Once the champion of Europe and Worlds Semi-Finalist, Henrik “Froggen” Hansen has joined Dignitas, finalizing the team’s roster and joining top-laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon, former TSM jungler Jonathan “Grig” Armao, AD carry Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen, and former 100 Thieves’ support Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black ahead of the 2020 League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) season.
Globally respected as one of the greatest Danish mid-laners to play League of Legends, Froggen is continuing his career in North America by joining newly branded Dignitas (previously Clutch Gaming) ahead of their return to the LCS since 2017. Driven by the motivation to win, Froggen will compete against many professional players in North America to become the first European to win both the LEC and LCS.
Worlds Semi-Finalist, Champion of Europe, LCK Finalist.
— DIG (@dignitas) December 9, 2019
Throughout 2019 Froggen competed under the Golden Guardians banner, and with a struggling roster, failed to succeed in both the LCS 2019 Spring and Summer. The rough year for Froggen saw him and his team getting knocked out in the first round of playoffs by FlyQuest in Spring and failing to qualify for playoffs in Summer, finishing in 7th place during the regular season. Despite his team failing to perform, Froggen consistently showed throughout the year why he is still a force to be reckoned with and still retains his title as one of the best Anivia players of all time, if not the best.
The general consensus amongst the community is that the expectations for Dignitas’ roster aren’t particularly high. Korean superstar and million-pound contract owner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon had a rollercoaster year throughout 2019 with Clutch Gaming, as he failed to live up to the hype he’s produced on previous rosters such as Fnatic in 2015 and Immortals in 2016.
Similarly, beloved American support Zaqueri “aphromoo” Black experienced one of his worst seasons to date. After competing professionally since 2011, aphromoo and his teammates at 100 Thieves finished 10th and 8th place during the LCS 2019 Spring and Summer seasons respectively.
Although certain members failed to perform in 2019, Dignitas strive off being the underdog, combined with a fanbase that never died after their unexpected departure from the league in 2017, Dignitas has configured a roster with both experience and potential, that will undoubtedly produce entertaining baron throws and late-game clutches to entertain the LCS viewers throughout 2020.
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Adam is a master's degree student studying esports at Staffordshire University. He is originally from Manchester, UK, and possesses an unrivaled passion for everything esports.