It seems Dignitas is going through a bad divorce right now as they made available the entirety of its roster to explore other options.
The entire Dignitas Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineup has been made available for transfer as the company begins a reconstruction, according to the team's announcement on Tuesday. This doesn’t come in as a shock though, since expectations were high for the CS:GO team to qualify for the PGL Major Antwerp 2022. Yet they failed.
Although all is not lost for the players themselves, listed players may still end up on a restructured Dignitas roster but now they are eligible to forfeit their contracts and look for other opportunities without incurring penalties.
The release stated, "We want to build a competitive roster." “And while we hoped this iteration of the roster could achieve better results, missing the current CS:GO major means that we have to reconsider our path forward.”
More down below.
This iteration of Dignitas launched in 2012 with the acquisition of the famed Ninjas in Pyjamas team. Changes were performed quickly, and the current version was completed in March 2021. The Swedish team included iconic veterans such as Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg and Adam "friberg" Friberg, as well as newer players such as Ludvig "HEAP" Alonso. Unfortunately, the squad was unable to achieve any noteworthy triumphs or tournament victories.
Both f0rest and friberg have stated a desire to continue playing professional CS:GO in the past. Christopher "GeT RiGhT" Alesund, Richard "Xizt" Landström, and Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson, all former NiP teammates, have all retired from the game. Although players such as Finn "karrigan" Andersen and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer have reversed the perception of ageing out of the game by demonstrating the need of an experienced in-game leader. Dignitas is rethinking their future in CS:GO as a result of staff changes.
The American organisation has a lengthy history in Counter-Strike, dating back to 2004 with Counter-Strike: Source. Since then, the squad has battled against lineups from Sweden, Denmark, and the United States, among others.
Thus ends the story of the current Dignitas roster:
“In the coming weeks, we’ll be evaluating our future in CS:GO in hopes of building a compelling roster that will compete for titles,” the company owners announced.
The following Dignitas CS:GO players are as of the announcement, free to explore “other options”:
- Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg
- Adam “friberg” Friberg
- Håkon “hallzerk” Fjærli
- Ludvig “HEAP” Alonso
- Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson