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Luminosity Gaming
Luminosity Gaming logo.svg
Short nameLG
DivisionsCall of Duty, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Smite, Super Smash Bros., Madden NFL, PUBG, Fortnite
Based inToronto, Canada[1]
CEOSteve Maida
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Luminosity Gaming is a professional esports organization based in Toronto, Canada. It has teams competing in Call of Duty, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Smite, Overwatch, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege and Fortnite.[2] The team was founded in Canada by Steve "Buyaka" Maida in 2015, and is based in Toronto, Ontario.[3]

Madden NFL 17

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.[4]


On January 11, 2015 Luminosity picked up Stanislav Cifka, Nuno "Ignite" Pinho and Josh "Impact" Graham.[5] On July 13, 2015 Christopher "PHONETAP" Huynh left Team Hearthlytics and joined Luminosity.[6]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

On April 30, 2015 Peter "ptr" Gurney joined the team as an AWPer.[7] 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.[8] In November 2015 Luminosity reached the quarterfinals of DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca 2015.[9] Luminosity won MLG Columbus 2016 on April 3, 2016.[10] On May 8, 2016 Luminosity won DreamHack Austin where they beat fellow Brazilian team Tempo Storm 2-0 in the finals.[11] 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.[12] On June 24, 2016 it was officially announced that the Brazilian roster would be joining SK Gaming on July 1, 2016.[13][14] 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.[15]

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.[16] Renato "nak" Nakano and Bruno "bit" Lima were kicked on the team on September 8, 2016.[17] Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves and Bruno "shz" Martinelli joined Luminosity on September 11.[18]

Current roster

Alias Name Role Join date
Brazil HEN1 Henrique Teles AWPer June 11, 2018
Brazil boltz Ricardo Prass Rifler December 12, 2018
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

Alias Name Role Join date Leave Date Current Team
Brazil fer Fernando Alvarenga Entry fragger July 28, 2015 July 1, 2016 mibr
Brazil coldzera Marcelo David Support/AWPer Secundário July 28, 2015 July 1, 2016 mibr
Brazil FalleN Gabriel Toledo In-game leader/AWPer July 28, 2015 July 1, 2016 mibr
Brazil fnx Lincoln Lau Lurker November 23, 2015 July 1, 2016 Sem Time
Brazil TACO Epitacio de Melo Entry fragger November 23, 2015 July 1, 2016 mibr
Brazil zews Wilton Prado Coach November 23, 2015 July 1, 2016 mibr

Tournament placements

Bold denotes a CS:GO Major

Call of Duty

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.[20] 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
IAmTrevorMay Trevor May 2017-02-18[21]
SypherPK Ali Hassan 2018-04-10[22]
LosPollosTV Louis Sammartino 2018-07-09[23]
Randumb Jordan Schneider 2019-06-16[24]
Formula Alex Kushelevskiy 2019-06-16[24]
Nicks Nick Spoerke 2019-06-16[24]
Kiwiz John Payne 2019-06-16[25]
BarackHasMyVCR Justin Garrett Unknown


Tournament results

  • 3rd — SMITE World Championship 2017
  • 5th — SMITE World Championship 2018

Current roster

ID Name Position Join Date
United Kingdom Joshy Joshua Whitehurst Hunter 2019-01-10[26]
Netherlands Xaliea Jeroen Klaver Solo Laner 2019-01-10[26]
Denmark Lasbra Lasse Halkjær Jungler 2019-06-13[27]
Canada Eonic Sinjin Thorpe Support 2019-07-31[28]
Canada Snoopy Evan Jones Mid Laner 2019-07-31[28]


ID Name Position Join date Leave date Next Team
Weak3n Kurt Schray Jungler/Captain 2018-03-02 2018-12-?? Trifecta
CloutSmite Connor Roberts Hunter 2018-03-02 2018-??-??
NotGeno Mike Lukashin Support 2018-03-02 2018-11-24[29] Armada Esports
Keegsmate Keegan TwoEagle Mid Lane 2018-03-02 2018-08-04[30] Flash Point eSports
KikiSoCheeky Ismael Tores Solo Lane 2018-03-02 2019-07-31[31]
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


Luminosity Gaming manages the Overwatch League team Vancouver Titans.

ID Name Role Join date
South Korea Haksal Kim Hyo-jong DPS January 12, 2018
South Korea Hooreg Lee Dong-eun DPS January 12, 2018
South Korea SeoMinSoo Seo Min-soo DPS January 12, 2018
South Korea Stitch Lee Choong-hui DPS January 12, 2018
South Korea JJANU Choi Hyeon-woo Flex January 12, 2018
South Korea Bumper Park Sang-beom Tank January 12, 2018
South Korea Rapel Kim Jung-geun Support January 12, 2018
South Korea SLIME Kim Sung-jun Support January 12, 2018
South Korea Twilight Lee Ju-seok Support January 12, 2018


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
United States Seagull Brandon Larned 2016-03-25

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

ID Name Join date Role
United States Slacked Josiah Berry 2016-10-28 Player
United States John Johnathan Perez 2017-10-25 Player
United States Formal Matthew Piper 2018-05-06 Player
United States Brack Carson Newberry 2019-06-20 Player
United States Skyz Cesar Bueno 2019-06-20 Player
United States Ricky Richard Stacy 2019-02-05 Coach
United States TwerK Christopher Nava 2019-06-20 Substitute Player
Canada Gunless Peirce Hillman 2018-10-10 Player on loan to Team Envy

Former Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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

Former Hearthstone

ID Name Join date Leave Date
United States Chakki Keaton Gill 2016-08-03[32] 2017-07-22[33]
United States Fr0zen Frank Zhang 2016-08-03[32] 2017-07-22[33]
United States Muzzy Muzahidul Islam 2016-08-03[32] 2017-08-23[34]
United States Zalae Paul Nemeth 2016-08-15[35] 2017-08-23[34]

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

ID Name Join date
United States awD Coal Phillips 2019-06-22[36]
United States Hyena Kian Moyazani 2019-06-22[36]
United States Rexen Richie Coronado 2019-06-22[36]
United States Tomas Tom Kaka 2019-06-22[36]
United States PiXeL Muteeb Chaudary 2019-06-22[36]
United States Viirus (Coach) Anthony Ybarra 2019-06-22[36]

Super Smash Bros


ID Name Game Character(s) Join date Leave date Next Team
Germany Ice Mustafa Akçakaya Super Smash Bros. Melee Fox October 21, 2016[37] October 19, 2017[38] Red Bull Esports
Japan Abadango Yuta Kawamura Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Mewtwo, Bayonetta October 8, 2016[39] December 15, 2017[40] Shinobism

Multi-genre content creators

ID Name Join date
United States CDNthe3rd Caesar Noriega 2018-07-05[41]
United States RequiemSlaps Req 2019-02-03[42]


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