iLTW Joins Team Nigma to Complete Dota 2 Roster
CMD368 – Team Nigma has picked up iLTW to finally complete its roster for the upcoming 2021 DPC Season. With this, Nigma has finally filled the void left by W33 after he was pushed to the bench after their disappointing performance at the Singapore Major. Previously, Igor “iLTW” Filatov used to play for fellow European esports organization OG in 2019 and Virtus.Pro in August 2020, attracting a lot of eyeballs due to his solid performances. This is likely going to be Nigma’s final roster heading into TI10.
iLTW will likely be taking over the carry duties in the new Nigma lineup considering the fact that all of the player’s recent appearances including his stints in OG and Virtus.Pro have been in the carry role. However, the player has also played in the midlane in the past. So it will be interesting to see which role he will be playing in Nigma. It will be interesting to see how Nigma balances out their lineup considering the fact that all three of their cores Miracle, Mind_Control and iLTW are all farm-intensive cores.
New patch, new🌟
We’re excited to announce @iLTW1 as our 5th player!
— Team Nigma (@TeamNigma) April 10, 2021
iLTW is a well-established carry player and a great addition to the roster. Back in 2019, he started the year at OG, but his trial period lasted only about three months. Now he is all set for his second big European affair. Where he can play in the mid lane with ease. Team Nigma so far has 200 points to their name, courtesy of their third-place finish in the first season of EU Upper-Division. However, with this coming season being the last chance for everyone to grab enough points for a direct invite at The international 10, the team will have to work on its game with some amazing results.
It has been a rather tumultuous start to the 2021 DPC for Team Nigma. Despite a good performance in the DreamLeague Season 14 DPC EU Upper Division where they finished in 3rd place, their performance in the Singapore Major left a sour taste for Nigma’s fans. As a result, W33 was benched earlier this season, marking Nigma’s first roster change since the organization’s inception. Perhaps this latest formula might just be the one that clicks for the EU team.
Team Nigma’s finalized roster:
- Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi
- Igor “iLTW” Filatov
- Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislavov Ivanov
- Maroun “GH” Merhej
- Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi
Nigma’s first appearance after their roster change will be at the EU 2021 DPC Season 1: Upper Division against Team Secret on April 17, 2021.