Gaimin Gladiators Dyrachyo Mocks Nigma Galaxy
Nigma Galaxy's woes continue despite the return of its star carry player Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi as the team's performances in DreamLeague Season 19 have been unsatisfactory thus far. During a recent livestream, Gaimin Gladiators' Major winning carry player Anton "dyrachyo" Shkredov, a counterpart in the Western Europe (WEU) Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) criticized Nigma Galaxy for its consistent underwhelming performances. In a sarcastic tone, he said that so much has changed since Miracle- returned, the team "sucked" before and still does. The return of the carry player at Nigma isn't going to offer much value if the other players aren't contributing in any way, according to dyrachyo.
Dyrachyo believes Nigma's issues cannot be resolved by bringing back Miracle-
As dyrachyo mocked Nigma bluntly, he said there would be no noticeable difference despite Miracle temporarily replacing Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf.
“Nigma with Miracle-, guys. So much has changed: with Miracle- sucked, and without Miracle- sucked. What do I think of Miracle-? I don't think anything. Because Miracle- is back and ATF is gone, the team won't stop sucking. That's the truth. The team has sucked and will continue to suck.”
[transcriptions via cybersports.ru, translations via DeepL Translate]
Despite trying different playstyles and role changes, Nigma had a poor season and ended up relegated to Division II in Tour 2 of the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC). The team was not initially invited to DreamLeague Season 19 but lucked out when PSG.LGD faced visa issues at the last minute. ATF was moved to an inactive roster before kickoff, and Miracle-, who has been on a health hiatus, was announced as a temporary fill-in.
Furthermore, dyrachyo's comments on Nigma evoked some heated emotions, to which he answered on Telegram that the real issue isn't Miracle, but the three other players on the team doing nothing. He did not mention the names of the three players he spoke of.
“Sometimes I read comments about my statements on the stream and shock content, about the group, about Nigma. It's a shame what people write. For example with Nigma, what should be changed by the arrival of 1 player when 3 out of 5 just do nothing in the game, people are certainly strange. Karma will catch up.”
Meanwhile, Nigma will have a tough road ahead to qualify for the next stage of the DreamLeague S19 as it will be taking on Tundra Esports, Team Liquid, and Team Spirit on the remaining two days of group stage 1.
It is imperative that Nigma undergoes some significant changes in order to become competitive again since the changes in coaches, playstyles, and role swaps have all been unsuccessful in the past year. The upcoming patch may help the team find its place in the Dota 2 landscape, but a great deal of uncertainty looms over the future of one of the game's most reputed teams.