CS:GO Legends Benched Yet Again

Published 09/19/2020, 1:20 PM EDT


CS: GO competitive team, Dignitas did not have their best season in 2020. The roster, which is full of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive veterans, was very successful in the initial years of the game, but recent performances have been disappointing.

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Dignitas’ roster this season includes CS: GO veterans Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg, Adam “friberg” Friberg, Håkon “hallzerk” Fjærli, Christopher ” GeT_RiGhT”  Alesund, Richard ” XzizT” Landström. Looking at the team, it is hard to believe it wasn’t part of HLTV’s top 30 team rankings this season.

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Dignitas recently tweeted that they had decided to bench veterans like GeT_RiGhT and Xizt from the team’s starting roster. The decision was taken after a discussion with all the players. The organization explained the reason behind the decision in a straightforward manner.

“Our recent results have not lived up our fans’ expectations.”

Dignitas will continue to support both GeT_RiGhT and Xizt while the veterans take the next step in their iconic careers. The organization has already started searching for two new players and will update the fans on this by next week.

What is next for the CS: GO veterans?

A few years back, both GeT_RiGhT and Xizt were absolute beasts in the gaming scenario. However, peaks and valleys are part of the game and life. And now, both players have a different outlook for their careers following the recent development.

GeT_RiGhT is very excited to share his plans moving forward in his career. Xizt has decided to step back for a while and introspect. One thing is for sure; this is not the end for either of the veterans.

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Competitive CS:GO was held in an online format this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was a major deviation from the usual LAN format, which might have affected the two veterans’ performances. But with the pandemic, LAN tournaments are not practical in near future and it is understandable that organizations don’t want to lose their money on underperforming players.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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