Team Nigma has been missing captain Kuro " KuroKy " Salehi’s intelligence and understanding of the game for a long time now. KuroKy's arm injury has caused a great deal of concern for the TI7 champions as they have not managed to showcase their true potential as a team, especially visible in their last tournament. He is set to miss another tournament in the form of ESL One Germany 2020 which marks the captain's 4th consecutive absence from the team.
The organization revealed this on their social media handle earlier today announcing that coach Roman "rmN-" Paley will be standing in.
Team Nigma’s Results Without Captain KuroKy
Team Nigma has had considerable success with coach Roman "rmN-" Paley standing in for the team. They won the OGA Dota PIT Season 2: Europe/CIS in his first stand-in tournament with the team. Team Nigma also stood 3rd at the OMEGA League: Europe Immortal Division. But despite all this success, players explained in post-match interviews how the team was missing the leadership and in-game calling of captain KuroKy. Also, in the recently concluded OGA Dota PIT Season 3: Europe/CIS, the team looked lackluster and made some very questionable plays and item choices. As a result, they lost 2-0 to both Natus Vincere and VP.Prodigy and became the first team to get eliminated.
Certainly, the team needs its captain back to deliver the best of performance. The team has been together for a long time now and any change is likely to disrupt the team balance. No doubt, rmN- has also been the coach for the team for the last two years but planning and execution of those plans are two different sides of a coin.
Captain KuroKy has been sidelined with an arm injury for nearly 4 months now. Fans of Team Nigma will have to wait longer to watch KuroKy back in action. As for Team Nigma, they will be playing their first match at the ESL One Germany 2020 against Yellow Submarines on October 7.