iLTW Joins Team Nigma to Complete Dota 2 Roster

Vignesh Raghuram
10/Apr/2021 05:32 pm

Former OG carry, iLTW, has joined Team Nigma as the team’s fifth and final Dota 2 member.
It is unknown at the moment if iLTW will be playing in the mid lane.
Team Nigma will be playing their first series in the EU 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division against Team Secret on April 17, 2021.

Team Nigma has picked up iLTW to finally complete its roster for the upcoming 2021 DPC Season. With this, Nigma has finally filled the void left by W33 after he was pushed to the bench after their disappointing performance at the Singapore Major. Previously,  Igor "iLTW" Filatov used to play for fellow European esports organization OG in 2019 and Virtus.Pro in August 2020, attracting a lot of eyeballs due to his solid performances. This is likely going to be Nigma's final roster heading into TI10.

Nigma sign iLTW to complete Dota 2 roster for DPC 2021 Season 2

iLTW will likely be taking over the carry duties in the new Nigma lineup considering the fact that all of the player's recent appearances including his stints in OG and Virtus.Pro have been in the carry role. However, the player has also played in the midlane in the past. So it will be interesting to see which role he will be playing in Nigma. 

It will be interesting to see how Nigma balances out their lineup considering the fact that all three of their cores Miracle, Mind_Control and iLTW are all farm-intensive cores. 

It has been a rather tumultuous start to the 2021 DPC for Team Nigma. Despite a good performance in the DreamLeague Season 14 DPC EU Upper Division where they finished in 3rd place, their performance in the Singapore Major left a sour taste for Nigma's fans. As a result, W33 was benched earlier this season, marking Nigma's first roster change since the organization's inception. Perhaps this latest formula might just be the one that clicks for the EU team.

So now the Nigma roster has been finalized. Their complete roster will be:

  • Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi
  • Igor "iLTW" Filatov
  • Ivan Borislavov "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov
  • Maroun "GH" Merhej 
  • Kuro "KuroKy Salehi Takhasomi

Nigma’s first appearance after their roster change will be at the EU 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division against Team Secret on April 17, 2021.


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.