Team Dignitas' CS:GO roster decided not to stay with the organization despite a "competitive offer," according to coach Casper "ruggah" Due, who left the team along with the players.
"We were offered a very competitive deal but after negotiating for weeks we mutually agreed that it was time to part ways," ruggah said in a TwitLonger. "Instead we’ve decided to commit our future elsewhere in esports. We would like to thank Team Dignitas for our time in the black and yellow jersey, we’ve all gotten memories for life when being part of Dignitas whether it being tough losses like ESL Cologne or wins as at EPICENTER."
Earlier today, Dignitas announced that they would not be re-signing their CS:GO team, and are instead planning to build an NA-based roster for 2017.
According to ruggah, the players will stick together for WESG and the ELEAGUE Major, and will announce their future plans in January, after their existing contracts with Dignitas expire.
Dignitas recently placed first at EPICENTER 2016, 5th-6th at the ECS Season 2 Finals and 3rd-5th at the ELEAGUE Major Offline Qualifier, giving them a spot at the ELEAGUE Major in January. Unless they are signed by another team before the Major begins on Jan. 22, they will be the only players at the tournament that are not contracted with an organization.
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