Nigma fans, rise!

The legendary powerhouse is finally back to kick off its first competitive match since failing to qualify for the International 11 (TI11). We are all looking forward to seeing Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf as their power forward coupled with the TI7 Champs.

ATF in Nigma Galaxy

Besides his infamous reputation for his in-game toxicity, ATF is also renowned for his prodigious skills as a carry player. Formerly known for his role as offlane player in Team OG, ATF decided to venture into a different role in Nigma, which is hard carry player.

On paper, we have seen how ATF handles his offlanes, aka the hard lane, like a champ. In most instances, he would strive in the tough lane to often come out on top of the opponent’s lane combo. Even so, that fame finally catches onto ATF when opponents are respect-banning his heroes to completely shut down the player.

Hence, it hasn’t been a great run for Ammar at TI11 despite this being his first TI Championship debut.

HellRaisers, a promising Eastern European team emerges

Fast forward to the BetBoom Xmas Show, Nigma’s first match is against HellRaisers. The latter has put on an incredible showcase, highlighting the roster’s seasoned stack of players. Several notable players from HR include Gleb “depressed kid” Zyryanov and Nikita “Daxak” Kuzmin. However, perhaps the most anticipated player to feature in HR is Alexey “Solo” Berezin himself.

With this solid roster, HR proved its strength in the group stage, where they pull off versatile hero drafts. This is, of course, supported by these players’ experience, which makes HR a formidable opponent to qualify for the playoffs.

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