When it comes to professional Danish CS:GO teams, the one most people think of is Dignitas. Sure, there are Astralis and Team X, which both hold really good places in the world ranking, but Dignitas is the oldest. Having been created all the way back in 2003, the team was originally a CS:Source team. Once they got into CS:GO, they were seen as the best Danish CS:GO team.
The team has gone through a myriad of roster changes all throughout the years, but for this feature, we’ll focus on the team’s current roster.
First up, we have the team’s captain Mathias “MSL” Lauridsen. Now MSL is no newbie to this game, having been playing Counter-Strike ever since the Source days. He started out playing for the North American Blight Gaming at an unknown date, yet left the organization in September of 2012. Ever since then, he’s played for teams such as Anexis, 3DMAX, Reason, myXMG, the temporary Danish placeholder team unu.AiN, CPH Wolves, and ultimately ended up as Dignitas’s IGL in 2015 where he has been playing ever since. He has helped his team get 1st place in events such as DreamHack Tours 2016 and CS:GO Champions League Season 2, and is known to be a very good team player.
Next up we have the team’s rifler, 19 year old Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke. Unlike MSL, k0nfig’s history with CS only dates back to late 2015, which could be attributed to his very young age. He started out playing for 123team, then moved on to Reason Gaming.dk, SK Gaming and Copenhagen Wolves, before ending up in Dignitas in November of 2015.
The next player on the list is 22 year old Ruben “RUBINO” Villarroel Brødreskift, the rifler/entry-fragger for Dignitas. Rubino started his career back in 2014 playing for H2k Gaming before moving on to .no, London Conspiracy, ClutchIT.org, LGB eSports, Copenhagen Wolves, and finally Dignitas in 2015.
The next player is one known by pretty much everyone who’s been in the scene for any measurable amount of time, the 26 year old René “cajunb” Borg. Cajunb has had one of the longest runs in Counter-Strike, starting his career all the way back in 2011 playing for CKRAS Gaming with his teammates FeTiSh. During that time, cajunb was first recognized as a true quality player towards the game’s end. He also played for HastaLaVista and Anexis eSports in Source, up until 2012 when he moved on to CS:GO. Cajunb’s first team in CS:GO was CPH Wolves back in January of 2013, and has since played for a number of teams including PRIMETIME, n!faculty, uber G33KZ, LeftoverZ, Team SoloMid, the Danish team “?”, Astralis, and finally Dignitas. It is also important to note that cajunb has been a part of Dignitas on 2 occasions: back in 2014 and 2015, before finally settling in again in 2016. He is known for his incredible aiming abilities, but also for his lack of stability in his earlier days.
Last but not least we have the youngest player on Dignitas, the 18 year old Emil “Magiskb0Y” Reif. Like k0nfig, Magiskb0Y started his career back in 2015 playing for 123team, before moving on to stfuNerd, mTw.dk, SK, and finally Dignitas in July of 2016.
The team’s coach, Casper “ruggah” Due, is a bit of a mystery. His career started at some point in 2011-2012 when he began playing for SpeedGaming and CPH Wolves in CS:Source. He then went to to CS:GO and played for Anexis eSports, HastaLaVista, and finally began coaching Dignitas in May of this year.
The team currently holds a 15th place world ranking and a 9th place EU West ranking. Most recently the team has been playing in the EU Qualifier for the $300,000 SL i-League Season 2 tournament. They made it to the tournament qualifier’s bracket stage after defeating both AGG and NokSuKao 2-1. yet losing 0-2 to Team X. Their next match will be against Kinguin on Monday, August 15th at 7PM PST.