European organization Valiance & Co plan to replace three members of their active lineup with players from The Imperial, according to multiple sources. It is expected that Rokas “EspiranTo” Milasauskas, Nemanja “nexa” Isaković, and Otto “ottoNd” Sihvo will replace Aleksa “Impulse” Stankić, Aleksandar “jayzaR” Žarković, and Luka “emi” Vuković on the active roster. Emi will transition to the coaching role following the move.
EspiranTo and Nexa have been members of The Imperial since March of 2018 where they won both Copenhagen Games 2018 and DreamHack Open Summer 2018. Another notable finish included a Semi-Final appearance at DreamHack Open Montreal 2018. Nexa will rejoin his former iNation teammate Nemanja “huNter” Kovač on Valiance & Co, who is the cousin of FaZe Clan superstar Nikola “NiKo” Kovač. OttoNd officially left HAVU Gaming late last month where he had played since late 2017 and played a few online qualifiers with The Imperial over the last week.
With this move The Imperial are left with only one player officially signed to the organization, Ali “hAdji” Haïnouss. It is unknown if veteran in-game leader Markus “pronax” Wallsten will join The Imperial on a full-time basis after playing the aforementioned qualifier matches.