DIG Overwatch re-signs for 2017; welcome three new players!
Thu 26th Jan 2017 - 8:00pm
Team Dignitas is happy to announce the 2017 Overwatch lineup! We are returning three star players and adding three new faces to strengthen our lineup and continue competing at the highest level. With the Overwatch league coming up, Team Dignitas is excited to see what the future will bring for our Overwatch division!
We're excited to announce that DPS player Jose Antonio 'BromaS' Ramos Gonzales, Flex pick Joshua 'ToxikeN' Campos and DPS/Flex player Jiri 'LiNkzr' Masalin extended their contracts and maintain their spot in our starting lineup for 2017. Both LiNkz and BromaS competed in the World Cup playoffs with their respective nations, Spain and Finland, only to face each other in the Quarter Finals and go home with a Top 8 and Top 4 placement.
|"With a mix between the old Team Dignitas and Ninjas with Attitude, a new powerhouse team is ready to make their mark in 2017."
- Jason Kaplan, Overwatch caster at ESL
Joining the team is Marcel 'Veineless' Lehmann, a former 2014 Infinite Crisis Support player for Team Dignitas who helped us reach a Top 4 placement at the World Finals. He's known for his smart plays and strategic mindset, which will come in handy when he's keeping the team alive as our new Support player. Our second Support role is filled by Elvinas 'Evokje' Padegimas, known for his consistent performance since the early days of Overwatch.
Our last addition is Patrick 'Wat7' Marwal, an Austrian World Cup player who impressed the team over the last few months with his consistent performances, and will be taking on our Tank role.
|"It is good to see that Team Dignitas have preserved their core identity, bringing in Austrian World Cup representative Wat7 in to fill the dedicated tank role, possibly the only piece of the puzzle that was missing originally."
- Mitch 'Ubershouts' Leslie, Overwatch caster at ESL
Nicholas 'Shifty' Travis will join the team as head coach. As a consistently top ranked player on the European competitive ladder, Shifty has been coaching both individual professionals and teams across NA and EU since May 2016. His experience as a player and guidance as a coach will enable our team to communicate and compete at the highest level.
We look forward to seeing the team in action in the XTRA Cup LAN finals on January 28 in Paris, France.
Presenting the 2017 Team Dignitas Overwatch lineup:
Name: Jiri Masalin
Name: Jose Antonio Ramos Gonzales
Name: Joshua Campos
Name: Marcel Lehmann
Name: Elvinas Padegimas
Name: Patrick Marwal
|"With the new Team Dignitas Overwatch roster I am confident that we will be a top contender in upcoming competitions and I will do everything I can to make sure we are. With the addition of Evokje, Wat7 and Veineless we now have three extremely committed players with fresh ideas to bring new life to the team. I'm excited to show everyone the new Team Dignitas!"
- Jiri 'LiNkzr' Masalin, team captain
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Stay tuned to team-dignitas.net and our social media network for more updates on our roster developments.