Imperial
Denmark
Signs with Imperial
June 11, 2018
kRYSTAL has found a new home in Imperial, the organization has announced.
ANALYSIS
The 24-year-old German player has been without a team since parting ways with Sprout in mid-May. kRYSTAL has already been trying out with the team for a month as he took part in DreamHack Open Tours, placing last. Now, kRYSTAL has been confirmed as Imperial's in-game leader and will travel to Sweden for the upcoming DreamHack Open Summer event, which will run from June 16-18.
Steps down from Imperial
May 5, 2018
AcilioN has stepped down from Imperial's active lineup, the organization announced Saturday.
ANALYSIS
AcilioN has been part of the roster since under the name MANS NOT HOT at the end of 2017, where the 21-year-old helped his team grab an international title at Copenhagen Games 2018. Recently, they placed 5th-6th at the Qi Invitational, falling to AGO and GODSENT in the group stage. There is no indication as to why the Dane decided to step down from the active roster.
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Invited to DreamHack Tours
May 11, 2018
Imperial are the fifth invited team to DreamHack Tours, the tournament organizers announced.
ANALYSIS
Imperial will be headed to the Loire Valley Region in France, where the $100,000 DreamHack Open Tours are set to take place. Imperial will be joining the likes of North, HellRaisers, AGO, Team EnVyUs, AGO, Gambit, and Torqued. Imperial will be without AcilioN as kRYSTAL will take the reigns for Imperial in Tours. The event is set to start on May 19th and end on May 21st as one invite remains for the event, which should be announced by the organizers soon enough.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Qualify for DreamHack Open Summer
May 5, 2018
Imperial ease past GODSENT 2-0 (16-9 Mirage, 16-3 on Train) to qualify for DreamHack Open Summer.
ANALYSIS
The closed qualifier final kicked off on Mirage, Imperial's map pick, with GODSENT opening things up with a successful CT pistol win. Imperial responded immediately in a force-buy and put together four in a row to take control. GODSENT couldn't be tamed for long as they responded with four of their own, but Imperial showed great composure and lost just a single round before going into the second. GODSENT rallied back in the second after losing the pistol round, but the Serbian-based team quickly regained control to lock down the map, 16-9 series lead. Imperial carried that momentum into the next map, Train, where GODSENT map pick saw Imperial shut down the Swedes with a tight defense, losing just one round in the first half. GODSENT took the second pistol but Imperial would quickly wrap things up with a crushing 16-3 score to qualify for DreamHack Open Summer.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Finalizes QI Invitational list
April 21, 2018
Imperial alongside Valiance has been invited to compete at the Qi Invitational, according to a report from HLTV.org.
ANALYSIS
The report states that the tournament organizers wanted to invite a fourth Asian team but they were forced to find a last-minute replacement in Europe, due to VICI and Flash forming a new roster. Imperial gets the call after they lifted the Copenhagen Games 2018 trophy, which the team then broke into the top 20 in the world ranking. The Qi Invitational is set to take place from April 24-26 at a studio in Belgrade, Serbia.