The confirmation comes hours after VPESports reported that the Lithuanian duo would be released by Imperial to make way for Markus "pronax" Wallsten and Otto "ottoNd" Sihvo, who will be playing for the team in the first open qualifier for the Europe Minor.
nukkye was one of the original members of the team, who joined Imperial in March after competing as MANS NOT HOT for several months. He averaged a 1.10 rating on LAN during his time under the UK-based organisation, helping the team to win Copenhagen Games and DreamHack Open Summer, and to make semi-final appearances at the ZOTAC Cup Masters Europe Finals and at DreamHack Montreal.
pounh had been with Imperial for less than three months after being recruited at the beginning of August alongside Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss. He attended just two offline events with the team, DreamHack Montreal and StarSeries i-League Season 6, averaging a 0.94 rating.
Imperial's roster currently looks as follows:
Neil "NeiL_M" Murphy (coach)
Today we announce that @nukkyez & @pounhCSGO are no longer part of our CSGO team. We would like to thank them for their time with Imperial and wish them the best of luck in the future!@GODpronax & @ottoNdCSGO will be playing with the team in the EU Minor quals this week.— The Imperial (@theimperialgg) October 21, 2018