Dignitas release team; step back from CS:GO

The legacy organization have withdrawn from the game "for the foreseeable future."

Dignitas have announced that they will no longer field a roster in CS:GO "for the foreseeable future," the second time the organization will be without a roster in the title for an extended period after they skipped out on fielding a team in 2019.

The news comes just over a month after the organization transfer listed its entire lineup, stating at the time that it wished to build a "compelling roster that will compete for titles."

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Dignitas make entire roster available for transfer
Dignitas have taken their leave from CS:GO for the foreseeable future

That new roster could have included players that were already a part of Dignitas, but the lineup iterations they explored have seemingly failed to bare fruit, with the organization now parting ways with the players who will be allowed to explore their options. As a result, all of the CS:GO staff have been released, including the players, coaching staff, team manager, and social media manager.

In their time together, the Dignitas roster hovered just outside of the top 20, consistently being a presence in tournaments but failing to secure any title wins short of qualifying for BLAST Premier Showdowns by winning Nordic Masters tournaments. Their few appearances in top tier events were also dismal, with the team missing out on qualifying for both PGL Major Antwerp and Major Stockholm following early exits in the RMR events.

The release of the team marks the first time that Counter-Strike legend Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg will be without a team in his professional career, which dates back to 2004. He most recently stepped in for fnatic in their Pinnacle Cup Championship campaign, where the team were eliminated in 5-6th.

Dignitas' roster was:

