She is the only female in the Esports Insider Hall of Fame. Dignitas signed its current lineup in January but the results haven’t matched the expectations created by the former NiP players and Norwegian prospect Håkon “⁠hallzerk⁠” Fjærl. Above: Dignitas is launching a new program for girls and women in esports. Dignitas completes its CS:GO roster with HEAP. Dignitas already has its female team, established in 2003, for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), and that team is also playing Riot Games’ Valorant. Dignitas has signed Swedish player Ludvig “⁠HEAP⁠” Alonso to round out its CS:GO team, the organization announced today. She said that all of the group’s female esports athletes, content creators, and female staff are participating, and the males may also participate in the events. There are five female players on the CS:GO/Valorant team and two female content creators, Hercurlyse and artStar. “Since their recruitment in 2017, DIG FEhas raised four international trophies under the Dignitas banner; their expansion into Valorant is the first step in a larger women's empowerment initiative the organization has planned for the coming months. Dignitas is currently third in the CS:GO series after four weeks of competitions with 225 points. Ian Zane January 22, 2020 8:50 am 3. Recently, VIE.gg obtained the namings rights to the male Counter-Strike team. Team Dignitas vs. Lyngby Vikings CS:GO. Deposit. The group recently hosted a two-versus-two event where players were paired up together in a competition. According to WomenInGames.org, 71% of respondents say women aren’t represented enough in esports and gaming. “Team Captain EMUHLEET’s work ethic and commitment to the female gaming community is mirrored by this dedicated team, who I am confident will find continued success and a new audience to captivate in Valorant.”, I am an experienced journalist in the esports and influencer space, and always on the lookout for interesting stories. HEAP’s signing comes one day after Dignitas added Haris “⁠H4RR3⁠” Hadzic from Nordavind. Tips Leave your own tip! The platform will hold industry town halls addressing issues facing girls and women in gaming, a community website devoted to housing relevant female gaming content, calendars of gaming competitions, media coverage, and resources for women. All of our women have volunteered their time at universities and attended panels to share their insight with the many women looking for role models in gaming. Constantly looking for ways to challenge themselves, becoming the first women's dual-game team is just the beginning of the next chapter in their story,” said DIG General Manager James “Bakery” Baker. “Dignitas is a longstanding champion of women in esports,” said NME and Dignitas CEO Michael Prindiville. I have previously been a finalist for Reporter of. “I am truly grateful to be a part of the team and will do everything in my power to show you all what we are capable off.”. Team Dignitas. The team, who won back-to-back world championships in 2018 and 2019, are recognized as one of the best, if not the best, female CS:GO team in the world, and have dominated the scene for the past few years. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. The chemistry they have built up over the past few years should give them a big advantage over the newer squads formed just for Valorant. “The building blocks have been in place since Dignitas recruited the women’s team (which then completed as “Dignitas FE”) since early 2017,” Garozzo told GamesBeat. But, it was not until January of 2020 that Dignitas signed the Legendary ex-NiP Roster for their official male CS:GO team. The team also includes Amanda “rain” Smith of Edmonton, Canada, Kiara “milk” Makua of Hawaii, Melisa “Theia” Mundorff of Pennsylvania, and Juliana “showliana” Maransaldi of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In September 2019, Dignitas’ CEO Michael “Prindi” Prindiville announced the organization is looking to return to competing in CS:GO with a new roster that will help Dignitas reach their former glory and reclaim the renown as one of the strongest teams in the scene once again. Dignitas, the esports organization that the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team owns, is launching an initiative for championing opportunities and education for females in gaming. Posted in r/GlobalOffensive by u/SayHiToB0b • 986 points and 166 comments It’s announcing the effort on Women’s Equality Day. We have seen many CS:GO pro players show their skill in the world of Valorant, but this is one of the first teams to transition to the new game as a full squad. Before that, the team was down to just three players as a result of GeT_RiGhT and Xizt being benched last month. