Team Dignitas have announced their 2017 SMITE roster, including British team captain and solo laner Harry “Variety” Cumming.
He has returned to Team Dignitas after placing second last year at the European Championship, and later becoming vice world champion with Obey Alliance.
Variety said: “It’s a tremendous feeling being part of Team Dignitas once again, especially with the backing of the Sixers and the opportunities and support they offer.
“It’s a feeling very few gamers are able to experience: signing with one of the titans of the esports world. We hope to bring Dignitas to the top of not only Europe, but also the world and we will prove ourselves not just as individual players but as a team.”
Other players include French hunter Kenny “Arkkyl” Ruska, Danes Jeppe “TrixTank” Gylling and Anders “Qvofred” Korsbo as support and jungler respectively, and Swedish mid-laner Joacim “Zyrhoes” Verngren.
“It’s a tremendous feeling being part of Team Dignitas once again. We hope to bring Dignitas to the top of not only Europe, but also the world.”
Harry “Variety” Cumming, Team Dignitas
Australian head coach Kurtis “Biggy” Davidson rounds out the team.
Team Dignitas’ SMITE team will compete together for the first time at the SMITE Pro League Season 4 Spring Split between February 16th and March 26th.
“I am delighted to unveil our new SMITE line-up,” said Michael “ODEE” O’Dell, Team Dignitas president.
“We find SMITE incredibly captivating and have been proud to compete and support this game since its launch. We are pleased with Variety’s return and are confident that the teammates he has assembled will be exciting to watch in the SPL.”
In September 2016, US basketball brand the Philadelphia 76ers acquired a controlling stake in Team Dignitas and Team Apex.
Dignitas is historically a UK-based esports team and still has a base of operations here.
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