valde to stand in for dignitas at ECS

Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså has been confirmed as dignitas' replacement for Emil "Magiskb0Y" Reif at ECS Season 2 Finals.

After a short period of uncertainty following Emil "Magisk" Reif's announcement that he will be missing out on the ECS Season 2 Finals in Anaheim, USA, Dignitas have confirmed that they will be using Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså as a replacement.

valde will be filling in for magiskb0Y at ECS

valde has been a strong performer for Heroic since the team picked him up, but will have big shoes to fill this weekend replacing one of the breakout players of 2016.

At ECS, which starts on December 9th, Dignitas have been placed in Group B, with Immortals, Envy and SK.

dignitas will be using the following line-up for ECS Season 2 Finals:

Denmark Mathias "MSL" Lauridsen
Denmark Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke
Denmark René "cajunb" Borg
Norway Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel
Denmark Valdemar "valde" Bjørn Vangså (stand-in)

Denmark Casper "ruggah" Due (coach)

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Denmark Mathias 'MSL' Lauridsen
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Denmark René 'cajunb' Borg
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Denmark Kristian 'k0nfig' Wienecke
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Denmark Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
Valdemar 'valde' Bjørn Vangså
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Denmark Emil 'Magisk' Reif
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Denmark Casper 'ruggah' Due
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Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
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Denmark beastd 
Oh nooo ...
2016-12-05 01:23
ZywOo | 
United States TeamSESH 
"Oh nooo ..." either brain dead or had to think of something contro for the first comment
2016-12-05 01:29
Denmark beastd 
brain dead
2016-12-05 01:29
ZywOo | 
United States TeamSESH 
auto correct, nt
2016-12-05 01:52
Denmark beastd 
mad cause u slow ?
2016-12-05 13:41
REAL DEAL, 300 women per year
2016-12-05 14:02
Denmark beastd 
Fake Flagger, nt
2016-12-05 14:32
nah u thought, ill take a picture of my town in NJ right now
2016-12-05 15:31
Denmark beastd 
Go ahead !!
2016-12-05 17:12
"Oh nooo ..." I read that with the young Joseph Joestar voice lul XD
2016-12-05 01:44
Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
2016-12-05 07:44
Expected gl. After valde carries dignitas -RUBINO +valde plz
2016-12-05 01:24
2016-12-05 01:25
haha +1 actually
2016-12-05 02:11
that team would be top 1 no doubt
2016-12-05 02:30
u don't know that skill isn't everything
2016-12-05 02:59
Dignitas really aren't an aim based teams as is and are already up there . More firepower would certainly help them.
2016-12-05 14:40
yep but rubino doesnt have a aim heavy role. he is more of a lurker/support. sure it doesnt really hurt if it was someone with better aim instead of him but you gotta take in to account that rubino has really good game sense.
2016-12-05 15:55
You have to take into account that Valde's game sense is just as good, on top of the fact that it would allow them to speak Danish if they wanted to.
2016-12-05 17:37
Rubino speaks danish fluently. They speak danish as a team.
2016-12-05 20:23
Problem is still that valde does not play his role. Valde has position 1-2 and Rubino 4-5
2016-12-07 10:29
That sounds like Dota positions, those don't really relate. If you're talking about in terms of fragging Valde was never meant to be a star player, he's a strong complementary player to someone like Gla1ve was on Heroic, or Magisk (if he joins Dig).
2016-12-07 15:47
no brain kebab inbound rubino is a good roleplayer and they don't need more firepower. roles would be fucky too.
2016-12-05 05:18
They actually do need more firepower. Having both rubino and msl on the lineup makes them wildly inconsistent, because they rely on the other trio to be on point all the time.
2016-12-05 06:28
You don't need 4 star players to make a top team rofl look at any team out there. Nip: xizt and friberg role players, pyth hybrid, gtr/forest stars. Vp:neo and taz role players, snax and byali stars, and pasza doing his aggressive lurk stuff sort of a wild card. G2: smithzz/body role players, rpk tank, shox and scream star players. Faze: karrigan/ kio roleplayers,a llu solid awper and acan go off,/aizy/rain stars. Rare to see a team with 4 star players... Anyway, they have absolutely no need for valde. Also, Dignitas were like incredibly consistent leading up toward dh winter and Brazil..and those two bad showings had nothing to do with not having enough firepower.
