Luminosity sign chelo & NEKIZ

MIRAA
July 13th, 2017 23:08

Luminosity Gaming have announced that they have completed the signing of ex-paiN duo Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes and Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato.

The Brazilian duo will step into the shoes of Lucas "destiny" Bullo and Bruno "shz" Martinelli, with team coach Felippe "felippe" Martins having also been shown the exit door.

Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes and Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato were part of the paiN team who attended the ESEA Season 24 Global Challenge and the Americas Minor. Last week, the players decided to cut ties with the organisation in a bid to scale greater heights, but the squad has now been left in tatters following the departure of two players, with chelo's exit in particular being a bitter pill to swallow as the 19-year-old is widely regarded as one of the most talented young players hailing from Brazil.

chelo signs for Luminosity

By changing two players Luminosity hope to breathe some new life into the team, after the atmosphere in the squad, the organisation claim, "was frustrated" by the recent results.

The Brazilian team will soon begin preparations for the new tournament season, in which they will try to defend their ECS spot and qualify for the ESL Pro League Season 6 finals.

Luminosity now have:

Brazil Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves
Brazil Gustavo "yeL" Knittel
Brazil Vinicios "PKL" Coelho
Brazil Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes
Brazil Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato

Brazil Gustavo 'yeL' Knittel
Gustavo 'yeL' Knittel
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
511
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
557
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Brazil Felippe 'felippe' Martins
Felippe 'felippe' Martins
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
15
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
650
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
396
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
435
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
392
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'destiny' Bullo
Lucas 'destiny' Bullo
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
544
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
This is a good pick up for LG! I thought FNX might be involved though :(.
2017-07-13 23:09
#9
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Poland Snacer1337 
Rip fnx :/
2017-07-13 23:08
WTF They just signed one more Marcelo and Gabriel. Now sign Fernando, and you can win one more major, Luminosity Gaming.
2017-07-14 13:07
+1 kkkkkkkk
2017-07-14 14:00
#160
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Brazil RmnZzzZ 
+1 kkkk
2017-07-14 17:01
#177
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Brazil caiochps 
Another Epitacio will be hard to find, I'm sure hahaha
2017-07-23 03:06
Now NA top 3 is: 1.SK 2.Immortals 3.Luminosity
2017-07-13 23:09
#35
jks | 
Germany wh1teey 
c9 true top 1
2017-07-13 23:23
+1
2017-07-13 23:27
Username checks out.
2017-07-13 23:29
what do you mean?
2017-07-14 00:10
#88
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Brazil superior_dna 
lul
2017-07-14 00:53
that's the point of my account. don't lul his shit joke
2017-07-14 02:50
:(
2017-07-14 04:16
I'm sorry <3.
2017-07-14 04:26
#46
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Paraguay lel0x 
Hmm true? Okay
2017-07-13 23:28
#56
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Brazil nexthi 
1 SK 2 IMT 3 C9 4 LG 5 CLG 6 MISFITS
2017-07-13 23:41
I think C9 and immortals should be switched
2017-07-13 23:53
#74
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Spain lulaa 
+1 and optic >misfits just SK c9 imt clg optic lg misfit xd
2017-07-14 00:01
#98
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Spain JasonRacism 
Renegades and Liquid are far better than lg and misfits
2017-07-14 01:17
Yeah, im BR, but i agree with u. Recently C9 showed more power than IMT in the lastest champioships.
2017-07-14 00:03
You are brazil?
2017-07-14 11:00
I also agree. C9 is looking pretty good lately!
2017-07-14 03:19
Did u forget god kng is in IMT now?
2017-08-02 17:52
sk c9 imt TL clg lg ...
2017-07-14 00:02
#99
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Spain JasonRacism 
SK C9 Immortals Liquid Optic Renegades CLG Luminosity Misfits NRG
2017-07-14 01:18
#115
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Australia JingleBells 
SK C9 Liquid Immortals CLG Optic Renegades Luminosity Misfits NRG
2017-07-14 02:54
Same here!
