Dignitas transfers Atheroangel and scHwimpi to Fnatic

by Josh Bury Jan 25 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Team Dignitas

The roster that Team Dignitas fielded at last weekend's first preliminary tournament for Heroes Championship — Katowice was much different from past appearances. Now, both Dignitas and Fnatic have confirmed that Lawrence "Atheroangel" Harper and Simon "scHwimpi" Svensson have been transferred to Fnatic "for an undisclosed fee."

The Dignitas release explained that the two players had expressed interest in playing with Fnatic for the 2016 season, and that now, after the transfer, Dignitas can now focus on finalizing their roster.

"The Team Dignitas Heroes lineup has not been idle in the meantime and we will soon make our final call on what our roster will look like going into the 2016 season. We still have our eyes firmly set on qualifying for the European Regionals in Katowice and subsequently the Spring Global Championship in Seoul," the press release explained.

Dignitas' roster for this past weekend was publicly available on ESL's website before the event. Jonathan "Wubby" Gunnarsson, Matic "Zarmony" Mikec and Dejan "diqozoY" Komočar played with James "Bakery" Baker and Jerome "JayPL" Trinh this weekend.

Fnatic's release also confirmed the departure of Thomas "Ménè" Cailleux, who was announced as part of Natus Vincere's new roster last Friday.

"I am happy to become part of the Fnatic family. I think that this roster has the potential to be the best in the region and have a serious shot at taking the World Championships. The future looks bright and I would like to thank my new team-mates for giving me this opportunity and hope to go on a long and successful journey with them," Atheroangel said in the post.

Neither press release mentioned the current status of Joshua "Snitch" Bennett, who did not compete with Dignitas at the preliminary and was not transferred to Fnatic. When reached previously, Snitch declined to comment on the situation.

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