Luminosity Gaming

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Luminosity Gaming
Luminosity Gaming logo.svg
Short name LG
Divisions Call of Duty, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Smite, Super Smash Bros., Madden NFL,PUBG, Fortnite
Founded 2015
Location Los Angeles
Manager Steve "Buyaka" Maida (CEO)
Games Academy

Luminosity Gaming is a professional esports video game organization. It has teams competing in Call of Duty, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Smite, Overwatch and Fortnite.[1] The team was founded in Canada by Steve "Buyaka" Maida in 2015 but has since moved its headquarters to Los Angeles, California, United States.

Madden NFL 17[edit]

On October 15, 2016 Luminosity picked up Eric "Problem" Wright. Widely known as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) in the Madden franchise, Problem is the only 3-time winner of the Madden Challenge. No one else has won more than one. He also won Madden Nation, Season 3, which was featured on ESPN, along with numerous other tournaments [2]


On January 11, 2015 Luminosity picked up Stanislav Cifka, Nuno "Ignite" Pinho and Josh "Impact" Graham.[3] On July 13, 2015 Christopher "PHONETAP" Huynh left Team Hearthlytics and joined Luminosity.[4]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

On April 30, 2015 Peter "ptr" Gurney joined the team as an AWPer.[5] On July 29 it was announced that Luminosity dropped its roster and picked up a team based in Brazil that consisted of Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo, Fernando "fer" Alvarenga, Lucas "steel" Lopes, Ricardo "boltz" Prass, and Marcelo "coldzera" David.[6] In November 2015 Luminosity reached the quarterfinals of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015.[7] Luminosity won MLG Columbus 2016 on April 3, 2016.[8] On May 8, 2016 Luminosity won DreamHack Austin where they beat fellow Brazilian team Tempo Storm 2-0 in the finals.[9] A couple of days later on May 16, 2016 the team won the ESL Pro League Season 3 Finals after beating G2 Esports 3-2 in the finals.[10] On June 24, 2016 it was officially announced that the Brazilian roster would be joining SK Gaming on July 1, 2016.[11][12] The roster's final tournament with Luminosity was the Esports Championship Series Season 1 Finals where they placed second, losing to G2 Esports in the finals.[13]

Luminosity signed the Brazilian team WinOut on July 30, 2016. Its roster consists of Renato "nak" Nakano, Bruno "bit" Lima, Lucas "destinyy" Bullo, Vinicios "PKL" Coelho, Gustavo "yeL" Knittel and is coached by Alessandro "apoka" Marcucci.[14] Renato "nak" Nakano and Bruno "bit" Lima were kicked on the team on September 8, 2016.[15] Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves and Bruno "shz" Martinelli joined Luminosity on September 11.[16]

Current roster[17][edit]

Alias Name Role Join date
Brazil HEN1 Henrique Teles AWPer June 11, 2018
Brazil yeL Gustavo Knittel AWPer July 30, 2016
Brazil LUCAS1 Lucas Teles Support June 11, 2018
Brazil NEKIZ Gabriel Schenato Entry fragger July 13, 2017
Brazil steel Lucas Lopes Lurker/In-game leader April 22, 2018
Brazil zakk Rafael Fernandes Coach April 22, 2018

Notable former players[edit]

Alias Name Role Join date Leave Date Next Team Current Team
United States frozt Carey Kertenian AWPer February 27, 2015 April 28, 2015 Area 51 Gaming Torqued (founder)
Canada NAF Keith Markovic Lurker May 11, 2015 July 8, 2015 eLevate Team Liquid
United States ptr Peter Gurney AWPer April 29, 2015 July 28, 2015 Mythic compLexity Gaming (Inactive)
Sweden Devilwalk Jonatan Lundberg Rifler July 9, 2015 July 28, 2015 Mythic Free agent
Brazil boltz Ricardo Prass Lurker July 28, 2015 November 23, 2015 Games Academy mibr (inactive)
Brazil fer Fernando Alvarenga Entry fragger July 28, 2015 July 1, 2016 SK Gaming mibr
Brazil coldzera Marcelo David Rifler July 28, 2015 July 1, 2016 SK Gaming mibr
Brazil FalleN Gabriel Toledo In-game leader/AWPer July 28, 2015 July 1, 2016 SK Gaming mibr
Brazil fnx Lincoln Lau Lurker November 23, 2015 July 1, 2016 SK Gaming Não Tem Como
Brazil TACO Epitacio de Melo Entry fragger November 23, 2015 July 1, 2016 SK Gaming Team Liquid
Brazil zews Wilton Prado Coach November 23, 2015 July 1, 2016 SK Gaming Team Liquid
Brazil BIT Bruno Lima Support July 30, 2016 September 8, 2016 g3nerationX Não Tem Como

Tournament placements[edit]

Bold denotes a CS:GO Major

Call of Duty[edit]

Luminosity picked up a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare team in November 2015. They missed qualifying for the Call of Duty World League in the LAN (off-line) qualifiers.[18] They however were able to qualify via the online qualifiers.

