Dignitas Female Squad Expands Into Valorant
Thankfully, this squad isn’t leaving CS:GO, unlike so many others. Dignitas Female are just expanding their work, moving into Valorant in addition to CS:GO. Dignitas Female competed in two Valorant events for the closed beta shooter this past weekend. It sounds like they have a pretty solid team, and may just have the skills to make waves across both shooters at the same time.
Expansion Into Beta Games
Lord help me, I hope this game doesn’t bomb. No company is fail-proof, always remember that. But this announcement of yet another Valorant-dedicated team was made on May 16. Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido is the captain of the team, alongside the following members:
- Amanda “rain” Smith
- Melisa “Theia” Mundorff
- Kiara “milk” Makua
- Julia “Bouchard” Bouchard
Dignitas Female (Dig Fe) formed back in 2017, and soon after gained attention and notoriety in the esports community. This is thanks to their Intel Challenge Katowice championships, which they nailed in back-to-back years (2018 and 2019). That’s nothing to sneeze at, that’s for sure.
This is a team with a great deal of skill behind them. In 2017, they came in second at that event but claimed first at GIRL GAMER eSPORTS Festival 2017. Sadly, they came in second in 2019, but is second anything to be that ashamed of? It depends on who you ask. Sounds to me like Dignitas Female is more than ready to put their heart into competing in Valorant as soon as possible.
“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,” said Michael Prindiville, New Media Entertainment and Dignitas CEO. “Our goal is to become esports most empowering and educational organization for professional and aspiring female gamers, content creators and fans.”
But how did Dignitas Female do in Valorant so far? They competed in both the ANEW Valorant Women’s 1K Open on May 16. On May 17, they took part in the Elite Esports Rivalry Bowl International. In the ANEW Women’s 1K Open they took second but sadly placed 13th in the Elite Esports Rivalry Bowl International.
That’s a rough start, but there’s still so much room to grow in. The actual Valorant scene is still very new. Some things are bound to change as time goes on. We’re hoping that Dignitas Female sees a great deal of success. Kudos to Dignitas is championing female representation in esports. This move made the US-based CS:GO team the first-ever all-female team to compete in multiple games in the pro scene.