2016-12-05 09:48
This doesn't mean it wouldn't work in this instance.. I actually think that it might be beneficial to players such as magisk and msl as their roles would be more defined/specfic.
2016-12-05 10:18
cajunb is actually a hybrid role player and occasional carry much like allu magisk/k0nfig stars rubino/msl role players but if valde joins you would just have 1 role player which is msl a cajunb would be the half-carry. msl knows how to use his players well navi actually 3 star players s1mple,flamie,guardian
2016-12-05 13:50
And how many of those teams have consistently stayed top 3? On VP anyone can turn up at any given moment, just like on SK. Thats why they are the only teams to consistently stay top 3. Just like the old Ldlc/envy and fnatic used to, all of the players were able to win their duels at almost any given time. Obviously just throwing stars in a team doesn't work, like we've seen with faze, but dignitas has a good core, they just lack consistency, because they rely on their three stars to show up every single match. Rubino used to be really good and consistent, probably the most consistent player on dig in the kjaerbye&tenski era, but he has been slumping hard for like half a year. He was the reason they we're able to win epicenter, because in the playoffs he turned up just as much as k0nfig, cajun, and magisk. If he could play like that all the time, it would be fine, but if dig wants to stay top 3, they most likely need more firepower.
2016-12-05 19:51
Denmark Notallama 
roleplayer xDDDD
2016-12-05 07:10
2016-12-05 09:24
Gux | 
Sweden EczeL  
When did faze ever had five star players though?
2016-12-10 00:51
like forever
2016-12-10 01:20
Gux | 
Sweden EczeL  
Maybe they were stars in their respective teams before joining faze but for me, star players are players like s1mple, coldzera, device, shox, f0rest etc.
2016-12-10 01:22
they are superstar players. carry players aswell. star players can be lower capacity
2016-12-10 01:23
Gux | 
Sweden EczeL  
All right. btw, faze differs from dignitas since faze are bunch of players from different nationalities. It's harder for them to communicate.
2016-12-10 01:24
Norway Noreg 
too much choke
2016-12-05 09:25
United States YANGGANG2020 
2016-12-05 01:23
gob b | 
Germany creaven 
2016-12-05 01:23
2016-12-05 01:23
Switzerland TyRRRR 
2016-12-05 01:23
Whatever happens I hope mouz gets rid off spiidi and dennis.
2016-12-05 01:23
New Zealand tyfnz 
+1 Denis has been a bot forever and Spiidi is inconsistent af. Maybe +tabsen and +some other German player.
2016-12-05 01:48
Syria Gonezxzx 
2016-12-05 03:39
Yeah, and even if they haven't been BOT 100% of the matches it doesn't matter Any player on alternate attax or Penta could replace Denis or Spiidi and they would play as well if not better. Mouz should be much better than they are
2016-12-05 03:45
-spiidi -denis +hitler +himmler That team would play with all the gas.
2016-12-05 01:56
Nice move.
2016-12-05 01:23
Nice they have a chance now
2016-12-05 01:23
2016-12-05 01:23
Monkey | 
Poland vexq 
2016-12-05 01:23
World jk2 
2016-12-05 01:23
2016-12-05 01:23
Brazil mth^ 
2016-12-05 01:23
Netherlands HACI 
VALDEGOD is ready
2016-12-05 01:24
sick, it will be hard to replace Magiskboy, but Valde is the only one in the danish scene that can get to the same lvl.
2016-12-05 01:24
well the only one that isn't on astralis.
2016-12-05 20:25
Denmark slacking 
valde is sick should join on a definitive basis. get rubino out
2016-12-05 01:24
agree, easily top3 world imo. and ofc top1 denmark if they arent already
2016-12-05 01:31
Brazil FalKsCS 
after seing astralis @ eleague I expect a top4 finish at least on ECS
2016-12-05 01:36
Idk if a player like valde would flourish next to k0nfig and magiskb0y, especially not in rubinos supportive position. He's a star player in the making, not a site anchor
2016-12-05 16:05
No pls no valde rele valde NOOOO.....
2016-12-05 01:25
Gl bro, best Danish player at the moment <3
2016-12-05 01:25
nahh.. kjaerbye, device, magiskboy and konfig are all better
2016-12-05 09:21
Denmark Notallama 
Bold statement
2016-12-05 14:10
2016-12-05 16:40
Denmark Notallama 
Valde's stats are plain better. Your only argument would be the fact that they play in better teams/against better teams- but that's hardly an argument- since you then wouldn't know it or not. So yeah, bold statement.
2016-12-05 18:39
valde doesnt play at top team lans.
2016-12-05 20:26
