Nigma’s first showing for the new Dota 2 Pro Circuit season had not started in the best way as the team fell short in the DreamLeague Season 13 Major qualifiers but they had one more shot with the WePlay! Bukovel Minor qualifiers.
After we witnessed Vikin.gg take down Nigma yesterday, Kuro ‘KuroKy’ Salehi Takhasomi’s squad would have to survive the lower bracket to get a rematch against them. While they had not been playing at their best and possibly still figuring out the latest update, it seemed as though Nigma had finally found their footing. A fairly straight-forward 2-0 victory was the opening for the day for Nigma as they made their way past Team Singularity and set themselves up in the grand finals versus Vikin.gg, with the winner claiming the European slot at next year’s first Minor.
In a best-of-five series for the rematch, Nigma got off to a fantastic start, taking the first game in little over 20-minutes before crushing any hope their opponent had with a strong second game win too. With series point, Nigma went into the third game ready to close things out as they quickly rushed into a sizeable lead. There was no turning things around for Vikin.gg as Nigma destroyed them, getting their revenge for yesterday’s defeat and qualifying for the WePlay! Bukovel Minor too.
While Nigma may have slumped out the Major qualifiers, they now will have a shot at reaching Leipzig through the Minor, should they be victorious. Until the WePlay! Bukovel Minor takes place, it’s unlikely that we will see much from Nigma but the team will surely be practicing hard to return to their highest form and coming out strong in 2020.