|Coaches:||Brandon "Saintvicious" DiMarco |
David "Cop" Roberson
|Managers:||Michael "ODEE" O'Dell |
Joe "InnerFlame" Elouassi
Charlene "Shark" Hamm
|Sister Teams (Former):||Team Dignitas EU|
Team Dignitas UK
Team Dignitas OCE
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- 1 History
- 2 Timeline
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- 4 Player LCS Participation
- 5 Organization
- 6 Team Achievements
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Team Dignitas is an International e-Sports team headquartered in Great Britain. It was founded on September 9th, 2003 as a fusion of the Battlefield 1942 clans Legion Condor and Sweden Kompanix. Later on, more teams were added to the organization, and in July 2004 Team Dignitas was registered as a company - Team Dignitas Ltd. In addition to their League of Legends team, Dignitas also sponsors teams and players for Battlefield 3, Counter Strike, Fifa, various fighting games, Quake Live, racing games, and StarCraft II. Michael "ODEE" O'Dell is the current Managing Director of the Team Dignitas organization.
Pre Season 2
Team Dignitas acquired the roster of Rock Solid in September 2011. At the time, the roster included Voyboy, Jatt, scarra, imaqtpie, and L0cust, and they had recently had several strong online finishes.
The first event that the roster competed in under their new organization was IPL 3 Defeating Curse Gaming, Counter Logic Gaming, and then Epik Gamer, the team took home the championship and 200 circuit points. Due to their participation in the IEM New York Qualifier #1 as Rock Solid, Dignitas had an opportunity to qualify for IEM New York. They were successful and attended the tournament but did not advance from the group stage and finished tied for fifth, earning 25 Riot-circuit points.
Dignitas's next LAN was MLG Providence, where they placed third. After a quarterfinal finish at WCG 2011, Jatt stepped down from the team, stating that he could "no longer put up the required time to stay at the top level and he does not want to hold his teammates back". Jatt went on to join Riot Games and eventually became a caster for them.
Jatt's replacement IWillDominate joined the team in January 2012, the day before IEM Kiev. Dignitas placed third there, after a semifinal loss to Team SoloMid and a third-place victory over SK Gaming. That performance along with their other IEM results was enough to qualify Dignitas for the IEM Season VI World Championship in Hanover, where they placed second behind Moscow Five.
After a third-place finish at IPL 4 in April, top laner Voyboy left the team to join CLG, while Curse's jungler Crumbzz joined the Dignitas lineup, moving to top lane; the three-way roster swap was completed by CLG Saintvicious leaving to join Curse. With only three weeks of practice before the MLG Spring Championship, Dignitas were not expected to perform well. However, they defeated Team Green Forest, Team Dynamic, and CLG Prime in the winners' bracket before finally falling to Team SoloMid and then CLG, taking home third.
Along with Western teams CLG.EU and CLG Prime, Dignitas temporarily moved to South Korea to participate in Azubu The Champions Summer 2012. Unfortunately, IWillDominate suffered from many health issues and had to go to the emergency room twice. The team finished third in their group, just out of playoff contention. Shortly after the event, they returned to North America. L0cust left the team, replaced Patoy.
After returning home, Dignitas competed in the 2012 MLG Summer Championship in Raleigh, an event that top North American teams TSM and CLG had notably decided not to attend in order to better prepare for the Season 2 Regional Finals and not show anyone what they were preparing. As a result, Dignitas and Curse were considered the favorites to win the entire tournament. Both teams reached the finals, but instead of playing out the series normally, they decided to play All-Random All-Mid (ARAM) in the first game. After that first game, the teams played the remainder of the series out seriously, and Curse won the series 3-2. However, the teams' mutual decision to play ARAM was ruled to be collusion, and so both teams were disqualified from the tournament.
The team's next LAN was the Season 2 Regional Finals, held at PAX Prime in Seattle. They placed second, beating Team Dynamic and CLG before losing to TSM in the finals. This finish gave them a seed to the Season 2 World Championship. At Worlds, Dignitas was placed into Group B, along with NaJin Sword, CLG EU, and the Saigon Jokers. They losed all three of their group-stage games, with Saigon Jokers's victory considered the biggest upset of the group stage.
