dignitas to miss ESEA S17 Finals

Virtus.pro will be replacing dignitas at ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals in December, HLTV.org has learned.

dignitas finished the regular season in second place with a 11-5 record, having lost twice against both fnatic and Virtus.pro, and once against Natus Vincere.

The Danes' Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth however confirmed yesterday via Twitter that his side will not, once again, be traveling to Dallas for the Global Finals despite qualifying:

In fifth place as the first backup team finished Virtus.pro, whom HLTV.org have been able to confirm will be replacing dignitas at the Season 17 Finals.

We reached out to Virtus.pro's manager Christian Lenz, who gave us the following short statement to confirm their plans to travel to Dallas once again:

"After failing to qualify for ESEA finals, we got the chance to replace dignitas. There is nothing to think about, we are going to Dallas again!," Virtus.pro's manager Christian Lenz said to HLTV.org.

With regular season over in both Europe and North America, and dignitas now having been replaced, the following eight teams are expected to attend the Finals:

United States Cloud9 United States iBUYPOWER United States Denial United States eLevate
Sweden fnatic France Titan Poland Virtus.pro Europe mousesports

So far fnatic and Virtus.pro are confirmed for Europe. ESEA Invite Season 17 Global Finals will take place, after rescheduling, on December 5-7 in Dallas, TX.

