The HellRaisers organization had a very long history in Counter-Strike before deciding to branch out into Dota 2 in 2014. The organization signed the core of Relax You’re Doing Fine, but that team was short lived.
After just a few weeks, Ilya "ALOHADANCE" Korobkin left the organization with two other members of the roster also departing in the days that followed. This prompted HellRaisers to drop the team entirely and instead sign the roster of Kompas.Gaming.
This new roster posted strong results in various regional leagues and qualified for the 2015 Dota 2 Asia Championships, finishing ninth. The team failed to qualify for The International 2015, which led to a shakeup of the team’s roster. Outside a second-place finish in Dota 2 Champions League Christmas Charity Magic, the revised team posted consistently poor results. This led to HellRaisers dissolving its Dota 2 roster in March 2016, leaving the game for over a year.
HellRaisers returned to Dota 2 by signing Planet Dog following its qualification for The International 2017. This also saw the organization pivot from competing in the CIS region to playing in Europe. The team finished in last place at TI7, but stuck around with the organization following the event. After a string of poor results and numerous roster shakeups, the organization once again divested from Dota 2 and began a new prolonged absence from the game.
HellRaisers stayed out of Dota 2 for the rest of the 2017-2018 Dota Pro Circuit season, as well as the entire 2018-2019 season. The organization returned to Dota 2 at the start of the 2019-2020 DPC season, revisiting the CIS region to sign the roster of Ihniy John Galt after the team had qualified for multiple events.
The new team started the season fairly strong, posting solid results at WePlay! Reshuffle Madness and taking third at the DOTA Summit 11 minor. This didn’t stop the squad from undergoing numerous roster changes however, with the team remaining competitive but falling behind other regional rivals as a result of the changes.
As events pivoted to an online setting halfway through the 2019-2020 season, HellRaisers’ rate of success dipped considerably. The team still managed to take some wins over stiff competition, but was inconsistent to such a degree that it rarely placed in the upper half of the standings.