ATF Spotted in his New Team? Qojqva Reacts
After being benched for Dreamleague Season 19 as Nigma Galaxy played with Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi, Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf returned to the active roster with the departure of the star player. However, in a recent stream, popular Dota 2 streamer Max "qojqva" Bröcker stumbled upon a surprising development. While checking out live games from the in-game client, he saw ATF playing on a different team than Nigma Galaxy, leading to speculations about a potential roster change for Nigma Galaxy.
ATF Playing for Quest Esports?
In the livestream, Qojqva was shocked to discover that the player was playing with the Ooredoo Thunders roster. “I wanna see what other people play real quick. Ammar? Ammar is playing in a new team. Interesting. Ammar, Omar, TA, Noob, Kaori (referring to the other players of Ooredoo Thunders),” Qojqva said.
The match was a game in the European Pro League Season 8, where the Ooredoo Thunders roster was playing under the banner of Quest Esports, and ATF was listed as their position 3 players. It should be noted that Faruk "Wuiter" Terci, the position 3 player for Ooredoo Thunders, was released from the roster on the 21st of April, which may be one of the reasons why ATF is playing with the Quest Esports roster. However, it is important to note that these are all speculations as no official announcement has been made yet.
It is not uncommon for Dota 2 teams to loan out their players for some events, such as Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan playing as a stand-in for Team Aster and Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov playing for OG at the Berlin Major 2023. However, with no official announcement from Nigma Galaxy or any other involved parties, the reason behind ATF's appearance in Quest Esports' lineup is uncertain. With Nigma Galaxy’s relegation to Divisio II, the team currently has no upcoming official matches. This is one of the reasons its players are able to play as stand-ins at the Berlin Major 2023. Fans will surely want to keep a close eye on this situation to see how it develops and what it could mean for the player's future in the competitive scene.