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Team Dignitas announce rebrand with new logo and name

Published: 31/Oct/2018 16:01 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 16:09

by Matt Porter

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Team Dignitas have announced that they are completely rebranding their organization, with a brand new logo and a name change. 

Starting on Wednesday, October 31, the organization have dropped the ‘Team’ portion of their name, and will be simply referred to as Dignitas going forward.

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The rebranding also means fans will have to say farewell to the iconic Dignitas alien logo, which has represented the company for many years.

Replacing the alien is an owl, specifically the “Owl of Minerva”, taken from Greek and Roman mythology to tie into the organization’s name.

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The team will also be using #SeizeTheNight as their official Twitter hashtag, a clear reference to the new owl that now takes roost on their emblem.

Fans of the team will be glad to hear that black and yellow will remain as Dignitas’ primary colors, with silver joining the pair as one of the major colors seen on the organization’s brand new jersey.

The new Dignitas logo and wordmark.

New merchandise will be available for fans to purchase, all featuring the brand new Dignitas logo, including new team jerseys, t-shirts, hoodies and more, all designed by American clothing brand Champion, who Dignitas partnered with back in September.

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Dignitas are teaming up with Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate the rebrand with a meet-and-greet at the Rocket League World Championships, however the new logo and jerseys will make their first official competitive appearance at a Heroes of the Storm tournament at BlizzCon.

Dignitas have uploaded a full video explaining their full rebrand and what it means to the players and staff, which you can watch below.

CS:GO

HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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