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk "⁠pita⁠" Pita (coach)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Faruk 'pita' Pita
Faruk 'pita' Pita
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.72
Norway Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Håkon 'hallzerk' Fjærli
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
746
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Sweden Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Adam 'friberg' Friberg
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1957
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
Sweden Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Jonas 'Lekr0' Olofsson
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1302
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Ludvig 'HEAP' Alonso
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
362
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Sweden Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Patrik 'f0rest' Lindberg
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
2089
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.65
#1
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Turkey drovious
Sad
2022-06-16 23:56
8 replies
won't be missed
2022-06-17 00:31
5 replies
true
2022-06-17 00:43
1 reply
clear symptoms of a dead game
2022-06-19 17:31
dont lie, they are already missed while if you just disappear noone would care
2022-06-17 07:52
2 replies
xd
2022-06-17 09:46
so needy lul
2022-06-17 11:22
#104
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Yugoslavia Acceb
should have just signed gambit or outsiders forest still has "it" tho
2022-06-17 02:47
1 reply
you mean C9
2022-06-17 14:35
#2
NiKo | 
Germany 1Pabbi
This sucks
2022-06-16 23:56
1 reply
No, this is epic. Maybe Heap and Hallzerk get a chance to show what they are capable of in a team that actually wants to win. F0rest and Lekr0 can decide if they want to retire or keep playing.
2022-06-17 14:47
#3
Twistzz | 
China sfc_
Rough
2022-06-16 23:56
Rip
2022-06-16 23:56
isnt pita swedish
2022-06-16 23:56
14 replies
according to liquipedia, he's bosnian-swedish, double nationality I guess
2022-06-17 00:06
13 replies
considering he stole the money for go4balkan I guess it's fair to call him just swedish
2022-06-17 00:27
12 replies
#70
KRIMZ | 
Sweden Cveta
Context?
2022-06-17 00:43
7 replies
win.gg/news/fifflaren-on-nip-past-bad-co.. In 2014, Faruk “pita” Pita arranged a charity tournament for people displaced by a series of storms that ravaged Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia. The event featured players from a number of top European CSGO teams and garnered more than 22,000 euros worth of donations from fans. The money never actually went to charity, and the CSGO community unloaded on pita with many believing he had defrauded fans.
2022-06-17 00:48
6 replies
you should have included the next sentence: "Though Fifflaren acknowledged that the incident looked bad, he firmly defended Pita and suggested that the money was likely pocketed by one of NiP’s owners."
2022-06-17 10:11
4 replies
NiP at its finest
2022-06-17 10:35
that might just be fifflaren trying to throw shit at NiP because of the drama at the time, wouldn't be surprised if it was true but that's just fifflaren's claim
2022-06-17 11:18
2 replies
Who to believe, Fifflaren or a well known organisation that lies constantly
2022-06-17 21:54
to be fair NIP owners have done worse to players so who knows.
2022-06-18 00:13
Ohh shit
2022-06-17 10:44
Yeah no, thats his pure bosnian scammer side lmao
2022-06-17 08:35
1 reply
Least corrupt Bosnian kekw
2022-06-17 10:45
haha legendary
2022-06-17 09:07
#138
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Sweden SLITZ
xD
2022-06-17 09:34
first! also sad :(
2022-06-16 23:56
6 replies
fuck
2022-06-16 23:56
4 replies
even more sad now right?
2022-06-17 00:06
3 replies
8/8
2022-06-17 00:13
unlucky :(
2022-06-17 13:06
1 reply
yes(
2022-06-17 18:41
#183
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Norway TheDEA
Should have gone to specsavers and read the Hltv rules
2022-06-17 15:40
sad day for csgo
2022-06-16 23:56
3 replies
#32
rain | 
Romania r0nKs
+1
2022-06-17 00:11
+1
2022-06-17 00:51
#125
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Bulgaria Bulg1us
+1
2022-06-17 07:37
expected tbh
2022-06-16 23:57
F
2022-06-16 23:57
#11
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Europe ad3m93
hah :D
2022-06-16 23:57
#12
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Finland JammuCSGO
ooffers
2022-06-16 23:57
#13
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Greece hekzy
Do dignitas have any teams anymore?
2022-06-16 23:57
15 replies
#82
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North America minte
rocket league
2022-06-17 01:02
Guess their LoL team is the focus, considering that they bought Clutch Gaming for it and the org itself wanted to focus on NA. Never fully understood why they backed down on that
2022-06-17 01:13
13 replies
is NA good in LOL?
2022-06-17 08:57
12 replies
no
2022-06-17 11:17
11 replies
are they good in any game?
2022-06-17 11:24
10 replies
2022-06-17 11:58
no
2022-06-17 11:59
Console/Arcade games. Atlanta, California and the Midwest have some of the best Tekken players internationally. Also the best in NRS games like Mortal Kombat and Injustice. Obviously Cod/Halo other console shooters NA does well in as well. Its mostly just PC gaming where NA lacks.
