Imperial sign hAdji, pounh

Imperial have completed the signings of Ali "⁠hAdji⁠" Haïnouss and Eimantas "⁠pounh⁠" Lazickas, the UK-based organisation have announced.

The pair join Imperial on a permanent basis after filling in for the team in online competitions as replacements for benched duo Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend and Jesper "⁠TENZKI⁠" Plougmann.

The announcement was made minutes after Imperial lost to Fragsters in the grand final of the European closed qualifier for StarSeries i-League Season 6.

The team had initially trialled Nikola "⁠Lobanjica⁠" Mijomanović instead of hAdji but ultimately decided against keeping the outspoken Montenegrin to "protect the organization and, more importantly, our sponsors", according to a statement issued by Imperial.

hAdji signs for Imperial after standing in for the team

pounh, 21, has played for teams such as Playing Ducks, 1337HUANIA and VwS, helping the latter to a third-place finish at the CIS Minor leading to ELEAGUE Major Atlanta with a 1.27 rating.

hAdji is mostly known for his brief period with Envy' main team, with whom he attended several international events earlier this year, including the WESG World Finals and DreamHack Masters Marseille. He was last seen playing for LeftOut at the Europe Minor, where the team finished 7th-8th.

Imperial did not comment on the future of kRYSTAL and TENZKI, with the German AWPer currently linked with a move to North American side Ghost, who are down to just four players after parting ways with Matt "⁠Pollo⁠" Wilson.

With these changes, Imperial now have:

Lithuania Žygimantas "⁠nukkye⁠" Chmieliauskas
Lithuania Rokas "⁠EspiranTo⁠" Milasauskas
Serbia Nemanja "⁠nexa⁠" Isaković
Lithuania Eimantas "⁠pounh⁠" Lazickas
France Ali "⁠hAdji⁠" Haïnouss

Ireland Neil "⁠NeiL_M⁠" Murphy (coach)

Germany Kevin "⁠kRYSTAL⁠" Amend (benched)
Denmark Jesper "⁠TENZKI⁠" Plougmann (benched)

