Apoka returns to Luminosity as coach

Luminosity Gaming have secured the services of Alessandro "Apoka" Marcucci, who will be acting as the coach of their CS:GO squad.

The Canadian organisation had been without a Counter-Strike coach since July 13, when Felippe "⁠felippe⁠" Martins left the Brazilian team alongside Lucas "⁠DeStiNy⁠" Bullo and Bruno "⁠shz⁠" Martinelli.

Luminosity then revamped their roster with the signing of former ex-paiN players Marcelo "⁠chelo⁠" Cespedes and Gabriel "⁠NEKIZ⁠" Schenato.

SHOOWTiME and co. reunite with Apoka

The new coach is no stranger to the club as he was part of the organisation for nearly six months before being replaced by felippe, in January of this year. During his previous stint, the team attended ESWC 2016 with David "⁠Xp3⁠" Garrido as a stand-in, finishing third of their group.

"My job has always been done internally, without flamboyance, and that kept my doors open in all the teams I have worked with," he wrote on Facebook.

"After returning to Brazil, I gained experience by creating an organisation and by managing Merciless' League of Legends team, who had a great season.

"I feel ready for this challenge."

Luminosity, who will face SK and Misfits in the first week of ESL Pro League, have the following roster:

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

Brazil Alessandro "Apoka" Marcucci (coach)

Brazil Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Gustavo 'yel' Knittel
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
193
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
200
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Felippe 'felippe' Martins
Felippe 'felippe' Martins
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
12
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
France David 'Xp3' Garrido
David 'Xp3' Garrido
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
383
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
350
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Marcelo 'chelo' Cespedes
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
109
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
111
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Bruno 'shz' Martinelli
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
192
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
Brazil Lucas 'DeStiNy' Bullo
Lucas 'DeStiNy' Bullo
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
242
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.70
#3
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United Kingdom Tendies
Good luck luminosity
2017-08-22 20:15
3 replies
luminosity top 10 in the brasil kkkkkkkkkk
2017-08-22 20:34
1 reply
kkkkk
2017-08-23 00:28
"top 10 in the brasil" english 10/10
2017-08-22 21:15
Bad changing*
2017-08-22 20:15
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Brazil nick16101
Nice
2017-08-22 20:15
1
2017-08-22 20:15
Milk first otherwise cereal get mushy and disgusting
2017-08-22 20:16
2 replies
#37
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Brazil Nimenz
Indeed.
2017-08-22 20:54
#54
Ax1Le | 
Portugal KSED
I feel disgusted.
2017-08-22 23:30
#11
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Brazil mibrzera
rip fnx
2017-08-22 20:15
1 reply
who?
2017-08-23 13:47
#13
LeX | 
Russia mddn
who
2017-08-22 20:15
first
2017-08-22 20:15
#15
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Brazil wGabe2k
Lol
2017-08-22 20:15
#16
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Germany simonmy
who?
2017-08-22 20:15
1 reply
#22
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Brazil Juneco
apoka
2017-08-22 20:20
#17
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Germany BIG2020
Ok
2017-08-22 20:15
WHO CARE
2017-08-22 20:15
2 replies
#31
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Brazil ronibr
na kkkkkkkkkkk
2017-08-22 20:34
1 reply
SK TIER1 IMMORTALS TIER1 LUMINOSITY TIER5 WHO CARE
2017-08-22 21:54
who is this?
2017-08-22 20:15
1 reply
#23
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Brazil Juneco
ex- luminosity coach, merciless gaming founder
2017-08-22 20:20
#20
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Uruguay iNVE14
doesn't know the basics of cs
2017-08-22 20:16
2 replies
I never found someone from Uruguay here in HLTV :O VAIIIIIIIIIIII URUGUAYYYYYYYYYYYYY
2017-08-23 02:39
1 reply
#62
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Uruguay iNVE14
Ask coldzera if he know someone from Uruguay :>
2017-08-23 14:13
#21
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Brazil J0oj
Nice
2017-08-22 20:16
who ?!
2017-08-22 20:25
-aa-
2017-08-22 20:27
Good Luck Apoka <:
2017-08-22 20:28
I don´t belive HLTV.
2017-08-22 20:30
Nice! Welcome back Apoka! Let's have some fun, but focused on work, it's all matter! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-08-22 20:30
#29
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Brazil renanks
kkkkkkkkkkkk
2017-08-22 20:33
Gl guys
2017-08-22 20:49
#35
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Brazil VAC0
i thought it would be news about immortals
2017-08-22 20:51
#36
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Brazil VictorGM_
expected
2017-08-22 20:53
thank you
2017-08-22 21:00
#40
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Japan CABYEE
gl
2017-08-22 21:26
-aa-
2017-08-22 21:28
i'm very excited to see LG this season.. 3 awesome changes.. APOKA >>>>>>>> FELIPE1 CHELO >>>>>>>> SHZ NEKIZ >>>>>>>>> DESTINY
2017-08-22 21:48
this line can reach great things, chelo and nekiz are very good riflers
2017-08-22 21:56
ntouma bghitou rap rap machi ta3 wak wak , only algerians will understand
2017-08-22 22:17
#55
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Brazil damiski
monkeys <3
2017-08-23 00:27
2 replies
Nt fakeflagging br
2017-08-23 18:56
1 reply
#64
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Brazil damiski
what?? I'm brazilian
2017-08-24 00:09
#57
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Malaysia phyzell
Coach first, players second. Coach will get the x if he select the wrong ones due to populism.
2017-08-23 00:58
aloka?
2017-08-23 03:53
who is he?
2017-08-23 05:09
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