N0tail from OG and KuroKy from Nigma Galaxy at the TI9 Truesight


N0tail Praises Nigma Galaxy, Calls Them the Fastest Team in the World

Rakshak Kathuria
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In the Gamers Galaxy Dubai 2022, while casting Nigma Galaxy and OG in a very fast-paced match, Johan "N0tail" Sundstein talked about his experience competing against Nigma when he played for OG.
Describing Nigma as the fastest team he has faced, N0tail noted that they had "destroyed" his squad with an aggressive playstyle before TI8. This experience, N0tail explained, changed them for good.
During the scrims against Nigma, N0tail saw the highest level of Dota gameplay and wished he could download the replays and cast them.

Since Johan "N0tail" Sundstein became a part of the English coverage of the Gamers Galaxy: Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022, the community has embraced his candid and energetic casting style. The exuberance in his casting was even greater when he commented on the upper bracket series between his own squad, OG, and the team he has enormous respect for, Nigma Galaxy.

In the second game, Nigma was making incredibly aggressive moves, causing N0tail to look back on his career and describe how much he enjoyed playing against Nigma. In addition to stating that Nigma is the fastest team he has played against, N0tail also stated that during the run up to The International 8 (TI8) he learned a lot about aggressive playstyles from them and that changed his team forever. OG eventually went on to win TI8 as well as TI9.

N0tail praises Nigma Galaxy's aggressive gameplay and describes the games and scrims he played against them

Since OG and Nigma have established a strong reputation for themselves coupled with the fast paced gameplay they each bring to the table, their head to head series has become a classic. At the ongoing Gamers Galaxy: Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022, N0tail might not have been sitting in the booth doing his thing for OG, but the player took the opportunity to talk about how it was playing against Nigma back then, seeing them make some highly aggressive moves in game two of the series.

“Nigma has no chill dude. They just went mid even though their LC (Legion Commander) just died. They are making a play and not many teams are going to be able to keep up. Even me. Even us. This team destroyed us so hard before TI8 that it changed us forever. It made us a different team. It made us better and get us on their level. I got to give credit where it is due. For me, they are always going to be the fastest team in the world. The only ones who could compete are the ones who learned from them.”

His energy was abundant as he spoke about Nigma, mentioning how he wished he could download the replays of the scrims between them and cast them right now.

“Some of the craziest games that I have played in Dota are the scrims between OG and Nigma and I wish we could get the replays and cast them because holy smokes, the amount of brawling, the number of kills, yeah. It’s been some of the highest level of Dota I have played in my life, has been the scrims versus these guys.”

N0tail, who stepped down from OG's active roster after The International 10 (TI10), was viewed as a player who would just run at enemies with his teammates. It is this gameplay style that makes OG the most successful competitive Dota 2 team to date with title wins at TI8 and TI9.

The majority of OG’s TI8 and TI9 roster does not play competitive Dota 2 anymore, but the new roster appears to be playing a similar style and achieving some good results. However, it lost the series against Nigma in the Gamers Galaxy: Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022 and has fallen to the lower bracket, where it will face Team Spirit. As for Nigma, which seems to be getting back in touch playing at a LAN event, it advances to the upper bracket final.

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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.