Dignitas

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Dignitas
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
Head CoachKurtis "Biggy" Davidson
Sponsor(s)WD SSD
Alienware
Bubba Burger
Buffalo Wild Wings
HyperX
Mountain Dew
Meta Threads
History
Created2003-09-09 Organization
2013-06-27 SMITE Division
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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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. For information about their League of Legends team, see their page on the LOL Esports Wiki.

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] 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.

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

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.

Season 5

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.

Season 6

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.

Timeline

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Player Roster

Active

C ID Name Role
United Kingdom Variety Harry Cumming 11 Solo Laner
Denmark QvoFred Anders Korsbo 11 Jungler
USA Hurriwind Tyler Whitney 11 Mid Laner
United Kingdom Ataraxia Nathaniel Mark 04 Hunter
Denmark Trixtank Jeppe Gylling 05 Support

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
United Kingdom WolfOfEloStreet Ashley 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
Sweden Zyrhoes Joakim Verngren 03 Mid Pittsburgh Knightslogo std.pngPittsburgh Knights
France Arkkyl Kenny Kuska 04 Hunter Team RivaLlogo std.pngTeam RivaL
United Kingdom Duck3y James Heseltine 01 Solo Novus Orsalogo std.pngNovus Orsa
Poland FrostiaK Arkadiusz Krupka 02 Jungle Novus Orsalogo std.pngNovus Orsa
United Kingdom ShadowNightmare Lewis Farrell 03 Mid Novus Orsalogo std.pngNovus Orsa
United Kingdom BigManTingz Jordan Theaker 05 Support Valance Squadlogo std.pngValance Squad
Germany Zigox Markus Schreiner 11 Sub
None
United Kingdom Suntouch Peter Logan 04 Hunter Logo std.pngretired
Netherlands iRens Rens Oostenbach 04 Hunter
None
Italy TheDarkDodo Daniele Minnielli 01 Solo Team Leftoverslogo std.pngTeam Leftovers
Poland Frezzyy Oskar Lasota 05 Support Hungry For Morelogo std.pngHungry For More
United Kingdom Variety Harry Cumming 01 Solo Hungry For Morelogo std.pngHungry For More
Malaysia YOUNGBAE Aiman Azmir 04 Hunter Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports
USA Lassiz Drew Boyd 02 Jungle Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager
USA Zapman Steven Zapas 04 Hunter Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager
USA Gnaw Darrell Elston 03 Mid Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager
USA DaretoCare Brendan Daniels 05 Support Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager
Ukraine AnatoLiy Anatoliy Alekseyenok 01 Solo Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager
USA djpernicus Cody Tyson 11 Sub Legion of Carrotslogo std.pngLegion of Carrots
USA ADUR0 Elijah Ashton 11 Sub Legion of Carrotslogo std.pngLegion of Carrots
USA Shing Alex Rosa 01 Solo Famlogo std.pngFive Angry Men
USA TheBest Jeremy Dailey 03 Mid Famlogo std.pngFive Angry Men
USA Shadowq Erich Grabowski 05 Support Famlogo std.pngFive Angry Men

Organization

Current

ID Name Position
United Kingdom Odee Michael O'Dell Managing Director
Australia Biggy Kurtis Davidson 11 Coach

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
United Kingdom Barn Daniel Barnard 11 Coach Novus Orsalogo std.pngNovus Orsa
United Kingdom Deku Kieran Henshaw 11 Coach/Analyst Logo std.pngThe Call Centre

Team Achievements

Team Achievements
Date Place Event Roster Winnings
2018-11-18 A33 - 4 SMITE World Championship 2019 VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank $
2018-10-04 A11 2018 EU SPL Fall Season VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank
2018-07-05 A33 2018 EU SPL Summer Season VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank
2018-05-13 A22 SMITE Masters 2018 VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank $ 20,000
2018-04-26 A22 2018 EU SPL Spring Season VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank
2017-11-05 A33 - 4 2017 EU Regional Championship VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank
2017-11-04 A55 SWC 2018 Wildcard VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank
2017-10-07 A22 2017 EU SPL Fall Season VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank
2017-07-16 A11 SMITE 2017 Summer Finals VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank $ 60,000
2017-06-24 A11 2017 EU SPL Summer Season VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank
2017-04-30 A22 SMITE Masters 2017 VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank $ 30,000
2017-03-25 A22 2017 EU SPL Spring Season VarietyQvoFredZyrhoesArkkylTrixtank
2016-11-19 A55 SWC 2017 Wildcard Duck3yFrostiaKShadowNightmareSuntouchBigManTingz
2016-11-05 A11 Season 3 EU SPL Fall Gauntlet Duck3yFrostiaKShadowNightmareSuntouchBigManTingz
2016-10-23 A55 Season 3 EU SPL Fall Season Duck3yFrostiaKShadowNightmareSuntouchBigManTingz
2016-09-16 A44 Season 3 EU SPL Fall Placement Duck3yFrostiaKShadowNightmareSuntouchBigManTingz
2016-06-06 A55 Season 3 EU SPL Spring Season TheDarkDodoFrostiaKShadowNightmareiRensSuntouch $ 20,000
2015-11-22 A55 2015 EU Regional Championship VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareiRensFrezzOO $ 25,000
2015-10-25 A66 Season 2 EU SPL Fall Season VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareiRensFrezzOO
2015-07-12 A33 EU Hitbox Invitational VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareiRensFrezzOO $ 500
2015-06-28 A66 Season 2 EU SPL Summer Season VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareYOUNGBAEFrezzOO $ 12,000
2015-05-10 I1Q Season 2 EU SPL Summer Qualifiers VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareYOUNGBAEFrezzOO
2015-04-05 A55 Season 2 EU SPL Spring Season VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareYOUNGBAEFrezzOO $ 3,250
2015-03-01 I1Q Season 2 EU SPL Spring Qualifiers VarietyFrostiaKShadowNightmareYOUNGBAEFrezzOO
2014-11-23 A33 - 4 2014 NA Regional Championship ShingLassizGnawZapmanDaretoCare $ 5,000
2014-10-05 A33 Season 1 NA SPL Regular Season ShingLassizGnawZapmanDaretoCare $ 3,875
2014-03-30 A22 SMITE Launch Tournament AnatoLiyLassizTheBestZapmanShadowq $ 52,298

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