Professional Rocket League coach John “Virge” Willis and American organisation Dignitas have mutually parted ways on 16th July 2021.
The news comes at least a month ahead of RLCS Season 11 and will have Coach Virge as a free agent effective immediately.
Incredibly thankful for my time at Dignitas and the opportunities I have been given as as a result.— John (@Virge) July 16, 2021
I will hold on to many memories I made under this org.
Thank you to all the friends, family, and fans who’ve supported me, and continue to do so. I’m not done yet! 💙 https://t.co/oDc32sy9vl
“Thank you for all the work that you have done for us, and we will be cheering for you in the future”, Dignitas shared on their Twitter account.
“Incredibly thankful for my time at Dignitas and the opportunities I have been given as a result”, Virge tweeted soon after the announcement. “Thank you to all the friends, family, and fans who’ve supported me, and continue to do so. I’m not done yet!”
Virge had been with the organisation since August 2019 and would’ve completed his second year in a month and a half if he had stayed.
Whilst the news comes after one of the most underwhelming Dignitas seasons since its debut in car soccer competitions (still managing to place 8th in Europe), Virge is synonymous with talent, success and professionalism.
Pulling off a Season 8 Top 4 both in Europe and Worlds, a Championship in the old continent in Season 9 and multiple top placements during RLCS X, Coach Virge has cemented himself as a must in any wanna-be contender Rocket League roster.
Confirming his stay in Rocket League esports, the 24-year-old is easily the hottest commodity in the coaching department with one of the biggest followings in the scene.