In the offseason, IWillDominate was suspended from competitive play for a year as a result of violating the Summoners Code. Instead of the team looking for a new jungler, Crumbzz moved to jungle, and Dignitas picked up KiWiKiD as their new top laner.
Due to their participation at Season 2 Worlds, Dignitas were automatically given a slot in the NA LCS Season 3 Spring Split, the first season of Riot's fully-professional league. They started out the series going 16-5 in their first 21 games before going 1-6 in their last 7. This performance was enough to secure themselves a playoff slot, where they lost immediately to Good Game University, which forced them to requalify for the summer split by beating Team Summon in a best-of-five series, which they did.
During the summer split, Dignitas performed more inconsistently than they had in the spring but still finished in fifth place with a 13-15 record, once again making it to the playoffs. This time, they showed better results in the playoffs and finished in fourth - out of Worlds contention, but safely in the 2014 Spring Split.
Dignitas placed fourth in the spring round robin, with a 12-16 record. In March, long-time mid laner scarra stepped down from the team and was replaced by goldenglue for the last two weeks of the regular season. However, scarra returned for the playoffs, where they placed fifth. After the playoffs, scarra once again left the starting roster to coach the team, while Shiphtur and ZionSpartan joined from the recently-relegated Team Coast to play mid lane and top lane, respectively. Cruzerthebruzer and goldenglue both became substitutes. Team owner Michael "Odee" O'Dell was fined $1,000 USD for using offensive and vulgar language on a popular online streaming platform in June.
In the summer split, despite sitting at a 6-2 record at the end of the third week, they ended the round robin in sixth place, with a 13-15 record. However, in the playoffs they managed to avoid relegation by defeating CLG in the fifth-place match.
After the conclusion of the season, scarra left the team completely, resigning his position as coach. Additionally, ZionSpartan and Imaqtpie departed; with Imaqtpie's departure, the last member of the original Rock Solid lineup was gone. When Team Curse declined their invitation to IEM Cologne, Dignitas were invited to participate in the tournament instead. They tied for third with Team ROCCAT, using new acquisitions Core JJ and Gamsu for the first time, confirming long-standing rumors that those would be the team's new AD carry and top laner, respectively. The complete roster going into the 2015 season included Core JJ, Crumbzz, Shiphtur, Gamsu, and KiWiKiD.
After the first two weeks of the spring split, Crumbzz stepped down from the team, and CloudNguyen played as Dignitas's jungler in week's 3-5; Azingy joined for week 6 and stayed for the remainder of the split. The team ended the round robin with a 6-12 record in 9th place. Winterfox, the 8th-place team, chose to play against Team Dragon Knights in relegations, leaving Dignitas to play against Team Fusion. However, while Winterfox was relegated, Dignitas stayed in the LCS for the summer season.
Two weeks into the Summer Season, Helios joined Dignitas and replaced Azingy. Despite being tied for first with a 7-2 record halfway through the season, the team struggled throughout the last half and finished sixth at 10-8. In the quarterfinals of the summer playoffs, Dignitas was swept by Team Impulse and finished 2015 with only 20 Championship Points, failing to qualify for the regional finals and eliminating them from contention for the Season 5 World Championship.
Faced with the need to sell one of their LCS teams, Dignitas sold their European team in October 2015. Brokenshard, formerly head coach of that squad, moved to their North American staff as head coach, and former Gamers2 manager InnerFlame joined as team manager. Dignitas also revamped their roster: Smittyj and Kirei from the European Challenger team joined the team as top laner and jungler, and former Team Impulse AD carry Apollo replaced CoreJJ. With Jesse substituting in place of KiWiKiD, the new lineup debuted at IEM Cologne, where they were eliminated in the first round, losing 2-1 to China's Qiao Gu.
Following two 1-1 weeks in the season's spring split, Smittyj was removed from the team's starting roster and replaced by BillyBoss, due to "behavioural issues". The team's worst-ever split unfolded following this change, as they saw only two further wins and – after playing the longest game of the split – finished 10th place with a 4-14 record. The same roster played in the Summer Promotion tournament, where they lost 0-3 to Team Dragon Knights, resulting in their elimination from the LCS. This made Dignitas the first of the three original North American LCS invitee teams to be relegated from the competition.