2017-07-14 05:52
NRG>misfits
2017-07-14 06:03
#142
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Brazil mexicowss 
renegades > optic , maybe liquid aswell
2017-07-14 07:26
LG top4 NA? SK, C9, Optic, Immortals, Liquid, NRG, CLG are all better than LG.
2017-07-14 03:41
Liquid ?
2017-07-14 06:03
#162
fer | 
Brazil brainN 
4- Gorilla Core e-Sports
2017-07-14 18:17
Why would fnx join some tier999 team?
2017-07-13 23:09
Because no other team will pick him up lmao.
2017-07-13 23:10
fnx so toxic bro
2017-07-13 23:38
#61
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Brazil nexthi 
fnx most toxic player
2017-07-13 23:43
So what?
2017-07-13 23:43
Fnx like buceta
2017-07-14 13:23
#106
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Brazil Jack3D_br 
just forget bro, FNX is out for while.
2017-07-14 01:34
#4
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Italy ez_for_my_team 
RIP FNX Why SHZ bro?? It must have been potato showtime. SHZ is a talented and rising player, i see on him a greate future
2017-07-13 23:09
#25
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Brazil EnglishMASTER 
both destiny and shz are, but they struggled too much
2017-07-13 23:11
I dont see any good perspective for LG atm, even with the changes.
2017-07-13 23:22
#77
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Brazil EnglishMASTER 
dont how the internal things worked there, sometimes the ego makes some trouble. But i think hey have potencial, they just need learn how to dont choke
2017-07-14 00:05
#143
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Brazil mexicowss 
-showtime +horvy -pkl +idk top 5 NA potential
2017-07-14 07:31
horvy>showtime? kkkkkkkkkkk
2017-07-14 13:24
#168
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Brazil mexicowss 
anytime anyday
2017-07-14 22:53
TÁ SERTO MISERAVI
2017-07-14 22:56
#170
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Brazil mexicowss 
xD
2017-07-14 22:57
Showtime became a good player, expirience counts. I wanna see this line up playing
2017-07-14 14:58
In terms of player value shoowtime's consistency might have had a pretty solid impact on this decision. He established himself as a pretty solid backup/2nd awper, and was trading well against higher seeded teams. SHZ is very talented with great explosion, yet struggled in a lot of bigger matches. Chelo is a nice pickup given that he must have had a relatively low signing fee compared to a few months ago. Smart player when opening bomb sites and few CT positional mistakes. From an ORG perspective / financial planning, LG played this out perfectly IMO. Unless shz has a "coldzera breakout season", their roster is certainly adding up on value in the near future. Good move considering the available talent and this team's strategic structure!
2017-07-14 00:54
TFW orgs see SK and IMT are good and now waste tons of money on shitter BR teams
2017-07-13 23:09
#26
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Brazil lopanBR 
Better than waste some money on teams like Clown9 and losers like Liquid and CLG.
2017-07-13 23:13
No, because Team Liquid and CLG actually attend events and are relevant to the scene. Luminosity does ok in pro league and never anything on LAN and their org is paying for them to live in a gaming house lmao Pain is even worse
2017-07-13 23:15
Well, what else would Pain do? They're a Brazilian based org without international structure.
2017-07-13 23:17
#36
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Brazil lopanBR 
Thats true... they cant compete with tier 1, 2 and 3 Org's .. But they have good skills
2017-07-13 23:24
Org cant have skills, players have.
2017-07-14 13:03
#163
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Brazil lopanBR 
They players... not Org's.. Swedistain
2017-07-14 18:50
You said: - "they cant compete with tier 1, 2 and 3 Org's" When kick_nexa_ffs mentioned, that Pain is: - "Brazilian based org without international structure." So the main topic we are talking about is Pain as an org. And orgs can't have skills. BR LOGIC = NO LOGIC.
2017-07-15 17:18
#174
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Brazil lopanBR 
Nobody was talking to you..
2017-07-16 00:39
You replied to me. And you say, that nobody was talking to me. You = nobody. BR LOGIC = NO LOGIC.
2017-07-16 01:31
#176
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Brazil lopanBR 
Sweden = Autism
2017-07-17 00:13
#42
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Brazil lopanBR 
Team Liquid and CLG Tier 3 teams... dont think they are so relevant... If u say Cloud9 i can agree.. but definitely TL and CLG does't make any difference in CS Scene.
2017-07-13 23:26
