Team Dignitas, the well-known esports team founded in the UK and now owned by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, has signed a Super Smash Bros. Melee Team.
The team will become the sixth squad in the Team Dignitas family which includes CSGO men’s and women’s teams, a Heroes of the Storm roster, SMITE team and PUBG team.
Based in Southern California, the Team Dignitas’ Super Smash Bros. Melee Team will include marquee players Jose “Lucky” Aldama (left) from Norwalk, California, and Hugo “HugS” Gonzalez (right) from Canoga Park, California.
HugS and Lucky will represent Team Dignitas for the first time from January 19th to 21st at Genesis 5 in Oakland, California.
Both will be playing at 12.30 to 1.30pm ET, while Lucky will be streaming from his Twitch channel. Twitch views of SSBM regularly exceed 1.5 million hours per month.
“There are many fans of Team Dignitas within the Smash Brothers community, and I am thrilled to help introduce the team to this passionate group of people.”
HugS, Team Dignitas
HugS has been an active Melee player since 2004, and with his character Samus, he is currently ranked 23rd on the SSBMRank.
“I am extremely excited to be representing Team Dignitas in 2018,” said HugS. “There are many fans of Team Dignitas within the Smash Brothers community, and I am thrilled to help introduce the team to this passionate group of people.”
Since 2007, Lucky has been an active Melee player, working his way up the international rankings with his character of choice, Fox. He is now ranked fourth on the SoCal Melee Power Rankings and 17th in the Summer 2017 SSBMRank.
“It’s always been a dream to be able to work with an organization like Team Dignitas by doing something I truly love,” Lucky commented.
“Super Smash Bros. Melee has taken me above and beyond when it has come to making my dreams come true.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.