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:
Not going to esea finals despite qualifying. Busy schedule already + work and school commitments. 3rd time qualifying but never been there:(— Xyp9x (@DignitasXyp9x) October 10, 2014
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:
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.