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. See all recorded CS:GO stats from Dignitas, and stay up to date with the teams latest performance. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. DIG Fe and I look forward to the challenge of taking on an additional competitive title and hope to raise a trophy or two in Valorant.”, “As reigning CS:GO Women's World Champions, DIG Fe has always been a gem in the DIG crown. The 20-year-old was attached to the Swedish esports organization Begrip Gaming between February and July 2020, when Begrip released its roster. Over the next three months, _FE will launch a collection of initiatives designed to advance opportunities for women in gaming and provide aspiring female gamers with resources to become tomorrow’s superstars. CS:GO Elisa Invitational. _FE’s content creators include Herculyse, a TikTok star with 20,000 new followers per month, and former World Champion Carolyn “artStar” Noquez — a two-time Female World Champion esports player turned Twitch variety streamer. Bet Now » Fast Payout - Anonymous* Bet Now » The team, who won back-to … Winner Lyngby Vikings. Dignitas already has its female team, established in 2003, for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), and that team is also playing Riot Games’ Valorant. H4RR3 and HEAP will debut for Dignitas in Flashpoint season two, where they’ll face teams such as Cloud9, MAD Lions, and Gen.G starting on Nov. 9. The group will continue collaborating with parent company HBSE and partners Verizon, HyperX, Champion, SIG, ExpressVPN, VIE, and Respawn. “Collaborative content with our other teams, an increased focus on merchandise catered to women, physical and digital events, and more are all elements our fans can look forward to from this initiative.”. The organization has also shifted its former analyst Halvor “⁠vENdetta⁠” Gulestøl to be the team’s head coach and has transitioned former coach Robin “⁠Fifflaren⁠” Johansson to a full-managerial role. It will have virtual educational seminars for aspiring pro female gamers and streamers in content creation, social media, media training, brand analysis, and more. It will be interesting to see how the team handles the transition. This year, we knew it was time to spread our knowledge and provide our resources to the broader gaming community.”. “When presented with the opportunity to expand to Valorant, we quickly recognized the game as a sweet spot between a high-skill esports title and a game that appealed to a broader gaming audience. The former female World Champion CS:GO player boasts nearly 20 years of experience in competitive esports gaming, broadcasting, marketing, and talent management. I have previously been a finalist for Reporter of the Year at the GMBL Awards, and have written a book, Esports: The Ultimate Gamer's Guide, covering all of the major esports. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. The veterans are still tied to Dignitas and haven’t revealed their plans for the future. The Esports team “Dignitas” signed a partnership with betting website VIE.gg in 2019 for their Super Smash Bros., Rocket League, and female CS:GO teams. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Tropical Storm Eta dumps blustery rain on Florida west coast, Fox News host Geraldo Rivera appears to break with Trump, saying that the time is 'coming soon to say goodbye with grace & dignity'. Dignitas unleashed the men’s roster from NiP and from Håkon “Hallzerk” Fjærli, which are formerly a quadruple group. Although H4RR3 and HEAP are unproven talents, the latter has less experience in professional CS:GO. Dignitas’ female dual CS:GO and Valorant team is captained by two-time Female World Champion CS:GO player Emmalee “Emuhleet” Garrido, one of the most successful females in esports history. Lyngby Vikings. Covering esports and influencers across the world. You may opt-out by. H4RR3 and HEAP will debut for Dignitas in Flashpoint season two, where they’ll face teams such as Cloud9, MAD Lions, and Gen.G starting on Nov. 9. “Getting this opportunity by Dignitas and the team is beyond reality,” HEAP said on Twitter. First off, they will play in the ANEW Valorant Women's 1K Open on Saturday May 16, and then in the Elite Esports Rivalry Bowl International on Sunday May 17, which also features some of the top talent from both the male and female scene. _FE is a reference to the term used for females in esports. The underscore has a dual purpose: Connecting _FE to the greater Dignitas universe and acting as a pathway forward for diversity in esports, Garozzo said.