In a move that should surprise exactly no-one, Team Dignitas’ ex-CS:GO roster has been picked up by Danish soccer club F.C. Copenhagen and entertainment company Nordisk Film.
The team will play under the corporations' new esports brand, NORTH. NORTH will be headed up by Elements owner and pro-Dota 2 player Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Andersen.
"We are two leading companies within entertainment and sports venturing into esport at the very highest level," Anders Hørsholt, CEO of F.C. Copenhagen said in a press release. "We see great potential and have high ambitions with NORTH that will be among the world's strongest from day one."
The ex-Dignitas team announced at the end of last year that they would be parting ways from their parent company despite “very competitive” offers. It was even rumored that F.C. Copenhagen had their eye on the team, and the official announcement comes right on schedule after the team’s Dignitas contracts expired on December 31st.
F.C. Copenhagen are the latest traditional sports team to make their way into esports, with Milwaukee Bucks co-owner buying a League of Legends team in December and the Houston Rockets hiring an esports director. Seems like 2017 is going to be a massive year for investing in esports.