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Nigma Galaxy qualifies for Elite League, its first tournament in 2024

Nigma Galaxy will join the world’s best teams in Elite League this March 31.

Nigma Galaxy and fans finally get to let out a victorious cry. For the first time in 2024, Nigma Galaxy will attend a Dota 2 tournament as it swiftly qualifies for Elite League through the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) qualifiers. The team will join prominent names like Team Spirit and Team Falcons this end of March.

Nigma Galaxy will attend its first Dota 2 tournament this year

Nigma Galaxy is one of the most legendary teams in the scene. It may not have a good competitive track record, but it holds a legacy so massive that it rallies one of the strongest fanbases in Dota 2. It used to have The International 7 champions in its lineup, but it gradually evolved to its current roster (which is still as phenomenal as it can get).

Nigma Galaxy's current Dota 2 roster is as follows:

  • Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi
  • Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan
  • Saieful "Fbz" Ilham
  • Farith "Matthew" Puente
  • Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi

In 2024, fans had high hopes for the team as it welcomed the return of star player, Miracle-. But their beginning in 2024 started off sour with the team losing consecutive qualifiers in the MENA region. The team would always place behind strong opponents like Team Falcons and PSG Quest.

Nigma Galaxy was also so close to showing up on LAN for the Games of the Future event. However, the team withdrew from the controversial tournament after backlash due to its ties with the Russian government.

Following the announcement of Elite League, all eyes fell on the MENA region. This time, fans were confident that Nigma Galaxy can make it through since its strongest competitions, Team Falcons and PSG Quest, are both already invited. And Nigma did not disappoint.

The MENA Qualifier witnessed Nigma Galaxy's improved form. They delivered an undefeated Upper Bracket run and clean swept the grand finals 3-0, defeating Winter Bears. This is also a feat on its own as Nigma Galaxy actually has a bad head-to-head score with Winter Bears, losing two previous qualifiers to this Iranian underdog.

Nigma Galaxy joins Elite League

With this qualifier victory, Nigma Galaxy joins the Elite League this March 31st to April 15th. This online tier 1 tournament hosts a $1 million dollar prize pool and the lineup is STACKED. Nigma Galaxy will come across the world's best competitive teams right now including names like BetBoom Team and Gaimin Gladiators. Fans are more than excited to witness legendary battles ahead!

Read more about Elite League and its participants below!

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