Emmalee ‘Emuhleet’ Garrido is an American esports player that competes in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for Team Dignitas. She takes on the responsibility as the in-game leader and main awper for her unit, DIG.
Emmalee always had a competitive spirit when she used to play football. Since she could not stand losing, Garrido would dedicate her time getting better at soccer so as to be on the winning teams. Now that she is a part of Team Dignitas, she wants to prove her gaming worth and compete with one of the best esports teams in the world.
Gaming aside, Emmalee catches up with her favourite tv series like The Flash and Game of Thrones. Emuhleet likes to go out with her teammates for walks in the country, travelling, sightseeing and celebrate their wins with drinks. Garrido loves to spend time with her family, who prepare her home-cooked meals and chocolates to take home with her.
Where it all began:
Emmalee was introduced to gaming by her older brother, they used to play GoldenEye. She fell in love with first person shooter games focusing on a new goals to make her a better gamer, an example is when she completed a GoldenEye level without dying in-game before anyone else.
When Emuleet was around 14, she fell in love with Counter-Strike 1.6 and from then on she dedicated much of her time practicing so as to be the best player. She would also attend the local LAN tournaments which were held every month from 2005 till 2009.
Fast forward the time-machine to 2014, Emmalee created Team Karma to improve on her CS: GO skills and compete in esports tournaments. When she heard there was an all-female event like the Electronic Sports World Cup, she knew she wanted to be a part of it, proving herself a worthy female gamer. As committed to her training in CS: GO, she decided to quit her nursing job to devote more time to become a better player.
Team Dignitas is an esports company based in the UK with a mission to be one of the best gaming teams in the world. DIG was established in September 2003 starting out with two pro teams that play Battlefield 1942 that have become successful in securing their first sponsor. From then on the company grew to support different squads that specialize in Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Smite.
Team Dignitas CS: GO team was formed in February 2017, acquiring the former Selfless Gaming Female CS: GO roster. The lineup consists of Emuhleet as captain, artStar, rain, GooseBreeder and CAth who together will take their gaming levels to new heights, by watching demos and practicing their fighting skills in scrims.
Competition Participation and Winnings:
The greatest win for Emuhleet was while playing for Team Dignitas at the Intel Challenge Katowice 2017. The Female CS: GO team placed in second in the Major event, lose against Team Secret with a record 0-2, to scoop up the highest prize of $8K.
The latest competition that Emuhleet and Team Dignitas have participated was the minor event, GIRLGAMER Esports Festival 2017. The Female CS squad won the title beating Team Expert Female with the record 2-1, taking home the second great reward of $5K.
In Emmalee’s gaming career, she has participated in tournaments such as WorldGaming Canadian Championship Series 2017, Copenhagen Games Female, Esports World Convention 2016 and ESWC 2015 among many others.