Denmark Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Andreas 'Xyp9x' Højsleth
Rating 1.0:
Maps played:
2014-10-11 17:51
-eLevate + NetcodeGuides
2014-10-11 18:43
2014-10-11 18:50
2014-10-11 21:02
jdm vs KennyS pls.
2014-10-11 23:32
nah I want to see desi in action. Also its nice to see old schoolers like warden etc. They have much more lan xp and they might be able to upset couple teams there.
2014-10-12 07:11
so they get 16-1 again?
2014-10-13 19:24
sad :( but GL VIRTUS PRO :D
2014-10-11 17:51
Vietnam hcd 
bad :<
2014-10-11 17:51
Cool. I hate them.
2014-10-11 17:52
2014-10-11 17:52
-mouz +NaVi
2014-10-11 17:52
2014-10-11 17:53
yes :c
2014-10-11 17:56
2014-10-11 17:58
yes navi are better on LAN than onlinersports
2014-10-11 18:03
lol mouz > navi anyday
2014-10-11 18:20
lol, no!
2014-10-11 18:27
2014-10-11 18:39
on LAN? get out of here nerd
2014-10-11 18:41
check g3 results and facts > onlinesports trashtalk
2014-10-11 18:46
diff roster idiet
2014-10-11 18:48
very different, only nooky missing...
2014-10-11 19:25
2014-10-11 17:57
navi 3-11 last place haha
2014-10-11 18:12
nip top 1 H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@H@
2014-10-11 20:45
no? nip sucks atm
2014-10-11 20:48
2014-10-11 18:20
Dignitas :(
2014-10-11 17:52
really work? or some sponsorship issues?
2014-10-11 17:53
probably work
2014-10-11 18:21
i guess sponsership cos going to NA is costly and their sponsors actually are not From denmark but from UK... comeon 3 times in a row?
2014-10-11 18:24
dignitas has one of the youngest rosters so yeah, it probably is to do with school/work. And they didn't attend when they were under the CPH Wolves org either, so I don't think sponsorship is a problem.
2014-10-11 18:28
Do you even know what Dignitas is? They can *easily* afford to send them.
2014-10-11 18:33
No one on dignitas plays full time, they all work or go to school. It's a priority thing, you can't play counter-strike forever.
2014-10-11 18:59
Work. And its mainly me whois to blame, again :( During my 6months internship(part of a 3.5 years education) I have to take alot of days off for all events. Going to Dallas would cost me way to many days and the boys dont feel like going with a standin. We have 0 sponsorship issues as we could have gone with standins :D
2014-10-11 21:08
cool,sory m8.
2014-10-11 23:08
Denmark fyhn 
Damn you!! (jk, much love, no homo)
2014-10-12 01:35
3rd LAN without nip who failed to qualify and VP again on the LAN(the most stable clan cause they attend all LANs)?
2014-10-11 17:54
I'm worried they'll get tired. Also other factor is pasha and his newborn daughter. With such a small kid there is hardly time for anything...
2014-10-11 19:19
his wife is at home for at lest 3 months(?) and they have families so its not a problem for pasha.
2014-10-11 19:32
Poland Keruzz 
6-12 months :)
2014-10-11 19:52
dignitas should be finally banned, they make a joke from rules every year :/
2014-10-11 19:59
you guys get that much maternity leave in Poland? We don't get shit in the US upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/F..
2014-10-11 20:54
Don't tell thorin.
2014-10-12 00:00
aizy | 
United States Shitado 
wish netcode over elevate
2014-10-11 17:54
Then why bother playing the online matches just for practice? I dont really get it i think teams should be banned for a season or two if they never attend, 3rd time and theyre not doing it
2014-10-11 17:54
they dont care they're fucking bawlin they get invited and qualify for so many events they cant go to them all lmfao fucking bawlers
2014-10-11 17:59
next mouz?
2014-10-11 17:54
Iceland fatboislim 
it would be awesome if you could bet on if mouz flies or not.
2014-10-11 18:03
so who is the 5th player for mouz?
2014-10-11 17:55
2014-10-11 17:59
Karrigan pretty sure. He already joined with ESL account.
2014-10-11 18:20
noooo :/ If only he was as good as he was in 1.6
2014-10-11 18:25
Poland gibeq 
gj , virtus for winner
2014-10-11 17:55
2014-10-11 17:56
C9 ftw
2014-10-11 17:56
hopefully ESEA will remove dig from the league for next season. third time now they've broken the rules.
2014-10-11 17:56
2014-10-11 18:59
United States ferdog 
Lan dodgers
2014-10-11 17:57
What is the point of playing in the league to begin with? Surely, it's not just for fun since all dignitas games seem to get DDoSed anyway.
2014-10-11 17:57
AnJ | 
Denmark devonBFD 
Practice. :D
2014-10-11 19:43
Good riddance.
2014-10-11 17:57
2014-10-11 17:57
2014-10-11 17:58
why even play professionelly if you cant attend events? ggwp
2014-10-11 17:59
device | 
Denmark AwzuuM 
Ya i agree they never attend events ur fucking right. HLTV at its best
2014-10-11 18:41