2022-06-17 19:32
5 replies
#213
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Denmark sNju
So... irrelevant is what you're saying. Being the best at arcade games is like being the best at curling... noone gives a fuck.
2022-06-18 09:19
4 replies
who tf cares about arcade games lmao
2022-06-18 10:49
3 replies
Fighting games are some of the best selling game franchises of all time. Street Fighter, Tekken Mortal Kombat, all series that have existed since the 80s and 90s that are in the top selling series of all time. The same with COD and Halo. Youre just being completely obtuse for the sake of sounding stupid to think youre proving a point.
2022-06-19 07:31
2 replies
Who tf cares about their E Sports tho?
2022-06-19 09:17
1 reply
Plenty of people. EVO in 2019 had over 14,000 entries, nevermind the number of spectators. Redbull has players in every major game, and there are dozens of other orgs that are multi-genre like TL along with plenty that are FGC focused. As for online viewership majors will pull viewers into the +100k range, EVO peaks at a 250k and the same can be said about COD's league during large events. To write those esports off entirely is again, either ignorant or being obtuse. Also if youre going to act like you are some grand arbiter of what are high level esports you should at least spell it correctly. The big 2 are easily CS/MOBAs but behind that are plenty of tier 2 esports scenes like the FGC, SimRacing, and popular console games like COD, Halo and even FIFA these days.
2022-06-19 12:57
Quake, fighting games.
2022-06-18 07:16
In Rocket League EU and NA are basically even and they have been for most of the game’s life. There’s even a middle eastern team that is one of the best in the world
2022-06-19 17:29
Sad!
2022-06-16 23:57
#15
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Russia slstune
as if i care
2022-06-16 23:58
3 replies
But you care to comment?
2022-06-17 00:28
clearly you do
2022-06-17 03:26
1 reply
#201
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Russia slstune
yes i definitely do
2022-06-17 19:01
f0rest pls keep playing
2022-06-16 23:58
1 reply
nah he is gone
2022-06-17 14:50
expected
2022-06-16 23:58
Nice logic dignitas. Let's sign a team which will never achieve anything and now leave instead of giving the chance to hungry players who would at least try to achieve something and bring some prestige to your org.
2022-06-16 23:59
8 replies
They were inches from qualifying for the major tho. 1 round away from beating outsiders 2-0 and going up against Saw in the final match.
2022-06-17 00:04
3 replies
"1 round away from beating outsiders..." Where have I heard that before... Oh yeah, every outsiders game ever.
2022-06-17 10:11
2 replies
touché. My point still stands though, there is a fine line between a team being succesful at a major and being a disappointment. Eternal fire won in double OT against Dig and they were considered to have a rather succesful run. Its funny how 1 round seperates succes from failure at those tournaments
2022-06-17 13:30
1 reply
That’s just how the ball rolls i guess, i imagine it to be a tough business, esports.
2022-06-18 09:59
#80
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Sweden deadvein
+1
2022-06-17 00:55
Imagine telling where to put others money
2022-06-17 02:20
2 replies
Yeah, imagine having an opinion. So cringe, right?
2022-06-17 06:22
1 reply
He's saying that they should stay on the scene just to give opportunities to people, that' bullshit not an opinion
2022-06-18 21:22
Heap to fnatic letsgo
2022-06-17 00:00
#20
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
Im curious what will forest do
2022-06-17 00:01
#21
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
Truly tragic... Hopefully ex-Dignitas find a new home ASAP.
2022-06-17 00:01
#22
mhL | 
Russia Ansi
DIG must have been the biggest anti climax of the covid era
2022-06-17 00:02
I hope they tried to sign Copenhagen Flames but couldn't. Shame. Dam shame.
2022-06-17 00:03
Ok
2022-06-17 00:04
aight fnatic keep the goat.
2022-06-17 00:04
#28
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Italy Skye620
Now fnatic forest please
2022-06-17 00:06
1 reply
+1
2022-06-17 01:41
How it went: 1. Signed a retirement home team 2. Said they want to make a competitive team 3. Didn't 4. Released team
2022-06-17 00:07
1 reply
#99
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
the thing is, you have to put a lot a money if you want to make an actual competitive team from nothing. And im sure they knew that when they formed this roster...
2022-06-17 02:19
#33
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Turkey edsvi
Omegalul every team that lost to eternal fire in rmr a are going roster change or disband. Surely EF is bigger than NIP
2022-06-17 00:11
6 replies
yeah they should disband if they lose to EF
2022-06-17 00:13
3 replies
#44
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Turkey edsvi
This shows how big EF is
2022-06-17 00:16
2 replies
sure buddy
2022-06-17 00:18
They suck
2022-06-17 07:02
This basically indicates that if they think they are worse than EF, they should better just quit since it is purely a rock-bottom state.
2022-06-17 08:56
1 reply
+1
2022-06-17 12:02
EU CS KEKW
2022-06-17 00:13
Forest to fnatic undefinitely plz
2022-06-17 00:13
excepted this 6 months ago
2022-06-17 00:14
#40
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Slovakia AdorrioN
