BMW Group Middle East x Nigma Galaxy

BMW Group Middle East strengthens esports commitment with Nigma Galaxy partnership

Dubai. BMW Group Middle East, the iconic premium automotive manufacturer, is delighted to unveil its partnership with Nigma Galaxy, one of the biggest esports teams in the MENA region.

This exciting collaboration underscores BMW Group Middle East’s involvement in the esports community, further supporting the rapidly growing local gaming scene.

Nigma Galaxy, a global esports brand, emerged in 2019 through the merger of Team Nigma and Galaxy Racer, and has quickly risen to prominence in the gaming world.

Founded by four of the most successful players in the esports realm, Nigma Galaxy boasts 6 esports teams competing across different games, including popular titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2, PUBG Mobile, and more. At the forefront of developing esports infrastructure and nurturing local talent in the MENA region, Team Nigma has a very active presence in the gaming arena in the region and beyond, participating in top events such as Gamers8, currently taking place in Riyadh until August 31, 2023.

BMW Group Middle East has been steadily expanding its presence in the esports landscape the last few years, following a number of exciting partnerships with Publicis Groupe. The Nigma Galaxy partnership, which was defined and driven by Publicis Groupe together with BMW Group Middle East, will further accelerate the automotive brand’s presence in esports, elevating the gaming experience for enthusiasts around the world.

Dr. Hamid Haqparwar, Managing Director at BMW Group Middle East, said, “As a gamer myself, I am very thrilled to join forces with Nigma Galaxy, a leading player in the esports domain. BMW Group Middle East will continue to play an active role in the gaming community as part of its commitment to encourage and foster talents in the region. As we embark on this partnership, we aim to engage with gaming enthusiasts and create unforgettable experiences that reflect both Nigma Galaxy’s and BMW’s community values.”

Emphasising the shared values that underpin this partnership, Christoph Timm, co-founder of Nigma Galaxy said, “This collaboration with BMW Group Middle East resonates deeply with our vision and values. BMW’s passion for excellence and constant innovation aligns seamlessly with our commitment to pushing the boundaries of esports. Together, we aim to inspire and empower a new generation of gamers, supporting their dreams and aspirations in this exciting world of competitive gaming while creating unforgettable experiences that bridge the gap between the virtual and physical worlds.”

The partnership between BMW Group Middle Eost and Nigma Galaxy is also sound when viewed around the latter’s core values of passion, innovation, people and sportsmanship. Both brands embody a relentless passion for what they do, striving to exceed expectations and elevate their performance to new heights. Innovation is deeply ingrained in their DNA, with BMW’s commitment to sustainability and cutting-edge technology aligning with Nigma Galaxy’s pioneering spirit in the esports industry.

The human element is central to their operations, as both organisations recognise the crucial role played by their teams and communities. Finally, sportsmanship serves as the foundation of their competitive spirit, whether it’s while pushing the limits on the road or dominating the esports arena.

To announce the partnership, the brands unveiled a collab video featuring two of Nigma Galaxy’s top names, Hamody and LORD. The gamers put their skill and focus to the test while in the backseat of a BMW M5 Competition, demonstrating their exceptional abilities as they engage in esports while on the move in the dashing sports saloon at the Dubai Autodrome.

As Nigma Galaxy furthers its pursuit of nurturing local talent and promoting esports on a global stage, BMW Group Middle East is committed to supporting this mission through its extensive expertise and resources. With its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Nigma Galaxy is uniquely positioned to develop talents in the Middle East, creating a stronger bond between the international esports league and the MENA region, while simultaneously opening doors for local talent to flourish.

The BMW-Nigma Galaxy partnership marks an exciting chapter in the esports industry, combining the legacy and innovation of the automotive brand with the talent and ambition of the esports team. Together, they strive to elevate the esports experience, create unforgettable moments for fans, and inspire the next generation of gaming enthusiasts.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Osama El-Sherif
Head of Corporate Communications, BMW Group Middle East
+971 56 507 5762

Mirna Tamimi
Account Manager, Gambit Communications
+971 56 108 9912

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrod, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 30 production sites worldwide; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2022, the BMW Group sold nearty 2.4 million passenger vehicles and more than 202,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial yeor 2022 was € 23.5 billion on revenues amounting to € 142.6 billion. As of 31 December 2022, the BMW Group had a workforce of 149,475 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been bosed on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future at on early stoge and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.

