FeTiSh returns in The Imperial

Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen, previously of dignitas fame and a Major semifinalist, has returned in an all-Danish lineup with The Imperial, a newly resurfaced esports organisation.

The Imperial were a Counter-Strike:Source organisation who fielded a Danish lineup back in the 2009-2010 era and included the likes of Henrik "⁠FeTiSh⁠" Christensen and Bo "⁠wantz⁠" Vestergaard. These players later on went into CS:GO, where they played together in CPH Wolves and in other ventures alongside the likes of current Astralis players.

FeTiSh then went on to become the in-game leader behind dignitas (and the team came to eventually include four-fifths of the current members of Astralis) and took his teams to a first place finish during the Fragbite Masters Season 2 finals, two semifinals finishes at 2014 Majors (Katowice and Cologne), and two quarter-finals finishes at Majors (DHW 2013 and DHW 2014).


The mastermind of immaculate CT-sides and ungodly T-sides returns

At the end of 2014, FeTiSh was removed from dignitas following a string of poor results as many had correctly identified that the now 29-year-old leader struggled to focus his team during close games, often leading to chokes and meltdowns during playoff matches.

Following a failure to qualify for ESL One Katowice 2015 with another dignitas lineup, FeTiSh went quiet until earlier in this year when he was spotted playing again with friends. With speculation building of the Danish player coming back, his return was officially announced today in a new The Imperial lineup.

As well as the organisation "The Imperial" returning to esports after a five year hiatus, FeTiSh will also reunite with old teammates wantz and Søren "⁠socN⁠" Falke, as well as with two relatively less-known faces on the Danish scene.

The Imperial lineup is:

Denmark Henrik "⁠FeTiSh⁠" Christensen
Denmark Bo "⁠wantz⁠" Vestergaard
Denmark Søren "⁠socN⁠" Falke
Denmark Kevin "⁠KS⁠" Svenningsen
Denmark Kasper "kaspeR" Tolbøl

In a statement on his return, FeTiSh spoke of the formation of this particular lineup:

"We are very proud to announce that we will be joining up with Imperial. A few of us worked with them back in the CSS days and had a great time with them. They recently started up their activities again just like us. We know that there's a ton of work in front of us if we want to be able to compete and we are looking forward to improve and grow as a team.

I wanted to build the lineup around a mixture of talent and experience, we have had quite a few names on the table as who should finish the roster as our fifth. We have played with KS as our fifth for the past 3 weeks and we are more than happy to continue with him!

As for the rest of the lineup goes, I've played for a number of years with wantz in css and for a short period in CSGO aswell. socN played with us at ESL one and if we could have we would have stayed with him back then. kaspeR is a friend of wantz's, hes really talented and shows a lot of prospect for the future."

