Galaxy Racer, the biggest esports, content, and lifestyle organisation, based in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia, and Team Nigma, the biggest competitive gaming team in the MENA region, have announced they are merging to become Nigma Galaxy, a new esports powerhouse.
The merger will unite both brands in their ambitions for the MENA region and international growth, while still allowing each to retain their visual identity. This is one of the most significant deals for esports in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and MENA regions, widely considered to be one of the fastest-growing gaming sectors globally, with 100 million gamers playing in 2020 alone.
Together the new organisation will look to build an authentic voice for the MENA region, establish itself as the number one esports organisation in the world and give its players an international platform. Nigma Galaxy will look to become a household name for players in the region, and with aspirations to become a global force, it will also use existing resources from Galaxy Racer to expand further within Europe, Asia and the South and North America.
Nigma Galaxy will operate as a standalone entity with its own budget, brand, direction and identity, retaining the current Team Nigma colours. Galaxy Racer will also retain its brand identity and will be able to focus on developing its already-robust content creator structure and additional branches to the business.
Nigma Galaxy will also join Abu Dhabi Gaming (AD Gaming), a new initiative that launched earlier this year. Pioneered by twofour54 Abu Dhabi, the initiative will champion the development of regional talent and bring a calendar of year-round gaming events to Abu Dhabi, and aggregates the emirate’s drive to build a thriving gaming and esports ecosystem.