Team Dignitas, the global esports org first set up in the UK, have roared into Rocket League with their first roster.
The roster is Reed “Chicago” Wilen from Studio City, California, Zoli “zol” Digness from Saskatoon in Canada, and Isaac “Turtle” App from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The new team will be the youngest squad in Team Dignitas’ franchise history with an average age of 18; Chicago is 16, zol is 20 and Turtle is 17.
The Team Dignitas Rocket League team will participate in their first tournament at DreamHack in Leipzig, Germany this weekend from January 26th to 28th.
Rocket League recently surpassed 39 million players worldwide, after just over two years of distribution.
“We have kept a close eye on Rocket League and have been impressed with its rapid growth and incredibly passionate fanbase,” said Chad Biggs from Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, who own Dignitas.
“We are confident that we will find engaging ways to connect Rocket League with our fans and partners, as we await the accomplishments that this young team will achieve.”
“We have kept a close eye on Rocket League and have been impressed with its rapid growth and incredibly passionate fanbase”
Middleman/scorer Chicago and back/midfield playmaker zol have played together since 2017, both going 7-0 in Season 1 of RLRS.
Turtle joins the team after playing three seasons in the Rocket League Champions Series, where he played for Atelier during RLCS Season 3 and later for Rogue at DreamHack Summer 2017. With 57,000+ subscribers, Turtle is one of Rocket League’s most popular professional YouTubers.
“As a young player, you grow up hearing about the powerhouse Team Dignitas, and to now play for them is an exceptional opportunity,” Chicago said.
“The support and family atmosphere of Team Dignitas is going to take the Rocket League Team to the next level.”
The news comes just one week after Dignitas signed their first Smash Bros Melee players.
Team Dignitas also have a CSGO women’s team, Heroes of the Storm team, SMITE team and PUBG team.
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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