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Denmark Kevin 'KS' Svenningsen
Kevin 'KS' Svenningsen
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.84
Maps played:
45
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.75
Denmark Bo 'wantz' Vestergaard
Bo 'wantz' Vestergaard
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
44
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.64
Denmark Søren 'socN' Falke
Søren 'socN' Falke
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
83
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Henrik 'FeTiSh' Christensen
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.67
wp fetish
2016-05-09 22:15
23 replies
CAN I HAVE FIRST PLACE PLS !!!
2016-05-09 22:15
6 replies
no sorry that's for ENCE :/
2016-05-10 01:15
5 replies
+1
2016-05-10 02:18
4 replies
i have a FETISH for ENCE
2016-05-10 03:38
3 replies
ez for fetish and ence esports
2016-05-10 14:28
2 replies
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2016-05-10 16:11
1 reply
#276
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World A_R_I_S
FETISH PLS JOIN ASTRALIS AS A COACH
2016-05-10 17:04
easy for ence, professional electronic esports team from the northern european union nation, the republic of finland
2016-05-09 22:15
Lets be honest, they wont go nowhere and will probably endup like frod or cogu, just disbanding in silence
2016-05-09 22:15
10 replies
they got potential.. fetish is big mind and with socn & wantz it will be really nice! im looking forward..!
2016-05-09 22:19
8 replies
well remember the mtw comeback?
2016-05-09 22:19
6 replies
sadly ye :D but it was really horrible.. this one will be nice, bcs they have practised a lot and they are together now for like month or so
2016-05-09 22:20
3 replies
didnt know about that but i was never a fan of fetish
2016-05-09 22:20
2 replies
me neither, but im looking forward ;).. this lineup will be good
2016-05-09 22:22
1 reply
i arent , think that
2016-05-09 22:29
hey what happened with the allstar 1.6 legends mtw lineup?
2016-05-10 00:54
1 reply
It was just another of mTw`s scams to make people think a legendary player, spawn for example or a legendary lineup their bread and butter later CS 1.6 lineup. It was all for attention.
2016-05-10 01:14
wantz is god
2016-05-27 15:47
+1
2016-05-09 22:19
yes fetishw0w bestest
2016-05-09 22:33
#167
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Wouldnt be surprised if cadiaN makes it into this lineup at some stage
2016-05-09 23:13
1 reply
Dat mf is everywhere
2016-05-12 10:05
Bet & double your weapons in CSGOSuites Free COINS: CSGOSUITES20
2016-05-10 14:49
LETS GO FETISH
2016-05-09 22:14
1 reply
:D
2016-05-10 01:42
nice
2016-05-09 22:14
1 reply
veto fails inc
2016-05-09 22:27
#4
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Estonia syccc
GOOD
2016-05-09 22:14
1
2016-05-09 22:14
1
2016-05-09 22:14
gg
2016-05-09 22:14
#8
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Europe SteffeMvrs
WHAT
2016-05-09 22:14
123
2016-05-09 22:14
u wot m8
2016-05-09 22:15
Nice!
2016-05-09 22:14
1
2016-05-09 22:14
fd
2016-05-09 22:14
xd
2016-05-09 22:14
2
2016-05-09 22:14
xd
2016-05-09 22:14
#18
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Germany GeoRg___J
k
2016-05-09 22:14
OMG
2016-05-09 22:14
#20
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Canada cal1fornia
nobody cares
2016-05-09 22:14
14 replies
i care
2016-05-09 22:17
I care
2016-05-09 22:32
#132
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Europe Matesh
I care
2016-05-09 22:36
#198
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Denmark Notallama
I care
2016-05-10 00:40
i care
2016-05-10 00:45
i care
2016-05-10 00:56
i care
2016-05-10 05:08
we care
2016-05-10 08:31
obama care
2016-05-10 10:00
they care
2016-05-10 10:00
I care
2016-05-10 11:30
health care
2016-05-10 11:55
#251
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Sweden Swedz
i care
2016-05-10 12:15
take care
2016-05-10 14:57
