Hellraisers bench ALOHADANCE before BTS Summit Minor
Hellraisers bench Ilya 'ALOHADANCE' Korobkin' one week before the BTS Summit Minor for allegedly refusing to practice with the team.
HellRaisers made their return to Dota 2 just a month ago after being absent from the scene for two years.
Ilya 'ALOHADANCE' Korobkin was part of the first HR Dota 2 squad in 2014 and made his return to competitive gaming with the organization after turning to streaming full time for the last year.
The team qualified for the first Minor of the new DPC 2019-2020 season and were headed to sunny California to compete between November 7-10th for the lion's share of the $300,000 prize pool and 660 DPC points as well as the highly coveted spot at the MDL Chengdu Major taking place in Chengdu, Sichuan on November 16-24th.
Things were looking promising. And then it happened.
The news that no-one was expecting.
We regret to inform you that ALOHADANCE refused to practice with the team so close to such an important Minor for us, DOTA Summit 11. This put at risk not only our form, but HellRaisers’ participation in the tournament in general.
We consider this kind of attitude highly unprofessional and unacceptable for the HellRaisers tag, which is why we inform you that as of today ALOHADANCE is benched and transfer listed.
We’re still going to DOTA Summit 11, though, and will soon announce the fifth player.
ALOHADANCE has not responded to accusations or news with any reasons for refusing to participate in practice. The team will be playing with a sub and will receive the point deductions per the DPC rules:
Can a team play with subs? UPDATED
Yes. During qualifiers, a team must play with at least 4 of its 5 registered players (this will cause no penalty). Any team that plays the LAN portion of a tournament with a sub will incur a 40% penalty on points earned from that tournament.
Can a team remove a player after qualifying to a tournament? NEW
Yes. However, a team that removes a player after securing a slot at a minor or a major, will have a 20% deduction to the points obtained during that event in addition to the normal penalty.