Nikita "Daxak" Kuzmin was dismissed from HellRaisers just days before the Dota 2 Lima Major in early February. Despite assisting HellRaisers in qualifying for the Major, Daxak found himself on the cold streets of free agency, leading to a series of outbursts and accusations against other team members, like Aleksandr "Nofear" Churochkin and Alexey "Solo" Berezin.
Daxak talked about his departure from the team and the difference in his Dota 2 philosophy, which he claimed contributed to a hostile team environment in an interview with escorenews.
Daxak joined HellRaisers from BetBoom Team, where he constantly argued with the captain, Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev. Upon joining his new team, Daxak said he was quite clear on the pros and cons he was bringing to the table, while also laying down some ground rules.
Daxak began noticing the flaws of the team's coach Nofear, who was coaching for the first time in his professional Dota 2 career. Daxak believed Nofear was underprepared too often, which further pushed him over the edge.
Nofear would agree with Daxak on many occasions, only to repeat the same mistakes. Despite the difficulties faced, Daxak believed that Nofear improved as a Dota 2 coach during their brief time working together.
Daxak was surprised by team captain Solo's self-assured attitude as the HellRaisers' veteran. That became another job that Daxak took over, as Solo refused to take the time to tutor the team's young players. When this combined with Solo's refusal to study replays, his form continued to decline throughout the DPC season.
Despite all the chemistry concerns, HellRaisers still qualified for the first major Dota 2 event of the year. Daxak decided to address all the issues, but he was confronted with five other players who weren't on the same page as him. At the conclusion of everything, the team believed eliminating Daxak would be the better decision.
HellRaisers backed off from accepting Daxak's offer to play the Lima Major, according to the carry player.
Daxak admitted that his communication abilities may have contributed to his disagreement with the team following the publication of the interview. HellRaisers said that it was currently preparing for the Lima Major without Daxak.