HellRaisers announced Thursday it has acquired Dota 2 team Planet Dog, which has qualified for The International 7.
“I’m really excited to be joining HellRaisers as their first Dota team in over a year and to go to The International together for the first time,” team captain Alexei “j4” Lipai, said in a statement. “HR are a great organization and we both got on really well from our first meeting. We’re all looking forward to a long bright future with HR!”.
This isn’t the organization’s first venture into Dota 2, as HellRaisers had a team starting in 2014 until the players and organization went separate ways last March. None of the HellRaisers teams qualified for The International, so this will be the organization’s first trip.
Planet Dog is a young team that formed last month with the specific purpose of making it to TI7.
The roster is comprised of j4, Milan “MiLAN” Kozomara, Uroš “Swiftending” Galić, Neta “33” Shapira, and Greg “Keyser” Kallianiotis. TI7 takes place from Aug. 2-12 and will feature 18 teams, an increase from 16 last year. The prize pool has already broken the record for largest purse in esports history.