Team Dignitas

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Team Information
Region:
Coaches:
Norway Morten "zEVES" Vollan
Manager:
United Kingdom Michael "ODEE" O'Dell
Team Captain:
Denmark Asger "AcilioN" Larsen
Total Earnings:
$880,036
Links
History
Created:
Organisation 2003-09-09
2008-12-07
2012-08-17

Team Dignitas is a British organization that was previously known for housing the Danish lineup (now Astralis) and more recently another Danish lineup in-game lead by Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen. The organization had released the MSL in-game lead squad in hopes to form a new North American based team. Since then, they have acquired a North American female squad, formerly of Selfless Gaming. They also house a male team consisting of various European talents, in which three of the core players played with eachother in G2 Esports and FaZe Clan previously.

History[edit]

Originally built around a core of Counter-Strike: Source players, Dignitas was seen as the best Danish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team. Throughout the team's existence, the team has made a lot of roster changes, but only been under a single organization Copenhagen Wolves as of February 2014, where they signed with Dignitas, the current organization.

2013[edit]

Starting out with a lineup build around Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen's old Counter-Strike: Source team, CKRAS, the team lacked experience and playtime in the new game. The roster originally included legendary Danish Source player, Bo 'wantz' Vestergaard, but Vestergaard never found the game to his liking.

The team's first real tournament was Copenhagen Games 2013, but the team was eliminated early on, after they lost to fellow countrymen Western Wolves. Shortly after, the team made a serious amount of changes, bringing in fnatic players Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth and the sniperstar Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen.

Towards the summer of 2013, the team had qualified for DreamHack Summer 2013 earning a top eight placement along with fellow Danes, Western Wolves.

The team later participated at DreamHack Bucharest 2013, falling short early on, probably because of the fact that in-game leader Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen was unable to attend. Søren 'socN' Falk helped the team out, with the in-game leaders despise. Shortly after, Nicolai 'device' Reedtz was replaced by Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche.

After the lineup changes, the team finally got some success, winning local Danish LAN-event, NetParty Fyn#14, beating AWESOME (later n!faculty) and EYES ON U in the process. From this point of time on, the team locked itself down as a serious contender to the throne in Denmark.

After a top 4 placement at EMS One Season I Fall 2013 and a top 8 finish at ESWC 2013, the team was ready for the biggest event of the year - DreamHack Winter 2013. However, just after ESWC, the team once again proved unstable, removing Jacob 'Pimp' Winneche and Michael 'Friis' Jørgensen and returning to Nicolai 'device' Reedtz and former Western Wolves-star Nicolaj 'Nico' Jensen.

Once again, the team managed to get a place top8, qualiying for ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014, however, shortly after the tournament, the team agreed on stopping the cooperation with their organization, Copenhagen Wolves, and continued under the name über G33KZ.

Shortly after splitting up with their organization, the team once again made a roster change, removing Nicolaj 'Nico' Jensen and bringing in n!faculty-star René 'cajunb' Borg.

Timeline[edit]

  • February 16 - Team Dignitas sign über G33KZ.[1]
  • May 5 - cajunb leaves the team.[2]
  • May 30 - Dignitas sign aizy.[3]
  • October 27 - cajunb returns to replace aizy.[4]
  • December 6 - Team Dignitas part ways with FeTiSh.[5]
  • December 9 - karrigan signs for Team Dignitas.[6]
  • May 19th - Team Dignitas and Astralis trade kjaerbye for cajunb.[16]
  • May 24th - ruggah joins Team Dignitas as their coach.[17]
  • July 15th - Magiskb0Y replaces tenzki.[18]
  • December 19th - Team Dignitas announce that they will part ways with their Danish lineup to build a team based in NA.[19] The players will still be with Team Dignitas until their contracts run out on the 31st of December. [20]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

