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Dignitas
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Team LocationEurope Europe
Region
NA
 North America
Head CoachKurtis "Biggy" Davidson
Sponsor(s)WD SSD
Alienware
Bubba Burger
Buffalo Wild Wings
HyperX
Mountain Dew
Meta Threads
History
CreatedOrganization: 2003-09-09
SMITE Division: 2013-06-27
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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.

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 Joined

Variety Harry Cumming 11 Solo Laner 2017-02-08

QvoFred Anders Korsbo 11 Jungler 2017-02-08

Hurriwind Tyler Whitney 11 Mid Laner 2019-01-10

Ataraxia Nathaniel Mark 04 Hunter 2019-01-10

Trixtank Jeppe Gylling 05 Support 2017-02-08

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament

WolfOfEloStreet Ashley Creaghan Support
 Suntouch
Season 3 EU SPL Spring Season - Week 9

Barn Daniel Barnard Hunter
 YOUNGBAE
Season 2 EU SPL Summer Season - Week 7
Solo
 Variety
Season 2 EU SPL Summer Season - Week 6

Chsuan Jungle
 FrostiaK
Season 2 EU SPL Spring Qualifiers - Week 2

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left

Zyrhoes Joakim Verngren Mid Laner Pittsburgh Knightslogo std.pngPittsburgh Knights 2017-02-082017-02-08 2018-12-132018-12-13

Arkkyl Kenny Kuska Hunter Team RivaLlogo std.pngTeam RivaL 2017-02-082017-02-08 2018-12-132018-12-13

Duck3y James Heseltine Solo Laner Novus Orsalogo std.pngNovus Orsa 2016-07-202016-07-20 2017-01-312017-01-31

FrostiaK Arkadiusz Krupka Jungler Novus Orsalogo std.pngNovus Orsa 2015-02-062015-02-06 2017-01-312017-01-31

ShadowNightmare Lewis Farrell Mid Laner Novus Orsalogo std.pngNovus Orsa 2015-02-062015-02-06 2017-01-312017-01-31

BigManTingz Jordan Theaker Support Valance Squadlogo std.pngValance Squad 2016-07-202016-07-20 2017-01-312017-01-31

Zigox Markus Schreiner Substitute Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2016-08-192016-08-19 2017-01-312017-01-31

Suntouch Peter Logan Hunter Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2016-02-132016-02-13 2017-01-172017-01-17

iRens Rens Oostenbach Hunter Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2015-06-302015-06-30 2016-06-142016-06-14

TheDarkDodo Daniele Minnielli Solo Laner Team Leftoverslogo std.pngTeam Leftovers 2016-02-132016-02-13 2016-06-142016-06-14

Frezzyy Oskar Lasota Support Hungry For Morelogo std.pngHungry For More 2015-02-062015-02-06 2016-02-022016-02-02

Variety Harry Cumming Solo Laner Hungry For Morelogo std.pngHungry For More 2015-02-062015-02-06 2016-01-152016-01-15

YOUNGBAE Aiman Azmir Hunter Epsilon eSportslogo std.pngEpsilon eSports 2015-02-062015-02-06 2015-06-232015-06-23

Lassiz Drew Boyd Jungler Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager 2013-06-272013-06-27 2015-01-182015-01-18

Zapman Steven Zapas Hunter Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager 2013-06-272013-06-27 2015-01-182015-01-18

Gnaw Darrell Elston Mid Laner Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager 2014-08-232014-08-23 2015-01-182015-01-18

DaretoCare Brendan Daniels Support Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager 2014-08-232014-08-23 2015-01-182015-01-18

AnatoLiy Anatoliy Alekseyenok Solo Laner Egrlogo std.pngTeam Eager 2013-06-272013-06-27 2015-01-182015-01-18

djpernicus Cody Tyson Substitute Legion of Carrotslogo std.pngLegion of Carrots 2014-09-032014-09-03 2015-01-182015-01-18

ADUR0 Elijah Ashton Substitute Legion of Carrotslogo std.pngLegion of Carrots 1111-11-11????-??-?? 2015-01-182015-01-18

Shing Alex Rosa Solo Laner Famlogo std.pngFive Angry Men 2014-06-232014-06-23 2015-01-182015-01-18

TheBest Jeremy Dailey Mid Laner Famlogo std.pngFive Angry Men 2013-06-272013-06-27 2014-08-232014-08-23

Shadowq Erich Grabowski Support Famlogo std.pngFive Angry Men 2013-06-272013-06-27 2014-08-232014-08-23

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position

Odee Michael O'Dell Managing Director

Biggy Kurtis Davidson Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team

Barn Daniel Barnard Coach Novus Orsalogo std.pngNovus Orsa

Deku Kieran Henshaw Coach/Analyst Logo std.pngThe Call Centre

Team Achievements

Recent Tournament Results (View All)
DatePlacePrizeEventRoster
2019-07-12A33 - 4Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png 2019 Mid Season Invitational Variety •   QvoFred •   Hurriwind •   Ataraxia •   Trixtank
2019-06-24A33Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png 2019 SPL Phase 1 Variety •   QvoFred •   Hurriwind •   Ataraxia •   Trixtank
2019-06-24A22Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png 2019 SPL Phase 1 Variety •   QvoFred •   Hurriwind •   Ataraxia •   Trixtank
2018-11-18A33 - 4SWC2019logo square.png SMITE World Championship 2019 Variety •   QvoFred •   Zyrhoes •   Arkkyl •   Trixtank
2018-05-13A22$ 20,000SmiteMasters2018.png SMITE Masters 2018 Variety •   QvoFred •   Zyrhoes •   Arkkyl •   Trixtank

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