Team Dignitas parted ways with their CS:GO roster following a statement issued by the eSports organization saying that they would like to build a team based in North America.
The announcement came shortly after the Danish-Norwegian roster successfully qualified for ELEAGUE Major via the Main Qualifier.
The players had not made an official announcement thus far.
Last September, Team Dignitas was acquired by NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers – a factor that perhaps had some influence on the decision to move base.
Reasons notwithstanding, their CS:GO division enjoyed a great year; led by Danish native Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen, the team have risen up the ranks, garnering top four finishes at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Leipzig, ESL Expo Barcelona, SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals and DreamHack ZOWIE Open Bucharest, second place at Game Show GEC, and titles at the DreamHack European Minor prior to ESL One Cologne, WESG Regional Finals Europe and EPICENTER: Moscow.
Their last event under the dignitas banner was the ELEAGUE Major Main Qualifier, where the Danes secured a place at the Major with a 3-1 record.
The new roster that will be created under 76ers management will be based in North America, but will bring in international players – according to the announcement which indicates that the decision to part ways was made mutually.
The Dignitas’ former members were:
- Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen
- Emil “Magiskb0Y” Reif
- Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke
- Rene “cajunb” Borg
- Ruben “RUBINO” Villarroel