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About Nigma Galaxy

Nigma Galaxy was founded in 2021 and is the esports team division of the world’s fastest growing gaming and lifestyle organisation from the MENA region with a global reach, Galaxy Racer. The division features an impressive roster of seven esports teams including League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Wildrift, PUBG Mobile, Free Fire and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

Nigma Galaxy is a standalone entity that is helping build esports infrastructure and supporting local talent in the region.

Combining the experience, talent and resources from two of the most renowned gaming and esports brands in MENA and with an impressive global reach, Nigma Galaxy is already one of the biggest esports organisations in the world from the region, with its sights set on becoming the strongest competitive gaming roster globally.

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Nigma Galaxy signs multi-year partnership

Nigma Galaxy and Aldar partner to broaden the reach of esports in Abu Dhabi

  • Aldar will become the official real estate and educational partner of Nigma Galaxy
  • Aldar will develop a bespoke esports training facility with Nigma Galaxy at Yas Mall as well as gaming facilities within its communities
  • The partnership will create new grassroots esports opportunities for the region, through an academy where the top players can earn internships with Nigma Galaxy, as well as after school esports workshops across the UAE

Abu Dhabi, 15 December 2022: Nigma Galaxy, the most successful esports organisation in MENA, dedicated to developing talent and industry infrastructure, is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Aldar, the leading real estate developer and manager in Abu Dhabi, to enhance the UAE’s passionate gaming and esports communities through talent development and community engagement.

Tapping into its own mission to create engaged communities across Abu Dhabi, Aldar will work with Nigma Galaxy to explore the inclusion of gaming spaces within its upcoming residential communities, while also developing a Nigma Galaxy esports training facility for players. At the facility, Nigma Galaxy will provide a range of training programmes and internship opportunities to develop the next generation of gaming and esports talent. The opportunities will span the entirety of gaming and esports, from nurturing up-and-coming competitive gamers through to providing insight on how to run a business within the gaming industry. Additionally, Nigma Galaxy will help to establish a series of after school esports workshops at Aldar Education schools across the UAE.

Aldar will enable Nigma Galaxy to access its full real estate portfolio, including spaces to host esports competitions and player training facilities in Yas Mall and Saadiyat Grove once the development is complete. Aldar will also provide accommodation options for Nigma Galaxy players, while Aldar’s logo will also be featured across all Nigma Galaxy jerseys.

Finally, Nigma Galaxy has produced a unique in-game activation within Minecraft, bringing Aldar’s flagship Saadiyat Grove development to life in the game. Players will be able to design their own properties using a bespoke ‘block library’ aligned to the design philosophy and materials used in real life. They will also compete to design esports experiences, such as parkour courses, inside the Minecraft version of Aldar assets.

“This collaboration offers tremendous value on both sides – Aldar is a brand that has deep ties with its communities across Abu Dhabi, and for Nigma Galaxy, it is important we continually look at how we can further support young people,” said Mohamed Morad, Co-Founder of Nigma Galaxy. “This partnership taps into the growing aspirations of the region. We are excited about the creative and educational potential behind the partnership. Not only are we able to work with Aldar to help shape facilities and initiatives young people will find useful but we’re able to create innovative ways to engage with audiences. The in-game activation with Minecraft is a fantastic way to merge our two worlds and really cemented why Aldar is the right partner for us.”

Christoph Timm, Co-Founder of Nigma Galaxy commented: “Together we have been able to pool our resources and knowledge to create completely new grassroots esports opportunities for young people. We are also able to offer creative ways for fans to engage with the Aldar brand through an in-game activation. Aldar provides us with endless opportunities thanks to its network and we’re hoping that we’ll be able to build a much stronger ecosystem with the team’s support.”

Rashed Al Omaira, Chief Commercial Officer at Aldar Development, added: “Central to Aldar’s proposition is the creation of communities, whether through our residential developments, our retail and leisure assets, or our network of schools across the country. The significance of this partnership is two-fold; by collaborating with Nigma Galaxy, we are able to facilitate the development of Abu Dhabi’s passionate community of gaming and esports enthusiasts through events and talent development programmes, and crucially, it also helps us create impact amongst the country’s youth. We look forward to actively contributing to the development of the esports industry in the region, unlocking the potential of homegrown talent to compete on the global stage.”

