Following the departure of support player William "Stunt" Chen, Team Dignitas announced on their official Facebook page that they have signed Johnny "Swifte" Ngo.
"Today, Team Dignitas announces the transfer of William 'Stunt' Chen to North American esports organisation Phoenix1. Stunt was our backup support player for the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS)"
Stunt played in three games for Dignitas. Helping the team go 2-1 while a part of the lineup, he picked up three kills, nine deaths and 18 assists en route to a 2.3 KDA. Stunt previously saw LCS action in February 2016 as a member of Echo Fox.
Filling the backup support position will be Swifte, a highly regarded player on the NA Ladder.
"Taking his place as new substitute Support player for Team Dignitas is Johnny 'Swifte' Ngo, a high ranked player on the North American ladder. We look forward to seeing Swifte in action when Xpecial is not playing in the starting lineup."
Swifte took to Twitter to thank Dignitas as well as provide fans with a bit of insight as to what he wants to accomplish with the team.
Proud to be the sub support for @TeamDignitas hopefully I'll try to make the best of this opportunity.— Johnny (@Swiftelol) March 8, 2017
Team Dignitas also welcomed Swifte with open arms in a Tweet of their own.
.@stuntopolis transfers to @Phoenix1gg , Welcome Swifte! https://t.co/MRTHRjWbKU— Team Dignitas (@TeamDignitas) March 8, 2017
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In 27 games with Dignitas, Alex "Xpecial" Chu has 14 kills, 73 deaths and 176 assists to go with a 2.6 KDA and a 68.3% kill participation. His 2.6 KDA is third lowest among all supports with 20 or more games played.
With a 4-8 record, Dignitas have been underwhelming, to say the least. Their big ticket acquisitions of top laner Kim "Ssumday" Chan-ho and jungler Lee "Chaser" Sang-hyun have not paid off as well as many expected them to. The team has struggled to find synergy together. This can be directly seen as not a single member of Dignitas has a kill participation rate of 70% or higher.
Dignitas head into Week 7 with matchups against Counter Logic Gaming and Echo Fox.