United States Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Matt 'Pollo' Wilson
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
249
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
Ireland Neil 'NeiL_M' Murphy
Neil 'NeiL_M' Murphy
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.77
Maps played:
16
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.73
Denmark Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Jesper 'TENZKI' Plougmann
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
844
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Montenegro Nikola 'Lobanjica' Mijomanović
Nikola 'Lobanjica' Mijomanović
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
35
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.73
Lithuania Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Eimantas 'pounh' Lazickas
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
260
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Lithuania Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Žygimantas 'nukkye' Chmieliauskas
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
219
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Serbia Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Nemanja 'nexa' Isaković
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
406
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
27
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1144
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
France Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Ali 'hAdji' Haïnouss
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
333
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
Lithuania Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Rokas 'EspiranTo' Milasauskas
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
323
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.70
nice lmao
2018-08-05 20:02
15 replies
i'd suggest the addition of Rainer 'Drachenlord' Winkler
2018-08-05 20:05
9 replies
xd
2018-08-05 20:04
#45
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Germany Illyasviel
meddl leute.
2018-08-05 20:14
I know the guy is absolute mongloid but dont you think trolls went too far?
2018-08-05 21:50
3 replies
Of course they went too far. But then again, the mighty Drachenlord went too far aswell from. This obviously does not justify everything the trolls did (and still do).
2018-08-06 07:15
Yeah, though the trolls act like total mongloids themselves. It completely obvious that he is not the most mentally stable person, yet they provoke the shit out of him, he has a mental breakdown and then they‘re like: oh we didn‘t do anything Also, many of these ‚trolls‘ aren‘t really trolling but just straight up hate him
2018-08-06 11:32
1 reply
These people are human trash man...
2018-08-06 22:36
#79
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Other syrso
Bissl aufm server rumwerkln und rumwusln
2018-08-05 22:34
hitlerparody.wikia.com/wiki/Drachenlord this guy? a heavy metal dickhead? sadly the theme song doesn't play.
2018-08-06 00:13
am 20.8 wird die schimmelschanze vom ogerlord gestürmt !
2018-08-06 02:29
hadji sucks D
2018-08-05 20:04
3 replies
#30
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India swast1k36
Don Hadji
2018-08-05 20:06
#33
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France BOOBALECOQ
HaDjI sUcKs D gnueh gneuh
2018-08-05 20:08
Expected from baitzera
2018-08-06 01:30
Good luck
2018-08-06 04:05
omegalul
2018-08-05 20:02
7 replies
nice lose vs fragsters, from 0-7 to 8-7, win pistol and still lose
2018-08-05 20:08
6 replies
#72
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Spain N0Love
Mibr style
2018-08-05 22:00
3 replies
+1
2018-08-06 00:28
We dont have 7-0 leads usually
2018-08-06 11:09
1 reply
#151
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Belgium azertyuio
Yeah, Brazilians are more used to being leaded 7-1 haha I'm joking btw
2018-08-06 21:32
-£3000 gbp, thx to imperial
2018-08-06 02:31
1 reply
Not thanks to imperial, but thanks to you being an idiot.
2018-08-06 14:09
Hadji ok
2018-08-05 20:02
#4
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Russia Drain3r
Nice
2018-08-05 20:02
expected
2018-08-05 20:02
Omegalul
2018-08-05 20:03
#7
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Lithuania andy_
EXPECTED
2018-08-05 20:03
rip lobjanika
2018-08-05 20:03
if they say so
2018-08-05 20:03
gl gl
2018-08-05 20:03
xd
2018-08-05 20:04
wtf
2018-08-05 20:04
#14
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Netherlands Slashable
expected
2018-08-05 20:04
bad timing
2018-08-05 20:04
rip imperial
2018-08-05 20:04
pounh bot
2018-08-05 20:04
7 replies
>pounh bot >fan of s1mple pick one
2018-08-05 20:04
6 replies
pounh bot - fact s1mple god - fact, so stfu. he is a ruiner in many games
2018-08-05 20:05
4 replies
#97
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Nigeria Eruptor
>s1mple god >fan of s1mple Ez glory hunter. Could be identified as a fakeflagger, if you had better English
2018-08-06 02:07
3 replies
ya ebal vash ebaniy angliskiy po fakty. sanya bog , pounh dolboeb po fakty tak shto zakroy ebalo
2018-08-06 10:36
2 replies
#110
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Nigeria Eruptor
NT vodka
2018-08-06 11:07
1 reply
Idi nahuy dolboeb likvidnuy
2018-08-06 11:25
pick two lol
2018-08-05 20:12
EZ KATKAAAA
2018-08-05 20:04
Congrats
2018-08-05 20:04
Expected
2018-08-05 20:04
nice
2018-08-05 20:04
#25
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France StickyRice
GOD hAdji GL Imperial, so bad you threw super hard vs Fragsters, Starladder would have been a GREAT LAN to be in
2018-08-05 20:05
1 reply
#74
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Spain N0Love
Indeed
2018-08-05 22:01
#26
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Brunei S4jko
Expected
2018-08-05 20:05
#27
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Portugal ItsAvenn
Tenzki :(
2018-08-05 20:05
2 replies
#91
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United States burzeus
experienced player, north should sign him, he was a good support player in dignitas :(
2018-08-06 01:38
1 reply
#116
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Portugal ItsAvenn
of course, i like tenzki <3
2018-08-06 11:41
#29
