Team Dignitas introduced as we speak that it has signed a Super Smash Bros. Melee workforce, the primary within the esports group’s 14-year historical past.

Team Dignitas is among the most recognizable names in esports and was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016. It owns groups for in style aggressive video games, together with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (males’s and girls’s groups), Heroes of the Storm, Smite, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The Melee workforce contains gamers Hugo “HugS” Gonzalez from Canoga Park, California and Jose “Lucky” Aldama from Norwalk, California.

Super Smash Bros. Melee got here out again in 2001 for the GameDice, but it surely stays a preferred aggressive sport even because it ages and Nintendo releases sequels. Melee’s quicker gameplay and distinctive glitches make for intense, fast matches that require loads of ability and reflexes to play correctly. According to Team Dignitas, Twitch views of Super Smash Bros. Melee exceed 1.5 million hour monthly.

Team Dignitas’s first aggressive Melee participation will occur at Genesis 5 in Oakland, California from January 19 to January 21.


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