5 Things to Know this Week #13
Wed 9th May 2018 - 2:35pm
MAY 1 - 7, 2018
1) #DIGPUBG: NEW TEAM QUALIFIES FOR DREAMHACK AUSTIN
The Team Dignitas PUBG team joined less than two weeks ago and have already qualified for a major event ahead of many popular teams. The new squad pushed their way through a 128-team bracket to advance to the closed qualifier stage. After ten rounds across two days, Team Dignitas ended on top of the leader board, securing their place at the $100,000 Dreamhack Austin PUBG Showdown. Team Dignitas outplaced popular teams such as Cloud9, OpTic Gaming, Tempo Storm and Team EnVyUs. The team will travel to Austin, Texas June 1-3 for the international finals.
2) #DIGCLASH: MAXLAMENACE TAKES GOLD IN ITALY
New Clash Royale member, MaxLaMenace was invited to Italy to play in QLASH League Finals. As most Clash Royale League rosters have still being formed, pending the June combine and draft, MaxLaMenace needed to play with members from other teams in the interim including the likes of Team Liquid and other freelance players. MaxLaMenace and squad took down popular Clash Royale team, Team Queso, in the Grand Finals to secure a gold medal. The result is a positive sign as MaxLaMenace awaits the remaining Team Dignitas Clash Royale members to be recruited next month.
3) TEAM DIGNITAS HOSTS BUFFALO WILD WINGS CHICKEN DINNER OPEN
In combination with Buffalo Wild Wings, Team Dignitas hosted the ‘Chicken Dinner Open’, a PUBG tournament for amateur players with a trip to E3 as the grand prize. Hundreds of PUBG players from across North America played in the event, which was casted by some of PUBG’s most popular personalities including Deman (former professional player for Team Dignitas), LucyMae, Toffees and Matrym. After a series of six rounds, amateur player Nuisancee from California took home the grand prize. He will join the Team Dignitas PUBG in Los Angeles next month.
4) #DIGSMASH: HUGS FACES THE BEST-OF-THE-BEST AT SMASH SUMMIT 6
One of the Smash communities favorite events, Smash Summit, took place this weekend. The event, hosted in a California estate, focuses just as much on entertaining content as it does competitive play. The tournament was by invitation-only, with HugS being voted into the event by tens of thousands of fans. While HugS wasn’t able to secure a top finish at the event, he provided countless hours of entertainment while on camera throughout the event including as a guest caster.
5) #DIGCSGO: BOTH CS:GO TEAMS PLAY IN OPEN QUALIFIERS
Both CS:GO teams were active this week in various open qualifiers for major CS:GO events. Both teams entered the ESL One Cologne qualifiers. Unfortunately, the women’s team was disallowed from continuing given ESL only allows one team per organization in their events. The men’s team was able to secure a few wins in the open bracket before just falling short of the final stage. Both teams were able to compete in Dreamhack’s Valencia Open with the men’s team advancing through five rounds with a notable win over Mythic Gaming before being eliminated. Our CS:GO teams now look ahead to the start of the ESEA & Mountain Dew League seasons in two weeks.