When the previous Dignitas CS team switched to CGS's Birmingham Salvo, Dignitas decided to leave the scene and focus on other games, such as Call of Duty and the FIFA series. But now after some consideration and to maintain control in the UK's gaming scene, the team have announced that the old TLR.cs team will be joining their ranks.
This certainly is not the first time Dignitas welcome a Counter-Strike 1.6 team, together they have previously engraved their name in the scene with a German team who qualified for the EPS, but didn't manage to achieve much more. Dignitas also had two Danish teams, one of which participated in Kode5, and a rather successful British team who proved themselves in last year's ESWC.
Next month the team will make their first appearance under their new home at the Kode5 Grand Finals which will take place in Moscow, Russia.
"Since our last Counter-strike team had a great ESWC taking 9th but then moving to CS:Source and The CGS we have been unsure if we wanted or needed another CS team or not," said Fredrik 'NewmaN' Reinius in their official statement. "We have had a lot of offers from both 1.6 and source-teams but nothing that felt perfect and that would fit in with our beliefs and standards.
"We have found that in this team and we think our little team and all our squads can help them improve and achieve a lot, but we also think all our squads can learn a lot from them. That's what Team Dignitas is about and we will continue to improve."
Alex "Aleski" Way
Suffian "suffz" Arshad
Kal "101" Meek
Kurtis "kurt1s" Shore
Mark "Spike" Quigley
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