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Follow eSports acquire Dignitas EU, enter EU LCS

by theScore Staff Oct 29 2015
Thumbnail image courtesy of Follow eSports

Follow eSports have announced that they have acquired Team Dignitas' European LCS team, signalling their entrance into the European League Championship Series.

Because Dignitas owned both North American and European teams, they were forced to choose to sell one when the latter qualified for the EU LCS. Dignitas EU defeated mousesports 3-2 in the EU Challenger Series Summer Playoffs for a direct berth into LCS Spring.

“Our move into the European LCS is something that has everyone at Fe totally amped up," said Marty Strenczewilk, FolloweSports.com's co-founder, in a press release. "The professionalism and excitement that the fans, organizers and players bring to the LCS are almost unmatched across any current eSports league. We’re really happy to have been able to work so well with ODEE and Team Dignitas to make this team a reality for us and cannot wait to get started with the new team.

Follow eSports is a website described as a "TV Guide for eSports," providing listings for eSports events. They currently sponsor teams in multiple games, such as Super Smash Bros., World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Follow eSports has announced that their jungler position is vacant, and a replacement will be revealed as a later date. Daniel Vorborg joins the team as an LCS General Manager, previously of Spanish organization Gamers2.

Dignitas' managing director Michael "Odee" O'Dell also confirmed that his team will announce their new head coach shortly.

The Follow eSports lineup is as follows:

  • Martin "Wunderwear" Hansen (Top)
  • Chres "Sencux" Laursen (Mid)
  • Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup (ADC)
  • Nicolai "Nisbeth" Nisbeth (Support)
Matt Demers is a Supervising Editor for theScore eSports. You can follow him on Twitter.
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