They play at events and upset good teams. A more casual CS watcher wouldn't even know LG and Pain exist. Don't confuse the two.
2017-07-13 23:27
#48
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Brazil lopanBR 
I'm not making confuse .. even comparing.. i know that CLG and TL are better than LG and Pain.
2017-07-13 23:30
u really want to compare players that play on international lvl since the beginning with guys that just came from SA and starting to adapt to a new world for them? Give them another 6 months then u can badmouth again, too soon for that bruh.
2017-07-14 01:01
#8
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w 
nice
2017-07-13 23:08
No progress
2017-07-13 23:08
#12
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Russia majncly 
not fnx? ;(
2017-07-13 23:08
fnx ??
2017-07-13 23:09
#16
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Canada TorontoSucks 
lul even worse team now
2017-07-13 23:09
#21
EliGE | 
Brazil thedeh 
They kicked shz aswell? RIP luminosity.
2017-07-13 23:10
Gustavo, Gustavo, Marcelo.. what is this?? a football team??
2017-07-13 23:10
#50
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Chile siag 
normal names at south america man!
2017-07-13 23:35
#86
TACO | 
Brazil TonimSan 
Coldzera is Marcelo too.
2017-07-14 00:44
#23
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Argentina roulettesoad 
i think actually LG were doing well idk so, shz and destiny to new ex-pain org. or what?
2017-07-13 23:10
It cud be a nice swap, shz and destiny with experince to pain, thats what they need, and lg need more skilled players like chelo who can dominate a match.
2017-07-14 01:05
#24
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Brazil tsfs 
Now -shoowtime +iDk
2017-07-13 23:11
Really good moves for LG, it should definitely make them more competitive. They still need to get rid of pkl tho.. maybe get horvy or fnx?
2017-07-13 23:19
pkl is their IGL
2017-07-13 23:35
i thought showtime was?
2017-07-13 23:41
nop
2017-07-14 01:16
#100
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Spain JasonRacism 
If Shoowtime wasn't IGL then it should have been him instead of Destiny
2017-07-14 01:20
yeah maybe. I dunno why they left but shoowtime, pkl and yel all have played with Nekiz before, so maybe it has a weight in the decision
2017-07-14 01:27
shoowtime have been doing well lately
2017-07-14 01:27
Time to get a better IGL. If you ask me, thats the biggest weakness of the BR teams(outside of SK obviously). They got the talent, but they are very inconsistent, look lost half the time..
2017-07-14 04:26
Ikr, but how? or who?
2017-07-14 16:17
Nak was playing well in red reserve , he become much better, mch is much better skillwise than pkl, and he igled for a long time in BR
2017-07-15 17:32
#32
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Ukraine CUTECOREE 
where fnx guys???
2017-07-13 23:18
#165
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Brazil KakaricO 
in live on twitch he says "i'm back in august" probably a new NA team i don't know.
2017-07-14 18:56
#39
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Denmark fm100 
gg
2017-07-13 23:25
#40
tarik | 
Brazil Flepo 
Nothing gonna change tbh
2017-07-13 23:26
#41
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Brazil DooteR_ 
new team with: fnx, destiny and shz
2017-07-13 23:26
#101
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Spain JasonRacism 
+Cogu
2017-07-14 01:21
nekiz is bad af
2017-07-13 23:28
TOLD YA
2017-07-13 23:35
#52
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Brazil Saint_Jatai 
New BR team incoming: fnx shz destiny cogu ?
2017-07-13 23:38
#57
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Brazil VictorGM_ 
tier 4
2017-07-13 23:41
#59
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Brazil DooteR_ 
cogu..... cogu in csgo lul
2017-07-13 23:42
#72
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Brazil Saint_Jatai 
We don't know how good he can be on csgo because he didn't had the chance to play againts top teams. He is carrying his team against tier 1000. Same situation as kNg before join IMT
2017-07-13 23:58
i watched some of his streams, he still got the skill, made some insane shots there and really smart, if he get a mid tier team he can still shine.
2017-07-14 01:10
horvy
2017-07-13 23:47
#102
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Spain JasonRacism 
Maybe Horvy?
2017-07-14 01:21
#64
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Brazil davidzor 
Good improvement into the roster, now they need a coach to help them. Edit: PKL won't leave since he's their igl.
2017-07-13 23:45
Infelizmente FNX é um ex-player Unfortunately FNX is a former player
2017-07-13 23:49
Infelizmente FNX es un ex jugador
