Dignitas sign pita as new head coach

The former Copenhagen Flames coach reunites with several former NIP teammates under the Dignitas banner.

Dignitas have announced the signing of Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita as their new head coach. The 30-year-old Bosnian takes over the role from Halvor "⁠vENdetta⁠" Gulestøl, who parted ways with the organization in mid-November as the Swedish side began to explore options for his replacement for 2022.

pita joins Dignitas from Copenhagen Flames amidst reports of the Danish team's potential sale to a different organization. The coach plied his trade there for the past three months, and although he was unable to stand behind the team for much of that time due to his ban from Valve-affiliated tournaments, he helped the Flames from the sidelines as they went from a top-30 team to No. 9 in the world following their impressive run at IEM Fall and PGL Major Stockholm.

pita previously worked with f0rest, friberg, and Lekr0 in NIP

Albeit his departure from the Danish organization is abrupt, it should come as little surprise to see pita join up with Dignitas. He has previously worked with three of their players across two stints with NIP, coaching Adam "⁠friberg⁠" Friberg and Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg in 2014-2015 before returning to the same organization several versions later in 2018-2020 when the team featured Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson and f0rest.

It is also not the first time that the 30-year-old has represented the Dignitas organization, having briefly played under the banner in 2017 alongside the likes of Mikail "⁠Maikelele⁠" Bill and Joakim "⁠jkaem⁠" Myrbostad.

pita joins Dignitas at a time when they are trying to recover from a slump in form, which saw them exit early from several consecutive tournaments in the past two months, dropping out of the top 30 of the HLTV.org ranking in the process.

The Swedish-majority side now has the following roster:

Sweden Adam "⁠friberg⁠" Friberg
Sweden Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg
Norway Håkon "⁠hallzerk⁠" Fjærli
Sweden Ludvig "⁠HEAP⁠" Alonso
Sweden Jonas "⁠Lekr0⁠" Olofsson

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita (coach)