European CS:GO Squad
ID Name Join Date
Portugal fox Ricardo Pacheco 2017-03-20 [21]
Norway RUBINO Ruben Villarroel 2017-03-20 [21]
Spain loWel Christian Antoran 2017-09-23 [24]
Norway zEVES (Coach) Morten Vollan 2017-05-23 [22]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Norway jkaem Joakim Myrbostad 2017-03-20 [21] 2017-11-06 [25]
Denmark AcilioN Asger Larsen 2017-09-23 [24] 2017-11-06 [25] MAN'S NOT HOT
Norway cromen Jørgen Robertsen 2017-05-23 [22] 2017-09-23 [24]
Denmark tenzki Jesper Plougmann 2017-05-23 [22] 2017-09-23 [24] MAN'S NOT HOT
Bosnia and Herzegovina pita Faruk Pita 2017-03-20 [21] 2017-06-06 Gux & Friends
Sweden Maikelele Mikail Bill 2017-03-20 [21] 2017-06-04 [23] Red Reserve
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Norway cromen   Jørgen Robertsen
Sweden Maikelele Mikail Bill ECS Season 3 - Europe (Weeks 3 to 5)
Europe Minor Championship 2017 - Kraków: Closed Qualifier
Denmark tenzki  
Jesper Plougmann Mikalski
Bosnia and Herzegovina pita Faruk Pita ECS Season 3 - Europe (Weeks 3 to 5)
Europe Minor Championship 2017 - Kraków: Closed Qualifier
Norway zEVES (Coach )  Morten Vollan
None
ECS Season 3 - Europe (Weeks 3 to 5)
Portugal MUTiRiS  
Christopher Fernandes
Norway RUBINO Ruben Villarroel ECS Season 3 - Europe (Week 1)
Denmark Pimp  
Jacob Winneche
Norway jkaem Joakim Myrbostad ECS Season 3 - Europe (Week 1)
2015-16 2nd Danish CS:GO Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark MSL Mathias Lauridsen 2015-03-17 [10] 2016-12-31 [19][20] North
Denmark k0nfig Kristian Wienecke 2015-11-12 [15] 2016-12-31 [19][20] North
Norway RUBINO Ruben Villarroel 2015-11-12 [15] 2016-12-31 [19][20] North
Denmark cajunb René Borg 2016-05-19 [16] 2016-12-31 [19][20] North
Denmark Magiskb0Y Emil Reif 2016-07-15 [18] 2016-12-31 [19][20] North
Denmark ruggah (Coach) Casper Due 2016-05-24 [17] 2016-12-31 [19][20] North
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark tenzki Jesper Mikalski 2015-10-20 [13] 2016-07-15 [18] Unity
Denmark Kjaerbye Markus Kjærbye 2015-01-26 [9] 2016-05-19 [16] Astralis
Denmark zonic (Coach) Danny Sørensen 2015-07-29 2015-12-10 mTw
Denmark Pimp Jacob Winneche 2015-01-26 [9] 2015-11-12 [15] SK Gaming
Denmark aizy Philip Aistrup 2015-01-26 [9] 2015-11-12 [14] G2 Esports
Sweden schneider Andreas Lindberg 2015-09-08 [11] 2015-10-20 [12] HellRaisers
Denmark Nico Nicolaj Jensen 2015-01-26 [9] 2015-09-08 [11] HastaLaVista
Denmark FeTiSh Henrik Christensen 2015-01-26 [9] 2015-03-17 [10] The Imperial
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Denmark valde  
Valdemar Bjørn Vangså
Denmark Magiskb0Y Emil Reif Esports Championship Series Season 2 - Finals
Denmark aizy  
Philip Aistrup
Norway RUBINO Ruben Villarroel Power-LAN 2016
WESG 2016 Denmark Qualifier
WESG 2016 Europe Finals
Denmark smF  
Danni Dyg
Norway RUBINO Ruben Villarroel ESL Pro League Season 4 - Europe
EPICENTER 2016 - Europe Qualifier
Denmark ruggah  
Casper Due
Norway RUBINO Ruben Villarroel StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 - Europe
Denmark Maziaz  
Mathias Hansen
Denmark tenzki Jesper Mikalski 99 Damage Masters #4
Denmark cajunb  
René Borg
Denmark Kjaerbye Markus Kjærbye ELEAGUE Road to Vegas - Europe Closed Qualifier
Denmark SandeN   Rasmus Sanden
Denmark tenzki Jesper Mikalski ELEAGUE Road to Vegas - Europe Closed Qualifier
Denmark zonic  
Danny Sørensen
Denmark tenzki Jesper Mikalski StarLadder i-League StarSeries XIV: Europe
Denmark tenzki  
Jesper Mikalski
Sweden schneider Andreas Lindberg ESL ESEA Season 2
2014-15 1st Danish CS:GO Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark Xyp9x Andreas Højsleth 2014-02-16 [1] 2015-01-25 [8] Team SoloMid
Denmark device Nicolai Reedtz 2014-02-16 [1] 2015-01-25 [8] Team SoloMid
Denmark dupreeh Peter Rasmussen 2014-02-16 [1] 2015-01-25 [8] Team SoloMid
Denmark cajunb René Borg 2014-10-27 [4] 2015-01-25 [8] Team SoloMid
Denmark karrigan Finn Andersen 2014-12-09 [6] 2015-01-25 [8] Team SoloMid
Denmark 3k2 (Coach) Steffen Markussen 2014-02-16 [1] 2015-01-25 [8] Team SoloMid
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark FeTiSh Henrik Christensen 2014-02-16 [1] 2014-12-06 [5] Deponeret
Denmark aizy Philip Aistrup 2014-05-30 [3] 2014-10-27 [4] No Problem!
Denmark cajunb René Borg 2014-02-16 [1] 2014-05-05 [2] LeftoverZ
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Denmark wantz   Bo Vestergaard
Denmark dupreeh Peter Rasmussen ESL Pro League: Winter 2014/15
Poland pasha  
Jarosław Jarząbkowski
Denmark FeTiSh Henrik Christensen Hitbox Arena Championship 3
Denmark 3k2  
Steffen Markussen
Denmark device Nicolai Reedtz Hitbox Arena Championship 3
Denmark Nico   Nicolaj Jensen
None
FACEIT Spring League 2014
Denmark Pimp   Jacob Winneche
None
FACEIT Spring League 2014
2013 British CS:GO Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Thailand som Somprasert Haddow 2013-03-08 2013-08-08 FMESPORTS
Ireland vertiGo Tom Rockliffe 2013-03-08 2013-08-08 FMESPORTS
United Kingdom PEZ James Perrott 2013-03-08 2013-08-08 FMESPORTS
United Kingdom HenryG Henry Greer 2013-05-09 2013-08-08 tlm
United Kingdom BenkofK Benjamin Pratt 2013-07-08 2013-08-08
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Canada steel Joshua Nissan 2013-03-08 2013-07-08 Homeless
United Kingdom hudzG George Hoskins 2013-03-08 2013-04-25 Anexis eSports