Denmark Notallama 
Read again.
2016-12-05 23:24
How is that hardly an argument? That's a very solid argument indeed. You need to prove yourself on the big stage before you can be called "Denmark's best player". Let's compare to football. Just because a striker scores 35 goals in the Dutch league, doesn't mean that he is the best striker in the world. He needs to play good teams consistently and still maintain those stats to receive that honor.
2016-12-06 00:10
Denmark Notallama 
It's hardly an argument, because you simply know how he would perform in a top10 team. You can say that you aren't sure, that would be fine, but saying that he's simply a worse player is a bold statement. I follow the Danish scene rather closely, and from what I've seen, valde is one of the biggest talents I've seen in years. I have no doubt that this guy will prove himself, one way ot the other- but that he's simply a worse player than those you mentioned, is a silly statement. None of the current players on the Danish top were as big of a talent coming up, as valde is now.
2016-12-06 00:23
Maybe he's as good as the players I mention, but until we see that proven against better teams consistently, I'm gonna maintain my statement. Everything else is pure speculation.
2016-12-06 14:40
Denmark Notallama 
Your statement is pure speculation, that was my entire point. That's why I said it was a bold statement. But you disagreed.
2016-12-06 15:31
Let's just agree that both of our statements are pure speculation then.
2016-12-06 15:38
Denmark Notallama 
When did I speculate?
2016-12-06 15:49
It sounds like you're claiming that Valde is not a worse player than the players I mentioned, while you have no clear metric for proving that he is as good as them. = Speculation.
2016-12-07 10:30
Denmark Notallama 
No, I just said that he might as well be, to prove that your claim was speculation.
2016-12-07 11:58
Well that could be much worse for Dignitas, let's hope for their sake that they can at least reach the playoffs.
2016-12-05 01:27
considering they were originally planning on using Ruggah (their coach) they are much better off this way, and the only thing really weakening them is not having enough time to play
2016-12-05 02:01
RIP kriegboy sad not to see him buying krieg only
2016-12-05 01:27
good stand in
2016-12-05 01:34
2016-12-05 01:38
gl valde, one of the best in dennark atm, lets hope that in the future dignitas gets rid of rubino, and later of MSL, they have potential!
2016-12-05 01:39
France Gugus_Patacus 
Dignitas without an IGL would be trash, look at Faze after/ before Karrigan, would be the same for dignitas
2016-12-05 07:46
France Bouf 
oh boy
2016-12-05 01:42
Hopefully he'll replace MSL or Rubino
2016-12-05 01:53
Now imagine -MSL +Valde Kreygasm
2016-12-05 01:55
because cutting the igl always works out fine
2016-12-05 02:38
MSL is the most important player in the team...
2016-12-05 11:44
MSL is one of the few IGLs in the scene who actually has a noticeable impact on the team. It would be suicide to remove him.
2016-12-05 14:44
United Kingdom Jonty04l32 
Valde is an amazing talent... holy crap dignitas just as dangerous at this event. PS: To the noobs, MSL is a vital component to dignitas. Stop making stupid statements as to replace him, he isn't going anywhere.
2016-12-05 02:02
Brazil XEMBAO 
Fox will rekt valde :))
2016-12-05 02:11
It's almost unfair how much talent there is in Denmark at the moment. Somebody call Donald Trump, it's time to takeover Greenland.
2016-12-05 02:13
Its funny because youre right but they still choke like always
2016-12-05 02:18
You mean like when they won Epicenter a little over a month ago?
2016-12-05 11:24
which later led of dignitas failing to pass 2 straight groupstages (DH Winter and EPL lan finals) following by another early exit at ELEAGUE. considering denmark's deep talent pool, winning one tier1 event in 6months is a bit disappointing to say the least.
2016-12-05 12:22
But they don't "always choke", which was his point.
2016-12-05 15:01
Astralis do.
2016-12-05 20:27
But dignitas doesn't, so they don't "always choke". That concepts can't be too hard to grasp.
2016-12-05 20:42
and still they barely can win a single big event.
2016-12-05 12:12
And when u think there are like 5-5.5mil ppl in Denmark, and they always had amazing players, even in 1.6..
2016-12-05 14:47
Denmark had an insane CS:S scene too.
2016-12-06 04:02
magisk>Valde Valde>Rubino
2016-12-05 02:34
Valdemar... a typical Brazilian name
2016-12-05 02:49
I originally read this as valve to stand in for dignitas lol
2016-12-05 02:56
magisk said wouldnt be anyone from heroic tho :o
