Team Dignitas

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Team Dignitas
Dignitas.png
Team Information
Location: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Coaches: Kurtis "Biggy" Davidson
Managers: Michael "ODEE" O'Dell
Team Captain: Harry "Variety" Cumming
Website: http://www.team-dignitas.net
Sponsor: Intel
Alienware
Creative
iiyama
SCAN
Western Digital
Twitch
Multiplay
Corsair Gaming
TP-LINK
Youtube: TeamDignitas
Facebook: TeamDignitas
Twitter: TeamDignitas
History
Created: 2003-09-09 Organization
2013-06-27 SMITE Division
Player Trades: 2015-01-18 NA team leaves, becomes Team Eager
2015-02-06 EU team Novus Orsa joins

Team Dignitas is an International e-Sports team headquartered in Great Britain. It was founded on September 9th, 2003 as a fusion of the Battlefield 1942 clans Legion Condor and Sweden Kompanix. Later on, more teams were added to the organization, and in July 2004 Team Dignitas was registered as a company - Team Dignitas Ltd. In addition to their SMITE team, Team Dignitas also sponsors teams and players for League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft II, FIFA, and Trackmania. Michael "ODEE" O'Dell is the current Managing Director of the Team Dignitas organization.

History

Pre-Launch

From the acquisition of the North American team ROOT Gaming[1] in June 2013 onwards, Team Dignitas was one of the most prominent teams in the competitive SMITE scene. Leading up to the SMITE Launch Tournament in March 2014, the team around popular team-captain Lassiz continued to battle COGnitive Gaming for the NA crown. At the SMITE Launch Tournament, Team Dignitas overcame its NA rivals and placed second behind Europeans Team SoloMid.

Season 1

In July 2014, Team Dignitas made the surprise announcement that the team's solo laner AnatoLiy would be replaced by SNIPE Gaming's jungler Shing.[2] At the SMITE Pro League NA Kick-Off LAN in August, Team Dignitas, still playing with AnatoLiy due to a roster lock, defeated SNIPE Gaming only to fall to the surprise newcomer team COGnitive Red who had defeated their sister team COGnitive Prime before. Shortly before the SMITE Pro League, the team made another surprising roster change when iconic players Shadowq and TheBest decided to leave the team.[3] They were replaced by former COGnitive support DaretoCare and Gnaw respectively.

Despite a long winstreak, Team Dignitas finished the NA SPL in fourth place due to defeats in the first and last weeks. At the SPL NA Regionals event in November 2014, they defeated Fat Chunks Assemble but fell 0-3 to the eventual winners COGnitive Red, failing to qualify for the SMITE World Championship.

Season 2

Following the World Championship, Team Dignitas announced that the NA SMITE team decided to leave the organisation to form Team Eager.[4] A few weeks prior to the SPL Season 2 qualification, Team Dignitas signed the European SMITE team Novus Orsa in February 2015.[5]

The team finished the Spring Split in fifth place. It successfully averted relegation, defeating The Papis in the Summer Qualifiers. One week before the end of the Summer Season, YOUNGBAE stepped down, having enjoyed the team's environment less and less.[6] Shortly thereafter, former Upcoming Stars hunter iRens joined the ranks.[7] Deku also joined as a coach during the Fall Split.

After a heartbreaking loss in Game five to Paradigm in the EU Super Regionals, Deku decided to step down from his role of coach for Dignitas [8] In January 2016, Variety left the team with plans to join a then unannounced lineup in preparation for Season 3.[9] Shortly after, Frezzyy also left the team, contemplating leaving the competitive SMITE scene altogether.[10] Finally, Suntouch and TheDarkDodo joined Team Dignitas shortly before the start of Season 3.[11]

Season 4

After remaining roster-less for all of Season 3, Dignitas made one of the larger moves of Season 4 when they picked up the roster of the powerhouse team that went by the name of "Variety's New Team". The team was made up of their namesake Variety, QvoFred, TrixTank, Zyrhoes and Arkkyl.

Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Player Roster

Active

ID Name Role
United Kingdom Variety Harry Cumming Template:RoleSortNumber Solo
Denmark QvoFred Anders Korsbo Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle
Sweden Zyrhoes Joakim Verngren Template:RoleSortNumber Mid
France Arkkyl Kenny Kuska Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter
Denmark Trixtank Jeppe Gylling Template:RoleSortNumber Support

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
United Kingdom WolfOfEloStreet Ashley Christopher Creaghan Support United Kingdom Suntouch Season 3 EU SPL Spring Season - Week 9
United Kingdom Barn Daniel Barnard Hunter Malaysia YOUNGBAE Season 2 EU SPL Summer Season - Week 7
Solo United Kingdom Variety Season 2 EU SPL Summer Season - Week 6
United Kingdom Chsuan Jungle Poland FrostiaK Season 2 EU SPL Spring Qualifiers - Week 2

