Team Nigma entered into a crucial series against OG in the EU DPC with all guns blazing, going on to absolutely dominate the two-time TI champions. KuroKy and Co. were in terrific touch in the match as they were spot on with their aggressive plays and showcased delightful teamwork to secure a 2-0 victory over OG. With this win, Team Nigma propels itself to the second spot where they are level with Team Liquid at four wins and two losses. They now find themselves in a comfortable spot in their run for the Major. On the contrary, OG’s loss makes them slip to the fourth spot where they are tied with Brame and Team Secret at three wins and three losses.
Team Nigma vs OG: Match Recap, Highlights and MinD_ContRoL Interview
Game 1 was the GH and Miracle- show, as they delivered spectacular performances on Clockwerk and Tiny. They hunted enemy heroes all over the map and took them down with their insane synergy. All other members responded well as Nigma outplayed OG to win the first game in 35 minutes.
Game 2 was another splendid performance by Miracle- who went ham on his mid Tiny. He was once again complimented well by his squad as Team Nigma struck at OG with the “run at them” playstyle. Ana had a hard game as he was massively pressured by his enemies. Nigma went on to secure another comprehensive win in 41 minutes.
Here are some highlights of the series between Team Nigma and OG at the EU DPC
Only three more series remain to be played in the EU 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division - Team Secret vs Brame and Team Nigma vs Tundra Esports on May 19, followed by OG vs Team Liquid on May 20. Tiebreakers are on the menu in this highly competitive EU DPC league as the final week promises to be an exhilarating one.
Dota 2 statistician, Ben "Noxville" Steenhuisen, tweeted a noteworthy point after the conclusion of this series. According to his analysis, OG's chances of securing a direct invite to TI10 have now shrunk below 1%, 0.75% to be precise.
Interview: Nigma MinD_ContRoL talks about the team’s current form
Team Nigma’s offlaner, Ivan Borislavov "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov, talked about the team’s current form in comparison to its sublime touch at TI7 and TI9 where they emerged as the champions and the runner-ups respectively.
“I would say, we are close to the TI9 kind of stability, you know except for the final. So, that’s how it feels to me in terms of level. Yeah, I think TI9. Of course, TI7 was our peak but I think TI9 right now, we need to work on some stuff to get to the highest level.”
MinD_ContRoL also put forward his prediction of the last series between Team Liquid and OG, giving the former the edge 60:40.