Mike Stubbs . People . Wednesday 1st March 2017 . 12:22
Team Dignitas has signed the former Selfless Female CS:GO team.
The team, which features Emmalee “emuhleet” Garrido, Amanda “rain” Smith, Mounira “Goosebreeder” Dobie, Carolyn “artStar” Noquez and Catherine “Cath” Leroux, will now play under the Team Dignitas banner. Their first event under the new name will be the Intel Extreme Masters female CS:GO competition this weekend in Katowice, Poland.
“Our intent is to recruit and develop the most talented players in the world,” said Jonathan Kemp, Team Dignitas CEO. “As a fan-first organization, we were thrilled to sign gamers who have a strong relationship with their fans and have achieved impressive success in international tournament play. We are confident that our squad will represent Team Dignitas’ history of winning in international coed and all-female competitions. Naturally we support the growth of female gamers in the industry, but chiefly saw this as an opportunity to bring premier playing talent into our Team Dignitas family.”
“We are extremely happy to have signed a team who desires, as we do, to compete and win at the highest levels of play,” said Michael “ODEE” O’Dell, Team Dignitas President. “We look forward to working alongside them in their journey and continued development as professional gamers. This is a team of talented competitors who has shown a drive to succeed and dedication to their sport and fans. We are ecstatic to announce the first all-female team in Team Dignitas’ proud 13-year history.”
"What excites me the most about joining the Team Dignitas family is the amount of support and respect they have from the eSports community,” said Emmalee ‘emuhleet’ Garrido, Team Dignitas CS:GO Captain and AWPer. “It is a dream come true to play for Team Dignitas and within the Philadelphia 76ers family; and we do consider our team a true family. Everyday we are inspired by our fans and each other to prove that with motivation, dedication and hard work you can achieve your dreams! Our fans mean everything to us and we hope to continue the same close relationship we have them online, at events and through social media.”