5 Things to Know this Week #12
Fri 4th May 2018 - 10:05am
APRIL 24 - 30, 2018
1) #DIGPUBG: TEAM SIGNS DAYS AFTER PLACING AMONG BEST IN WORLD; ADVANCE IN DREAMHACK QUALIFIER
Just days after the Global Loot League (GLL) Season 1 Finals, one of PUBG’s premier tournaments, Team Dignitas announced the signing of a transatlantic team. The team combined two of GLL’s best teams, Lumber Mill and Shoot to Kill, into one super-team. Lumber Mill, comprised of Wookiebookie and GustavQQ, just finished second place at the event, ahead of many of the world’s favorites. Under the Team Dignitas banner, the new team is already off to an extraordinary start; the team advanced through the Dreamhack Austin 128-team open qualifier, advancing to the closed qualifier stage, which takes place next weekend.
2) #DIGCLASH: FIRST TWO PLAYERS AND COACH SIGNED TO TEAM
Earlier this month, Team Dignitas announced its participation in Supercell's Clash Royale League (CRL). Last week, the first three members were signed to the Team Dignitas Clash Royale team. Maxence "MaxLaMenace" Piriou from France and George "Trainer Diputs" Galvin from the United States will compete under team coach Benjamin "Ben™" Rogers from the United Kingdom in the inaugural CRL European Region season, commencing in August 2018.
3) #DIGCSGO FE: FEATURED IN WALL STREET JOURNAL; PROMOTED TO ESEA-MAIN
The Wall Street Journal highlighted the Team Dignitas Women’s CS:GO team in a feature piece titled How Professional Video Gamers Train for a World Championship. The WSJ followed the team during their February training and bootcamp program at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex. The article delivered a thorough look at how the Philadelphia 76ers are providing NBA-level training programs for the Team Dignitas athletes. The Women’s CS:GO team also received positive news this week as the squad was promoted to ESEA’s Main division for Season 28. This means the team is one step closer to the ultimate goal of the highly competitive, Mountain Dew League - featuring many of North America’s best outside the ESL Pro League.
4) #DIGSMITE: QUALIFIED FOR SMITE MASTERS IN ATLANTA
Heading into the final week of the SMITE Pro League regular season, Team Dignitas needed to win both matches to secure their place at the SMITE Masters event. The team ended up doing just that, with wins over Obey Alliance and mousesports to wrap up the season. As one of Europe’s top two teams, Team Dignitas will travel to Atlanta next week in hopes of taking home the 2018 Spring Split Championship.
5) GENERAL MANAGER MICHAEL ‘ODEE’ O’DELL SPEAKS AT CPFC BUSINESS LEADERS SUMMIT
HBSE, parent company to both Team Dignitas and the Crystal Palace Football Club in south London, invited Team Dignitas General Manager, ODEE, to speak at their recurring business leaders summit. ODEE gave the interested audience a look at how he built a world-class eSports team and shared background on why eSports became an area of interest for the Philadelphia 76ers and HBSE.