Official: Dignitas re-enter male CS:GO with legendary NiP quintet and hallzerk; Fifflaren to coach*
The move confirms last year's reports of Dignitas' return to CS:GO, in which the organization has only fielded a female team since mid-2018 after dropping their American roster around Peter "ptr" Gurney,
Their new lineup features four players from the original NIP roster, Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund, Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg, Richard "Xizt" Landström, and Adam "friberg" Friberg, who constituted the longest-standing four-man core in the game, having played together for nearly five years in 2012-2017.
Alongside Fifflaren, who has also been signed as the new team's coach, the quartet dominated in the early years of the CS:GO and became famous for their 87-0 record in 2012-2013 and their Major triumph at ESL One Cologne 2014.
The last piece of the active lineup is 19-year-old hallzerk, who mainly made his name in Nordavind over the last two years, most recently helping the Norwegian side qualify for ESEA MDL Europe Season 33. The youngster was picked as one of the "bold predictions" in the Top 20 players of 2018 series by his compatriot Håvard "rain" Nygaard, who called hallzerk "the next big thing Norway will come with."
"When this offer fell into my lap, I felt this was the best choice for my future of everything I had on the table. Mostly, because I didn't want to end my career already and that burning desire came into my core that I haven't felt for some time. Joining an organization like DIG is like a dream come true - mostly because of the people around it, the team itself and what the goals are for the future. I'm more excited to wake up every day knowing it'll be a battle, but a battle I will not give up that easily."
"I'm super excited to be joining the DIG family. It was important for me to find an org who values the players and respects the process and I believe that I've done just that with DIG. I look forward to doing great things together, Let's go make history again."
Dignitas boast the following lineup:
Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson (coach)