2017-07-14 20:57
bad or good ? the time will say
2017-07-13 23:50
2 nonamers sign for a noname team... hltv turning into a tier 7 site ffs
2017-07-13 23:51
Fnx to coach
2017-07-14 00:00
#78
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Brazil Henr1qu1n 
LOL
2017-07-14 00:05
#80
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Brazil Collee 
Called it, about chelo. Great pickup. Not so sure about NEKIZ At least they'll play with a much better AWPer now, because playing with land1n must be tough, jesus...
2017-07-14 00:14
#83
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Brazil rauni90001 
It's about time, if this team works out, we might be looking at a top 3 NA. Chelo is such an underrated player, it will certainly be interesting to see him playing up against bigger teams!
2017-07-14 00:16
#141
swag | 
Canada akasauva 
top 3 NA? rofl. sure. elige would take this team to school by himself.
2017-07-14 07:15
Imo NEKIZ could have stayed with ex-paiN tbh but since he's a friend of PKL and yeL you can guess why he went there.. And they needed to get rid of PKL and put dzt as their IGL instead of shz.
2017-07-14 00:31
#87
fer | 
Argentina MyMatkhev 
-shz and +NEKIZ? Stay with PKL? Please LG. yeL, SHOOWTiME, chelo, shz looking promising, but...
2017-07-14 00:45
this team started to suck dick when nak and bit1 left / got cut
2017-07-14 00:56
NAK LEO_DRUNKY EXIT KHTEX GW SKOOLAGE SHZ DESTINY FNX HORVY 2 ez top20 BR teams
2017-07-14 00:59
First team is going to portugal? has it been confirmed yet or no
2017-07-14 03:28
yes
2017-07-14 03:36
where is tifa?
2017-07-14 01:14
#104
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Brazil SHaksAL 
NEW LG NICE
2017-07-14 01:27
#107
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
No way, unbelievable, the problem of the team is YeL and PkL. Buyaka I know u r here, so, pay attention man! Good luck LG, u deserve better solutions! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-07-14 01:59
#108
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
and I believe it's more Yel than PkL, but... well... I hope one day they'll see! YEL = toxic person!
2017-07-14 02:01
yel is toxic af
2017-07-14 02:24
both mad fraggers! GL guys!!! Go Brasil
2017-07-14 02:41
Fells bad for destiny. He was tagged as the next coldzera, he is amazing on his peak
2017-07-14 02:49
Americas CS 1 - SK 2 - C9 3 - Immortals 4 - Liquid 5 - Optic 6 - Luminosity
2017-07-14 02:51
#118
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Brazil LeoAv 
My LG dream Yel awp Fnx lurker horvy support chelo entry pkl igl
2017-07-14 02:59
skoolage??? horvy???
2017-07-14 03:06
I don't see FNX coming back to CS... He made his history, coming back now in a T2 team isn't something that I would do.
2017-07-14 03:36
Well, he did that with the old GA lineup, so did Gux on this premier season, Kalle with BX3... Ez moni ma fren
2017-07-14 08:10
#126
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France kennySsSsS 
wow nice ez top 3 NA
2017-07-14 04:10
no skoolage no win
2017-07-14 05:19
Why NEKIZ though?
2017-07-14 05:44
#139
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Brazil LeoAv 
nekiz is horrible -nekiz + horvy
2017-07-14 06:39
+99999999999999999999999999 but maybe he's still waiting in case kNg isn't officialy picked up by Immortals
2017-07-14 08:00
Heeeey guys NEKIZ here coming at you with a brand new video
2017-07-14 06:09
#140
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Hmm... Well in my opinion this change could be good for LG, new coach = new ideas and also 2 new young players.
2017-07-14 07:00
#144
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Argentina V4TS3L 
Nice. Chelo is a great player.
2017-07-14 07:48
what happens now to the remaining 5 players? the 3 from ex-pain and shz destiny? are they making a new team?
2017-07-14 10:11
bad move imo. shz and destiny are a great fit for this team.
2017-07-14 11:44
nice move, chelo is a beast and nekis is a very consistant rifler
2017-07-14 14:01
#156
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World nakTriceps 
-PKL +fnx fnx new IGL.
2017-07-14 14:26
never seen those guys. LOL
2017-07-14 15:14
#161
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Brazil LucaS10 
The fnx is better than the two together!
2017-07-14 17:35
Budget Cold & Fallen
2017-07-14 18:51
Nice! Good luck for two. The others two players kicked was titanic in team
2017-07-14 22:14
dude fuck kng he doesnt fit well in the team we need shz
2017-07-15 11:09
nekiz play for years and years and years and never did anything, same with pkl lol =p waste of time... chelo is very good tho
2017-08-02 17:53
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