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Team Dignitas
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Team Information
Location: United States USA
Analysts: Erling "Vlanitak" Krohn
Managers: Michael "ODEE" O'Dell
Team Captain: Alberto "Crumbz" Rengifo
Website: http://www.team-dignitas.org/
Sponsor: Intel
Alienware
Antec
Creative
Killer
iiyama
QPad
SCAN
Western Digital
Gamerbase
TwitchTV
Initial Games
Multiplay
Windows Phone
HyperX
Youtube: Team Dignitas
Facebook: Team Dignitas
Twitter: TeamDignitas
Number of Players: 8
History
Created: 2003-09-09 Organization
2011-02-18 LoL Division
Player Trades: 2012-12-18 acq.KiWiKiD
2013-11-11 acq.Cruzerthebruzer
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Team Dignitas is an International e-Sports team headquartered in Great Britain. It was founded on September 9th, 2003 as a fusion of the Battlefield 1942 clans Legion Condor and Sweden Kompanix. Later on, more teams were added to the organization, and in July 2004 Team Dignitas was registered as a company - Team Dignitas Ltd. In addition to their League of Legends team, Dignitas also sponsors teams and players for Battlefield 3, Counter Strike, Fifa, various fighting games, Quake Live, racing games, and StarCraft II. Michael "ODEE" O'Dell is the current Managing Director of the Team Dignitas organization.

The League of Legends division of Dignitas is one of the leading teams in the North American scene, placing highly in numerous premier and major events, both regional and international, since its conception with the acquisition of Rock Solid in September 2011. Currently, Team Dignitas hosts one team in the North American Season 4 League Championship Series.

Contents

History

Season 1

European Squad

Team Dignitas made its first foray into League of Legends on February 18th, 2011 with the pickup of the FurlR roster, of which the only notable player is MoMa.[1] The team was invited to the IEM Season V - LoL Invitational which took place on March 4th, 2011 where the team placed fourth out of four teams. The squad was dropped in April 2011 citing "irreconcilable differences" with "no way to repair this relationship".[2]

Pre Season 2

American Squad's Acquisition

Team Dignitas made its return into the League of Legends with the acqusition of Rock Solid in September 2011.[3] Leigh "Deman" Smith is known as the caster who suggested Rock Solid be considered during Team Dignitas' search for a new team.[citation needed]

IPL Season 3

On September 21st, 2011, Team Dignitas was announced as one of eight teams invited to IGN ProLeague Season 3.[4] Dignitas went on to defeat Curse Gaming and Counter Logic Gaming in the first two rounds with 2-0 victories. In the finals, Team Dignitas faced Epik Gamer. After a full best of 3 set, Team Dignitas defeated Epik Gamer by a score of 2-1 and took home the championship. This win secured the team 200 Riot Challenger Circuit points.

IEM Season VI Global Challenge New York

On August 25, 2011 while still under the name Rock Solid, the squad participated in Qualifier #1 during which the received a first round bye which qualified them for the Final Qualifier.

On September 10th, 2011, Team Dignitas swept the Final Qualifier and claimed a position in IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York. The team beat Team God Mode, Counter Logic Gaming, Team SoloMid, and Team Rez in the best of 1, single elmination qualifer.

On October 13th, 2011, Team Dignitas competed at IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York. The tournament started off with group stages. Team Dignitas was placed into Group A with Fnatic, Counter Logic Gaming, and Team SoloMid. Team Dignitas did not advance out of their group with a score of 1-2, only defeating Team SoloMid. Team Dignitas finished in 5-6th place. Their placement earned the team 25 Riot Challenger Circuit points, bringing them to a total of 225 points.

2011 MLG Providence

Team Dignitas next competed at MLG Providence 2011, where they ultimately placed third. They were knocked down to the loser's bracket in the first round after a 0-2 loss to Epik Gamer[5], but they then won against RFLX Gaming 2-0. Despite defeating Team SoloMid in Rampage KotH Series the week before, they were defeated 2-0, placing them in third place overall.[6] Team Dignitas won $5,000 USD and 60 Riot Circuit points, dropping to fourth place in the overall North American Circuit Rankings with 285 points.