1
2016-05-09 22:14
sy
2016-05-09 22:14
#23
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Macedonia Ficz
wtf
2016-05-09 22:14
ez ence
2016-05-09 22:14
n1
2016-05-09 22:14
ok
2016-05-09 22:14
gl
2016-05-09 22:14
#28
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Sweden MasturB
ok
2016-05-09 22:14
1
2016-05-09 22:14
jcfd
2016-05-09 22:14
1
2016-05-09 22:14
lol
2016-05-09 22:14
#33
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Finland :XD
y
2016-05-09 22:14
Sick!
2016-05-09 22:14
yes :D
2016-05-09 22:14
#36
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Ireland conoR-
omgaw
2016-05-09 22:14
n1 xD
2016-05-09 22:14
FUCKING LOVE FETISH! <3<3<3
2016-05-09 22:15
He is BACK
2016-05-09 22:14
ez
2016-05-09 22:14
hello mr fetish
2016-05-09 22:14
n1
2016-05-09 22:14
cool
2016-05-09 22:14
#45
 | 
Turkey Shanon
yes
2016-05-09 22:14
legend is back
2016-05-09 22:14
1
2016-05-09 22:14
1st not first
2016-05-09 22:15
#50
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d
tier 1000 who cares lol
2016-05-09 22:14
5 replies
#95
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Denmark Muamelele
shows ur knowledge
2016-05-09 22:20
4 replies
its true.. another ence
2016-05-09 22:25
its right though. they wont have any impact and will fade away after 2-3 months just like mTw
2016-05-09 22:29
2 replies
Sad but true.
2016-05-09 22:44
#273
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Denmark Muamelele
not tier 1000 n he was probably exaggerating but still... some other better teams may scout him
2016-05-10 16:18
Gos bless
2016-05-09 22:14
14-1 to 14-16 every game ;)
2016-05-09 22:14
lol fetish is like almost 30 years old
2016-05-09 22:14
1 reply
just like the other 80% of pros...
2016-05-10 03:36
wow
2016-05-09 22:15
#56
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Finland Al_Aziz
They will lose to rabbits
2016-05-09 22:15
lOL
2016-05-09 22:15
#58
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Spain Alser
Good luck
2016-05-09 22:15
Rip fetish as dignitas coach :(
2016-05-09 22:15
gl guys
2016-05-09 22:15
:O
2016-05-09 22:15
rip
2016-05-09 22:15
LETS GO!
2016-05-09 22:15
expected
2016-05-09 22:15
lel
2016-05-09 22:15
No HUNDEN no Glory
2016-05-09 22:15
#71
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Russia hanzjosha
How are this guys looool
2016-05-09 22:16
OMFG Wantz is back! what a beast in CSS. Looking forward to this
2016-05-09 22:16
8 replies
was a beast in csgo too :)
2016-05-09 22:54
7 replies
no he wasnt unfortunately
2016-05-09 23:06
no, he has been awful in csgo
2016-05-09 23:13
Not a beast but good yes
2016-05-09 23:18
No not at all, but i hope he will.
2016-05-10 00:49
3 replies
am I missing something? I remember wantz as one of the driving forces in CPHWolves' success. hltv.org/?pageid=247&playerid=7584
2016-05-10 00:56
2 replies
Well.. Wantz was a god in CSS if u have seen how Imperial played back then u should clealy see that he was not the same in CSGO. But we will see if he can do it again. There is a long way tho
2016-05-10 00:57
1 reply
oh yeah I guess for sure he wasn't as good as he was in css, still though everyone went mad when he retired :D
2016-05-10 00:59
#73
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
o.O unexpected n1
2016-05-09 22:16
GL!
2016-05-09 22:16
Old Dignitas <3
2016-05-09 22:16
he was really good :c hope he can do well :D
2016-05-09 22:16
wantz the god of train.
2016-05-09 22:16
#79
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Vietnam ALLAHTARES
HUNDEN IS FREE AGENT ATM, DO NOT MISS THIS CHANCE FETISHBOY
2016-05-09 22:16
BOT is back lol
2016-05-09 22:17
hasn't he been gone for to long! he must be rusty as fuck. And he is 29 as well :S GG
2016-05-09 22:22
2 replies
too
2016-05-10 03:41
1 reply
tooo
2016-05-10 04:38
I almost choked on my drink when I read this *sniggers*
2016-05-09 22:17
Nt
2016-05-09 22:17
#86
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Germany ConAction
YEAH FETISH FINALLY <333 LOVE THIS GUY
