Dignitas adds Schneider, drops Nico
The team has agreed to bring on Swedish player Andreas “Schneider” Lindberg, formerly of Fnatic and Property. To make room for him, Dignitas has parted ways with Nicolaj “Nico” Jensen.
The move means that the team will no longer be able to rely on fluent communication in Danish, with Lindberg himself estimating that he could understand “60-70 percent” of the language. But Lindberg’s skill and ability in the game were enough to convince the group that the change would be worthwhile.
Lindberg brings a strong pedigree that includes a major title victory at DreamHack Winter 2013 with Fnatic. He hasn’t been able to replicate such lofty results since leaving that team.
Team captain Jacob “Pimp” Winneche spoke to Dingitas’ recent struggles as the motivation for the change and the departure from Jensen, who had been with Dignitas since January.
“We know that the last months have been rough on us, we haven't delivered what we should, losing out to teams that we shouldn't, hopefully this will be an end to it,” Winneche said.
Lindberg was typically optimistic in his own statement.
“I am really excited to have gotten this opportunity to play with in my eyes four really strong players that have the potential to be amongst the absolute best,” Lindberg said.
The move establishes a recent trend of teams sacrificing easy communication in favor of bringing in more skilled players. Mousesports recently did the same in adding Nikola “Niko” Kovac to its main roster while international team Kinguin have achieved increasingly impressive results.
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