Season 2

Jatt/IWillDominate Roster Change

Dignitas announced on December 21st, 2011 that Joshua "Jatt" Leesman, their jungler, would be stepping down from the roster. According to a team-dignitas.net article, Jatt reasoned "that [he could] no longer put up the required time to stay at the top level and he does not want to hold his teammates back".[7] Jatt went on to join Riot Games in February 2012, and is currently working as an Associate Game Analyst and is casting League of Legends tournaments for Riot.[8]

IWillDominate was announced as the new jungler for Team Dignitas on January 18th, 2012, only one day before IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev. [9]

IEM Season VI Global Challenge Kiev

Team Dignitas started off Season 2 by winning $3,400 and 125 Circuit Points at IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev. The team went 2-1 in the Group Stage, only losing out to Moscow Five, the eventual champions.[10][11][12] In the semifinals, Team Dignitas lost 0-2 to Team SoloMid[13], thus earning themselves a spot in the third place match against SK Gaming. They concluded the tournament in third place with a victory over SK Gaming 2-1,[14] and moving up to third place in the North American Circuit Rankings with a total of 410 points.

IEM Season VI World Championship

After earning 60 points in the IEM Season VI Circuit, from the previous IEM events of the season, Team Dignitas qualified for IEM Season VI - World Championship in Hanover, Germany. Team Dignitas placed first in their six team group, only losing to FnaticRC, ensuring themselves a first round bye in the six team playoff bracket.[15] The team went on to defeat against All authority 2-0, but lost to Moscow Five 0-2 in the finals.[16] Team Dignitas won $20,000 at the event along with 200 Circuit Points, allowing the team to keep its third place standings in the North American Circuit Rankings.

IPL Season 4

After returning home from Europe, Team Dignitas traveled to Las Vegas to compete in IPL 4 on April 6th, 2012. They started off the tournament with 2-1 victories over Monomaniac and Counter Logic Gaming in the first two rounds. Team Dignitas lost to Team SoloMid 1-2 in the winner's bracket finals, and then were eliminated by Counter Logic Gaming Prime 0-2.

Voyboy/Crumbzz Roster Change

The team's most significant roster change of Season 2 consisted of Voyboy, the Team Dignitas top laner, leaving to join Counter Logic Gaming Prime. His replacement, Crumbzz of Curse Gaming, was announced on the same day as his departure, May 19th, 2012.

2012 MLG Spring Championship

With only three weeks of practice under their belts, the modified roster was not expected to do well at the MLG Spring Championship on June 9th-10th, but the team managed to get a third place finish. After beating Wolf Pack, Team Green Forest, Team Dynamic, and CLG Prime in the winner's bracket, the team finally fell to tournament favorite Team SoloMid in the winner's bracket final, sending the team to the loser bracket finals against CLG Prime. CLG Prime managed to sweep Team Dignitas 2-0 to send them home with a third place finish, winning $5,000 and 125 Circuit Points. [17]

Azubu The Champions Summer 2012

On June 19th, 2012, Team Dignitas moved into a temporary team house in South Korea to participate in the Azubu The Champions Summer 2012. Unfortunately, Team Dignitas jungler IWillDominate would be plagued with various health issues during his stay in Korea, having to go to the emergency room twice due to immune system problems. At the event, Team Dignitas was seeded into Group B where they took third going 1-2, defeating RoMg while falling to NaJin Sword and Azubu Frost.[18] Shortly after the event, Team Dignitas would fly back home to North America.

2012 MLG Summer Championship

From August 24th to 26th, Dignitas competed in the 2012 MLG Summer Championship in Raleigh. They received a bye the first round of the tournament. In the second round they took out CLG Black 2-0. Due to the structure of MLG brackets, they would not play again until Round 4 where they would beat Team Dynamic 2-1. Dignitas met Curse Gaming in the Grand Finals. In a now infamous incident, the two teams arranged to play an ARAM for the first game. The two teams took the remaining games seriously, and Dignitas fell to Curse 3-2. [19] Due to the "collusion" both teams were disqualified and the prize pool fell to the teams placing third through sixth. [20]