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Europe LoookATme
Gl hadji
2018-08-05 20:05
every gold nova inmm > pounh xddd
2018-08-05 20:06
7 replies
0/8
2018-08-05 20:25
Well he is better than you for sure. So every silver > you
2018-08-05 20:41
5 replies
would play in imperial as well if i would suck espirantos dick
2018-08-05 20:44
4 replies
ur actually right xd
2018-08-06 01:37
#139
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Lithuania aisTISsS
Lmao he isnt even that bad, he was god like vs sprout, u just dont like him cuz he came from nowhere, cry is free.
2018-08-06 15:08
2 replies
nope i dont like him cuz he is just in this team cuz he sucks espis cock and better players like krystal, loba or tenzki are the loosers but the team will fall apart anyways after 2 weeks because espi is a dickhead
2018-08-06 15:43
1 reply
#146
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Lithuania aisTISsS
I mean i like loba but he isnt better then pounh. Pounh played pretty good, okay hes espi's friend and ????? Krystal isnt better as player, as igl yes. Pounh will get even better cuz he is playing vs better teams then he were.
2018-08-06 16:44
#32
woxic | 
Portugal AG8
very noice
2018-08-05 20:08
#35
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Russia AlexMove
gg
2018-08-05 20:08
expected
2018-08-05 20:09
- hadji + frozen
2018-08-05 20:09
1 reply
- Pounh + Frozen would be better
2018-08-05 20:41
#39
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United Kingdom cowbunga
EZ FOR GOD HADJI
2018-08-05 20:09
#40
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Kazakhstan Cotn
No way, pounh just ruined imperial's spot at starseries ffs
2018-08-05 20:10
1 reply
WHY
2018-08-05 20:39
hAdji deserved it
2018-08-05 20:11
imperial tier 1
2018-08-05 20:11
no loba no major victories
2018-08-05 20:11
Rip pollo
2018-08-05 20:15
#47
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North America LedwigCS
Don hAdji. I'm glad to see this move, I think this will be a good move for the team and a step forwards for them, even if they lost to Fragsters today they show they have incredible potential working together so far
2018-08-05 20:15
*Skanduoja* Kas laimės ? Kas laimės? ŽAL.. Tai yra IMPERIAL
2018-08-05 20:27
1 reply
hahaxa Imperial = Vilnius - Kaunas - Siauliai
2018-08-05 20:31
#50
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
hadjigod nice add
2018-08-05 20:28
ImperiaL good aimers but their teamplay sucks....
2018-08-05 20:29
italy coach, rip Imperial
2018-08-05 20:31
6 replies
5 replies
#59
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Myanmar xdcc
he already knows italy flag.
2018-08-05 20:41
1 reply
#76
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Spain N0Love
Thats not Italy but ok nice
2018-08-05 22:10
sry, Iclend
2018-08-05 21:02
2 replies
#75
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Switzerland Dorlis
Ireland*
2018-08-05 22:05
1 reply
ty
2018-08-05 22:45
Rip loba
2018-08-05 20:33
Pounh sucks but imperial want to make a lithuanian core
2018-08-05 20:33
good change
2018-08-05 20:38
Omg there is a guy named Tenzki who is not on a team who could replace Pounh
2018-08-05 20:41
#65
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Europe Spoonman20
They signed them after losing to Fragsters xaxaxa
2018-08-05 21:11
Good luck
2018-08-05 21:13
nice timing
2018-08-05 21:24
"Wow Hadji is so underrated and nobody knows who pounh is!" Reddit
2018-08-05 21:33
#69
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Czech Republic Frostw3r
Ryp frozen
2018-08-05 21:36
lost to fragsters xdddd
2018-08-05 21:39
1 reply
#145
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Lithuania andy_
more like won against sprout, space soldiers and optic by 2-0
2018-08-06 16:08
#73
Nifty | 
United Kingdom Hende
the snake gets his way...
2018-08-05 22:00
#78
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Poland Astoner55
Anybody even noticed the kRYSTAL to Ghost part? XD
2018-08-05 22:29
1 reply
#153
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Myanmar xdcc
He knows he will never play in major again so joining steel to earn some money. 200 IQ
2018-08-06 22:44
#83
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Netherlands Deji
i wished hadji sticked with kio and ScreaM, but goodluck in imperial brother.
2018-08-05 23:55
#84
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Poland big_boy_69
Nice! Hadji is extremely underrated, good luck in Imperial
2018-08-05 23:57
UNLUKO LOBA
2018-08-06 00:41
Leftout now a dead team
2018-08-06 00:47
#98
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Malaysia byaIi
EspiranTo gets his win
2018-08-06 02:18
-hadji -nexa +kalinka +kvik ez top 20 lithuanian team
2018-08-06 02:55
3 replies
actually I think they would become worse if they made this move
2018-08-06 07:04
1 reply
#112
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Lithuania andy_
+1
2018-08-06 11:22
#115
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Asia Korajon
0/8
2018-08-06 11:36
hadji bring that 2014 french CS to Imperial
2018-08-06 06:46
#105
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Russia Ducat
now -nexa -hadji +kalinka +kvik
2018-08-06 07:05
#107
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Bulgaria HLTVholic
pounwho
2018-08-06 10:09
#109
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Asia HikaruS
Hadji = Nasa esport
2018-08-06 10:47
#141
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Lithuania aisTISsS
So wait 1 europe spot at the event, and 2 spots in asia qualifier XDDDDD Actually wtf.
2018-08-06 15:17
1 reply
They will probably invite more european teams then asian
2018-08-06 23:18
Ahh krystal on the bench right where he needs to be. Good move imperial. Finally thinking and shit.
2018-08-06 15:39
1 reply
#144
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Lithuania andy_
+1
2018-08-06 16:07
good additions!
2018-08-06 20:34
they need zywoo
2018-08-06 20:48
#155
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Nepal Avhy
Decent pick-ups.
2018-08-26 11:23
2 replies
Stop it dirty shit
2018-08-26 11:23
1 reply
#157
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Nepal Avhy
Go away.
2018-08-26 11:23
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