2016-12-05 03:03
Turkey xxxjet 
good stand in from dignitas valde is one of the best danish player
2016-12-05 03:09
he's actually a good player.. fast reliable and accurate.
2016-12-05 03:23
pick FNX kappa
2016-12-05 03:37
omg :o
2016-12-05 04:23
Denmark FeNoM_XD 
GOD valde
2016-12-05 04:31
Portugal dracø 
If this goes well for valde, rubino is in serious trouble. rubino + jkaem going for a all Norwegian team maybe?!
2016-12-05 04:49
or rubino jkaem, maikelele, fnx(LUL) and one more
2016-12-05 06:07
Other kimbadim 
+nex KappaPride
2016-12-05 08:51
I don't see it happen, Rubino has such a different role.
2016-12-05 16:22
Portugal dracø 
I don't disagree and I like rubino in Dignitas. But I say this because lately it looks like he lost his spark and doesn't seem as into the team as before. I'm sure that MSL could make it work, he's probably the best IGL in terms of maximizing his player's performances.
2016-12-05 22:40
pretty much confirmed -rubino + valde in the next months :D
2016-12-05 07:00
heh, you have the chance to be in the best cs go team yet you decide not to attend... really shows that not even pros care about the scene anymore. its a dying scene when even young talent dont prioritize it.
2016-12-05 08:36
South America IFK 
not sure if troll or not, but I still care to answer. I am pretty sure dig has been on the road for like 2 months straight, which has lead to several exams being missed. So if this is that important to him, let him do it. There's life after CS.
2016-12-05 13:54
Zeus | 
CIS hyperbear 
why kick SGb0y?
2016-12-05 08:48
cyx | 
Armenia Lev1nnn 
They didnt kick he got exams.
2016-12-05 12:34
In eSports Players it should not be exams. They should put the automatic evaluation.
2016-12-05 15:37
Croatia mds818 
If something like -Rubino +Vlade happens it would be pretty much Pronax's fnatic
2016-12-05 08:58
World navlefnuller 
Not a bad word about Rubino; he is solid, but replacing him with Valde would still be amazing tho.. But rather I would probably kick MSL and have him as couch.. MSL too much of a bot aim wise
2016-12-05 09:00
Coaches can't speak during the match. After the new coaching rule, look at how teams with actual leaders have actually taken their game to a whole new level compared to teams, who didn't have a leader, but just a coach to lead them.
2016-12-05 10:33
World navlefnuller 
You have a good point and I'm kinda split on the subject.. I would say glave, for instance, has shown a tendency (so far) to be average on the frag department, while also leading. IMO MSL is almost always at the bottom which is just not good enough
2016-12-05 12:34
Denmark FeNoM_XD 
Bot aim wise? He is actually good with rifles lol
2016-12-05 10:51
World navlefnuller 
Could be better ayy? =P
2016-12-05 12:35
Croatia mds818 
He's shit with rifles,I wont forget the DH against Kinguin where he lost 1v1 against mouz. MSL:100hp(CT),m4a1,holds angle-bomb was infront of him(dropped) Mouz:21/22 hp,ak,running into connector>killing msl.
2016-12-05 12:36
World navlefnuller 
Valde to Dig would be friggin' amazing God dammit this makes me psyched. Must be a good standing between Valde and Dig since he can do stand-in. Sweeeeeet
2016-12-05 08:58
woah, GL valde! we need this dignitas: cajunb MSL Magiskb0Y valde k0nfig
2016-12-05 10:53
2016-12-05 11:00
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
gl Valde!
2016-12-05 11:31
Actually wanted dis to happen, GL valde!
2016-12-05 12:08
-Magiskb0y rip
2016-12-05 12:57
Poland furleppe 
why not cadian ;c
2016-12-05 12:59
1 RIP SK 2 RIP dignitas 3 whos next?
2016-12-05 12:59
This might work. Definitely better than SKs standin.
2016-12-05 13:10
Finland coswell 
Danish Shuffle episode 2 - coming soon in the spring of 2017.
2016-12-05 13:11
Amazing player. GL!
2016-12-05 13:18
rip smF and Nico
2016-12-05 13:22
Denmark Notallama 
Quite a solid replacement. I don't know if I'd rank valde or magisk highest. But imo, Magisk' power is on defense, while valde is a superb player on the attack. I'm suspecting some crazy plays, with both k0nfig and valde doing some crazy plays, maybe alongside each other?
2016-12-05 14:15
no magisk no party
2016-12-05 14:43
-rubino +valde = top 1 dannish team
2016-12-05 15:25
-rubino +valde after this event
2016-12-05 16:59
2016-12-05 18:10
good game, well played
2016-12-05 19:52
-rubotino +valde
2016-12-05 20:09
-rubino +valde -MSL +aizy =top1 team
2016-12-05 20:17
-MSL lmao, you have no idea about this game. MSL keeps this team together.
2016-12-10 01:21
ez fnatic another major in the bag
2016-12-05 22:41
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