This is the latest partnership that Nigma Galaxy has established with a leading Abu Dhabi entity. In 2020 Nigma Galaxy signed an agreement with Etihad Airways to offer players a premium experience when they travel to ensure they arrive relaxed and energised ahead of a tournament.

For further information, please contact:


Obaid Al Yammahi
Aldar Properties
+971 2 810 5555

Sarah Abdelbary
Brunswick Group
+971 2 234 4600

About Aldar

Aldar Properties PJSC is the leading real estate developer and manager in the UAE with a diversified and sustainable operating model centered around two core businesses: Aldar Development and Aldar Investment.

Aldar Development is a master developer of integrated, liveable, and thriving communities across Abu Dhabi’s most desirable destinations, including Yas Island, Saadiyat Island, Al Raha, and Reem Island. It is responsible for developing Aldar’s c. 69 million sqm land bank and includes three businesses: Aldar Projects, which is Aldar’s dedicated project delivery arm and the manager of its fee-based development management business; Aldar Ventures, which incubates and nurtures new business opportunities and innovation areas; and Aldar Egypt, the platform focused on developing mixed-use communities in Egypt.

Aldar Investment houses Aldar’s core asset management business comprising over AED 30 billion portfolio of investment grade and income-generating real estate assets diversified across retail, residential, commercial, hospitality, and logistics segments. Aldar Logistics owns a 70% stake in Abu Dhabi Business Hub which owns a strategically located warehousing, industrial, and office complex in Industrial City Abu Dhabi with a total net lettable area of c. 166,000 sqm. Aldar Investment also manages three core platforms: Aldar Education, Aldar Estates, and Aldar Hospitality and Leisure. Aldar Education includes Aldar’s entire educational portfolio, with almost 33,000 students across 28 operated and managed schools, and a growing network of 3,000 educators from over 100 nationalities, offering a wide range of curriculum and ancillary services such as a Teacher Training Academy. Aldar Estates consolidates Aldar’s Retail Operations alongside existing Residential and Commercial real estate operations within Provis and will further include Community Management under one integrated property management platform. Aldar Hospitality and Leisure looks after Aldar’s portfolio of hotel and leisure assets, which are anchored around Yas Island and Saadiyat, in addition to Ras Al Khaimah. It includes Aldar’s portfolio of 13 hotels, comprising over 4,250 hotel keys and managing operations across golf courses, beach clubs, and marinas.

Aldar’s shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (Stock quote: ALDAR:UH), and is a profitable, cash-generative business that provides recurring revenues, and benefits from a diverse and supportive shareholder base. Aldar operates according to high standards of corporate governance and is committed to operating a long-term and sustainable business in order to provide ongoing value for its shareholders.

Aldar is driven by a vision to be a leading real estate developer and manager in the region by playing a key role in the development of quality, comfortable, desirable destinations that people can live in, work at and visit.

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About Nigma Galaxy

Nigma Galaxy was founded in 2021 and is the esports team division of the world’s fastest growing gaming and lifestyle organisation from the MENA region with a global reach, Galaxy Racer. The division features an impressive roster of seven esports teams including League of Legends, Dota 2, CS:GO, Wildrift, PUBG Mobile, Free Fire and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

Nigma Galaxy is a standalone entity that is helping build esports infrastructure and supporting local talent in the region.

Combining the experience, talent and resources from two of the most renowned gaming and esports brands in MENA and with an impressive global reach, Nigma Galaxy is already one of the biggest esports organisations in the world from the region, with its sights set on becoming the strongest competitive gaming roster globally.

Nigma Galaxy website:

Sweden Here We Come

Sweden Here We Come

The girls are back to dominate! ESL Impact returned for it’s second season and as the defending Champions the pressure was on to preform and make back to the finals. The girls played lights out the entire season taking down everyone in their path and ending the Group Stage with a 7-0 score and qualifying to The ESL Impact Winter Finals in Sweden.

The standout player this season had to be vilga “9 Fingers.” After suffering an injury and breaking her finger she refused to allow her team to contiue the season with a stand-in and lead the girls to a perfect season. With vilga’s leadership and determination it’s just a matter of time until we get our thirds ESL Impact trophy!