- January 5th, BillyBoss and Inori join as subs.
- January 25th, BillyBoss becomes starting top laner. Smittyj moves to sub.
- February 29th, Smittyj leaves.
- March 8th, Flaxxish joins as sub.
- April 26th, KiWiKiD leaves.
- May 17th, team transfers its NACS Summer Season seed to Apex Gaming. Shiphtur and Apollo leave.
- May 18th, Jesse leaves.
- May 26th, Inori leaves.
- June 1st, Flaxxish leaves.
- June 3rd, Kirei leaves.
- September 26th, team is acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers and merges with Apex Gaming. Ray, Shrimp, Keane, Apollo, and Xpecial join. Cris joins as a sub. Saintvicious and Cop join as coaches.
- December 1st, Ray leaves.
- January 9th, Cruzerthebruzer, Azingy, Flappy Bearfish, and Heartbeat leave. Lattman joins.
- February 3rd, Crumbz leaves.
- February 6th, Team Dignitas partners with TP-LINK.
- March 5th, Rico joins as new Coach.
- April 24th, Team Dignitas partners with AKRacing.
- June 9th, Helios joins.
- September 18th, Rico steps down as head coach.
- October 30th, Brokenshard joins as head coach. InnerFlame joins as team manager.
- November 6th, Raz joins as analyst.
- November 16th, Azingy, Inori, and Heartbeat leave.
- November 18th, Smittyj, Kirei, and Apollo join. Gamsu, Helios, and Core JJ leave.
- December 29th, Brokenshard leaves as head coach. Raz moves from analyst to head coach (pending Riot approval). Jesiz joins as strategist.
- February 10th, Azingy joins as a substitute.
- March 4th, Flappy Bearfish joins as AD substitute. 
- March 25th, Scarra steps down to substitute/coach. Goldenglue joins.
- May 2nd, ZionSpartan and Shiphtur join, while Cruzerthebruzer and Goldenglue move to substitute positions.
- May 20th, goldenglue and Patoy are released.
- October 2nd, scarra steps down as coach.
- October 20th, ZionSpartan leaves.
- October 21st, Imaqtpie leaves.
- December 4th, Gamsu and Core JJ join.
- February 3rd, Team Dignitas acquires roster of Pulse Esports as their Challenger Circuit team. Kenace, Onionbagel, SnEaKyCaStRoO, Evaniskus, and zig join.
- To read about Pulse Esports history (September 2012 - February 2013), click here.
- February 25th, Evaniskus leaves.
- April 6th, Challenger Circuit team disbands. Kenace, Onionbagel, SnEaKyCaStRoO, and zig leave.
- June 21st, Heartbeat and Zamphira join.
- September 1st, 4th place in Riot S3 NA Summer Playoffs.
- October 12th, TheRealKiWiKiD steps down and becomes sub.
- October 31st, Vlanitak joins as analyst.
- November 11th, Cruzerthebruzer joins.
- November 17th, Patoy steps down to sub 
- December 17th, KiWiKiD moves to starting support.
- January 18th, IWillDominate joins.
- March 10th, 2nd Place at IEM VI - World Championship.
- April 12th, wingsofdeathx joins.
- April 24th, wingsofdeathx leaves.
- May 19th, Crumbzz replaces Voyboy.
- July 18th, L0cust leaves.
- July 20th, Patoy joins.
- September 2nd, 2nd Place at Season 2 North American Regional Finals.
- December 6th, I Will Dominate leaves.
- December 7th, Crumbzz moves to jungle.