Should have signed BNE
2022-06-17 00:14
2 replies
They wont win a title thats for sure:/ maybe a tier 2-3 event but not a tier 1 with faze, navi, c9, furia.....
2022-06-17 07:04
1 reply
their time will come
2022-06-17 12:02
hope f0rest could find a new home <3
2022-06-17 00:15
1 reply
His wife still likes their house and they will not move because of this.
2022-06-17 00:51
#42
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Ukraine ksay
unforch
2022-06-17 00:15
very sad to see such a traditional org exit the scene, but it is what it is. I would like to see a brazilian team under dig tag when they comback, that is if it really comeback
2022-06-17 00:18
L
2022-06-17 00:17
F
2022-06-17 00:21
Sad
2022-06-17 00:21
nooooo, i love this team, even though they struggled alot
2022-06-17 00:21
#50
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
Hope f0rest still continues playing for some team, he still got it.
2022-06-17 00:22
5 replies
#101
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
i hope so, but being honest, i dont think he has much more left to give...
2022-06-17 02:22
4 replies
The fuck? He's still really good
2022-06-17 07:05
3 replies
#197
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
he's still able to play, but he's not a tier 1 player anymore...
2022-06-17 16:47
2 replies
Wrong, wrong and one more time wrong He always was, is and will be tier1 player
2022-06-17 21:18
1 reply
#205
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
lol, if you say so...
2022-06-17 21:26
good job F0rest and co. 1 less org in the scene.
2022-06-17 00:23
#52
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New Zealand Iuca5
what a fucking idiotic org what were they trying to do
2022-06-17 00:24
Wait what.. Why they didn't sign BNE or Copenhagen Flames what a shame
2022-06-17 00:25
f
2022-06-17 00:27
Hopefully some of the players would be able to find a new team that fits them, especially f0rest
2022-06-17 00:28
F :/
2022-06-17 00:31
maybe hallzerk to gamerlegion hm
2022-06-17 00:32
1 reply
#88
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United States leeneptune
Rain leave faze jkaem leave apeks and you can have somewhat of a norwegian team
2022-06-17 01:17
#62
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Brazil pcR
:( Reply needs to have actual content
2022-06-17 00:35
Rip alien logo
2022-06-17 00:35
#64
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Germany aL1337
stupid decision by the org
2022-06-17 00:38
Pathetic
2022-06-17 00:38
paycheck stealers benched
2022-06-17 00:40
I remember times when Lekr0 was considered as one of the best youngsters on the world back in the his NiP days
2022-06-17 00:41
3 replies
Lekr0 was like 24 when he joined nip
2022-06-17 01:06
2 replies
Yep, but when you are surrounded by 40 years old players like GTR and f0rest then you can be considered as a youngster
2022-06-17 01:30
1 reply
#114
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Denmark Alphamon
Tbf GT and Lekr0 are only three years apart
2022-06-17 05:16
#68
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Argentina Saazu
f0rest to fnatic?
2022-06-17 00:43
F
2022-06-17 00:44
#72
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Chile 1cristiaan
sad
2022-06-17 00:44
#73
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Finland AliSabid
Rip
2022-06-17 00:47
terrible org anyway, sucks to see the players get dropped but very glad to see this Org leave cs.
2022-06-17 00:49
#76
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Sweden Trkmag
Sad, save f0rest
2022-06-17 00:49
#77
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United States snakedrake
L org
2022-06-17 00:50
that's it the history finishes here
2022-06-17 01:00
f0rest in fnatic :)
2022-06-17 01:08
friberg to navi top1 again, 4 major incoming
2022-06-17 01:13
#86
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Ukraine d3adLY
finally
2022-06-17 01:13
#89
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Poland EZ4Bard
Sadge
2022-06-17 01:25
#91
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Portugal couves0007
sign bNE then
2022-06-17 01:32
not sure what they expected starting with a washed team
2022-06-17 01:38
#94
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Sweden zeringass
sad
2022-06-17 01:50
#95
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Finland Teukkasd
:( reply needs to have actual content
2022-06-17 02:05
sad tbh.. and i hoped f0rest was joining fnatic but that seems like a dream not coming true aswell...
2022-06-17 02:07
F
2022-06-17 02:08
RIP Beautiful LOGO
2022-06-17 02:16
#102
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Russia w1ndcast
sad :(
2022-06-17 02:41
Sad day for CSGO but expected since they had a trash team
2022-06-17 02:44
Save f0restw0w~
2022-06-17 02:49
bear fruit*
2022-06-17 02:59
#107
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Algeria Crashwow
gl
2022-06-17 03:03
F :(
2022-06-17 03:04
Rip:(
2022-06-17 03:13
I feel bad for f0rest :((( f0rest leaves
2022-06-17 03:26
#112
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Sweden slyde123
That’s crazy man… all the players I grew up watching are starting to switch away just as I’m getting back into cs… Imma miss those prime NIP days.
2022-06-17 03:40
1 reply
F0rest and friberg are the last two of the 2012 NiP that haven't retired, and I have a strong feeling that friberg is gonna retire. Still up in the air for f0rest I think, he's still decent but he's also 34 so we'll see...