Riot Season 2 World Championship

The following weekend in August on 8/30-9/2 Dignitas competed in the Season Two Regional Finals - Seattle against the top eight teams in the North American Circuit Rankings for Season 2. They played against Team Dynamic in the Quarterfinals, taking the series 2-0. From there, Dignitas moved on to face against CLG.NA in the semi-finals and took that series 2-0 as well. Team Dignitas ultimately fell to Team Solomid in the finals 2-0 and took home second place and a position in the Season 2 World Championship. [21]

On October 4th, Team Dignitas participated in the Season 2 World Championship in Los Angeles, California. Despite their strong showing at the North American Regionals, Dignitas appeared outmatched at the global tournament, losing decisively to CLG EU, Saigon Jokers, and NaJin Sword. The loss to the Jokers was considered the biggest upset of the group stage. [22] Dignitas finished in 11th-12th and took home $25,000 USD.

Season 3

On February 3rd, Dignitas announced the addition of Team Pulse to their lineup, as subs and their new challenger team.

Dignitas started off the LCS Spring Season strong with a 16-5 opening. Despite ending with a mere 1-6, Dignitas still came out with a third place finish in the Spring Season. With that finish, Dignitas secured themselves a place in the Spring Playoffs. There, Dignitas dropped drop their series versus Good Game University and were sent to the Summer Promotion Tournament where if they lost, they would be out of a job. At the promotion tournament, Dignitas beat Team Summon 3-1, securing their spot in the NA LCS Summer Season.

During the NA LCS Summer Season, Dignitas performed more inconsistent than they had previously, but still finished in fifth place with a record of 13-15 and were able to advance to the playoffs. Dignitas faced Team Curse first and despite a poor first game were able to rebound and win the set 2-1, avoiding relegation for the Season 4 Spring season. They next encountered the dominant favorites and eventual champions, Cloud 9. Cloud 9 proved too strong for the Dignitas team and defeated them 0-2, being knocked into the third place match against Team Vulcun to determine who would go to the Season 3 World Championship. Dignitas lost to Vulcun 0-2 and did not advance to Worlds, but still had job security for next season.

Pre-Season 4

On October 12, 2013, Dignitas announced that support player Patoy had stepped down to be a substitute, and top laner KiWiKiD had moved to the support position. Dignitas began to hold tryouts to find a new suitable top laner, and picked up Cruzerthebruzer on November 11.[23]

Season 4

Team Dignitas finished 5th in the 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs after losing 2-1 to Team Curse but then beating Team Coast 2-1.

Timeline

2011

2012

2013

2014

Player Roster

Team Dignitas' S4 NA LCS Summer Split Initial Starting Lineup
Left to Right: ZionSpartan, Crumbzz, Imaqtpie, KiWiKiD, Shiphtur

Active

ID Name Role
USA ZionSpartan Darshan Upadhyaha Top
Venezuela Crumbzz Alberto Rengifo Jungle
Canada Shiphtur Danny Le Mid
USA Imaqtpie Michael Santana AD
USA KiWiKiD Alan Nguyen Support
Canada Cruzerthebruzer Cruz Ogden Sub/Top
USA Azingy Andrew Zamarripa Sub/Jungle
USA Scarra William Li Sub/Mid
USA Flappy Bearfish Tony Pham Sub/AD
USA Heartbeat Sung Moo Lim Sub/Support

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
USA Patoy Jordan Blackburn Sub/Support
None
USA goldenglue Greyson Gilmer Sub/Mid
Team Coast
USA scarra William Li Mid Coachlogo std.png Coach
Canada Zamphira François Boucher Sub/Mid
COGnitive Gaming
USA Kenace Nam Truong Sub/Mid
Infinite Odds
Canada Onionbagel Leon Chen Sub/Jungle Retired.png Retired
USA SnEaKyCaStRoO Zachary Scuderi Sub/AD
Quantic Gaming
Canada zig Derek Shao Sub/Top
Nexus Gaming
USA Evaniskus Even Stevens Sub/Support
Velocity eSports
USA I Will Dominate Christian Rivera Jungle
Curse Academy
USA L0cust Patrick Miller Support
Square Duck
USA Voyboy Joe Esfahani Top
Counter Logic Gaming
USA wingsofdeathx Daryl Hennegan Sub
Epik Gamer
Canada Jatt Joshua Leesman Jungle Casterlogo std.png Caster
Spain Araneae Alvar Martin Alenar Support
Wizards e-Sports Club
Germany QStrYKerQ Thomas Höllich AD
None
Germany koenig Raoul Seyfert Mid
Reason Gaming
Germany MoMa Maik Wallus Mid
against All authority
Germany Play int its ok Henrik Stach AD
Playground Avenue
Sweden Beardie Björn Nilsson Top
None
Germany dustFox Lars Fasse Jungle
n!faculty
Sweden Skaft Simon Bergöö Top
None
Sweden sommie Ricky Eriksson Support
Kismet
France abcDDS Julien Deregnaucourt Jungle
Fureur

