5 Things to Know this Week #21
Tue 3rd Jul 2018 - 5:35pm
JUNE 26 - JULY 2, 2018
1) LUCKY AND TRAINER DIPUTS AT DEW TOUR IN LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
California native, Lucky from the Super Smash Bros Melee team, and new Clash Royale player from New York, Trainer Diputs, traveled to Long Beach for the annual Dew Tour. Mountain Dew’s skateboarding event also included an esports component, with Team Dignitas, SK Gaming and Immortals in town to live stream and play games. Along with watching the competitions, Team Dignitas players faced off against rival teams in a heated battle of Jenga and fun drawing competitions, which brought thousands of viewers to the live stream.
2) #DIGCLASH: ENDER JOINS AS TEAM ANALYST FOR CLASH ROYALE LEAGUE
As the Team Dignitas Clash Royale team ramps up for the inaugural Clash Royale League, starting in August, the team saw an opportunity to recruit one of the best analysts in the game. Hailing from Spain, Ignacio "Ender" Gascó Roselló has joined the team to help the players prepare for their first season. Ender will be living with the team in Los Angeles and be a key component for the team’s preparation.
3) #DIGCSGO: TEAM REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN MOUNTAIN DEW LEAGUE
The CS:GO team looking in excellent shape as they prepare for their most important tournament since joining Team Dignitas, the FACEIT America’s Minor. In the online competition, the team remains undefeated with an 8-0 record in the Mountain Dew League. Eight matches remain as the team hopes to be one of the region’s top squads, therefore securing a place in the Global Challenge LAN.
4) #DIGRL: KAYDOP AND VIOLENTPANDA QUALIFY FOR UNIVERSAL OPEN CLOSED QUALIFIER
NBC Sports’ Universal Open’s second qualifier started last week, with reigning champions Kaydop and ViolentPanda looking to defend their title. Teammate Turbpolsa previously qualified with Team EnVyUs’ remkoe. Kaydop and ViolentPanda cruised through the 128-team bracket, thus securing a place in the next stage. The trio of players will next travel to Philadelphia for their first bootcamp and training session with the Philadelphia 76ers, before jetting off to Toronto for the Northern Arena 2 Invitational Grand Finals.
5) BAMBAM JOINS STREAM TEAM
Popular Heroes of the Storm streamer, bambam, joined Team Dignitas as a streamer. Bambam averages over 1,700 concurrent viewers per stream thanks to his skilled gameplay and entertaining charisma. He is one of the game's most popular streamers, engaging the interest of both esports and non-esports fans alike.