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
United Kingdom ODEE Michael O'Dell Managing Director
Germany MepH Marek Walkowiak Squad Manager

Team achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2016-12-10 A55 - 6th A1Premier Esports Championship Series Season 2 - Finals 1 : 2 $45,000
2016-11-30 A55 - 8th A1Premier ELEAGUE Season 2 1 : 2 $50,000
2016-10-23 A11st A1Premier EPICENTER 2016 2 : 1 $250,000
2016-10-09 A11st A2Major WESG 2016 European Finals 2 : 0 $30,000
2016-09-11 A33 - 4th A1Premier StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 0 : 2 $25,000
2016-05-16 A11st A2Major DreamHack Tours 2016 2 : 1 $30,000
2016-02-07 A22nd A1Premier Global eSports Cup - Season 1 0 : 3 $50,000
2015-12-14 A11st A2Major CS:GO Champions League Season 2 3 : 2 $25,000
2014-08-17 A33 - 4th A1Premier ESL One: Cologne 2014 0 : 2 $22,000
2014-03-16 A33 - 4th A1Premier ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014 0 : 2 $22,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Highlight videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Dignitas sign über G33KZ HLTV.org
  2. 2.0 2.1 cajunb leaves dignitas - report HLTV.org
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dignitas sign aizy HLTV.org
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Team Dignitas CSGO: cajunb replaces aizy, Team-Dignitas.net
  5. 5.0 5.1 Team Dignitas parts ways with fetish Team-Dignitas.net
  6. 6.0 6.1 karrigan signs for dignitas HLTV.org
  7. http://www.hltv.org/news/14066-dignitas-beat-fnatic-for-bronze-at-mlg
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 CS:GO squad move on Team-Dignitas.net
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Team Dignitas welcomes the new CSGO team! Team-Dignitas.net
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 MSL joins dignitas; FeTiSh out HLTV.org
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Dignitas CSGO: schneider replaces Nico team-dignitas.net
  12. 12.0 12.1 schneider parts ways with dignitas, HLTV.org
  13. 13.0 13.1 tenzki signs for dignitas, HLTV.org
  14. 14.0 14.1 LucasAM (2015-11-12). "aizy signs to G2".
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 MepH (2015-11-12). "Pimp steps down; Team Dignitas welcomes k0nfig & RUBINO". http://team-dignitas.net.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Strike (2016-05-19). "Astralis replace cajunb with Kjaerbye". HLTV.org.
  17. 17.0 17.1 MIRAA (2016-05-24). "ruggah joins as coach". HLTV.org.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Sui (2016-07-15). "Team Dignitas CSGO Welcomes Magiskb0Y". team-dignitas.net.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 Sui (2016-12-19). "Team Dignitas Parts Ways With CSGO Players, Will Build NA Based Team". Team Dignitas.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 ruggah (2016-12-19). ""ex-Dignitas"".
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 Piet "Sui" Smet (2017-03-20). "Team Dignitas Announces 2017 CS:GO Lineup". Team Dignitas.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Zvonimir "Professeur Burazin (2017-05-23). "Official: dignitas add TENZKI & cromen". HLTV.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Welcome to Red Reserve, Maikelele!". Red Reserve. 2017-06-04.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 "Team Dignitas CSGO welcomes AcilioN and loWel". Team Dignitas. 2017-09-23.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 MIRAA (2017-11-06). "dignitas release AcilioN, jkaem". HLTV.