In a press release dated March 20, 2017, Team Dignitas just announced that they are back in the world of Counter-Strike Global Offensive.
From the release:
“Renowned eSports franchise Team Dignitas has signed a new Counter Strike: Global Offensive squad, featuring former NiP and CLG Coach Faruk “pita” Pita from Sweden, as in-game leader and rifle player. “Pita” is joined by three former FaZe players; new Team Captain, rifler and second AWPer Ricardo “fox” Pacheco from Portugal, AWPer Mikail “Maikelele” Bill from Sweden and rifler Joakim “jkaem” Myrbostad from Norway. Former Team Dignitas CS:GO lurker Ruben “RUBINO” Villarroel from Norway will return to the squad as entryfragger. “RUBINO” played a vital role for Team Dignitas CS:GO in 2016, obtaining several tournament titles including the first place finish at DreamHack in Tours and EPICENTER in Moscow. The new squad will compete together for the first time in Season Three of the eSports Championship Series (ECS).”
Team Dignitas is back after a year that saw all five members of their roster leave and head to a new organization they named North. Dignitas has reloaded and is ready to compete.
“As we promised, we are returning to CS:GO in a big way, with two outstanding teams, elite players and incredible personalities. Signing this incredible team of players is just another step in the new foundation we are building for this legendary franchise. With each new player and team we sign, our fans have responded with overwhelming support. Recruiting and signing the best playing talent in the world is just the first step for our organization. We look forward to several more exciting announcements supporting our fans and partners in the coming weeks.” – Team Dignitas President Michael “ODEE” O’Dell
The team will be captained by Ricardo ‘fox’ Pacheco. Team Dignitas official roster:
- Ricardo ‘fox’ Pacheco
- Faruk ‘pita’ Pita
- Joakim ‘jkaem’ Myrbostad
- Mikail ‘Maikelele’ Bill
- Rubin ‘RUBINO’ Villarroel
“Team Dignitas is a powerhouse brand, now strengthened by the backing of the Philadelphia 76ers; we are extremely proud to represent their colors. We are eager to begin practicing with this new lineup, we’ve all known each other a long time and believe we will have good synergy. Through hard work and preparation we will do our best to live up to the expectations of our fans and become a top, international team. We have the most supportive fans in professional gaming and we know they will be excited about this new lineup.” – Ricardo “fox” Pacheco, Captain of Team Dignitas CS:GO.