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
United Kingdom Duck3y James Heseltine Template:RoleSortNumber Solo NOlogo std.png Novus Orsa
Poland FrostiaK Arkadiusz Krupka Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle NOlogo std.png Novus Orsa
United Kingdom ShadowNightmare Lewis Farrell Template:RoleSortNumber Mid NOlogo std.png Novus Orsa
United Kingdom BigManTingz Jordan Theaker Template:RoleSortNumber Support VaCSlogo std.png Valance Squad
Germany Zigox Markus Schreiner Template:RoleSortNumber Sub
None
United Kingdom Suntouch Peter Logan Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter Retired.png Retired
Netherlands iRens Rens Oostenbach Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter
None
Italy TheDarkDodo Daniele Minnielli Template:RoleSortNumber Solo LFTOlogo std.png Team Leftovers
Poland Frezzyy Oskar Lasota Template:RoleSortNumber Support HFMlogo std.png Hungry For More
United Kingdom Variety Harry Cumming Template:RoleSortNumber Solo HFMlogo std.png Hungry For More
Malaysia YOUNGBAE Aiman Azmir Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter Epsillogo std.png Epsilon eSports
USA Lassiz Drew Boyd Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle Egrlogo std.png Team Eager
USA Zapman Steven Zapas Template:RoleSortNumber Hunter Egrlogo std.png Team Eager
USA Gnaw Darrell Elston Template:RoleSortNumber Mid Egrlogo std.png Team Eager
USA DaretoCare Brendan Daniels Template:RoleSortNumber Support Egrlogo std.png Team Eager
Ukraine AnatoLiy Anatoliy Alekseyenok Template:RoleSortNumber Solo Egrlogo std.png Team Eager
USA ADUR0 Elijah Ashton Template:RoleSortNumber Sub Legionlogo std.png Legion of Carrots
USA Shing Alex Rosa Template:RoleSortNumber Solo Famlogo std.png Five Angry Men
USA TheBest Jeremy Dailey Template:RoleSortNumber Mid Famlogo std.png Five Angry Men
USA Shadowq Erich Grabowski Template:RoleSortNumber Support Famlogo std.png Five Angry Men

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
United Kingdom ODEE Michael O'Dell Managing Director
Australia Biggy Kurtis Davidson Template:RoleSortNumber Coach


Former

ID Name Position Next Team
United Kingdom Barn Daniel Barnard Template:RoleSortNumber Coach NOlogo std.png Novus Orsa
United Kingdom Deku Kieran Henshaw Template:RoleSortNumber Coach/Analyst Logo std2.png The Call Centre

Team Achievements

Date Place Event Roster Winnings
2015-11-22 A55th SPLSeason2Logo.png Season 2 EU Regionals VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareiRensFrezzOO $25,000
2015-10-25 A66th SPLSeason2Logo.png SPL Season 2 EU Fall Split VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareiRensFrezzOO Qualified for S2 EU Regionals
2015-06-28 A66th SPLSeason2Logo.png SPL Season 2 EU Summer Split VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareYOUNGBAEFrezzOO $12,000
2015-05-02 I1Q SPL Season 2 EU Summer Qualifiers VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareYOUNGBAEFrezzOO Qualified for Summer Split
2015-04-05 A55th SPLSeason2Logo.png SPL Season 2 EU Spring Split VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareYOUNGBAEFrezzOO $3,250
2014-10-05 A44th SPLS1NA.png SMITE Pro League NA Season 1 LassizZapmanGnawDaretoCareShing
2014-08-09 A22nd SPLS1NAKickOffLan.png SMITE Pro League NA Kick-Off LAN LassizZapmanTheBestShadowqAnatoLiy $12,500
2014-03-30 A22nd LaunchTournament.png SMITE Launch Tournament LassizZapmanTheBestShadowqAnatoLiy $52,300
2013-09-02 A11st PAX-Prime-Logo.png PAX Prime LassizZapmanTheBestShadowqAnatoLiy $10,000
2013-07-06 A11st RTX Showmatch LassizZapmanTheBestShadowqAnatoLiy $2,500

Highlight Videos

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Team Dignitas ventures into SMITE team-dignitas.net
  2. 2.0 2.1 Shing joins Team Dignitas SMITE team-dignitas.net
  3. 3.0 3.1 Team Dignitas SMITE roster changes team-dignitas.net
  4. 4.0 4.1 Team Dignitas parts ways with SMITE team team-dignitas.net
  5. 5.0 5.1 Team Dignitas returns to SMITE team-dignitas.net
  6. 6.0 6.1 YOUNGBAE steps down from active SMITE roster
  7. 7.0 7.1 iRens joins Team Dignitas SMITE
  8. 8.0 8.1 Deku leaves Team Dignitas
  9. 9.0 9.1 Variety leaves Team Dignitas SMITE
  10. 10.0 10.1 Frezzyy leaves Team Dignitas SMITE
  11. 11.0 11.1 DIG SMITE welcomes Suntouch and TheDarkDodo
  12. Team Dignitas parts ways with SMITE team
  13. [1]
  14. TheDarkDodo and iRens leave Team Dignitas
  15. Season 3 Fall Team Dignitas Roster
  16. Zigox joins Team Dignitas