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DIG WINS ROCKET LEAGUE EUROPEAN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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Tue 31st Mar 2020 - 4:03pm

This past weekend, DIG competed in the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) European Championship. The event, originally scheduled to take place in April in Dallas, TX, was held entirely online. The tournament featured the Europe's top ten teams. Hundreds of thousands of fans tuned in to watch as DIG take down Team Vitality of France in the six-game championship series. With the victory, DIG was crowned European Regional Champions, earning $96,000. Maello "AztraL" Ernst, DIG’s newest member was named the League's Regular Season MVP.

With this regional win, DIG has been invited to compete in Rocket League's $300,000 Spring Series -  a new event hosted by game publisher Psyonix which will provide fans an additional opportunity to watch the best of Rocket League face-off before Season 10 begins. 

“I'm proud to secure another monumental win with the Dignitas Rocket League team in this weekend's European Championship,” said Jos "ViolentPanda" van Meurs, Team Captain of DIG Rocket League. “While we wish we could have played in a fan-filled arena, our team was able to adapt to the situation with improved chemistry and communication to compete online.  We're excited about the new Rocket League Spring Series competition which will ensure competitive teams stay active during this global situation and fans can join watching Europe's best. Under Head Coach Virge's  leadership, coupled with our young talent, I'm confident we're bound for more success as Rocket League as esport continues to gain notoriety.”

Dignitas’ victory comes on the heels of a highly successful regular season which began in February. After winning the World Championship in Season 5 and finishing second in Season 6, DIG went through a rebuilding phase to bring in young talent to the roster. DIG missed the Championship event in Season 7 but recruited rookie Maello "AztraL" Ernst of Belgium to bring new life to the team. Maello "AztraL" Ernst joined team leader Jos "ViolentPanda" van Meurs of the Netherlands and superstar Maurice "Yukeo" Weihs of Austria. DIG also fortified its roster with new head coach, John "Virge" Willis of Texas, who was voted Coach MVP of Season 8 by the Rocket League community. 

DIG improved in Season 8, earning a Top 4 finish in the World Championship. In the current season, DIG made their mark on Rocket League once again with a dominant performance in the regular season, earning a first round playoff BYE. 

With the victory, DIG continues to solidify itself as the winningest esports org in Rocket League history which includes RLCS Season 5 World Championship, RLCS Season 6 European Champions, RLCS Season 6 Worlds Runner-Up, DreamHack Leipzig 2019 Champions, Northern Arena Invitational 2 Champions, RLCS Season 8 Top 4 and RLCS Season 9 European Champions. 

DIG will return to competition May 9 for the Rocket League Spring Series - Europe, an online tournament with Europe's best teams. Fans can watch the Spring Series on Twitch.tv/RocketLeague.