a spectacular start to 2023. They will not take their foot off the accelerator until they win the title at the Lima Major. The team has in its lineup players with a lot of experience and young stars, a combination that can undoubtedly lead them to success. The current HellRaisers lineup is as follows:

  • Alexey “Solo” Berezin
  • Gleb “depressed kid” Zyryanov
  • Matvey “MieRo`” Vasyunin
  • Vladislav “Antares” Kertman

With these four players and Daxak, Hellraisers had a phenomenal performance in the EEU DPC. The team crushed every team it faced except BetBoom Team and Team Spirit, which finished in first and second place, respectively. Thus HellRaisers finished with a 5-2 record and secured their spot for the Dota 2 Lima Major 2023.

Daxak gives some statements on Telegram

On his Telegram channel, Daxak gave his views regarding this situation. With a mocking and annoyed tone, the player pointed out that the situation was “funny” and mentioned that many people advised him not to play with this organization.

Furthermore, the player added:

“I will not attend the major. A very funny situation (no wonder I was told not to play in HellRaisers). B

ut anyway I think I have defended my point of view and I can be proud of the work I have done. Not everything in our life goes as planned. I will come back to streaming after I get out of low priority and explain everything that has happened in details / maybe I will tell everything in some interview to set the record straight (from my pov).”

Daxak’s replacement in the team

Currently, there is still no official information regarding who will be the player to replace Daxak in HellRaisers. However, they will likely decide to sign Alik “V-Tune” Vorobey, who has played as a substitute with the team in a third-party tournament. However, the player is a free agent, and we await official information.

HellRaisers could face a 50-point penalty in the DPC

Although HellRaisers defeated Virtus.pro to take the final spot in the Lima Major, the team is already scheduled for a lineup change penalty that would force them to forfeit more than half of the potential DPC points could have earned.

For HellRaisers to avoid receiving this 50-point penalty, they must participate in the Dota 2 Lima Major with a registered alternate. Otherwise, the team will lose half of the points it could have earned in this event. In addition, HR must finish in the top eight of the Major to score points.

Undoubtedly, the DPC points can make a difference at the end of the season. All this is the main requirement to qualify for top-level international events.

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