The Imperial

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[e][h]The Imperial
Team Information
Location:
Total Earnings:
$162,219
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History
Created:
Organization: 200?
: 2016-05-09
Disbanded:
2018-11-19


The Imperial is a British esports organization. The organization fielded teams in Counter-Strike: Source before shuttering in 2011. Five years later, the organization resurfaced with a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.

History[edit]

The Imperial Enter CS:GO - Danish Roster (May 2016 - August 2016)[edit]

The Imperial entered the CS:GO scene with the signing of a Danish squad headlined by Henrik "FeTiSh" Christensen and ex-Copenhagen Wolves player Bo "wantz" Vestergaard. However, the team struggled to make a mark on the international scene after struggling to find success in various qualifiers. This would lead to organisation releasing them of their services.

The Imperial Returns - British Roster (February 2017 - April 2017)[edit]

After a six month hiatus, The Imperial signed a British roster headlined Jake "Boaster" Howlet and Jake "Jakem" McCausland. Overall, the squad failed to generate critical success with only a 4th place finish at ESl Premiership Group stage. As a result, they were released after only two months with the organization.

Balkan Success - Bulgarian Roster (April 2017 - September 2017)[edit]

On April 28, The Imperial quickly reentered the scene by signing the Bulgarian Mortal Kombat team. The team found notable success in winning online tournaments, most notably Balkan Pro League Season 2, Hellcase Cup 5 and Skinhub Championship marking the most successful months in the organisation's history. During this time, the team also came 2nd in Season 25 of ESEA: Main. However, shortly after their promotion to ESEA Premier, the squad was released. Oli Adams, CEO of The Imperial stated that his ultimate goal for his organization was to attend the Major, something this squad was incapable of doing because of dream3r's VAC ban. As a result, the organization made the difficult choice to part ways with the squad.

The Hottest Roster - European Roster (March 2018 - Present)[edit]

On March 3rd 2018, 6 months after parting ways with their Bulgarian roster, The Imperial returned once again by signing European mix team MANS NOT HOT. The roster consisted of ex-Dignitas players AcilioN and Tenzki, Ex-Renegades player nexa and Lithuanian players nukkye and EspiranTo. The team was overseen by coach and manager NeiL_M from Team Infused. After a rough start for the squad, it would win EGB Battles over German mix Sprout. Afterwards, they would go on to qualify for the 2018 Copenhagen Games. In their first LAN event, the team gained recognition and praise for two upset victories against Heroic and North, ultimately winning the tournament.

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Ireland NeiL_M (Coach) Neil Murphy 2018-03-04 [7] 2018-11-19 [22]
Serbia nexa Nemanja Isaković 2018-03-04 [7] 2018-11-03 [21] Valiance
Lithuania EspiranTo Rokas Milasauskas 2018-03-04 [7] 2018-11-03 [21] Valiance
France hAdji Ali Haïnouss 2018-08-05 [14] 2018-11-02[20]
Lithuania nukkye Žygimantas Chmieliauskas 2018-03-04 [7] 2018-10-21 [19] NoChance
Lithuania pounh Eimantas Lazickas 2018-08-05 [14] 2018-10-21 [19]
Germany kRYSTAL Kevin Amend 2018-06-10 [10] 2018-09-28 [18] Rogue
Denmark tenzki Jesper Plougmann Mikalski 2018-03-04 [7] 2018-09-27 [17] ALTERNATE aTTaX
Lithuania pounh (Trial) Eimantas Lazickas 2018-07-25 [12] 2018-08-05 [14] The Imperial
Montenegro Lobanjica (Trial) Nikola Mijomanović 2018-07-25 [12] 2018-07-29 [13]
Denmark AcilioN Asger Grunnet Larsen 2018-03-04 [7] 2018-06-05 [9] Heroic
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
France hAdji   Ali Haïnouss
Montenegro Lobanjica Nikola Mijomanović StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 6 - European Qualifier
Germany kRYSTAL   Kevin Amend
Denmark AcilioN Asger Grunnet Larsen DreamHack Open Tours 2018
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Bulgaria bubble Kamen Kostadinov 2017-04-28 [5] 2017-09-03 [6] Mortal Kombat
Bulgaria dream3r Simeon Ganev 2017-04-28 [5] 2017-09-03 [6] Mortal Kombat
Bulgaria shEMETA Hristian Spasov 2017-04-28 [5] 2017-09-03 [6] Mortal Kombat
Bulgaria spyleadeR Emiliyan Dimitrov 2017-04-28 [5] 2017-09-03 [6] Mortal Kombat
Bulgaria v1c7oR Viktor Dyankov 2017-04-28 [5] 2017-09-03 [6] Mortal Kombat
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Bulgaria shooter   Stefan Vuchkov
Bulgaria shEMETA Hristian Spasov Balkan Pro League Season 2


Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
United Kingdom jakem Jake McCausland 2017-02-05 [4] 2017-04-28 [5] exceL eSports
United Kingdom Boaster Jake Howlet 2017-02-05 [4] 2017-04-28 [5] exceL eSports
United Kingdom REAZN Craig Brackenridge 2017-02-05 [4] 2017-04-28 [5]
United Kingdom Whindanski Phil Nicholas 2017-02-05 [4] 2017-04-28 [5] exceL eSports
Ireland conoR Conor McCool 2017-02-05 [4] 2017-04-28 [5] exceL eSports
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark FeTiSh Henrik Christensen 2016-05-09 [1] 2016-08-02 [3] Team123
Denmark wantz Bo Vestergaard 2016-05-09 [1] 2016-08-02 [3]
Retired
Denmark socN Søren Falke 2016-05-09 [1] 2016-08-02 [3] FM eSports
Denmark KS Kevin Svenningsen 2016-05-09 [1] 2016-08-02 [3] Magistra
Denmark mertz Daniel Mertz 2016-07-18 [2] 2016-08-02 [3] Fragsport
Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark kaspeR Kasper Tolbøl 2016-05-09 [1] 2016-07-18 [2]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2018-10-10 A99 - 11th A1Premier StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 6 11 - 16 $6,000
2018-09-09 A33rd - 4th A2Major DreamHack Open Montreal 2018 1 : 2 $10,000
2018-06-18 A11st A2Major DreamHack Open Summer 2018 2 : 0 $50,000
2018-04-23 A11st A3Minor ForceDrop.net Cup #1 2 : 1 $6,000
2018-03-31 A11st A2Major Copenhagen Games 2018 2 : 1 $50,000
2018-03-22 A11st A3Minor EGB Battles 2 : 0 $3,000
2017-08-12 A11st A3Minor Skinhub Championship - Season 1 2 : 0 $6,000
2017-07-17 A11st A3Minor Hellcase Cup #5 2 : 0 $4,000
2010-04-03 A11st A2Major Copenhagen Games 2010 2 : 1 $4,468.1
2010-02-21 A11st A2Major DSRack LAN #1 2 : 0 $1,829.96
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "FeTiSh returns in The Imperial". HLTV.org. 2016-05-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "mertz joiner IMPERIAL " [mertz joins The Imperial] (in Denmark Danish). gaming.dk. 2016-07-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Today we bid farewell to our Danish CS:GO team". The Imperial. 2016-08-02.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "Please join us in welcoming our new CS:GO team!". The Imperial. 2017-02-05.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Milan Švejda (2017-04-28). "Imperial sign MK". HLTV.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 potts (2017-09-03). "CSGO team released". The Imperial.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 LucasAM (2018-03-04). "Imperial sign MANS NOT HOT". HLTV.
  8. The Imperial (2018-05-02). "We have decided to bench AcilioN on our CSGO roster".
  9. 9.0 9.1 AcilioN (2018-06-05). "Now officially a free agent and dedicated even more to reach my goals.".
  10. 10.0 10.1 The Imperial (2018-06-10). "kRYSTAL signs!".
  11. EspiranTo (2018-07-14). "To clear things up".
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 MIRAA (2018-07-25). "Imperial trial pounh, Lobanjica". HLTV.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Lobanjica (2018-07-29). "Lobanjica Released".
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 MIRAA (2018-08-05). "Imperial sign hAdji, pounh". HLTV.
  15. steel (2018-08-13). "Krystal will be playing with us on loan from Imperial for Zotac Cup Masters and DHM Stockholm".
  16. Yossarian (2018-09-25). "neptune reunites with Ghost Gaming". HLTV.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "We are announcing the release of @ConsoleCS. He has been an incredible teammate & his presence will be missed. We wish you all the best!". ALTERNATE aTTaX. 2018-09-27.
  18. 18.0 18.1 kRYSTAL (2018-09-28). "In addition to my statement a few days ago : I'm now officially a free agent.".
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 "Today we announce that @nukkyez & @pounhCSGO are no longer part of our CSGO team.". The Imperial. 2018-10-21.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "We'd also like to thank @hAdjiCSGO for his time in Imperial and wish him the best of luck moving forward.". 2018-11-02.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Valiance (2018-11-03). "We're excited to announce that nexa, EspiranTo, and ottoNd are now officially the players of Valiance&CO!".
  22. 22.0 22.1 NeiL_M (2018-11-19). "I have decided step down from @theimperialgg".