The tenth time received’t be the allure for Workforce Nigma’s KuroKy, since a 2-1 loss to OG ended his attendance streak for Dota 2‘s The Worldwide.
Previous to this occasion, Kuro was certainly one of simply two “All-Timer” gamers who had attended each TI because the first Worldwide in 2011. Now, his former teammate and Workforce Secret captain Puppey is the one participant persevering with the development.
Nigma got here very near reaching TI10, being eradicated from the WePlay Esports AniMajor simply earlier than locking in a spot after which combating by the depths of European Dota’s stacked qualifier. They survived a showdown with Workforce Liquid, taking the sequence win 2-1 to remain alive and make the highest three.
Within the decrease bracket finals, Nigma clashed with OG for a second time, after being knocked out of the higher bracket 2-1 by n0tail and co. Regardless of Nigma’s victory in sport one within the rematch, OG proved to be the higher crew, profitable one other 2-1 sequence and eliminating their opponents from the competitors fully.
That loss brings Nigma’s Dota Professional Circuit run to an finish and halts Kuro’s TI streak at 9 occasions.
Nigma’s absence additionally removes one of many best-performing cores in TI historical past, with Kuro, Miracle-, MinD_ContRoL, and GH profitable TI7, ending in fourth at TI8, and making the finals at TI9. This opens the door just a bit bit wider for various squads to make a deep run once they take the stage in Bucharest in October.