Nigma Galaxy Provides Fresh Update on Dota 2 Roster
Over the past two weeks, Dota 2 teams around the world have slowly revealed their rosters, but one known competitor in Europe - Nigma Galaxy - has remained silent, raising many questions. However, the team has clarified its current situation with a tweet. Nigma mentioned that its roster is currently being finalized and there will not be an announcement about the final squad until at least the middle of December 2023. Furthermore, Nigma provided updates on each of its players, including Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi, Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan, Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi, Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov, Kasra "Mikey" Mesbah, and Yuma "Yuma" Langlet.
Nigma Galaxy to withhold roster announcement until at least mid December 2023
“We know everyone wants to know what's happening with our Dota roster. All we can say right now is that we're still finalizing our roster and that we're excited for things to come,” Nigma wrote along with the status of its individuals.
It looks like some original players will continue to be a part of Nigma even though the roster will take at least a month to finalize. In response to the question of whether Miracle is back, the team gave a sly reply.
Miracle- missed the entire 2023 competitive season owing to health issues, only appearing once for Shopify Rebellion during the year and occasionally playing ranked games.
Nigma also issued an ambiguous response on SumaiL's status with the squad, which has been surrounded by a lot of doubt. SumaiL recently left Aster, where he was on loan, and it appears that he will not be a part of the squad in the future.
KuroKy's retirement has been frequently asked, and the organization has chosen to remain silent on the topic.
MinD_ContRoL was recently observed playing for a random stack in the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 open qualifiers, raising suspicions that he was joining a new team. However, Nigma confirmed that it was a one-time occurrence until the squad was ready.
For Yuma and Mikey, two players who joined Nigma in the middle of 2023, the organization said that fans can expect more information about them on their social media handles.
The upcoming season is fast approaching and other teams around the world have almost decided on their rosters, but Nigma will take its time to decide. The team also did not play in the open qualifiers for ESL One Kuala Lumpur, which had already suggested such a decision.