Dignitas takes a break from CS: GO; what’s next for F0rest?
Dignitas has been a part of Counter-Strike since 2004.
One of the legendary organizations in the game, Dignitas has hit pause on its CS: GO operations. The announcement comes just a month after the org transfer-listed its entire roster and said it wants to build a competitive roster.
Dignitas CS: GO operations discontinued for the foreseeable future. Image Credit: Dignitas Twitter.
While we explored a number of roster iterations over the past weeks, we decided it was the best interest to allow all players and coaches the opportunity to explore other options. As such, Dignitas will not be competing in CS: GO for the foreseeable future.
Last month, Dignitas transfer-listed its entire roster after failing to qualify for the CS: GO Major. At the time, the announcement said the next iteration of the Dignitas roster might include some of the current players at the time. However, just over a month later, Dignitas has announced it will take a break from CS: GO.
This is the second time that Dignitas has not fielded a CS: GO roster. It seems the org considered various iterations of the roster, but could not find a competitive mix.
A series of disappointing results for Dignitas CS: GO
Dignitas did not make it to the PGL CS: GO Major. Image Credit: Dignitas.
Dignitas’ results this year have been disappointing with the org mostly finishing towards the bottom half of various tournaments. The CS: GO roster finished 5-8th in the Pinnacle Winter Series, Thunderpick Bitcoin series as well as the Elisa Invitational. In terms of team ranks, Dignitas mostly stood outside the top 20 in CS: GO rankings, it’s last match was against Outsiders in the April RMR tournament.
The team failed to qualify for the CS: GO Major, a breaking point for the organization. Besides the Major, Dignitas also failed to make it to several tier 1 leagues and tournaments.
Dignitas’ CS: GO roster was as follows:
- Patrik "f0rest" Lindberg
- Adam "friberg" Friberg
- Ludvig "HEAP" Alonso
- Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli
- Jonas "Lekr0" Olofsson
- Faruk "pita" Pita (coach)
Recently F0rest stood in for Fnatic during their Pinnacle Cup Championship match. Fnatic finished in the top six and F0rest had an impressive performance. Dignitas’ exit from CS: GO marks the first time in F0rest’s illustrious career that he will remain without a team.
So... what's next for F0rest?
One of the biggest names on the Dignitas' star-studded roster was F0rest. The 34-year-old's CSGO future is uncertain for now. He had some decent clips during the Pinnacle cup helping Fnatic reach the 5-6th place in the tournament.
His 2022 statistics feature a 0.71 DPR and a 66.3 ADR but he was also playing on a team that has been losing for the past few months. The player has good performances left in him, but it is a long road ahead for him. If he does stay in the scene as a player, he will need find a good team that helps his individual performance.
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