2016-05-09 22:17
#88
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Brazil lNowayl
The king of choke is back
2016-05-09 22:18
BOT FETISH
2016-05-09 22:19
FeTiSh and socN welcome back!!!
2016-05-09 22:20
HUNDEN > FETISH
2016-05-09 22:20
fetish is back woo
2016-05-09 22:21
0,86 RATING RIP
2016-05-09 22:21
Yaaaaayy!!!!
2016-05-09 22:21
FETISH returns!!!! Sick
2016-05-09 22:22
#105
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Italy 1nf3rn4L
CT God and ubershit T-side is back
2016-05-09 22:23
ct wall sides
2016-05-09 22:23
#107
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Malta NjiNjiNji
tier 500
2016-05-09 22:24
-Fetish +HUNDEN
2016-05-09 22:25
WILSON FISK IS THAT YOU????
2016-05-09 22:26
i like him glad hes back
2016-05-09 22:27
fetish pls, y u no coach dignitas?
2016-05-09 22:28
#2 behind ence
2016-05-09 22:28
worst nickname in CS history after KRAUTERHUMPEN btw, Hunden > this bot
2016-05-09 22:29
1 reply
Ayrr
2016-05-10 03:42
#124
mimi | 
Sweden eNvym
wantz. i cummed
2016-05-09 22:30
N1
2016-05-09 22:30
WANTZ!!!!!!
2016-05-09 22:33
#130
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Belarus Starvoid
who?
2016-05-09 22:33
1 reply
wantz was clearly one of the best players in the world back in CS:S. He is a fucking beast. I hope he will do as good in CS:GO.
2016-05-10 00:38
nice
2016-05-09 22:35
Go A
2016-05-09 22:37
#135
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Poland Sweejay
Gr8
2016-05-09 22:39
Y E S!!!!
2016-05-09 22:40
#137
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Portugal dracø
Good, fetish finally being useful.. Give me one imperial plz!!
2016-05-09 22:41
2 replies
fino>imperial
2016-05-09 23:12
1 reply
#169
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Portugal dracø
Doesn't matter had imperial \o/
2016-05-09 23:14
ez for wantz
2016-05-09 22:41
wantz <3
2016-05-09 22:43
they need to add HUNDEN
2016-05-09 22:47
wantz >>>> danish noobs from astralis
2016-05-09 22:47
2late dude
2016-05-09 22:49
-want, -ks, -socN, -kasper + HUNDEN, + HUNDEN, + HUNDEN, + HUNDEN
2016-05-09 22:49
finally back
2016-05-09 22:50
NICE
2016-05-09 22:54
They should add Hunden, if they want to achieve something.
2016-05-09 22:54
#151
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Bulgaria AboveYall
Bot fetish is back pogchamp
2016-05-09 22:54
woooww , nice to see again old Dignitas star again , so amazing
2016-05-09 22:56
#154
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Austria db42
wantz, gg rip everyone else=)
2016-05-09 22:58
FeTiSh is back?! Long time no see!
2016-05-09 22:58
fetish wantz and socn this will be interesting
2016-05-09 22:59
4 replies
Would love to see more of the players from the CS:S IMPERIALS, like rytme. Or, this team and the current mTw team could try and mix up a little to create a great team together, who knows ^^
2016-05-09 23:22
3 replies
wtf is going on with mtw? I havent seen them play a match yet...are minet and mje and ave on the team?
2016-05-10 03:44
2 replies
I've no idea to be honest, even though I should as a newswriter lol.. Probably went inactive after zonic joined Astralis, haha
2016-05-10 18:31
1 reply
mTw disbanded after a very short amount of time. Yeah, they disbanded prolly right around the time zonic got the Astralis-job :D
2016-05-11 12:31
<3
2016-05-09 23:00
looking forward to seeing this team play, lets see what FeTiSh can do with these guys, gl.
2016-05-09 23:00
kurwa
2016-05-09 23:00
gl
2016-05-09 23:06
omg its fetish quick hide your wife and children
2016-05-09 23:07
#163
Snax | 
Poland Mval
Is it real omg
2016-05-09 23:07
t side chokes inc.
2016-05-09 23:11
Surprised by the comments. Didn't realize people ever cared for fetish.
2016-05-09 23:12
3 replies
Its weird cuz if you go by the numbers most people on here today weren't even around when Fetish played.
2016-05-09 23:21
2 replies