The King Slayers Bring Home The Trophy

The King Slayers Bring Home The Trophy

Meet the King Slayers! Just a couple of months after signing our Wild Rift squad entered ESL Snapdragon, their first tournament. After holding their own the team made it to the APAC stage of the tournament to face off against the best teams in the region.

We ended up reaching the finals in the lowest seed and started from the Lower Bracket. With this being our players’ first LAN and with 3 regional champions in our way, we went into the finals with low expectations and only looking to learn from the experience.

Our first day started off with a massive delay due to technical difficulties and as it started we were down 2 games in our Bo5 with the Vietnamese Champions. It seemed like the end of the road for our boys, but they gained their second wind and the marathon began. We ended up reverse sweeping the series and continuing to beat the Thai Champions for our second game.

After 15 steaming hours and 10 back to back games the boys were fired up for day 2 of the tournaments. We ended up winning the Lower Bracket Finals with a 3-0 win against the Filipino Champions and current #1 ranked team in the world. After taking down 3 regional Champions back to back we earned the title of King Slayers as we headed towards the Grand Final which ended with a 4-2 victory!

The Road To The World Series!

The Road To The World Series!

Three months ago we ventured into Free Fire with a fresh young team of talented players from Thailand. In their first major tournament the boys were up for the challenge and came first at Free Fire Pro League Thailand Season 7 and qualifying for the World Series.

After a long season we made it to the Finals along with the top teams in Thailand. The boys we playing in top form as they scored a whopping 7 Booyahs ending the season with almost 100pts ahead of the nearest competitor!

We can’t wait to show the world our skill at the the World Series Finals starting on November 25th in Bangkok.

Jiggy Biggy Best

Jiggy Biggy Best

We are happy to announce the release of Jiggy Biggy Best A CS:GO Story our documentary series showcasing our team’s journey to becoming the best in the world!

This is our first big production series and a first for the female CS:GO scene. So head over to our YouTube channel and follow the girls on their exciting  journey and watch the challenges they had to face on their way to Dallas and Valencia.

Welcome Bilal

Welcome Bilal

We are delighted to welcome Bilal to the NGX family. This represents not only a new member of the family, but our expansion into the fighting game scene. As a seasoned Tekken 7 pro, Bilal will compete for NGX in tournaments across the world, bringing his signature brawling Bryan Fury and nightmarish Devil Jin to compete.

Bilal first discovered Tekken with Tekken 3, and his love for competing grew from there. Since then he has been honing his skills and competing with the best, picking up some nice wins along the way. PLG Champion 2017, IGN Champion 2017, 2nd place in Tekken Online Challenge 2021: South Asia Online Masters to name just a few.

Entering a new game is always a big step, but this is a completely new genre for NGX as well. We cannot wait to support Bilal as he competes for us, and find new ways to, as an org, support the competitive Tekken scene.

Now…where’s my fight stick…

Back To Back Champions

Back To Back Champions

After an impressive showing at Dallas and with the return of Ricardo “JTR” Júnior the girls were ready take on Valencia!

Just a month after our win in Dallas we headed to Spain to compete in ESL Valencia, our second LAN of the year. This time we did not only want to prove we are the best, we wanted to show the world that no one can take our title. As “ANa” Dumbravă put it “We’re gonna be like number one target from now on, everyone will be preparing against us on the future events so we’re gonna expect that, we’re gonna prepare for it, and we’re gonna do our best again.”

Perfect CS was played during the tournament as we did not drop a single all the way to the Grand Finals were we took a decisive 2-0 victory against Furia.

Now that the season is over the girls will take a much needed break and come back ready to take on the ESEA Main League.

Making an Impact at ESL

Making an Impact at ESL

“To get here, to get to this point, it finally paid off and I just felt relieved, I just felt huge happiness as if something has been achieved in my life. Was one of the happiest moments of my life” – vilga

ESL Impact Dallas marks the return of LANs to the female CSGO scene. The girls were definitely up to the challenge going undefeated in the qualifiers and all the way to winning the Grand Finals against Furia in Dallas.

Our win in Dallas secured us an invitation to ESL Impact Valencis this June wish we are looking forward to!