Sweden Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Mikail 'Maikelele' Bill
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1067
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
Norway Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
643
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Norway Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Joakim 'jkaem' Myrbostad
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1181
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1854
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
259
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1980
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.65
Norway Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Halvor 'vENdetta' Gulestøl
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
10
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
#1
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Turkey Laprodience
oomg how
2021-11-26 18:25
4 replies
Brooo not this charity thief 😔😔😔😔
2021-11-26 18:53
3 replies
give proof
2021-11-26 20:03
2 replies
#76
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World lopedog
name checks out
2021-11-26 22:43
1 reply
wrong acc?
2021-11-27 21:06
#2
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Sweden frizzahh
pog
2021-11-26 18:25
#3
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Finland Cucumber))
Falmes money makers
2021-11-26 18:25
ok
2021-11-26 18:25
#5
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Asia Blitzer
D Z E K O
2021-11-26 18:25
1 reply
<3
2021-12-13 00:28
pita used to be so good at 1.6 - god tier
2021-11-26 18:25
Nice! Lets go!
2021-11-26 18:26
#8
kYO | 
France J!n
So cphf was bought?
2021-11-26 18:27
#9
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United Kingdom zakariin
I remember when he was Swedish
2021-11-26 18:27
Haven’t heard that name in so long wtf
2021-11-26 18:27
1 reply
he coached Copenhagen Flames ._.
2021-11-26 18:39
Time to get rid of friberg and make them actually solid t2 team (sorry friburger, u had more than enough time...).
2021-11-26 18:27
28 replies
-friberg +RuStY
2021-11-26 18:46
#48
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Spain Nepomu
Jkaem is the solution
2021-11-26 19:07
disco doplan pls
2021-11-26 19:10
13 replies
#51
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Germany Tamoka
he was beast in early/mid 2016. but later became bot. he wasted his chances when he was in fnatic.
2021-11-26 19:14
12 replies
+1 jkaem is not entry, right?
2021-11-26 19:52
11 replies
#93
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Asia M@GNU5
He is
2021-11-27 09:11
10 replies
They should get him asap...
2021-11-27 09:20
9 replies
#97
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Asia M@GNU5
who will they replace though?
2021-11-27 09:21
8 replies
Dig? Are you joking, right? Friberg has like 0,8 rating while the rest of the team is fairly solid. That was why i was asking if jkaem is entry...
2021-11-27 09:22
7 replies
#99
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Asia M@GNU5
ok then who will IGL? pls not lekro
2021-11-27 09:22
6 replies
friburger is also IGL?
2021-11-27 09:23
5 replies
#101
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Asia M@GNU5
yes friburger is igl
2021-11-27 09:23
4 replies
Crap. They still can get someone better for sure :| He is really dragging them down more than necessary in my opinion. He is also 30, so basically done anyway... Don't tell me they can't get like flusha, or some lower swede/danish pro. There should be quite a few solid options for not that much money.
2021-11-27 09:24
3 replies
#103
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Asia M@GNU5
maybe get acillion or someone from norway or something
2021-11-27 09:25
2 replies
If they accept denmark, there should be quite a few decent options for sure...
2021-11-27 09:26
1 reply
#105
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Asia M@GNU5
acillion played with swedes so ig he knows svenska
2021-11-27 09:26
+1
2021-11-26 20:15
#77
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United Kingdom legji
Rather start looking at Sergej in GORRILAZ, boy was a beast before his mandatory service at tier 1
2021-11-26 22:56
10 replies
#80
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Finland Nollegee
Who would igl? And sergej doesn’t speak Swedish.
2021-11-27 00:02
9 replies
#81
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United Kingdom legji
Isn't Lekr0 IGLing? I mean Friberg is not the brainiest of individuals, even Fifflarian said he wasn't the smartest. Will admit I dont follow dig closely.
2021-11-27 00:04
8 replies
#83
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Finland Nollegee
I have no idea and I thought friberg is the igl but lekr0 did lead in NIP. Also same here I don’t follow them that much. Anyways I think sergej deserves tier 1 team he was 1 of the best riflers in 2019 and now he is rifling again in gorillaz and doing good.
2021-11-27 00:08
6 replies
#84
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United Kingdom legji
He definitely deserves it but the fact that FaZe, MouZ, ENCE or OG hasn't got him and they're no rumours of him going to liquid or the new EG I don't see where else he could go. Doubt Fnatic are gonna make roster changes anytime soon.
2021-11-27 00:17
5 replies
#85
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Finland Nollegee
I think it will take time till 1 of the tier 1 teams gets him unless gorillaz starts to grind up the tiers but I doubt it. sergej to Fnatic is unlikely since sergej is kinda like Brollan but Finnish. Edit. sergej wanted to leave ENCE so he doesn’t want to go there anymore I think and about the other orgs I don’t know who they would change right now.
2021-11-27 00:38
4 replies
#86
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United Kingdom legji
I thought sergej wanted to leave ENCE due to Allu doing some snakey shit in the roster I heard and yeah he will need to grind, reason I'd figure a team like dignitas or MouZ NXT would be perfect for him.
2021-11-27 00:43
3 replies
#87
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Finland Nollegee
The biggest reason for him leaving ENCE was end of motivation and the atmosphere in ENCE where allu was big part of it. I might be biased but I think OG would be perfect for sergej since Aleksib used him perfectly in Finnish ENCE and they had played together in HAVU aswell. Even tho I like Valde alot he needs to go if he doesn’t start to improve again. Valde started doing badly after flameZ joined OG because they needed to change some roles between them.