They also have a female team that plays Call of Duty: Black Ops III consisting of Victrix, Vindictive, Omglove and Blush



ID Name Join date
Ninja Tyler Blevins 2017
LosPollosTV Louis Sammartino 2018-07-09
SypherPK Ali Hassan 2018-04-
CDNthe3rd Caesar Noriega 2018-07-05
IAmTrevorMay Trevor May 2018

Tournament results[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

ID Name Position Join date
Weak3n Kurt Schray Jungler/Captain 2018-03-02
CloutSmite Connor Roberts Hunter 2018-03-02
NotGeno Mike Lukashin Support 2018-03-02
Keegsmate Keegan TwoEagle Mid Lane 2018-03-02
KikiSoCheeky Ismael Tores Solo Lane 2018-03-02
Oceanss Aleksandr Brudnyi Coach 2018-03-02


ID Name Position Join date Leave date Next Team
BaRRaCCuDDa John Salter Hunter 2016-03-22 2018-01-19 Spacestation Gaming
JeffHindla Rosario Vilardi Support 2016-03-22 2018-01-19 Spacestation Gaming
Baskin Kim Woon-young Mid Lane 2017-02-03 2018-01-19 Spacestation Gaming
Aquarius Ryan O'Neill Solo 2017-08-28 2018-01-19 Spacestation Gaming
Gh0st Justin Barnett Substitute 2016-09-02 2018-01-19 Spacestation Gaming
Mask Suharab Askarzada Jungler 2016-07-30 2018-01-11 Trifecta
ScaryD Ronald Belair Solo 2016-05-04 2017-08-14 Spacestation Gaming



ID Name Join date
Harbleu Anthony Ballo 2016-03-25
milo Yomar Toledo 2016-03-25
Pierow Brian Alesandro 2016-03-25
Enigma Carl Yangsheng 2016-03-25
Seagull Brandon Larned 2016-03-25

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[edit]

ID Name Join date
Gunless Peirce Hillman 2018-10-10
John Johnathan Perez 2017-10-25
Formal Matthew Piper 2018-05-06
Slacked Josiah Berry 2016-10-28
Classic Nicholas DiCostanzo 2018-10-16


ID Name Join date
PHONETAP Christopher Huynh 2015-07-13
Chakki[19] Keaton Gill 2016-08-03
Fr0zen[19] Frank Zhang 2016-08-03
Muzzy[19] Muzahidul Islam 2016-08-03
Zalae[20] Paul Nemeth 2016-08-15

League of Legends[edit]

ID Name Join date
Voyboy Joedat Esfahani 2016-03-08

Super Smash Bros[edit]

Alias Name Game Character(s) Join date
Japan Abadango Yuta Kawamura Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Mewtwo, Bayonetta October 8, 2016[21]


Alias Name Game Character(s) Join date Leave date Next Team Current Team
Germany Ice Mustafa Akcakaya Super Smash Bros. Melee Fox October 21, 2016[22] October 19, 2017[23] Free agent Free agent


Call of Duty: Black Ops III[edit]

ID Name Join date Leave date
Replays James Crowder 2015-11-09 2016-04-20
J0hn Johnathan Perez 2015-11-09 2016-04-20
TeePee Tyler Polchow 2016-04-20 2016-05-22


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  3. ^ Leslie, Callum (June 11, 2015). "Luminosity expands into Hearthstone with experienced trio". The Daily Dot.
  4. ^ Leslie, Callum (July 13, 2015). "PHONETAP joins Luminosity Gaming". The Daily Dot. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Wolf, Jacob (April 30, 2015). "Ptr joins Luminosity". The Daily Dot. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Raven, Josh (July 29, 2015). "Luminosity drops its CS:GO team, picks up top Brazilian side". The Daily Dot. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Park, Paul (Oct 29, 2015). "Luminosity Gaming and Team SoloMid advance to DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca Quarterfinals". TheScore eSports. TheScore Inc.
  8. ^ Švejda, Milan. "Luminosity win MLG Columbus 2016". HLTV. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  9. ^ a b Mira, Luis. "Luminosity beat TS to win DH Austin". HLTV. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  10. ^ a b Guevarra, Earl. "Luminosity Gaming Wins ESL CS:GO Pro League Season 3 in Nailbiter Series". Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  11. ^ Wundenberg, Berg. "SK and Luminosity Gaming Agree to Settle Dispute". SK Gaming. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  12. ^ "LG & SK agree to settle CS:GO dispute". Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  13. ^ a b Mira, Luis. "G2 beat Luminosity to win ECS S1". HLTV. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  14. ^ Mira, Luis. "Luminosity sign WinOut's team". Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  15. ^ Sawant, Seth. "bit and nak out of Luminosity". GosuGamers. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  16. ^ Fischer, Annabelle. "Luminosity sign SHOOWTiME and shz". theScore eSports. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  17. ^ " - The home of competitive Counter-Strike". Retrieved 2018-06-12.
  18. ^ Lingle, Samuel (December 17, 2015). "Cloud9 misses cut, CLG and Dream Team through in last CoD World League qualifier". The Daily Dot. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  19. ^ a b c "LG Hearthstone is back, add Chakki, Fr0zen, Muzzy". Luminosity. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  20. ^ "LG strengthen Hearthstone team, add Zalae!". Luminosity. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  21. ^ Rosen, Daniel. "Luminosity sign Abadango". The Score eSports. Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  22. ^ Khan, Imad. "Luminosity enters Smash Melee by signing Ice". ESPN. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  23. ^ Akcakaya, Mustafa. "Mustafa Akcakaya on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 3 December 2016.

Official website[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
DreamHack Cluj-Napoca 2015
Team EnVyUs
MLG Columbus 2016 winner
Succeeded by
ESL One Cologne 2016
SK Gaming