After a disappointing end to the CWL Pro League Qualifier, The Imperial have announced the release of their Call of Duty roster.
Despite fielding one of the most talented rosters in Europe, The Imperial simply never managed to get off the ground during the Black Ops 4 season.
The team finished the first event, CWL Vegas, with a 21st-24th placing that gave them an entry to the Pro League Qualifier, but they failed to even make it out of a stacked Pool D.
With the CWL Pro League featuring just one overall season that will span the entire competitive year, the Qualifier was the only shot at making it into the League.
As such, The Imperial announced on January 23 that they had released the entire CoD roster following their untimely exit from the Qualifier.
Sad to announce that we have released our COD team following the COD Pro League qualifiers. Thanks to the team for their efforts these past few months.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more news on our next team! #imperialempire
— The Imperial (@theimperialgg) January 23, 2019
The Imperial is the second team major org to have let their roster go on January 23, following the split of the G2 Esports CoD roster.
All hope is not lost for these players, however, as every team in the CWL Pro League will need to field a substitute, meaning there will be room for some of the players who missed out on qualifying.
The Imperial's Reedy, who was very much outspoken against the new Pro League format following his team's exit, has already announced his intention to find a home with a new team.
If any NA teams need a player for the rest of the season get at me (or Uk) actually don’t mind not going to stop playing this game when I’m actually pure dirt at it.
— Reedy (@Reedy_1905) January 23, 2019
The Pro League is set to kick off on February 4, giving teams a couple of weeks to try and lock down their final rosters ahead of its official start.
Besides the Pro League, any player who failed to qualify can compete in the various open events throughout the year, with the next one being CWL Fort Worth on March 15-17.