Dignitas FE CS:GO Team to Also Compete in VALORANT
Dignitas announced Friday that its two-time world championship women’s CS:GO team intends to compete professionally in VALORANT. This makes them the first professional female team to compete in multiple game titles.
DIG Fe won the Intel Challenge Katowice Championship in both 2019 and 2018 which makes them the only professional women’s CS:GO team to win back to back World Championship titles.
NME and Dignitas CEO Michael Prindville expressed his support for the team and their goal as an organization:
“Dignitas is a longstanding champion of women in esports. Since their recruitment in 2017, DIG FE has raised four international trophies under the Dignitas banner; their expansion into VALORANT is the first step in a larger women’s empowerment initiative the organization has planned for the coming months.”
DIG Fe Team Captain Emmalee “EMAUHLEET” Garrido also explained her team’s reasoning for expanding into VALORANT:
“When presented with the opportunity to expand to VALORANT, we quickly recognized the game as a sweet spot between a high skill esports title and a game that appealed to a broader gaming audience.”
The team will make their first VALORANT competitive appearance in the ANEW VALORANT Women’s 1k open on Saturday, May 16th at 1 p.m. CST. They will also compete in the Elite Esports Rivalry Bowl International on Sunday, May 17th at 1 p.m. CST.
The team’s roster is as follows:
Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido
Amanda “rain” Smith
Kiara “milk” Makua
Melisa “theia “Mundorff
Julie “Bouchard” Bouchard – Trial