Team Dignitas have signed their first Clash Royale team, and it includes UK head coach Benjamin "Ben™" Rogers.
The org, which has a strong background in UK esports, have signed two players along with Ben™: Maxence "MaxLaMenace" Piriou from France and George "Trainer Diputs" Galvin from the US.
They will compete in the Clash Royale League's (CRL) inaugural CRL European Region season which begins in August.
Ben™ is former captain of the UK Clash Royale national team, which took part in country-based leagues like MGL Worlds and CRNations Cup, and is a former coach for Tribe Gaming.
So the news is finally out! Excited for my future with this amazing organisation. Stay tuned to find out who we are bringing in as reinforcements, I promise you won’t be disappointed 👊🏼👀 #DIGWIN https://t.co/IFoHxlSIWt
— DIG Ben™ (@BenCr_) April 27, 2018
Ben™ said in a press release: "I am extremely proud to be given this role in an organization like Team Dignitas with such a rich history in esports. Identifying and nurturing talented players for competition at an elite level is the part of this industry that inspires me.
"In a team-based league, cohesion and a positive, productive vibe are going to be the key to success. I dare our competitors to sleep on us this season."
Ben™ told Esports News UK in an additional statement: "I’m in it to win it. I feel the best way to achieve that is to approach scouting and recruitment in a holistic manner.
"I like to look at every aspect of a player, not just their mechanical skill - because at the end of the day a happy team will be a productive team. So putting together a team that’s full of top tier talent and can also gel together is huge for me."
"In a team-based league, cohesion and a positive, productive vibe are going to be the key to success. I dare our competitors to sleep on us this season"
Ben™, Team Dignitas
MaxLaMenace joins Team Dignitas as a decorated competitor, winning first-place titles at the MSC Winter French Cup 2017, MSC Autumn 2017 and SLO 2017.
Trainer Diputs was the first Clash Royale player in the world to achieve Grand Champion status, earning 6,100 trophies in the game. He's also a Clash Royale NYC Winter Wars Champion.
Team Dignitas will compete in Supercell's Clash Royale League (CRL), along with seven teams selected to represent the CRL European Region, including Fnatic, Misfits, SK Gaming, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, Team Queso and Allegiance.
Up to 12 teams from five international regions, each comprised of four to six players per team, will compete for their share of a $1m prize and chance to advance to the World Finals.
International regions represented in the global league include Europe, North America, Asia, Mainland China and Latin America.