yea fuck them for preferring school over cs lan!
2014-10-12 12:43
German manager of polish team in russian organization going to american lan. Wtf world? It makes 0 sense... but for real this shows why sport is so great. Connecting nations.
2014-10-11 18:01
Germany Chris Walker 
How doesnt it make 0 sense?
2014-10-11 18:03
in common view everyone hates each other
2014-10-11 18:07
Germany Chris Walker 
Why do you tell other people how to feel about humans from different nations lol
2014-10-11 18:07
cause i know people from all those nations?
2014-10-11 18:12
Germany Chris Walker 
Every decently educated person knows that you shouldn't judge a person just because of a thing he can't even choose, his nationality.
2014-10-11 18:13
read again, i ve wrritten "in common view" but be realistic, it makes sense for western world but i ve never seen a nice russian. Russia deprevate everyone who is raised there
2014-10-11 18:17
I knew you were the typical "I know 10 people from nationality x and have bad experience with them, that means the rest also must be like this!!11!" racist just by reading ur first comment
2014-10-11 18:21
you dont help with your behavior to change it ;)
2014-10-11 18:28
Germany Chris Walker 
"common view" is pretty much subjective, on top of that I've met many nice Russians.
2014-10-11 19:09
Well at least you can choose your nationality on HLTV mr. european flag.
2014-10-11 18:18
Germany Chris Walker 
Well guess why I chose this one, just because of people like that c9ftw guy who generalize a group of people just by where they're coming from. Plus for me it's not important where someone comes from.
2014-10-11 19:08
you must be fucing retarded euromorondemosocialist to pick eu flag
2014-10-11 19:30
Germany Chris Walker 
Better that than being a narrow-minded racist
2014-10-11 19:34
nothing is worse than being a communist scum like you
2014-10-11 19:42
Germany Chris Walker 
Interesting how you connect not being a narrow-minded racist with being a communist. I think at this point it's not even possible to discuss with an idiot like you, we can just hope you will disappear forever (to say it in a friendly way). Just one word -> facepalm
2014-10-11 19:46
what a bs, eu=far left=communism die in pain
2014-10-11 20:22
Germany Chris Walker 
Interesting how Dignitas aren't called "LAN dodgers" now
2014-10-11 18:03
2014-10-11 18:23
Germany Chris Walker 
Cause mouz directly were?
2014-10-11 19:06
LOL you are trying to compare dignitas with mouz? mouz has chrisJ who seems to perform only good online, dignitas was on 10x more lans then mouz was and mouz is mainly showing their skill ONLINE and dignitas is playing online as good as offline...
2014-10-12 13:19
Germany Chris Walker 
Why can't i compare those teams? It just shows again how people jump on bandwagons without actually knowing things. Example: Did you watch G3 where mouz beat VP and almost fnatic? On top of that Dignitas didn't win a big LAN event with their current lineup yet.
2014-10-12 14:46
Dignitas is the nicest team & they don't forget work & school. I hope they will be able to finish school & focus on playing after. They have so many talented players, I hope they will win a major in the future. They are consistent but they have to step a little bit up to win the next 1.
2014-10-11 18:04
2014-10-11 18:23
mouz next
2014-10-11 18:04
2014-10-11 18:04
Why waste peoples time with a qualifier then.
2014-10-11 18:06
sad :(
2014-10-11 18:06
Sweden binz 
invite Reason Gaming !
2014-10-11 18:08
2014-10-11 21:36
Poland sajlent 
pff that's better because VP is going to Dallas :P
2014-10-11 18:09
Dignitas PLS
2014-10-11 18:09
2014-10-11 18:10
papaBiceps going to his friends from Amerikana!
2014-10-11 18:10
Shroooood, papaBiceps is coming :D
2014-10-11 18:21
"Qualified three times but never been there." So just ban them out of the league maybe? Give other teams a chance that are actually able/willing to attend.
2014-10-11 18:15
Erm, They dont actually deny anyone a chance... the team that ends up in 5th place get their spot...
2014-10-11 18:24
Yeah but maybe there's another team that's not even in the regular league now because of that.
2014-10-11 18:31
Are you thinking of a specific team? I can't think of one that would be worth watching over dignitas... even if they don't go to the LAN finals =)
2014-10-11 18:44
Just because it's on US soil means it has to have 4 US teams? :p -denial +NiP -elevate +HR
2014-10-11 18:24
2014-10-11 18:25
Yes it does. We need the game to grow in murrica, not just send over six european teams overseas.
2014-10-11 19:21
