Dota 2 Team Nigma Galaxy's New Roster Debut is a Disaster

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Nigma Galaxy had a roster change offseason.
Nigma Galaxy had a roster change offseason. Twitter/@NigmaGalaxy

Nigma Galaxy is the new esports organization trying to make a name in the Dota 2 professional scene. Unfortunately, their debut did not really work well.

Nigma Galaxy recently debuted with a brand-new roster on the BetBoom Xmas Show after getting invited by tournament organizers FISSURE. The team became part of the Final Stage Seeds, but they lost two consecutive series against Entity and HellRaisers in the tournament, eliminating them from the event and finishing in last place.

The Dota 2 organization decided to make some significant changes to its roster during the off-season. This decision was made after decorated pro player Amer “Miracle” Al-Barkawi, the team’s carry, revealed that he would be taking a hiatus from the competitive scene to deal with health issues. This obviously put the team in a very difficult decision, especially after a caliber player like Miracle left. The former OG offlaner named Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf, however, took the reins and became Miracle’s temporary replacement for the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season.

The first game saw Nigma Galaxy battle HellRaisers, but things didn't really go their way as they got dominated easily by the combo courtesy of Gleb “depressed kid” Zyryanov’s Outworld Destroyer and Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin’s Nature Prophet. While they did everything they could to crawl back into the game, they conceded just after 34 minutes.

Game two, on the other hand, saw Nigma Galaxy performing a lot better than the first. They really had a decent early game lead, but it still ended up like the first game. HellRaisers just came out a much better team after gaining a lead later on. HellRaisers won the series 2-0 after 40 minutes, with Nigma Galaxy plummeting to the lower bracket.

After getting defeated by HellRaisers, Nigma Galaxy fought Entity in the said bracket. The first game saw Syed “SumaiL” Hassan dominating with his go-to hero Leshrac against Entity, leading to a win just after 28 minutes.

The second game had Nigma going for almost the same draft from the first game while Entity went to change their picks. For the first 25 minutes, it is as if no one could outmatch the other, but Entity eventually gained clashes and defeated Nigma to secure game two after 41 minutes.

Game three, in one way or another, was almost one-sided as Entity played the aggressive Dota 2 team early in the match. Alimzhan “Watson” Islambekov’s Templar Assassin was really a force to reckon with, leading Entity’s charge. Later on, after 35 minutes, Nigma Galaxy ended up losing.

Nigma Galaxy was officially eliminated from the tournament, giving their debut a bad impression. With the DPC Western European (WEU) 2023 Tour 1: Division just around the corner, it would be interesting to see just how the Dota 2 team would fare against other teams, especially they will be playing the most packaged region.

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