HellRaisers have officially announced Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk as their latest member. Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi is still recovering and won’t play in ESL One Germany.
ESL One Germany is in full swing, gathering the best Dota 2 teams from Europe and the CIS. The big event offers $400,000 in prize money and it’s no surprise we see some of the biggest names from the two regions. Team Secret are the favorites to take the champion’s title, but we could still see some twists. In the meantime, more details surrounding two of the teams were revealed.
Lil Joins HellRaisers
Up until recently, Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk was a stand-in for Virtus.pro Prodigy during the OGA Dota PIT Season 3 Europe/CIS. With VP.Prodigy he managed to take second place at the event. He last played for Aggressive Mode before leaving them a few days back on October 3. Now a new chapter is about to begin in the player’s pro career as he officially joined the ranks of HellRaisers.
Lil and his new team already played their first few games yesterday, taking the first map against Vikin.gg but ultimately losing the series 1-2. The competition at ESL One Germany is quite fierce and it’s hard to tell whether they’ll make it. As HellRaisers themselves mentioned, they’re the underdogs and we love a good story.
KuroKy Will Skip ESL One Germany
Team Nigma’s captain Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi is still recovering from an arm injury and will be skipping yet another event. He previously missed out on the OGA Dota PIT Season 3 Europe/CIS and was replaced by the team’s coach Roman "rmN-" Paley. Nigma didn’t live up to expectations there as they were quickly eliminated after two losses.
We can only hope that this time Nigma will give fans their best. The team’s first series in the ESL tournament is coming today with matches against Yellow Submarine.
Who Else Is Playing today?
High-class Dota 2 will resume today in a matter of hours. Here are all the matches you can expect:
- Alliance vs. EXTREMUM – 14:00 CET
- Team Nigma vs. Yellow Submarine – 17:00 CET
- Natus Vincere vs. Cyber Legacy – 20:00 CEST
You can catch a live stream on the official ESL Twitch channel.