2022-06-17 16:17
#113
hades | 
United States Perc
Sad :-( please keep playing! <3
2022-06-17 04:31
F0rest can go on... 1.10 rating.
2022-06-17 05:29
Retirement home been released sadge
2022-06-17 06:17
#118
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Pakistan LoOuU2
They should have tried to get some cracked aimer instead of bottom fragging Mr. Friberger and let Lekro IGL for a while.
2022-06-17 06:30
#119
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Latvia laiziolas
Nt
2022-06-17 06:38
#120
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
Dead game, expected
2022-06-17 06:47
sad for f0rest and other guys :(
2022-06-17 07:47
Sad
2022-06-17 07:50
GOAT f0rest back to fnatic?
2022-06-17 08:22
They had a team>?
2022-06-17 08:23
gl
2022-06-17 08:59
eventhough i never watched their matches i still liked the fact that there was a place for old washed up scandinavians to go. now im sad :(
2022-06-17 09:01
Forest and Friberg more likely will retire.
2022-06-17 09:33
finally..
2022-06-17 10:24
SAD ;;
2022-06-17 10:26
still #28 on hltv ranking after +6 from last week without having any match for 2 months, wtf ?
2022-06-17 10:44
Dignitas :/
2022-06-17 10:47
Ye top 20-30team some one sign f0rest atleast
2022-06-17 10:56
Should have signed a promising team instead...
2022-06-17 11:18
Get f0rest and HEAP to EYEBALLERS
2022-06-17 11:19
7 replies
Not gonna happen. JW and Flusha said no when people said "Sign Krimz" lol. Eyeballers is a team and a project that want to help talents get experience in T1-T3 not sign 30+ year olds.
2022-06-17 11:45
6 replies
"jw and flusha said no" - who tf even asks them? f0rest could and krimz can contribute alot more to youngsters than those 2 bots that washed up for over 2 years now.
2022-06-17 14:52
5 replies
any truers
2022-06-17 15:08
1 reply
2022-06-17 15:26
Uhm. You know that Eyeballers is JW and Flusha project right? xD So...everyone asks them. "The Eyeballers trademark was acquired by JW and flusha, reviving the brand after 14 years of inactivity" JW is CEO and co-founder Flusha is co-founder
2022-06-17 15:25
2 replies
well i didnt, i thought they were just signed. anyways, its very selfish of them trying to keep themselves relevent when they have nothing to give. we saw how gorillaz and hellslayers turned out
2022-06-18 00:31
1 reply
Uhm. This is a project so young Swedish talent can play in some good tournaments and improve and get more experience. Basically a boost for the youngsters. So its not them keeping themselves "relevant", its them helping our youngsters and inexperienced players so they grow and hopefully can join a bigger team one day, like NIP or some international team. You can not compare Hellslayers/Gorillaz with Eyeballers. Its 2 different things. Hellslayers/Gorillaz was just JW and Flusha making a team so they could play with whoever wanted to play. Eyeballers is their project that helps our youngsters.
2022-06-18 00:49
HEAP Fnatic inc
2022-06-17 11:43
Na brain
2022-06-17 11:53
f0rest back to jail
2022-06-17 11:59
finally
2022-06-17 12:01
#166
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Germany Alsimi
F
2022-06-17 12:16
Hope Godsent pick them up if they sell Taco and the gang
2022-06-17 12:23
Hope they will find new org. Scene will not be the same without f0rest even if he doesnt play t1 anymore.
2022-06-17 12:26
Dang! Forest etc - I still wanted to follow. By the way where is GetRight? Still need to follow him.
2022-06-17 12:55
1 reply
GTR retired and is a content creator and streamer
2022-06-17 16:14
Expected
2022-06-17 13:02
tbh it was all planned their project was dead anyway. it was only formed for 2 years to scam a little bit and throw some games and make a profit then disband. most players were washed-up legends. their time is over. just to remind you check how many games they won or lost 16-14 after comeback . proof of 322
2022-06-17 14:04
1 reply
name checks out
2022-06-17 15:42
save f0rest
2022-06-17 14:13
#185
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Norway TheDEA
Sad, Hope We get a flashpoint 2.0 and see DIG again
2022-06-17 15:42
pls f0rest join a good team for once since a long time
2022-06-17 15:42
2 replies
We can hope =)
2022-06-17 16:14
#209
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Portugal xxxruixxx
I think his best pro days are over. Age + family with kids is very hard to conciliate with playing cs at a top level.
2022-06-18 00:39
Lots of good orgs abandoned csgo. CLG, 100T and now Dignitas
2022-06-17 16:00
absolute trash team, no reason to care. hopefully hallzerk can get a chance in a tier 2 team at some point, he seems really passionate about the game
2022-06-17 16:12
#193
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France shwayy
Dignitas died when fetish left the team.
2022-06-17 16:25
f0rest needs to retire as fnatic! also hes great addition1
2022-06-17 16:31
I really wish f0rest to keep playing
2022-06-17 17:53
I still remember people used to compare hallzerk to S1mple and zywoo... LUL
2022-06-17 18:25
#203
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Sweden GOBLINEER
Knew it was just for the shirts
2022-06-17 19:50
"The release of the team marks the first time that Counter-Strike legend Patrik "⁠f0rest⁠" Lindberg will be without a team in his professional career, which dates back to 2004." sad :(
2022-06-18 01:42
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