Carolynn ‘artStar’ Noquez is a professional esports player practicing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Team Dignitas. Training for several hours a day, ArtStar has risen to be a part of a top team like DIG, taking on the position of rifler for the unit to help win esports matches.
Gaming aside, artStar loves to spend her vacation with her family and boyfriend, C9 Skadoodle. Noquez loves dogs, in fact she has a maltese cocker spaniel called Mocha, taking him on walks to the countryside. When it is time to eat, Carolynn loves to get creative in her cooking as long as it is fast, easy and delicious. Her favorite meal is the protein pancakes drizzled in honey and bananas.
Noquez was studying Biochemical Engineering at University but dropped out to dedicate more time to play video games professionally. Gaming aside, Carolynn likes to go out with her friends to celebrate winning a match, drinking, dancing and watching from a distance, the entertaining live drama. While travelling around the world to compete in CS: GO competitions, artStar loves to go sightseeing with her teammates.
Where it all began:
Carolynn always liked gaming since she was young girl, watching her older brothers play video games. When Noquez was about 7-years-old, the first game she ever played was Quest for the Shaven Yak. She dedicated time to practice her hobby also getting familiar with Counter-Strike 1.6 and since then has never stopped gaming and made the easy transition into CS: GO.
ArtStar realized her dream as a professional gamer when she joined Team Karma in 2014, competing in her first CS major competition ESWC 2014 Female. She developed her fighting skills moving on with Selfless Gaming and is currently competing for Team Dignitas.
Team Dignitas is a European esports company that was established in 2003, based in United Kingdom. The association began with two pro teams that competed in Battlefield 1942. Now that esports has grown, DIG support other units that specialize in Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds and Smite.
Team Dignitas acquired the former Selfless Gaming Female CS: GO team in February 28 2017, with a mission to not just be the best female team but to be a top team in the world. The North American Counter-Strike lineup consists of EMUHLEET, artStar, rain, GooseBreeder and Cath, making a name for themselves in the esports scene worldwide.
Competition Participation and Winnings:
The highest winnings in ArtStar’s pro career so far was at the Intel Challenge Katowice 2017 while competing for Dignitas. The female CS: GO squad reached the finals, losing to Team Secret finishing the CS tournament in a close second place to win a prize of $8K.
The second great achievement for Noquez while with Dignitas was the minor GirlGamer Esports Festival. DIG Artstar and her CS squad defeated Team Expert with the score 2-0 to win the league and claim their well-deserved prize of $5K.
Carolynn and Team Dignitas have participated in several CS: GO tournaments in 2017, making a name for themselves in esports. These competitions include DreamHack Austin 2017 NA open qualifiers, Major Copenhagen Games 2017, Fragadelphia 11 as well as the World Cyber Arena 2017 NA qualifier.