Dignitas part ways with CS:GO team; plan to build NA-based roster

by Daniel Rosen Dec 19 2016
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Team Dignitas have parted ways with their European CS:GO roster and plan to replace them with an "international Counter Strike: Global Offensive team based in North America," the organization announced Monday.

"Team Dignitas and the Philadelphia 76ers are committed to building our next elite, international Counter Strike: Global Offensive team based in North America with the goal of dominating the global competitive gaming landscape," the organization stated in a press release. "Team Dignitas aspires to lead the eSports industry in player recruitment and development; we are confident our fans will continue to be excited by our future player and personnel announcements."

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While Dignitas have stated their intent to sign a roster that's based in North America, no specific players were mentioned. According to the press release, the decision for the team to part ways with their players was mutual.

Dignitas has fielded primarily Danish CS:GO rosters since dropping their British team in 2014. Since then, the organization's roster has gone through plenty of iterations, including a lineup of players that went on to join Team SoloMid and form Astralis.

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The now-former Dignitas roster recently placed first at EPICENTER 2016, 5th-6th at ELEAGUE Season 2 and and 3rd-5th at the ELEAGUE Major Offline Qualifier, earning them a spot at the upcoming major. The players will retain their spot at the tournament and will play without an organization if they are not signed ahead of the Major.

The ELEAGUE Major will run from January 22-29 in Atlanta, Georgia. The former Dignitas roster are the only players currently qualified for the tournament that are currently unsigned.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.