- December 18th, KiWiKiD joins.
|Shrimp||Lee Byeong-hoon (이병훈)||Jungle|
|Keane||Jang Lae-young (장래영)||Mid|
|Xpecial||Alex Chu (朱啓恩)||Support|
|Daydreamin||Miles Hoard||Support||2013 MLG Winter Championship Summer Promotion Qualifier|
|LoCicero||Adam Carriere||Mid||Voyboy||IGN Proleague Season 3 - Atlantic City|
|Jesiz||Jesse Le||Support||KiWiKiD||IEM Season X - Cologne|
|Ray||Jeon Ji-won (전지원)||Top|
|Kirei||Thomas Yuen||Jungle||Epsilon eSports|
|Flaxxish||Olof Medin||Sub/Top||Nova eSports|
|Shiphtur||Danny Le||Mid||Apex Gaming|
|Apollo||Apollo Price||AD||Apex Gaming|
|KiWiKiD||Alan Nguyen||Support||NRG eSports|
|Smittyj||Lennart Warkus||Top||Giants Gaming|
|Gamsu||Noh Yeong-jin (노영진)||Top||Fnatic|
|Helios||Shin Dong-jin (신동진)||Jungle|
|Core JJ||Jo Yong-in (조용인)||AD||Samsung Galaxy|
|Lattman||James Lattman||Sub/AD||Frank Fang Gaming|
|Crumbzz||Alberto Rengifo||Jungle||Misfits NA|
|Flappy Bearfish||Tony Pham||Sub/AD|
|ZionSpartan||Darshan Upadhyaha||Top||Counter Logic Gaming|
|goldenglue||Greyson Gilmer||Sub/Mid||Team Coast|
|Patoy||Jordan Blackburn||Sub/Support||Team LoLPro|
|Zamphira||François Boucher||Sub/Mid||COGnitive Gaming|
|DJ LAMBO||David Jeong||Sub/Jungle|
|Kenace||Nam Truong||Sub/Mid||Infinite Odds|
|SnEaKyCaStRoO||Zachary Scuderi||Sub/AD||Quantic Gaming|
|zig||Derek Shao||Sub/Top||Nexus Gaming|
|Evaniskus||Even Stevens||Sub/Support||Velocity eSports|
|I Will Dominate||Christian Rivera||Jungle||Curse Academy|
|L0cust||Patrick Miller||Support||Square Duck|
|Voyboy||Joe Esfahani||Top||Counter Logic Gaming|
|wingsofdeathx||Daryl Hennegan||Sub||Epik Gamer|
Player LCS Participation
- For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
|ODEE||Michael O'Dell||Managing Director|
|InnerFlame||Joe Elouassi||Team Manager|
|Raz||Barento Mohammed||Head Coach|
|Saintvicious||Brandon DiMarco||Head Coach||Free Agent|
|Brokenshard||Ram Djemal||Head Coach||Dream Team|
|JoyLuck||Yun Deok-jin (윤떡진)||Analyst||Fnatic|
|Mylixia||Devin Nash||NA Regional Manager||Counter Logic Gaming|
|Comely||Macro Specialist||Counter Logic Gaming|
|scarra||William Li||Coach||Counter Logic Gaming|
|In Major Tournaments|
|2013-02-01||2nd||National ESL Pro Series Season V||FFL||Team Curse||$ 2,500|
|2012-07-06||2nd||National ESL Pro Series Season III||0 : 2||mTw North America||$ 2,500|
|2012-02-25||1st||LoLPro Invitational Prize Finals||2 : 0||Team Curse||$ 20,000|
|2012-02-18||1st||LoLPro Invitational||2 : 1||Counter Logic Gaming||$ 5,000|
|2011-12-30||1st||CLG's Last Call 2011||2 : 0||Epik Gamer||$ 2,500|
|2011-12-18||4th||NESL Premier League Season II||0 : 2||Team Curse||$ 500|
- January 8th, Team Dignitas: A Story of Uncalibrated Talent Scouting by gosickboy on Esports Heaven
- January 20th, LCS and Chill With DIG LoL - Week 1 Recap with Dignitas
- January 26th, LCS and Chill with DIG LoL - Week 2 Recap with Dignitas
- February 3rd, LCS and Chill With DIG LoL - Week 3 Recap with Dignitas
- February 11th, LCS and Chill With DIG LoL - Week 4 Recap with Dignitas
- February 24th, LCS and Chill With DIG LoL - Week 6 Recap with Dignitas
- March 16th, LCS and Chill With DIG LoL - Week 8 Recap with Dignitas
- April 5th, Dignitas hopes to regroup for promotion tournament with Joe "Pistallion" Cannavino on Slingshot Esports
- January 12th, GP10 NA LCS Spring Split Rankings: #8 Dignitas from Gold Per 10
- May 19th, Team Dignitas’ Redemption from LoL Esports
- June 21st, Yellow Phantoms: Dignitas' rise in the NA LCS from theScore
- July 10th, Team Dignitas: Proven Results from LoL Esports
- December 26th, League of Legends 2016 wishlist with KaSing and Dignitas with PC Gamer
- January 5th, Meet The New Team Dignitas Head Coach: Interview with Raz with Team Dignitas
