Sources close to the team confirmed this morning that Henrik “Fetish” Christensen is no longer a part of the squad that’s earned a reputation for consistently finishing just below expectations. Christensen was the in-game leader and AWP carrier for Dignitas during a campaign that’s seen no championships since June of this year.
Finn “Karrigan” Andersen, formerly of Mousesports, will replace Christensen. The former Counter-Strike 1.6 player will likely fill Christensen’s shoes as leader and AWPer when he dons the black and gold.
While Andersen represents new blood for a team in need of it, Christensen’s shoes will be difficult to fill. The Dane played captain and tactician during his time at the top, winning a major tournament every year in Source from 2005 onward.
With Global Offensive viewership ballooning rapidly, the dramatic change offers Dignitas an opportunity to grab a piece of an ever-growing pie. Whether this allows the team to surpass their European rivals, however, remains to be seen.
Correction: This article incorrectly labelled Andersen as a former top Source player. He made is name in 1.6, not Source. Additionally, Christensen’s reputation was attributed to Andersen by mistake. We regret these errors.
Richard Lewis contributed to this report.
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