- Dignitas benches both GeT_RiGhT and Xizt.
- The decision was taken due to continued unsatisfactory performances.
- The present roster consists of Forest, Friberg and Hallzerk
Dignitas have announced that they are benching the former NiP legends Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund and Richard “Xizt“ Landström after a string of poor performances by the Swedish dominant lineup, who have been outside the top 30 in the world rankings all year long. "Our recent results have not lived up to our fans' expectations," Dignitas said in a statement. "After discussing with all of our players, we agreed this is the correct step moving forward."
The move represents the first changes to the roster since the North American organisation announced its return to Counter-Strike in January 2020 with the signing of the 87-0 and Major-winning NiP quintet comprising of GeT_RiGhT, Xizt, Forest and Friberg with Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson transitioning to a coaching role and Håkon "hallzerk" Fjærli taking over the AWP.
The North American organisation added that it will share more information about the future of the team "early next week". They have been invited to compete in the DreamHack Open Fall closed qualifier, which will take place between September 22 and 25.
Xizt responded in his tweet that he had not been feeling like himself for a long time now and he will taking some time off to figure out his next steps. Wishing both Dignitas and GeT_RiGhT the best for their road ahead.
GeT_RiGhT shared similar sentiments, respecting the decision of the organisation. He revealed that he had actually been thinking about his future and with his current health condition “It was clear that now was the time to make a change.”
Dignitas overall did not find as much success as they had hoped for, they lost their foothold to compete at top-tier CS:GO tournaments quite early and even failed to achieve results in ‘Tier-2’ competitions forcing Dignitas to make some necessary changes.