- February 5th, ODEE talks to Richard Lewis about coaching decisions, our LoL analyst, poaching and company structure with Richard Lewis
- February 5th, Interview with dignitas NA LCS analyst Joyluck with Team Dignitas
- September 23rd, What the future holds for Team Dignitas with Redbull
- December 31st, Interview with Dignitas new Head Coach Razleplasm with eSports Heaven
- January 17th, Chilling on the couch with Team Dignitas: Pre NA LCS Week 1 Interview (video) with Team Dignitas
- January 20th, Interview with Team Dignitas after facing Cloud 9 (video) (Transcript) with Team Dignitas
- January 26th, Chilling on the Couch with Team Dignitas: NA LCS Week 2 Day 1 (video) (Transcript) with Team Dignitas
- January 27th, Vlanitak talks about coaching Team Dignitas and their absence from IEM (video) with onGamers
- June 1st, Hi, I'm Comely, Macro Specialist for Team Dignitas, Video Producer, DrunkScarra, etc, AMAA with Reddit
- June 29th, Scarra on 4.10, Dignitas to stay a top team, and the difference between a player and a coach (video) with onGamers
- August 30th, DrunkScarra on Dignitas, coaching and working with the real Scarra (video) with onGamers
- November 28th, ODEE Interview (video) with Richard Lewis
- December 5th, What does an eSports manager actually do? with Redbull Esports
- December 19th, Dignitas CEO ODEE: It takes time to build teamwork. We gotta catch up! - IEM Cologne with ESL
- February 16th, Team Dignitas League of Legends AMA Answers with Reddit and Team Dignitas
- March 10th, ODEE talks to Scarra, KiWiKiD and Patoy in the new gaming house (video) with Team Dignitas
- March 15th, Scarra And His Team Re-sign New Deal With Dignitas (video) with GameSpot
- April 19th, Qtpie and Odee talk Qtpie's upcoming Bowflex Program (video) with GameSpot
- June 29th, 스카라와 즐거운 친구들, 팀 디그니타스를 만났습니다 (Korean) (English Translation) with Inven.co.kr
- June 29th, [피플] 팀 디그니타스 "한국 대회 출전은 좋은 경험될 것" (Korean) with Daily eSports
- October 11th, Team Dignitas' Michael "ODEE" O'Dell at LoL Season 2 Finals (video) with ESFIWorld
- October 13th, Dignitas.Odee Interview - IGN Pro League (video) with IGN Pro League
- October 18th, Video Interview with Team Dignitas League of Legends team IEM NY (video) with Team Dignitas
- November 27th, MLG interview Team Dignitas LoL squad with Major League Gaming
- Team Dignitas Preview: Season Two World Finals by ggChronicle
- Dignitas Team Profile on lolesports.com
- Team Dignitas welcome new League of Legends team team-dignitas.net
- League of Legends selected for IGN Pro League na.leagueoflegends.com
- MLG Providence 2011 Winner's Round 1 VOD tv.majorleaguegaming.com
- Jatt steps down from Team Dignitas LoL team-dignitas.net
- Hey I'm Jatt, I work at Riot Games! na.leagueoflegends.com
- I Will Dominate: "It is important for us to make it out of the group stage" team-dignitas.net
- IEM Kiev Team Sypher vs Team Dignitas youtube.com
- IEM Kiev against All authority vs Team Dignitas youtube.com
- Moscow Five vs Team Dignitas youtube.com
- IEM Kiev Team Dignitas vs Team Solo Mid youtube.com
- IEM Kiev Third Place Decider - SK Gaming vs Team Dignitas youtube.com
- IEM Season VI - Hanover: Team Dignitas group stage statistics esl-world.net
- IEM Season VI - Hanover: Playoff bracket esl-world.net
- 2012 MLG Anaheim League of Legends Brackets s3.majorleaguegaming.com
- Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 Program Information ognlol.com
- MLG Raleigh 2012 League of Legends Bracket majorleaguegaming.com
- MLG Statement regarding disqualification majorleaguegaming.com
- Official Season 2 NA Brackets tournaments.leagueoflegends.com
- ggChronicle Power Rankings ggchronicle.com
- IWillDominate Tribunal Permaban & eSports Competition Ruling forums.na.leagueoflegeds.com
- New Top Lane Tryouts team-dignitas.net
