Luminosity: "Have to be champs here"

We spoke with Luminosity's Lucas 'steel' Lopes and Ricardo 'dead' Sinigaglia about the Brazilian team's qualification to the semifinals of the iBUYPOWER Cup and the team's overall prospects.

Luminosity paved a road of fire on their way to the semifinals of the iBUYPOWER Cup, after defeating Winterfox 16-5 and then 16-0'ing Renegades to advance.

After the winners' match, we went for a stroll with Lucas "steel" Lopes and Luminosity's manager to talk about the performance of the Brazilians at this event, at CEVO Season 8, and about the general state of the CS:GO community in Brazil and North America.

More of our interviews from iBUYPOWER Cup are forthcoming and other HLTV.org videos can be found on our Youtube channel here.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Nice
2015-11-14 22:57
IEM. Lum nV Should be g00d
2015-11-14 22:58
nV is shit. LG vs Na`Vi is better. Rematch and both teams are on fire.
2015-11-15 01:10
nt edward, u´ll get replaced soon =(
2015-11-15 17:31
I do not care. I like Edward from CS 1.6, not from CS:GO. Actually I like Guardian, what will never replaced ^^
2015-11-15 18:06
luminosity nd envyus are opposite side f d bracket...lum faces navi in quaters :P
2015-11-15 01:10
#3
CIS Ume 
Right. Spot on.
2015-11-14 22:57
#4
coldzera | 
Asia vespa1 
not with steel
2015-11-14 22:58
well, he is performing well last 3 months..
2015-11-14 22:59
if lg win this with steel, i'll never talk shit about him again, NEVER
2015-11-14 23:11
I would love to see you playing, mongol
2015-11-15 04:14
has been
2015-11-15 00:57
ez
2015-11-15 01:11
COME TO ME STEEL FANGAYS, I WANT TO TASTE YOUR DELICIOUS TEARS
2015-11-15 23:34
they are playing sharp, they can be..
2015-11-14 22:58
DEAD KING
2015-11-14 22:59
4Head on the left
2015-11-14 22:59
#10
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
GO LG
2015-11-14 22:59
S T I C H G O D
2015-11-14 23:00
brazilian krimz
2015-11-14 23:01
brazilian baraka*
2015-11-14 23:04
#39
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Vietnam NaMNaMNaM 
brazilian taz
2015-11-14 23:24
16-0
2015-11-14 23:03
#15
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Israel BingoBango 
awesome interview stich, keep it up!
2015-11-14 23:04
what up now
2015-11-14 23:04
Dead = R9
2015-11-14 23:04
16-0 never forget xD
2015-11-14 23:04
such a nice interview!!
2015-11-14 23:04
dead said everything: we are american, and we will fight for america, FOR THE FREEDOM
2015-11-14 23:06
when?
2015-11-14 23:50
DEAD GOD CHORA NA VARA PORRA
2015-11-14 23:07
#66
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Brazil adrianoff1 
LOL. Epic moment.
2015-11-15 00:00
thats right steel they should be scared
2015-11-14 23:07
DEAD SUCH A LEGEND
2015-11-14 23:10
#25
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Brazil ZACKK_SP 
dead legs moving all the time makes me mad
2015-11-14 23:10
13/23 (now 14/25) comments in this thread from Brazil surprizee? no
2015-11-14 23:11
#29
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Brazil ZACKK_SP 
nice try fake french
2015-11-14 23:12
quebecois
2015-11-14 23:16
LG>CQ
2015-11-14 23:12
so what do you expected? most comments coming from Aussies?
2015-11-14 23:26
#33
method | 
United States f0xes` 
Yup, LG 2 strong for this tourney.
2015-11-14 23:15
#37
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
steel wearing jeans + sneakers when I growp up I wanna have as much style as him
2015-11-14 23:19
#44
fer | 
Brazil maiazin 
steel lost his shoes at the venue
2015-11-14 23:31
#90
cogu | 
Brazil rESN 
Sneakers? Do you mean flipflops? Haha
