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Can Team Dignitas rise to the challenge at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne?

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Intel Extreme Masters Cologne is less than a week away. There we will see six League of Legends teams from around the world to battle it out for a US$50,000 prize pool and the coveted Intel Extreme Masters trophy. One of the attending teams is Team Dignitas from North America, who placed third in the fan vote and is replacing Team Liquid, who had to withdraw from the competition.

Return to Cologne

This will be the second appearance in a row at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne for Dignitas. The team competed in last year’s tournament, starting off in the quarterfinals against Aces High Esports Club (now known as Besiktas e-Sports Club). They emerged victorious in the best-of-three matchup with 2-1 a score. However, they fell in the semifinals to later Intel Extreme Masters Cologne champions Gambit Gaming, losing a 0-2.

Team Dignitas gave a pretty steady performance in the 2015 NA LCS Summer Split. They faced every team twice and only completely lost one matchup against Counter Logic Gaming. They won 2-0 versus Enemy eSports and Team 8 and drew 1-1 with all of their other opponents. In the end, they secured the sixth slot in the Summer Split standings with a 10-8 score. Dignitas then proceeded to play in the NA Summer Playoffs, where they unfortunately lost in the quarterfinals 0-3 to Team Impulse.

New roster - new chance?

Only Shiphtur and KiWiKiD remain from the old roster of Team Dignitas as the team acquired three new players recently. How will the new roster perform on the international stage? We will find out next week!

Top: Lannart “SmittyJ” Warkus

  • Previously top laner for Gamers2

Jungle: Thomas “Kirei” Yuen

  • Previously jungler for Denial eSports EU

Mid: Danny “Shiphtur” Le

  • Part of the original roster
  • 2015 NA LCS Summer Split statistics: Games: 18 | Wins: 10 | Losses: 8 | Win Percentage: 55.6% | Kills: 63 | Deaths: 36 | Assists: 90 | KDA: 4.25

ADC: Apollo Price

  • Previously ADC for Team Impulse
  • 2015 NA LCS Summer Split statistics: Games: 19 | Wins: 12 | Losses: 7 | Win Percentage: 63.2% | Kills: 92 | Deaths: 35 | Assists: 163 | KDA: 7.29

Support: Alan “KiWiKiD” Nguyen

  • Part of the original roster
  • 2015 NA LCS Summer Split statistics: Games: 18 | Wins: 10 | Losses: 8 | Win Percentage: 55.6% | Kills: 16 | Deaths: 57 | Assists: 148 | KDA: 2.88

Watch Dignitas perform at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne!

Intel Extreme Masters Cologne begins on December the 18th at 17:00 CET. Be sure to tune in to our Twitch channel to see the new Dignitas lineup perform live along with Fnatic, H2k, Ever, Cloud9 and QG Reapers. You can find the full schedule and bracket here.

For all the important information about Intel Extreme Masters, visit the official website as well as follow IEM on Twitter and Facebook to receive all the latest updates.