- League of Legends Competition Ruling - Michael "Odee" O'Dell na.lolesports.com
- Team Dignitas on their way to Cologne to prove their mettle this December intelextrememasters.com
- WD Ventito Exclusive: Team Dignitas Introduces New Players to Line-Up wdc.com
- Brokenshard is our New NA League of Legends Coach! team-dignitas.net
- Welcome Innerflame, our New NA LCS Team Manager! team-dignitas.net
- BillyBoss Signs As Starting LCS Top Laner, SmittyJ Moved To Sub team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas transfer NACS Spot To Apex Gaming team-dignitas.net
- Announcing The Team Dignitas LCS 2016 Subs team-dignitas.net
- BillyBoss Signs As Starting LCS Top Laner, SmittyJ Moved To Sub team-dignitas.net
- Smittyj, Wisdom & S0NSTAR replace Atom, Betongjocke & Adryh giantsgaming.pro
- Quas, Santorin and KiWiKiD join NRG Esports espn.go.com
- Introducing Jesse twitter.com
-  Phoenix1 replaces Team Impulse, picks up Gate, Mash, Slooshi, and more
- Nova eSports' Facebook Post facebook.com
- Philadelphia 76ers acquire, merge and manage leading esports teams Dignitas and Apex team-dignitas.net
- Ray's Twitter post twitter.com
- Announcing the Team Dignitas LCS Sub Try-outs team-dignitas.net
- Crumbz steps down from Team Dignitas (video) team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas partners with TP-LINK team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas Welcomes Rico As LCS NA Head Coach! team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas partners with AKRacing team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas strengthens NA LCS lineup with Helios team-dignitas.net
- Rico Steps Down As LCS NA Head Coach team-dignitas.net
- Welcome Raz as the Team Dignitas LCS NA Analyst team-dignitas.net
- Announcing The Team Dignitas LoL Roster team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas parts ways with Brokenshard, Raz to Head Coach team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas welcomes Azingy as LCS sub team-dignitas.net
- Flappy Bearfish joins as sub AD team-dignitas.net
- goldenglue signs for Team Dignitas LCS team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas signs Shiphtur and ZionSpartan team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas release goldenglue and Patoy team-dignitas.net
- Scarra to step down as Coach team-dignitas.net
- ZionSpartan's Twitter Post twitter.com
- Imaqtpie steps down from Team Dignitas team-dignitas.net
- WD Ventito Exclusive: Team Dignitas Introduces New Players to Line-Up wdc.com
- Welcome Pulse to the Team Dignitas League of Legends Roster team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas release Evaniskus from LoL roster team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas LoL B Squad Disbands team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas LoL With Two New LCS Subs team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas welcome Vlanitak as LoL Analyst team-dignitas.net
- Cruzerthebruzer joins Team Dignitas as new top laner team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas LoL lineup for Battle of the Atlantic team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas announces roster and plan for LCS Season 4 Spring Split team-dignitas.net
- wingsofdeathx as backup for Team Dignitas lol during EPS team-dignitas.net
- Crumbzz joins Team Dignitas team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas parts ways with L0CUST team-dignitas.net
- Patoy joins Team Dignitas team-dignitas.net
- Regarding the I Will Dominate Ruling team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas is looking for Top Laner, Crumbzz back to jungle team-dignitas.net
- Team Dignitas Welcomes KiWiKiD team-dignitas.net