Dignitas have signed a new Valorant roster, including British former CSGO player Rory ‘dephh’ Jackson.
The team’s inaugural competition will take place remotely at Pop Flash hosted by B Site from August 26th to 30th, which can be viewed via Twitch.tv/Flashpoint.
Dignitas’ Valorant team roster is as follows:
- Harrison ‘psalm’ Chang, 25, USA
- Rory ‘dephh’ Jackson, 28, UK (currently residing in Texas, USA)
- Phat ‘Supamen’ Le, 23, USA
- Kevin ‘POISED’ Ngo, 23, Canada
The new Dignitas players previously played under the team name ‘Homeless’.
The group notably defeated T1 2-0 at the PAX Arena Invitational, where they were the only unsigned team to compete in the playoffs.
The addition follows Dignitas’ female Valorant team, a side that Dignitas says became the first professional women’s team to compete in multiple gaming titles in May 2020.
Dignitas now has multiple teams participating in six gaming titles: League of Legends (LCS and Academy Teams), CSGO (men’s and women’s), Rocket League, Smash Bros, Valorant and Clash Royale.
“Entering the Valorant ecosystem is a natural expansion for Dignitas, given our history in Riot’s League of Legends,” said Dignitas director of esports James Baker.
“The esport is primed for success, backed by the most successful developer in competitive gaming, coupled with gameplay full of exciting moments. We are aiming to continue our legacy of developing top performing teams that command an army of fans worldwide. With our roster of both veterans and up and coming stars, we are solidifying our position as a world leader in the competitive gaming space.”
“Dignitas have proven that they can provide the resources and expertise to their players to become world champions,” said dephh. “We as a team plan on doing everything in our power to use this opportunity and support to go win one for ourselves.”
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.