If you hold an international tournament, shouldn't it be a fair fight for every country? If they want to be biased then they should just invite every team instead of making them fight unfairly for the available spots :P
2014-10-11 19:31
ehm... ESEA US - 4 american teams qualify ESEA EU - 4 european teams qualify what exactly dont you understand?
2014-10-12 12:44
i dont see the point in being a team if you are not going to go to these events. surely thats the point? fuck work and school for a few days, how many people in the world get the opportunity to go to USA and play LAN as a pro cs player? hardly any. dignitas should be making the most of these opportunities when they have them, nothing gold can stay.
2014-10-11 18:26
They attend plenty of LAN's, just not those around the world with tiny prize pools. No one on dignitas plays full time.
2014-10-11 19:05
Esea is 20k for first place and 47k overall prize pool - more than g3, dhs, cph games, and sltv and almost the same as faceit and eswc (50k each).
2014-10-11 19:23
It probably costs around 5-10K USD just to attend (flights, hotel, food etc). Everything but a win would probably be a net loss, and a win is not that much either.
2014-10-11 19:49
work and school commitments hahahahaha fucking lan dodgers
2014-10-11 18:28
so mouz will actually attend?? what is this
2014-10-11 18:32
they actually confirmed it 1 month ago that they WILL go
2014-10-11 19:26
yyes VP :D
2014-10-11 18:51
Not nice :/
2014-10-11 19:25
OMG what a LAN dodgers :o omg omg omg ^^ I have seen no comment like that, only with mouz it seems
2014-10-11 19:37
Virtus.Pro to be the best EU team in Murica again ?
2014-10-11 19:39
I hope they wont have another 'visa' problem ...
2014-10-11 19:50
VP never had a visa problem m8. Snax was late,coz someone from his family died or something? Edward had one,and he was from Navi. or did he ? i dont remember...
2014-10-11 20:44
"+work and school" then wtf are u doing in a pro team?
2014-10-11 19:53
have u seen their ages? if not look once before commenting.
2014-10-11 20:44
how does their age matter? Its a pro team with a salary,behave like a proffesional
2014-10-11 20:59
Denmark fyhn 
If you just skim through the comments, you'll notice FeTiSh telling that it's mostly him, who is to blame. He's got an internship as a part of his education and obviously can't take too many days off.
2014-10-12 01:37
Pretty lame.
2014-10-11 20:01
another fact reflects from him, i mean most of the teams. pure cs in their lives is not enough to provide them for living. :(
2014-10-11 20:13
lol replace him?
2014-10-11 20:17
They are probably changing aizy for cajun and praccing instead ;)
2014-10-11 20:37
why 4 murican teams when there's so many better european teams... american cs sucks, get over it
2014-10-11 21:51
because thats how the league works... 4 best teams in each division meet up in playoffs... also why talk shit NA cs when portugal has no good team except team FOXj
2014-10-12 07:20
Cloud9 vs IBP grand finals again 100% sure
2014-10-11 22:01
Next: mouz
2014-10-11 22:20
anticipating more rule bending scumbaggerey from esea
2014-10-11 22:34
United Kingdom paullll 
You'd think, by the third time qualifying for the tournament that they'd be like "fuck it, lets go anyway!"
2014-10-11 23:37
This team's made it 3 times and never attended lan? Why does ESEA keep allowing them into invite at all? They've made it pretty obvious that the event isn't worth it.
2014-10-11 23:49
-Dallas +New York
2014-10-11 23:50
Poland kRAMERO 
mouz pleas skip this event +NaVi
2014-10-12 00:09
cyx | 
Bangladesh Stoffi 
Sad for them, but nice for the rest of us. There are some better teams out there atm, than dignitas. Sadly they havent peaked for a while now.
2014-10-12 00:16
Yeah but they will peek at majors and then rob anyone in quarterfinals to steal semifinal spot and then.... loose as always, semifinalchokers. But hey atleast they aint as bad as iBP when it comes down to big events (not some stupid cevo or small na event)
2014-10-12 07:28
i really doubt mousesports has the means to travel to US. ESEA better start looking for a replacement. And VP is the fucking best for not looking down on ESEA and coming pretty much every time now. <3
2014-10-12 06:57
VP has been my favorite team for many years now (including 1.6) . I had faith in them when they played poorly at the beginning of GO and wasnt surprised when they won their first big events. They are the real champions of counter-strike in my eyes. VP FOR PREZ KURWA KURWA
2014-10-12 07:22
Semi(final)gnitas dodgenitas Worknitas Geeknitas
2014-10-12 07:25
Clearly they're afraid of Ebola.
2014-10-12 13:06
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