Dignitas Female to compete in VALORANT
Two-time CS: GO world champions Dignitas Female are including to their esports plate and will likewise contend in VALORANT.
The team, made up of captain Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido, Amanda “rain” Smith, Kiara “milk” Makua, Melisa “Theia” Mundorff and Julie “Bouchard” Bouchard (included recently on a trial basis), will become the first major all-female group to compete in the Riot Games FPS title.
” As both a competitive team and female pioneers in the esports area, we’re constantly on the lookout for brand-new opportunities to better link with our fanbase while likewise feeding our competitive edge,” EMUHLEET said in a news release. “When provided with the opportunity to broaden to VALORANT, we rapidly recognized the video game as a sweet spot in between a high skill esports title and a game that attracted a wider gaming audience. DIG Fe and I look forward to the difficulty of taking on an extra competitive title and wish to raise a prize or 2 in VALORANT.”
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DIG Fe will make their VALORANT debut this weekend in 2 events: the ONCE AGAIN VALORANT Women’s 1k Open on Saturday, followed by the Elite Esports Rivalry Bowl Invitational on Sunday, including top VALORANT groups across North America. The winning squad makes $5,000.
The group will likewise continue to contend in CS: GO, making them the very first major professional female team that is active across numerous titles.
The addition of VALORANT suggests a presence across 6 esports for Dignitas, whose portfolio likewise includes LCS (after obtaining Clutch Video gaming in 2019), Rocket League (the group is the reigning RLCS European champs), Super Smash Bros, Clash Royale and women’s/ men’s groups in CS: GO.
” Given that their recruitment in 2017, DIG Fe has raised 4 global trophies under the DIG banner,” Dignitas CEO Michael Prindiville stated in the news release. “Their growth into VALOANT is the initial step in a bigger females’s empowerment initiative the company has prepared for the coming months. Our objective is to end up being esports most empowering and academic organization for professional and hopeful female gamers, material creators and fans.”
Dignitas is the competitive team vertical within New Meta Home Entertainment, which is backed by a financier group that consists of Harris Blitzer Sports & Home Entertainment (which owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils), Fertitta Entertainment, Susquehanna International Group and Delaware North.