North American League of Legends veteran and smite God Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco has joined Team Dignitas.
The 29-year-old former pro jungler has been added to Dignitas’ League of Legends coaching staff, as they prepare for the upcoming NA LCS Summer Split 2017.
He reunites with fellow coach David “Cop” Roberson. The pair played together with Curse and were involved in a collusion scandal back in 2012.
Ironically, it was Team Dignitas who Curse conspired to split prize money with.
Regardless, that was a long time ago now; the pair were also on Gravity Gaming together in early 2015. And in 2016 Saintvicious coached the Apex Gaming line-up which later became Team Dignitas.
After bringing Cop into the team this year, Dignitas went from tenth place to securing a spot in in the regional playoffs.
“The talent level of our players should allow us to compete with the top tier teams. Our primary goal is to get this team to the World Championships.”
Saintvicious now has his eyes on qualifying for Worlds.
“It’s good to be back with my former players and the management group at Team Dignitas,” Saintvicious said.
“The talent level of our players should allow us to compete with the top tier teams. We need to work together to continuously improve our macro play and team coordination.
“Cop and I look forward to the challenge. Our primary goal is to get this team to the World Championships.”
Team Dignitas’ roots are in UK esports. The Philadelphia 76ers acquired a controlling interest in Dignitas last year.
The top comment on the Reddit post for this story, by Flabrezu, states: “Buy Dignitas. Kick Saint and Cop to hire Korean coaches. Realise that their team is shit. Kick Korean coaches and hire Cop and Saint back. Good stuff.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
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