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Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertson is Dignitas’ new third, the organization announced on Tuesday.
The Rocket League Championship Series Season 7 World Champion and Season 8 runner-up was previously linked with Dignitas, but the deal never came to fruition. However, the recent departure of team captain Jos “Violentpanda” van Meurs left the door open for Scrub Killa to join the two prodigies, Jack “ApparentlyJack” Benton and Joris “Joreuz” Robben. Once a prodigy himself, the Scottish veteran will try to find his way back to the top.
He's one of the youngest competitors, yet one of the most accomplished veterans in Rocket League history. With this World Champion on our side, our sights are set on our second @RLEsports World Championship.
— Dignitas (@dignitas) August 3, 2021
Scrub Killa joins talented but struggling Dignitas
Dignitas lost to Scrub Killa and Team Vitality in the semi-final of the RLCS Season 8 World Championships. Afterward, Dignitas went on to become Europe’s best team in RLCS Season 9. But since then, the team has lost all three of the members that made them great. Maëllo “AztraL” Ernst left for what he thought to be greener pastures, Maurice “Yukeo” Weihs was dropped, and Violentpanda continued to work on a rebuild.
Violentpanda then discovered two talents in the form of Joreuz and ApparentlyJack. And, while the team looked decent enough in RLCS X, they fell out of the top six, which would have qualified Dignitas for the World Championships. Recently, Violentpanda announced he would depart the team along with coach John “Virge” Willis and the Scrub Killa rumors started almost immediately afterward.
After being dropped from Team Vitality following RLCS 8, Scrub Killa has struggled to find his way back to the top. He was offered a spot on Dignitas in the past but mentioned on his Twitch stream later on that he declined due to not liking their training methods. In that same stream, he mentioned it was the biggest mistake of his career. Following that offer, he had short stints on various teams such as Mousesports, Guild Esports and Team Singularity.
He has now joined a roster that is considered to be closer to the championship contenders than he has been since that RLCS 8 Worlds grand final. While Guild Esports finished RLCS X above Dignitas, the team improved considerably when Scrub Killa was replaced.
Michael Kloos is a Dutch esports journalist and enthusiast with a particular like of Rocket League and VALORANT. He is also an avid fantasy/sci-fi reader and writer. He spends most of his time trying not to be in the real world.