Nigma Galaxy has commented on the situation with ATF's departure from Quest Esports. It is said in the statement that Nigma is always putting its players in the first place. The club was looking for options for ATF to play for Quest at the regional qualifiers for The International 12 and at The Riyadh Masters 2023, but it can not influence the decision of other organizations.
Nigma Galaxy's official statement:
Today came the surprising news that ATF will not play at the Riyadh Masters 2023 and has left Quest Esports. Rumors began to appear in the community that Nigma Galaxy thus weakened their rivals within the regional qualifiers for The International 12. In fact, according to ATF, Quest offered the player a long-term contract, which did not suit him.
On July 19, Quest Esports will start their journey at the $15 million Riyadh Masters 2023 with Malik on the offlane. The team is in Group B with 9 Pandas, beastcoast, OG, Xtreme Gaming and Team Secret.