You mean going by user ID or by the growth in players? The player growth isn't really proportional to the growth of HLTV, imo. Most people here are at least somewhat veterans. Most newer users go to reddit instead of HLTV, with some exceptions, ofc.
2016-05-09 23:31
most people on here werent around last year? u srs?
2016-05-10 03:45
damn. not expected.
2016-05-09 23:14
Now they only need Hunden and they got the worst Danish CSGO team ever.
2016-05-09 23:19
1 reply
fetish had his moments.. on nuke :) no coincidence he's returning now. youtube.com/watch?v=eMgtQAD-kzM&feature=..
2016-05-09 23:26
was expecting GOD HUNDEN.... RIP :(
2016-05-09 23:21
2016-05-09 23:21
gl
2016-05-09 23:21
1 reply
we smart we loyal we friendly we are from BRAZIL
2016-05-10 07:20
disband in a week
2016-05-09 23:23
nice alias
2016-05-09 23:23
#181
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United Kingdom tomtmh
WANTZ GOD
2016-05-09 23:25
Why the Kasper name looks like a casper? -_-
2016-05-09 23:26
GL FeTiSh !
2016-05-09 23:28
HOLY FUCK YESSSSSSSSS WANTZ & FETISH
2016-05-09 23:34
#187
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Sweden godname
yeeeeeees nice ;) GL
2016-05-09 23:34
gl guys, welcome back FeTiSh).
2016-05-09 23:42
i love fettywap
2016-05-09 23:49
#190
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
after year without him passed i'd say he wasnt as bad, dignitas choked in semis with him and chokes now without
2016-05-09 23:58
qq
2016-05-10 00:03
Nizzle Von Dizzle
2016-05-10 00:15
WELCOME BACK FETISH <3 missed u
2016-05-10 00:18
wantzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2016-05-10 00:50
#204
RpK | 
Iceland pumtac
My favorite fetish <3
2016-05-10 00:56
No V1ctor, pur1ty, cajunb or grav1ty??? :-(
2016-05-10 01:31
Welcome back HUNDEN.betav.22
2016-05-10 01:28
Where the fak is mTw?
2016-05-10 02:40
FeTiSh aka best IGL EU, welcome back!
2016-05-10 03:44
Faze - Aizy Imperial - KS S1mple - WP Faze + S1mple Imperial + Aizy WP + random
2016-05-10 03:51
worse than x6tenz
2016-05-10 04:22
god fetish
2016-05-10 04:47
Welcome back Fetish #Respect
2016-05-10 05:40
Where is hunden
2016-05-10 06:45
Should have gone to mTw hmm
2016-05-10 06:54
omg he is BACK!!!! gl brah
2016-05-10 07:04
n1
2016-05-10 08:32
i wonder why bad retired players try to hit a comeback... and in a tier 9 Team, better leave the mouse on the shelf Fetish..
2016-05-10 09:24
1 reply
Because of all the $$$$ in csgo right now.
2016-05-10 14:28
get hunden
2016-05-10 09:27
PogChamp FeTiSh
2016-05-10 10:38
gl hf Kevin og Søren :D
2016-05-10 10:50
rofl probably a horrible team! :)
2016-05-10 12:06
awesome :)
2016-05-10 12:14
nc nickname
2016-05-10 12:14
tier-100 NICE
2016-05-10 12:17
1 reply
this :D
2016-05-10 21:52
who?
2016-05-10 12:37
Ez for ENCE. Professional counter strike team from The former jugoslavian republic of macedonia
2016-05-10 13:06
4 Danish teams? That's more than Sweden has :P Can we please have at least ONE GOOD Norwegian team? Thank you.
2016-05-10 14:26
nice to see fetish and wantz back
2016-05-10 14:37
Top1 inc
2016-05-10 14:41
FETISH IS BACK? I've waited so long for this moment <3
2016-05-10 14:42
wb <3
2016-05-10 15:01
wantz <3
2016-05-10 15:17
WANTZ!
2016-05-10 16:09
Brand new cs go rou/lette to get 5 $ use this link: csgor eaper.com/#ref-KzrTP7 (Remove space)
2016-05-10 16:13
First
2016-05-10 17:22
youtube.com/watch?v=4deqQSF-TCE they need this allstar ex CKRAS Lineup FeTiSh wantz 3k2 h0lm cajun
2016-05-10 17:45
Glgl!
2016-05-10 19:07
missed you
2016-05-10 19:18
fetish gravity purity victor wantz
2016-05-10 22:16
when is their first match? or they disbanded already?
2016-05-22 03:02
Honestly, this line-up is shiet. They just lost a danish LAN qualifier, 16-8. Which we then played against in the semi finals, who we beat 16-4. Same map.
2016-05-29 14:06
2 replies
nice bump
2016-05-29 14:08
1 reply
tyty
2016-05-29 14:08
and its gone
2016-06-18 01:11
FeTiSh HLTV page: no team nice
2016-06-18 01:13
WTF HAPPEND TO THIS?
2016-07-10 18:04
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