High-ranking Dota 2 player gets signed to Nigma Galaxy after impressive DreamLeague performance

He passed the test.
MinD_ContRoL and GH having a great time together.
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Kasra “Mikey” Mesbah inked a deal with Nigma Galaxy on May 12 to compete in the highly competitive division two of the Western European Dota Pro Circuit. The Dota 2 prodigy had his first big break with Shopify Rebellion (SR) thanks to a solid performance with the team as a stand-in during DreamLeague season 19.

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Despite a slow start to the tournament on April 9, Mikey quickly turned the tides around with his consistent gameplay, helping SR secure third place and take home $120,000.

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Prior to DreamLeague season 19, Mikey was slowly making a name for himself in Dota 2’s European ranked ladder after holding the No. 1 spot for a while during December 2022. His rise to the top of the leaderboard caught the attention of many teams, and the player has been asked to stand in for multiple squads since then.

After Mikey’s substitute performance, the Iranian mid-laner received nothing but praise, and his path led him to a signing with one of Dota 2’s most-known organizations, Nigma.

To complete the roster, Nigma paired Mikey with Yuma Langlet, who will be taking over the position one role. Yuma comes off a global stint with D2 Hustlers after the team competed in both North America and Europe within the last year.

While Nigma filled its Dota 2 roster with two young talents, the announcements also pulled the plug on a potential Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi comeback, something that fans were hoping for the new season.

At the time of writing, Nigma’s roster for the summer DPC tour is as follows:

  •  Yuma Langlet — Position One
  • Kasra “Mikey” Mesbah — Position Two
  • Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov — Position Three
  • Maroun “GH” Merhej — Position Four
  • Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi — Position Five
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Strategical Content Writer and Fortnite Lead for Dot Esports. Gökhan Çakır graduated as an industrial engineer in 2020 and has since applied his analytical and strategic thinking to many endeavors. As a natural-born gamer, he honed his skills to a professional level in Dota 2. Upon giving up on the Aegis of Champions in 2019, Gökhan started his writing career, covering all things gaming while his heart remains a lifetime defender of the Ancients.