YapzOr Suggests Nigma Galaxy Should Return to TI7 Playstyle

Rakshak Kathuria
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>YapzOr with Team Secret</p></div>
YapzOr with Team Secret


To achieve success in the DPC 2023, Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat suggested that Nigma Galaxy should restore the playstyle that helped it win The International 7 (TI7).
Nigma needs Syed "SumaiL" Hassan to win games, according to YapzOr. Instead of being the midlaner, he should be the carry, assisted by Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov and Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf who would both play offlane heroes.
In the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division I, Nigma has lost all three series played so far.

Nigma Galaxy's performance in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Western Europe (WEU) 2023 Tour 2: Division I has left a lot of fans disappointed. Despite the team’s best efforts to experiment with new playstyles and player roles, it has suffered three consecutive series losses, leaving many wondering if they can make a comeback in the tournament. As someone who has played against Nigma a lot, Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat recently suggested, in Max "qojqva" Bröcker's livestream, that the team should restore the playstyle that helped it win The International 7 (TI7). So Syed "SumaiL" Hassan should play to his strengths as the ultra hard carry just like Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi did during TI7, with the two other cores playing offlane heroes and helping him become the beast in the late game.

YapzOr feels Nigma should play with SumaiL as the hard carry

While watching the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division I series between Nigma and Team Liquid with qojqva, YapzOr mentioned that SumaiL is the ideal player to win games for Nigma. So instead of being the midlaner, he should play as the carry. Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Ivanov and Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf should play offlane heroes and give SumaiL the room he needs.

By doing so, YapzOr suggested that Nigma would function much like how it operated during TI7 when Miracle- was the hard carry, supported by Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen and MinD_ContRoL.

“You know what I think actually? I think what they did in game one is actually how they should build the team. SumaiL is the best guy to carry this team with heroes and playstyle. Just play with two offlaners, honestly. Just f**king do that. At one point, Liquid, back when they had Miracle- and MATU, that is how they did it. 

Miracle- played the giga carry and Matu would play Necro mid and s*** like this and Brood. It literally is two offlaners. They kind of did that in the first game anyway…He only played green heroes - Viper, Necro, DP, Brood, and sometimes a casual Lycan, but it’s all offlane heroes and just play that way and build the team that way.”

As YapzOr was speaking, Nigma had already used such a strategy in both of the first two games of the series against Liquid, one of which had ended in a win. It was disappointing, however, that the team still lost the series despite showing promise in game one.

Upon hearing YapzOr's response, qojqva replied that Nigma might have a hard time returning to the old style because ATF has a fairly greedy approach to the game.

“There’s one problem with that and Ammar is way too greedy for that. He is 18 and he wants to, you know, that’s my impression of him, I don’t know personally that well but he wants to own. He wants to have the 10-0 shit, just like I was back then. You want the kills.”

After ATF spent an entire previous season on the carry position, Nigma has tried both MinD_ContRoL and SumaiL in the role in the three series of the Tour so far, but it has been so without success. Having to overcome this dilemma is essential for the team to stay in Division I, let alone qualify for the Major.

Nigma’s next series in the DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division I will come against Monaspa on 23rd March.

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As a passionate Dota 2 fan for eight years, Rakshak has indulged himself completely in its esports circuit for the past two years as a professional. In addition to covering major news developments, he takes a keen interest in understanding team strengths and player personalities.