Fifflaren to combine coaching and General Manager roles in Dignitas
Initially, it was only announced that the 32-year-old would take up coaching in the new Dignitas project, where he has reunited with four of his teammates from 2012-2014, but a separate announcement has revealed that Fifflaren's job would also include a managerial role.
Along with the second announcement, the organization has released a video embedded below, in which Dignitas' CEO, Michael Prindiville, sat down with the Swede to discuss his transition to the two roles and how the new lineup came together.
From the video, it is clear that Fifflaren had been heavily involved in building the team from the start, as he explained that the idea came from himself and one of his former teammates Adam "friberg" Friberg, who had just departed Heroic at the time, and shared details on the thought process behind each individual player.
Shifting the focus to the team as a whole, Fifflaren compared his vision to Vitality's approach of putting together four experienced players behind a star AWPer — a role 19-year-old Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli will play in Dignitas —, noting that the former NiP quartet has performed the best when they had a fifth player dedicated to the big green gun.
Fifflaren played alongside the Swedish quartet for over two years at the beginning of CS:GO as part of the legendary roster that went on a 87-map winning streak and won a plethora of events, including the game's third Major, ESL One Cologne 2014. He retired later that year before becoming on-air talent in 2015 and relocating to Los Angeles to join Twitch, where he worked until mid-2019.