It hasn’t been a good start for the squad of Nigma Galaxy as they lose another series against Tundra Esports.
We are already into the second week of Dota Pro Circuit and as for now, Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi and the boys are not having a good start to the DPC. Today, Nigma Galaxy went head-to-head against Tundra Esports and their matchup went 2-0 in Tundra’s favor.
Nigma is still playing without their star player Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, who announced that he would be back on 14th December for their series against OG. Their coach, Roman “rmN-” Paley is currently standing in as the midlaner. Although this handicap might prove heavy on Nigma’s side, it doesn’t take away the high-quality Dota that Tundra brings to the table. Before the match began, Tundra posted a clip of Nine and he mentioned his confidence to go up against the decorated team. “We have what it takes to beat them (Nigma Galaxy), regardless if they’re playing with Miracle or not.” said the midlaner of Tundra.
Now let’s get to the recap of Nigma Galaxy vs Tundra Esports series for Division I of WEU DPC.
Tundra stores the first game in the bag
In the first game of the series, Tundra drafted a peculiar line-up with a wild Spirit Breaker for Nine on the midlane against rmN-’s Lina. The game went one-sided in Tundra’s favor with the team accumulating 11k net worth by 20 mins. Tundra conquered the map with a scouting Monkey King and a gruesome Phantom Assassin, leaving no space for their opponents. Team Nigma Galaxy tapped out of the game at only 24 minutes.
Nigma Galaxy puts up a fight; but not nearly enough
The following series showcased Tundra drafting a 5-core lineup, putting Gyrocopter on 5, Outworld Destroyer on the offlane, and Spirit Breaker as the roamer. Nigma also brought out an interesting pos 5 Monkey King and a mid Tidehunter. The laning phase was pretty balanced with both teams picking up kills across the map. Tundra did eventually garner more kills, but after a rewarding exchange Nigma takes over the net worth lead.
The next few teamfights witnessed Nigma patiently holding their spells and kiting their opponents, reaping more valuable kills. But Tundra gradually snowballed the game to their advantage, reading Nigma’s gameplay and shutting it down convincingly.
The conclusion of the series sees Nigma Galaxy at the bottom of the standings, while Tundra sits comfortably at the top. Both teams have only played two series so far and there is still much room for changes in the next couple of weeks. The upcoming series for the day will be a spicy matchup between the new kids on the block, OG against the new Team Liquid lineup.