Team Nigma Talks About the Development of the MENA Dota 2 Competitive Scene

Rakshak Kathuria
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  • Members of Team Nigma talked about the development of MENA Dota 2, their retirement plans, ways to tackle bad players in pubs, and more, in a recent Q&A session.
  • Captain KuroKy stated that they would love if the MENA region gets added to the DPC and they are going to push for it too. He feels that MENA can grow similar to the way South America did.
  • KuroKy also revealed that he intends to continue working on Team Nigma after he retires while GH stated that he wishes to do something related to ping pong or basketball.

Team Nigma’s members talked about their vision of the Dota 2 competitive scene in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region in a recent Q&A session uploaded on its YouTube channel. While offlaner Ivan Borislavov "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov hoped for the region’s progression in the Dota 2 competitive space, captain Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi stated that they would love if the region was included in the DPC and also that they were themselves going to push for it. He feels that this is significant because the South American region also grew in the same way, and as a result, they consist of some top-tier teams now. Besides this, Team Nigma’s members answered several questions regarding their retirement plans, ways to tackle bad players in pubs, and more.

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Team Nigma members talk about MENA Dota 2 and their retirement plans.

Most of Team Nigma’s members are Arabs and they showcased their desire to support the Dota 2 competitive scene in MENA in 2020 by holding a $10,000 USD tournament. The winner of the tournament also faced Team Nigma in a friendly match. 

The tournamed named 'Rising Stars' was aimed at promoting Dota 2 in the MENA region.
Image Via Team Nigma
Answering the question related to the development of Dota 2 in MENA, they said,

MinD_ContRoL: Well I hope it grows and becomes competitive like other regions and we can see some new style of Dota.

KuroKy: We would love if they would add that in the DPC and we are gonna push for it too. Because it helped South America a lot. It’s what we believe. Now they have top tier teams. I think the same can happen in the MENA region. 

In addition, members of the TI7 champion squad also mentioned what they would do after they retired.

Miracle-: I'll become a water bottle man. I’ll start giving water to the players, like a coach, but giving water bottles.

KuroKy: I am hopefully going to continue working on Nigma and do some other business, pretty much. 

MinD_ContRoL: I want to make chocolate. 

W33: I’ll probably just, I don’t know, go into real estate, I guess. 

GH: I think I’ll do something related to sports, maybe ping pong or basketball. Coaching people or helping teams. 

The full Q&A can be watched in the following video.

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Team Nigma is currently playing in the EU DPC 2021 Season 1: Upper Division and are placed at the number three spot with three wins and three losses. A win in their last series against High Coast Esports will bolster their chances of reachig the Singapore Major. 

Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.