iLTW Reflects on His Departure From Nigma Galaxy


iLTW Reveals Reason for Not Joining HellRaisers at the Lima Major

Ammar Aryani
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Former Nigma Galaxy carry Igor "iLTW" Filatov recently stood in for HellRaisers in the BetBoom Universe: Episode I - Comics Zone tournament.
While there were rumors saying that iLTW would join the team at the Lima Major as its new carry, the Russian carry denied the rumors.
He noted that the lack of motivation became one of the reasons behind his decision.

During a livestream, former Nigma Galaxy carry player Igor "iLTW" Filatov talked about his decision to not participate in the upcoming Lima Major with HellRaisers. Having spent the majority of the season live streaming, iLTW was expected to be a free agent until the conclusion of the Major as teams will be allowed to recruit new players with the roster lock open.

However as of late, iLTW was spotted playing as a stand-in for HellRaisers who had recently parted ways with star carry player Nikita "Daxak" Kuzmin in the BetBoom Universe: Episode I - Comics Zone tournament.

"I'm not going to the majors anyway, even if HR wants me" - iLTW on his decision to not join HellRaisers

During a recent livestream, according to, iLTW talked about his decision to not play in the upcoming Lima Major in Peru. While iLTW is currently a free agent, many thought that the player would join HellRaisers for the upcoming Major following his short stint as a stand-in for Daxak.

iLTW went straight to the point on his decision, saying that he will not be playing in the upcoming Major even if he was recruited by HellRaisers. 

“I'm not going to the majors, guys. I'm not going to the majors anyway, even if HellRaisers tell me that "we'll take you to Major”. I'll say, 'No, I'm not playing”. There you go. Even if they pick me, I'm not going to play.” he said.

Additionally, the Russian carry noted that one of the reasons behind his decision was mainly due to personal motivation as a player. The player previously noted last year that during his time with teams such as & Nigma Galaxy, he had struggled with depression as well as lack of motivation.

“To be honest, I'm even out of the group. I don't know, I don't have the guts to play professional Dota. I thought so.” he added.

[transcriptions via, translation via DeepL]

As of now, HellRaisers has not yet announced its new carry for the upcoming Major in Peru. However, with former NAVI carry player Alik "V-Tune" Vorobey performing well during his current stint with the team in the BetBoom Universe: Episode I - Comics Zone tournament, it would not be a surprise if HellRaisers recruited him as their new carry for the Major.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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