2021-11-27 01:04
2 replies
#88
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United Kingdom legji
Not even any bias tbh OG need better players than Niko and valde (At least in his current role since flamez is better than him) and sergej could definitely be the guy. He is being wasted in gorrilaz. The 9th best played in CS's most competitive year isn't something easy. Especially since he's been grinding a decent bit and still seems to have it.
2021-11-27 01:10
1 reply
#90
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Finland Nollegee
They are too inconsistent and valde is supposed to be the star rifler. It’s also kinda funny to see a young entry fragger being the best player in their team. Ofcourse nothing away from flameZ he is really great player and it’s nice to see an entry fragger doing great. He has the potential to be as good as YEKINDAR.
2021-11-27 09:01
friberg IGLs. Since lekro joined dignitas everyone wants him to go fragging like when he was playing for fnatic.
2021-11-27 01:48
nice!
2021-11-26 18:27
ez next major
2021-11-26 18:28
Ohh I didnt think of this. But when I se it, its obvious. How could I miss it. Makes perfect sense, good signing. GL!
2021-11-26 18:28
-friberg +good igl
2021-11-26 18:28
1 reply
+GTR!!!!!
2021-11-26 18:30
#16
Anders | 
Denmark Lyoa
Somehow fitting for Dignitas, since PITA is a acronym for Pain In The Ass.
2021-11-26 18:29
1 reply
+1
2021-11-26 18:44
meme org
2021-11-26 18:29
#19
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Hungary BYZMO
Is vendetta going to coach new apeks?
2021-11-26 18:31
2 replies
#94
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Asia M@GNU5
nah
2021-11-27 09:12
They kept polly and acillion.
2021-11-27 09:14
step one -delete freeburger
2021-11-26 18:32
1 reply
Borgir
2021-11-26 18:55
FUCK OF WITH THIS SCAMMER, FUCK OF FROM DIGNITAS.
2021-11-26 18:34
1 reply
Arg
2021-11-26 18:56
nice!!
2021-11-26 18:34
#23
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Ukraine futplxyer
good move, he can make dig into better team, rip CPH Flames F
2021-11-26 18:34
pita old scammer xd
2021-11-26 18:35
Wait I don't understand anything, I thought dignitas was booting everyone in previous news?
2021-11-26 18:36
#26
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Latvia sonofdog
omg again pita? just leave the scene dude
2021-11-26 18:36
bug abuser
2021-11-26 18:37
#28
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
poggers
2021-11-26 18:39
#30
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Serbia Ljannister
Pie lol
2021-11-26 18:41
#31
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Czech Republic forseti12
wasn't he in copenhagen flames, why would he leave
2021-11-26 18:42
1 reply
#34
kYO | 
France J!n
the roster was probably bought
2021-11-26 18:46
g2 pita it was better
2021-11-26 18:44
#36
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Sweden flippig
"Bro come to this team, its litterally free money"
2021-11-26 18:46
lol he just became coach for cph flames, and kicked again. Thief pita needs to get the hunden treatment
2021-11-26 18:49
4 replies
#54
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Greece RedWinter
he didn't get kicked, CPH are getting bought from another org and most likely using another coach there
2021-11-26 19:25
3 replies
#70
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Korea Stephenkek
Extremum with kassad pog?
2021-11-26 20:20
2 replies
#71
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Greece RedWinter
I'm thinking more like Complexity with peacemaker
2021-11-26 20:21
1 reply
#82
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Finland Nollegee
I hope not
2021-11-27 00:05
ok
2021-11-26 18:53
good now kick friberg then we can talk
2021-11-26 18:53
I think that means coL is the team interested in CPH Flames since coL just signed Peacemaker as their coach so they probably wonna stick to him
2021-11-26 18:54
Yooooo That's sick! Let's goooo Dignitas <3
2021-11-26 18:55
return the money
2021-11-26 18:58
r
2021-11-26 19:05
Pita goes to CPHF , they instantly get good for 2 tournaments that were part of Major cycle and enter Top 10. Honeymoon period wears off, CPHF loosing to literal Tier 3 teams and he jumps ship ASAP. 1000IQ
2021-11-26 19:07
Yeah! Let friends in! Not very professionnal.
2021-11-26 19:11
#52
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Is pita the new peacemaker?
2021-11-26 19:14
the problem is the players though but good luck i guess...
2021-11-26 19:21
#55
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Serbia biTe19
Good move for dig
2021-11-26 19:38
#57
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Portugal dracø
time to get some more ez money
2021-11-26 20:01
#59
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Chile 1cristiaan
cool
2021-11-26 20:03
BIG MOVE LETS GOOOOOO!!!!!
2021-11-26 20:04
fukken lmao
2021-11-26 20:07
All they need is fifflaren and gtr and the next major is theirs
2021-11-26 20:07
2 replies
Fifflaren vp in Dig, gtr streamer for Dig.
2021-11-27 09:09
1 reply
🤯🤯🤯 l
2021-11-27 12:58
return the money
2021-11-26 20:08
-friberg +Bot f0rest can play as entry-fragger and switch to bot when he trade his life for 2 kills.
2021-11-26 20:10
#65
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Portugal ZePagode
ahah
2021-11-26 20:11
Wp As long as he doesn't have to stand in ever
2021-11-26 20:11
kidnitas wannabe old nip
2021-11-26 20:19
#69
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Australia Australis
again that scammer
2021-11-26 20:20
CPH Flames bought by Apeks, this makes sense.
2021-11-26 20:33
xD
2021-11-26 21:44
#74
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Finland AliSabid
ay sick
2021-11-26 22:19
#75
mimi | 
Sweden eNvym
what succes did any team with pita have in the last 5-8 years?
2021-11-26 22:24
2 replies
copenhagen flames reaching top10 with 0 big or talked about names in 2021.
2021-11-27 09:06
Did you followed 2021 Major and the RMR? CPH outplayed some of the best teams in the world to qualify and nearly reached top8 Playoffs. To a team like CPH it‘s more than you could ever ask for of a success.
2021-11-27 10:56
RIP Falmes
2021-11-26 23:16
pita no brain XD f0rest please change team
2021-11-26 23:59
-friberg +HeatoN
2021-11-27 09:33
1 reply
xd
2021-11-27 10:57
That’s nice)) go DIG
2021-11-28 09:57
#112
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Europe skelteR
Well this is a bit depressing
2021-11-28 15:54
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