Fishman on Nigma reshuffle: "Someone told me that Miracle will take a year break, and KuroKy will leave, but I can't voach for that" Rumors2022-09-27 16:06:00
Dzmitry "Fishman" Palishchuk shared some behind the scene rumors about the Nigma Galaxy roster. According to Entity Gaming player, Kuro "KuroKy" Takhasomi might leave the team, while Amer "Miracle-" Al-Barkawi possibly will take a break. Palishchuk talked about it on the Russian Dota 2 podcast.
Four years together, maybe they are lacking the fire already. I think... I even know that there will be changes in Nigma. Those are just rumors, I didn't get it right from them, third party to third party, and so on. There will be two players leaving, or maybe even three. I'm not sure about KuroKy... Okay, someone told me that Miracle will take a year break, and KuroKy will leave, but I can't voach for that. And maybe Sumail too, it's unclear.
Fishman also commented on the Nigma's performance on WEU TI11 qualifiers. He felt that the players were too scared, which was unusual for them.
I felt Nigma got to a very good form back then. They destroyed us at scrims every second game. They were the hardest opponents in scrims. But I don't know what went wrong for them in qualification, maybe they got too stressed. This was unusual for them. I had a feeling that Nigma didn't care that much before. They played for fun a lot, and I felt that this was the first tournament for them which they were afraid to lose. They played worse than in scrims, even tho usually Nigma is terrible in scrims, but later plays good Dota in official games.
Nigma Galaxy's core of four players is competing together since 2017. The team won The International 2017 and played in the finals of TI9, but currently is in a long slump. The squad missed TI10 and had a terrible 2022 season: took 6th place in the first tour of WEU DPC and even dropped to the Lower Division in the tour 2. The International 2022 qualifiers also ended with a failure, after Nigma lost to Team Secret in the lower bracket.