2015-11-15 02:02
#96
kNgV- | 
Brazil vicTHOR 
yep fapfap sry
2015-11-15 02:48
Sup Stich?!
2015-11-14 23:23
We have voldemort, no chance baby!
2015-11-14 23:30
#43
Sweden ald; 
16-0---------16-0---------------------------------16-016-016-0 16-0-------16-0----------------------------------16-0---------16-0 16-0-----16-0-----------------------------------16-0-----------16-0 16-0-----16-0-16-0-------16-016-0-------16-0-------------16-0 16-0----16-0---16-0------16-016-0-------16-0-------------16-0 16-0----16-0----16-0-------------------------16-0------------16-0 16-0----16-0---16-0----------------------------16-0---------16-0 16-0-----16-0-16-0------------------------------16-016-016-0
2015-11-14 23:30
7-1
2015-11-14 23:57
#77
Sweden ald; 
I Never Win Anything by: Portugal HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2015-11-15 01:03
nt cristiano ronaldo
2015-11-15 01:07
Messi > Cr7
2015-11-15 02:35
Ronaldo > Ronaldo (Portuguese)
2015-11-15 04:15
neymar > cr7
2015-11-15 10:47
inb4 smashed by C9 btw. so many brazilians here lmao
2015-11-14 23:31
This was actually a very good interview! gl hf everyone
2015-11-14 23:35
#48
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Brazil Romarioek 
Chora na minha vara by: Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia Cry on my stick by: Ricardo "dead" Sinigaglia
2015-11-14 23:38
Nice to see dead right here!
2015-11-14 23:43
very nice flip flops steel
2015-11-14 23:44
Best of luck to the Brazillians, good luck fellas :)
2015-11-14 23:45
FalleN GOD
2015-11-14 23:46
Give them green cards!
2015-11-14 23:48
#64
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
I'm impressed with steel's english and i had never seen him speak before.. It is better than Fallen's, lol.
2015-11-14 23:52
#75
Brazil nnz 
True.. me too. Didn't know he was spoke english like this
2015-11-15 01:01
#68
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Reunion douglashes 
2015-11-15 00:20
aaha
2015-11-15 01:14
post-ace Steel is very cocky.
2015-11-15 00:36
Should be an easy tournament for them but will see when we get to the best of 3s if they choke or not.
2015-11-15 00:54
+1
2015-11-15 01:01
I think they got Cloud9 in the bag... Conquest can maybe create some trouble. In my opinion, the only real team to overcome is Liquid.
2015-11-15 04:04
Cloud 9 actually suck, they have one good player is Skadoodle the rest of the team playing bad for months nothing to worry about there, you only need to worry about CLG or Liquid.
2015-11-15 04:14
#110
felps | 
Brazil Fr4m3 
THE ONLY tournament c9 played well, was last ESL ESEA.. I Never saw them having good performance in ANY OTHER. I really don't fuc* know how peopple says they are top1 America.
2015-11-15 17:25
Thank god you work for hltv because your interviews are a lot better than striker's. No disrespect to striker though .
2015-11-15 01:04
Are u kidding? This looks like a job interview, so dry
2015-11-15 01:21
Have you seen striker's interviews?
2015-11-15 01:28
Yes, well at Cluj at least, and I liked it tbh
2015-11-15 01:33
Well i guess it's preference then.
2015-11-15 01:33
#92
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Brazil m4th 
dead the best
2015-11-15 02:20
Dead said it the best at the end. I've been a big fan of Luminosity ever since they broke into the scene and then moved to the US. Cheering for Luminosity at this event definitely!
2015-11-15 08:42
+1
2015-11-15 12:57
#111
felps | 
Brazil Fr4m3 
"They should be scared" by steel.. No more to say
2015-11-15 17:29
WELL THINK AGAIN BOYZZZ
2015-11-15 23:30
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