|Org Location||United States|
|Head Coach||Kurtis "Biggy" Davidson|
|Sponsor(s)||WD SSD |
Buffalo Wild Wings
|Social Media & Links|
- 1 History
- 2 Timeline
- 3 Player Roster
- 4 Organization
- 5 Team Achievements
- 6 Media
- 7 External Links
- 8 References
Dignitas (previous known as Team Dignitas), is an International e-Sports team headquartered in Great Britain. It was founded on September 9, 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, Heroes of the Storm, Playerunknown's Battleground and CS:GO Womean. Michael "ODEE" O'Dell is the current Managing Director of the Team Dignitas organization.
From the acquisition of the North American team ROOT Gaming 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.
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. 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. Shadowq had decided he needed to be paid more and did not want his career to be defined by "glorified babysitting" (as he was always protecting Zapman in absurd situations), and TheBest had decided he wanted to focus on college. They were replaced by former COGnitive support DaretoCare and Gnaw respectively.
Despite a long winstreak, Team Dignitas finished the NA SPL in third-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.
Following the World Championship, Team Dignitas announced that the NA SMITE team decided to leave the organisation to form Team Eager. A few weeks prior to the SPL Season 2 qualification, Team Dignitas signed the European SMITE team Novus Orsa in February 2015.
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. Shortly thereafter, former Upcoming Stars hunter iRens joined the ranks. 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  In January 2016, Variety left the team with plans to join a then unannounced lineup in preparation for Season 3. Shortly after, Frezzyy also left the team, contemplating leaving the competitive SMITE scene altogether. Finally, Suntouch and TheDarkDodo joined Team Dignitas shortly before the start of Season 3.
Dignitas gained powerhouse team Variety's New Team shortly before the start of Season 4. Dignitas came out with a roaring start in season 4, quickly rising to the top of the European SPL. In spring split Dignitas finished second place in the SPL and at Masters only being surpassed by spring champions Obey Alliance. After having a split under their belts Dignitas had a dominant summer split, finishing 1st place in the SPL. Dignitas brought the same strength to Dreamhack Valencia making quick work to move towards the finals. Culminating with a victory in an intense 5 game set against Team RivaL. The fall split saw a 2nd place finish for Dignitas qualifying them for a top position at Super Regionals. Super Regionals brought disaster for Dignitas, where they only won a single game during the tournament and missed out on a world championship berth.
After a disappointing ending to 2017 for Dignitas many thought that the team would be heading their separate ways, but after many weeks of speculation and rumors it was announced that the same roster would return for season 5. Spring quickly showed that the failures at Super Regional had not deterred this team. A second place finish during the split and a strong performance early at Masters had Dignitas looking to take the tournament. Once again the grand finals had Dignitas playing against Team RivaL in a set that started in Dignitas favor early until a failed Janus "dropship" play by Dignitas turned the tide of the set towards RivaL. The summer split saw Dignitas narrowly miss out on qualifying for LAN due to a dominant NRG Esports rising up and taking the qualifying spot.
In the fall split Dignitas returned to the top 2 position in Europe and secured themselves an automatic berth to the SMITE World Championship. Dignitas started the SWC off against fan favorite Spacestation Gaming a set that went to all 3 games but ended in Hunter Arkkyl securing a pentakill to win them the set. The next set Dignitas ran into a red hot Splyce team and despite making strong plays throughout the set it wasn't enough to avoid being swept and ending their World Championship run.
After another unexpectedly early exit for Dignitas for the second year in a row, roster moves were made that saw Hunter Arkkyl and mid laner Zyrhoes exiting the team. On January 10th Dignitas announced that Ataraxia and Hurriwind would join as hunter and mid laner respectively.
- January 18, The NA team doesn't renew its contracts. They become Team Eager.
- February 6, Team Dignitas signs the European team Novus Orsa. YOUNGBAE, ShadowNightmare, Variety, FrezzOO and FrostiaK join with Barn as a coach.
- June 23, YOUNGBAE leaves.
- June 30, iRens joins.
- September 13, Deku joins as coach/analyst.
