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I want to do something like:

server_name   ~^(www\.)?(?<subdomain>[^.]+).example.org$;

location / {
    proxy_pass      "http://example.org:8080/$subdomain";
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Untested, but give this a shot:

server_name   ~^(www\.)?[^.]+.example.org$;

if ($host ~* ^(www\.)?([^.]+).example.org$) {
    set $subdomain $2;

location / {
    proxy_pass http://example.org:8080/$subdomain;
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