Imperial Gaming have parted ways with their Dota 2 team. The separation comes at the end of a successful 2016 year for the Danish squad and before their appearance at WESG in January. It appears that the roster will stay together, competing under a new banner and representing a new organization. Details will be forthcoming.
We're sad to announce the departure of our DOTA team! Their new organisation will be announced in due course as will our new team!
— The Imperial (@theimperialeu) December 9, 2016
The organization Imperial Gaming have announced that they will be parting ways with their Dota 2 team.
It appears from a follow up tweet from Jon “13abyKnight” Andersen the team will stay intact and are only switching sponsorship organizations.
Our new sponsorship will be announced in not too long. Very hyped about it. We wouldn't have left Imperial otherwise. Stay tuned every1 :)<3
— Jon Andersen (@BabyKnight_DotA) December 9, 2016
The Imperial members have been playing together under the “Danish Bears” tag since August 2015, with the exception Jon “13abyKnight” Andersen who replaced Jure “Pingvincek” Plešej in June.
Towards the end of June, they were signed by Imperial.
The squad has enjoyed numerous success and has had a very strong presence in the regional scene, participating in almost every minor tournament and qualifier. They have typically been able to place in the first three positions. Recently, they have been a formidable enemy, seizing championship titles left and right.
The team managed to win the WESG Global EU LAN finals and will be heading to China in January to represent Denmark. They have also been on fire lately, taking the championship titles in virtually every minor tournament they have been participating in during the last two months.
They clocked in at 4th place for DreamLeague season 6 in November.
Danish Bears/Imperial roster:
Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard
Jon “13abyKnight” Andersen
Mikki “HesteJoe-Rotten” Junget
Danny “Noia” Junget
Christopher “Ryze” Winther