Three months after their Danish lineup departed for North, dignitas have unveiled a new roster formed around the ex-FaZe trio Mikail "Maikelele" Bill, Ricardo "fox" Pacheco and Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad.
The rumors about Mikail "Maikelele" Bill joining forces with two other former FaZe players, Ricardo "fox" Pacheco and Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad, were proven to be true today as the trio was signed by dignitas. Along with them, joining the European mixture will be Faruk "pita" Pita and Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel.
There is a lot of history between the five players: pita and Maikelele played together in SK before moving on to be a part of NiP—one as a coach and one as a player—and were recently teammates in qwerty.
Maikelele also played with RUBINO and jkaem early in 2015 under LGB, with the Norwegian duo moving on to represent Copenhagen Wolves later that year. Before the end of 2015, jkaem departed the Swedish-Norwegian lineup to join G2 (later FaZe) where he played with fox and Maikelele.
"Team Dignitas is a powerhouse brand, now strengthened by the backing of the Philadelphia 76ers; we are extremely proud to represent their colors."
"We are eager to begin practicing with this new lineup, we’ve all known each other a long time and believe we will have good synergy. Through hard work and preparation we will do our best to live up to the expectations of our fans and become a top, international team. We have the most supportive fans in professional gaming and we know they will be excited about this new line-up."
Dignitas President Michael “ODEE” O’Dell stated the following:
"As we promised, we are returning to CS:GO in a big way, with two outstanding teams, elite players and incredible personalities."
"Signing this incredible team of players is just another step in the new foundation we are building for this legendary franchise. With each new player and team we sign, our fans have responded with overwhelming support. Recruiting and signing the best playing talent in the world is just the first step for our organization. We look forward to several more exciting announcements supporting our fans and partners in the coming weeks."
The press release also revealed which roles the players will take, with Maikelele being the primary AWP, fox slotting in as the second sniper in the team, RUBINO swapping to an entry fragging role, jkaem rifling and pita calling the shots from the IGL position.
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