- November 27, Deku leaves. 
|Variety||Harry Cumming||Solo Laner||2017-02-08|
|Hurriwind||Tyler Whitney||Mid Laner||2019-01-10|
|Season 3 EU SPL Spring Season - Week 9|
|Season 2 EU SPL Summer Season - Week 7|
|Season 2 EU SPL Summer Season - Week 6|
|Season 2 EU SPL Spring Qualifiers - Week 2|
|Zyrhoes||Joakim Verngren||Mid Laner||Pittsburgh Knights||2017-02-08||2018-12-13|
|Arkkyl||Kenny Kuska||Hunter||Team RivaL||2017-02-08||2018-12-13|
|Duck3y||James Heseltine||Solo Laner||Novus Orsa||2016-07-20||2017-01-31|
|FrostiaK||Arkadiusz Krupka||Jungler||Novus Orsa||2015-02-06||2017-01-31|
|ShadowNightmare||Lewis Farrell||Mid Laner||Novus Orsa||2015-02-06||2017-01-31|
|BigManTingz||Jordan Theaker||Support||Valance Squad||2016-07-20||2017-01-31|
|TheDarkDodo||Daniele Minnielli||Solo Laner||Team Leftovers||2016-02-13||2016-06-14|
|Frezzyy||Oskar Lasota||Support||Hungry For More||2015-02-06||2016-02-02|
|Variety||Harry Cumming||Solo Laner||Hungry For More||2015-02-06||2016-01-15|
|YOUNGBAE||Aiman Azmir||Hunter||Epsilon eSports||2015-02-06||2015-06-23|
|Lassiz||Drew Boyd||Jungler||Team Eager||2013-06-27||2015-01-18|
|Zapman||Steven Zapas||Hunter||Team Eager||2013-06-27||2015-01-18|
|Gnaw||Darrell Elston||Mid Laner||Team Eager||2014-08-23||2015-01-18|
|DaretoCare||Brendan Daniels||Support||Team Eager||2014-08-23||2015-01-18|
|AnatoLiy||Anatoliy Alekseyenok||Solo Laner||Team Eager||2013-06-27||2015-01-18|
|djpernicus||Cody Tyson||Substitute||Legion of Carrots||2014-09-03||2015-01-18|
|ADUR0||Elijah Ashton||Substitute||Legion of Carrots||????-??-??||2015-01-18|
|Shing||Alex Rosa||Solo Laner||Five Angry Men||2014-06-23||2015-01-18|
|TheBest||Jeremy Dailey||Mid Laner||Five Angry Men||2013-06-27||2014-08-23|
|Shadowq||Erich Grabowski||Support||Five Angry Men||2013-06-27||2014-08-23|
|Odee||Michael O'Dell||Managing Director|
|Barn||Daniel Barnard||Coach||Novus Orsa|
|Deku||Kieran Henshaw||Coach/Analyst||The Call Centre|
|Recent Tournament Results (View All)|
|2019-07-12||3 - 4||2019 Mid Season Invitational||Variety • QvoFred • Hurriwind • Ataraxia • Trixtank|
|2019-06-24||3||2019 SPL Phase 1||Variety • QvoFred • Hurriwind • Ataraxia • Trixtank|
|2019-06-24||2||2019 SPL Phase 1||Variety • QvoFred • Hurriwind • Ataraxia • Trixtank|
|2018-11-18||3 - 4||SMITE World Championship 2019||Variety • QvoFred • Zyrhoes • Arkkyl • Trixtank|
|2018-05-13||2||$ 20,000||SMITE Masters 2018||Variety • QvoFred • Zyrhoes • Arkkyl • Trixtank|
- Official Website
- NA Week 1 Team Spotlight - Team Dignitas by hirezstudios.com
- NA Regional Championship 4th Seed - Team Dignitas by hirezstudios.com
- Team Dignitas - New Year New Region by hirezstudios.com
- Team Dignitas ventures into SMITE team-dignitas.net
- Shing joins Team Dignitas SMITE team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas SMITE roster changes team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas parts ways with SMITE team team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas returns to SMITE team-dignitas.net
- YOUNGBAE steps down from active SMITE roster
- iRens joins Team Dignitas SMITE
- Deku leaves Team Dignitas
- Variety leaves Team Dignitas SMITE
- Frezzyy leaves Team Dignitas SMITE
- DIG SMITE welcomes Suntouch and TheDarkDodo
- Dignitas announces their roster for the 2019 season
- Dignitas acquires a spot in 2018 SPL EU
- Dignitas announces roster moves and entrance onto season 6
- Team Dignitas parts ways with SMITE team
- TheDarkDodo and iRens leave Team Dignitas
- Season 3 Fall Team Dignitas Roster
- Zigox joins Team Dignitas