Temporary Subs

ID Name Role Replacing Tournament
USA DJ LAMBO David Jeong Jungler Canada Crumbzz Riot League Championship Series North America Spring Week 9
USA Daydreamin Miles Hoard Support
None
2013 MLG Winter Championship Summer Promotion Qualifier
USA LoCicero Adam Carriere Mid USA Voyboy IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City

Organization

ID Name Position
United Kingdom ODEE Michael O'Dell Managing Director
Norway Vlanitak Erling Krohn Analyst
Mylixia Life Coach
USA Scarra William Li Coach

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-08-03 LCSlogo small.png A66th 2014 NA LCS Summer Regular Season 13 : 14 Group Stage (W/L)
2014-04-19 LCSlogo small.png A55th 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 2 : 1
Team Coast
2014-04-06 LCSlogo small.png A44th 2014 NA LCS Spring Regular Season 12 : 16 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-09-01 LCSlogo small.png A44th LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs 0 : 2
Team Vulcun
$ 10,000
2013-08-16 LCSlogo small.png A55th LCS North America Season 3 Summer Regular Season 13 : 15 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-05-12 RpPoints.png I1Q LCS North America Season 3 Summer Promotion 3 : 1
Team Summon
2013-04-26 LCSlogo small.png A55 - 6th LCS North America Season 3 Spring Playoffs 1 : 2
Good Game University
2013-04-19 LCSlogo small.png A33rd LCS North America Season 3 Spring Regular Season 17 : 11 Group Stage (W/L)
2013-03-16 MLG-Logo-Small.png A33 - 4th 2013 MLG Winter Championship Promotion 0 : 2
Cloud 9
$ 2,500
2013-03-15 MLG-Logo-Small.png A33 - 4th 2013 MLG Winter Championship International Exhibition 0 : 2
Gambit Gaming
2012-11-03 MLG-Logo-Small.png A55 - 6th 2012 MLG Fall Championship 1 : 2
CLG Prime
2012-10-04 RpPoints.png B111 - 12th Riot Season 2 World Championship 0 : 3 Group Stage (W/L) $ 25,000
2012-09-02 RpPoints.png A22nd Riot Season 2 North American Regionals 0 : 2
Team SoloMid
$ 30,000
2012-07-03 Ogn logo.png A99 - 16th Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 1 : 2 Group Stage (W/L) ₩ 4,000,000
2012-06-10 MLG-Logo-Small.png A33rd 2012 MLG Spring Championship 0 : 2
CLG Prime
$ 5,000
2012-04-08 Ipllogo small.png A33rd IGN ProLeague 4 0 : 2
Counter Logic Gaming
$ 5,000
2012-03-10 Esltumbnail.png A22nd IEM Season VI - World Championship 0 : 2
Moscow Five
$ 20,000
2012-01-22 Esltumbnail.png A33rd IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev 2 : 1
SK Gaming
$ 3,400
2011-12-11 WCGlogo small.png A55 - 8th 2011 WCG Grand Finals 1 : 2
Chicks Dig Elo
2011-11-20 MLG-Logo-Small.png A33rd 2011 MLG Providence 0 : 2
Team SoloMid
$ 5,000
2011-10-16 Esltumbnail.png A55 - 6th IEM Season VI - Global Challenge New York 1 : 2 Group Stage (W/L) $ 2,100
2011-10-09 Ipllogo small.png A11st IGN ProLeague 3 2 : 1
Epik Gamer
$ 10,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-02-01 A22nd National ESL Pro Series Season V FFL
Team Curse
$ 2,500
2012-07-06 A22nd National ESL Pro Series Season III 0 : 2
mTw North America
$ 2,500
2012-02-25 A11st LoLPro Invitational Prize Finals 2 : 0
Team Curse
$ 20,000
2012-02-18 A11st LoLPro Invitational 2 : 1
Counter Logic Gaming
$ 5,000
2011-12-30 A11st CLG's Last Call 2011 2 : 0
Epik Gamer
$ 2,500
2011-12-18 A44th NESL Premier League Season II 0 : 2
Team Curse
$ 500
2011-03-04 A44th IEM Season V - LoL Invitational 0 : 3 Group Stage (W/L) $ 1,750

