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 (@dignitas) May 15, 2020
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