DIGNITAS Female is the first team to compete both in CS and VALORANT
Dignitas, has today announced its two-time World Championship-winning women’s Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team intends to compete professionally in VALORANT; marking the first major professional female team to compete in multiple game titles. To initiate their official entry into the competitive VALORANT landscape, “DIG Fe” will compete remotely in two VALORANT tournaments over the weekend. DIG Fe’s notable roster of leading female gamers includes Team Captain Emmalee “EMUHLEET” Garrido, Amanda “rain” Smith, Kiara “milk” Makua and Melisa “theia” Mundorff. DIG Fe’s entry into VALORANT signifies the sixth gaming title in which Dignitas competes; a selection which includes League of Legends (LCS and Academy Teams), CS:GO (Men’s and Women’s), Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers and Clash Royale.
“Dignitas is a longstanding champion of women in esports,” said NME and Dignitas CEO Michael Prindiville. “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. Our goal is to become esports most empowering and educational organization for professional and aspiring female gamers, content creators and fans.”
DIG Fe’s key roster members remain the only women’s professional CS:GO team to attain back-to-back World Championship titles, winning the Intel Challenge Katowice Championship in both 2019 and 2018. During the same two-year period, the team placed first in both the Macau and Lisbon editions of the Girl Gamer Festival; and earned a second place trophy in the same tournament in Dubai in 2020.