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Dignitas CEO blasts other CSGO teams in return announcement

Published: 18/Sep/2019 22:15 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 13:00

by Scott Robertson

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Dignitas is returning to the male CSGO scene after more than a year, and CEO Mike Prindi has put out a call for any and all talent while criticizing the behavior of other organizations.

If one word could be used to describe the last year for the Dignitas organization, it would be resurrection. After losing a spot in the LCS when it moved to a franchising model, Dignitas bought its way back in by purchasing a controlling share in Clutch Gaming. 

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New CEO Michael Prindiville then reset the culture, and a team that finished next-to-last in the Sprint split ran the gauntlet of the Regional Finals to somehow earn a spot at Worlds.

ESLBefore Astralis, dupreeh, dev1ce, and xyp9x spent a year together with Dignitas

Now, Dignitas are setting their sights back on the world of mens’ Counter-Strike, as announced by Prindiville on September 18th on the Dignitas Twitter account. The organization already fields one of the world’s best womens’ teams, and has maintained the same core of ladies since acquiring them from Selfless in 2017.

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In the announcement, Prindiville wasted no time in addressing some of the negative things he has seen plague the world of Counter-Strike over the last year and a half.

“We’ve seen terrible player treatment, lack of management, lack of content around of players, we’ve even heard of players not being paid,” Prindiville says in the video.

Prindiville puts out the call for any and all CS:GO talent in the video, even addressing players who may be with other organizations currently who are unhappy. Prindiville says he wants to “build a dynasty” under Dignitas, and references the strides made with the LCS team mentioned earlier.

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For Dignitas, building a dynasty in CS:GO is paramount given that they previously let one slip through their fingers. In February 2014, Dignitas signed a promising Danish CS:GO team named uber G33KZ. 

The core of that roster really found their stride in Dignitas, especially after acquiring a new in-game leader. But Dignitas couldn’t get those players to sign new contracts, and they would leave for Team SoloMid, and eventually created a player-run organization you may have heard of called Astralis.

Dignitas isn’t likely to pick up another future dynasty and back-to-back-to-back major champion, but if their recent track record in NA LCS is any indication, this new version of the organization knows how to create a winning environment. As the CS:GO scene waits on the big post-major roster moves to unfold, Dignitas’ moves will be very interesting to watch.

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How GeT_RiGHT became CSGO’s first God

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:58 Updated: 9/Oct/2020 2:02

by Alan Bernal

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legend Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund became the first god of the game by dazzling a generation of players, propelling the game’s meta by years, and leaving a historic mark not to be outdone anytime soon.

Since 2010, before CS:GO ever hit the market, GeT_RiGhT was already terrorizing teams in 1.6 with fellow Swede Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg. Since their early 20s, the duo would rampage through events during their stints at Fnatic and SK Gaming.

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If his career would have stopped in the 1.6 servers, his name would have still carried weight through the esports annals -but then, Global Offensive came out in 2012, where he would ascend to even greater heights of notoriety.

From the start, GeT_RiGhT would prove to be an instrumental force to reshape the Counter-Strike meta, specializing in dangerous lurks that would tilt opponents or catch them off guard.

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It was risky, but so was his modus operandi. When early CS:GO pros would perfect their taps for long-range kills, he would hold Mouse1 to mow down entire teams with pinpoint recoil mastery.

He would soon be known for his multi-kills from a distance, without the need for consecutive fires, instead electing for choice bullet accuracy to push his team forward.

The #1 player in the world in 2013 and 2014, GeT_RiGhT, and the rest of the reformed Ninjas in Pyjamas that included Adam ‘Friberg,’ Robin ‘Fifflaren’ Johansson, Forest, and Richard ‘Xizt’ Landström would create an astounding 87-0 map win run.

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GeT_RiGhT would go on to have an illustrious career filled with trophies, titles, and glory, becoming the first god of CS:GO along the way.