Highlight Videos

Team Interviews

2011

2012

2013

2014

See Also

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Team Dignitas welcomes LoL team-dignitas.net
  2. 2.0 2.1 League of Legends team released team-dignitas.net
  3. 3.0 3.1 Team Dignitas welcome new League of Legends team team-dignitas.net
  4. League of Legends selected for IGN Pro League na.leagueoflegends.com
  5. MLG Providence 2011 Winner's Round 1 VOD tv.majorleaguegaming.com
  6. MLG Providence 2011 Losers' Finals VOD tv.majorleaguegaming.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jatt steps down from Team Dignitas LoL team-dignitas.net
  8. Hey I'm Jatt, I work at Riot Games! na.leagueoflegends.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 I Will Dominate: "It is important for us to make it out of the group stage" team-dignitas.net
  10. IEM Kiev Team Sypher vs Team Dignitas youtube.com
  11. IEM Kiev against All authority vs Team Dignitas youtube.com
  12. Moscow Five vs Team Dignitas youtube.com
  13. IEM Kiev Team Dignitas vs Team Solo Mid youtube.com
  14. IEM Kiev Third Place Decider - SK Gaming vs Team Dignitas youtube.com
  15. IEM Season VI - Hanover: Team Dignitas group stage statistics esl-world.net
  16. IEM Season VI - Hanover: Playoff bracket esl-world.net
  17. 2012 MLG Anaheim League of Legends Brackets s3.majorleaguegaming.com
  18. Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 Program Information ognlol.com
  19. MLG Raleigh 2012 League of Legends Bracket majorleaguegaming.com
  20. MLG Statement regarding disqualification majorleaguegaming.com
  21. Official Season 2 NA Brackets tournaments.leagueoflegends.com
  22. ggChronicle Power Rankings ggchronicle.com
  23. 23.0 23.1 New Top Lane Tryouts team-dignitas.net
  24. wingsofdeathx as backup for Team Dignitas lol during EPS team-dignitas.net
  25. Crumbzz joins Team Dignitas team-dignitas.net
  26. Team Dignitas parts ways with L0CUST team-dignitas.net
  27. Patoy joins Team Dignitas team-dignitas.net
  28. Regarding the I Will Dominate Ruling team-dignitas.net
  29. Team Dignitas is looking for Top Laner, Crumbzz back to jungle team-dignitas.net
  30. Team Dignitas Welcomes KiWiKiD team-dignitas.net
  31. Welcome Pulse to the Team Dignitas League of Legends Roster team-dignitas.net
  32. Team Dignitas release Evaniskus from LoL roster team-dignitas.net
  33. Team Dignitas LoL B Squad Disbands team-dignitas.net
  34. Team Dignitas LoL With Two New LCS Subs team-dignitas.net
  35. Team Dignitas welcomes Vlanitak as LoL Analyst team-dignitas.net
  36. Cruzerthebruzer joins Team Dignitas as new top laner team-dignitas.net
  37. Team Dignitas LoL lineup for Battle of the Atlantic team-dignitas.net
  38. Team Dignitas announces roster and plan for LCS Season 4 Spring Split team-dignitas.net
  39. Team Dignitas welcomes Azingy as LCS sub team-dignitas.net
  40. Flappy Bearfish joins as sub AD team-dignitas.net
  41. goldenglue signs for Team Dignitas LCS team-dignitas.net
  42. Team Dignitas signs Shiphtur and ZionSpartanteam-dignitas.net
  43. Team Dignitas releases goldenglue and Patoyteam-dignitas.net