steel & zakk join Luminosity

Luminosity have added Lucas "steel" Lopes and Rafael "zakk" Fernandes as replacements for Marcelo "chelo" Cespedes and Alessandro "Apoka" Marcucci.

This marks Lucas "steel" Lopes's second stint with the organization, as he spent four months under the Luminosity banner back in 2015, when he played with the Brazilian lineup led by Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo.

The 24-year-old had been teamless since he left Liquid "for professional and personal reasons" in early April, following a five-month tenure with the North American organization.

Rafael "zakk" Fernandes had been looking for offers ever since the Immortals lineup was released in late 2017, after the previous team split up, with Vito "kNgV-" Giuseppe, Henrique "HEN1" Teles, and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles forming NTC (later known as 100 Thieves for a short period).

steel quickly found his new home in Luminosity

Luminosity will be looking to bolster their stance in ECS and ESL Pro League. They are still in contention for spots at both finals, sitting in third place in the former league (seven wins from 12 matches) and in seventh place in the latter (25 points from 18 matches).

The new lineup will make their offline debut at WCA Finals, which will take place in Zhuhai, China, on April 29-30. 

Luminosity now have:

Brazil Gustavo "yeL" Knittel
Brazil Lucas "steel" Lopes
Brazil Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato
Brazil Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves
Brazil Vinicios "PKL" Coelho

Brazil Rafael "zakk" Fernandes (coach)

Brazil Gustavo 'yeL' Knittel
Gustavo 'yeL' Knittel
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
564
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Vinicios 'PKL' Coelho
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
604
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
699
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
687
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
683
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
854
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1034
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.60
APR:
0.11
Brazil Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Vito 'kNgV-' Giuseppe
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
410
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
485
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
#1
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Russia klepan 
Wow
2018-04-22 21:23
#10
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Mongolia Tendies 
Sucks for steel
2018-04-22 21:24
steel on suicide watch
2018-04-22 21:34
LG pays good... he doesnt care i think
2018-04-23 11:51
#11
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
Rip Steel
2018-04-22 21:24
#98
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Bangladesh drvken 
yes:( rip tier1-2 future
2018-04-22 23:43
oh man
2018-04-22 21:25
#66
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United Kingdom Dogehino 
+HEN1 AND +LUCAS1 INCOMING POGGERS!
2018-04-22 22:15
Maybe?!
2018-04-23 12:35
#2
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CIS STAboss 
AHAHAHAA BR CS IS 2K18
2018-04-22 21:24
#21
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United Arab Emirates Rashy 
German cs OMEGALUL
2018-04-22 21:25
#79
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Smooya lul
2018-04-22 22:44
German CS SK Mouz ESL other companies
2018-04-23 16:02
#149
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Europe pizzaman 
and how many players?????
2018-04-23 16:17
does it matter ? Germany is everywhere in esports.. one of the Reason it got so big is thanks to the ESL
2018-04-23 17:52
br cs is 2k18 ? what the fuck does it mean ?
2018-04-22 23:29
#3
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Spain JustNo 
ok
2018-04-22 21:23
not ok
2018-04-22 23:32
Steel to tier 10
2018-04-22 21:24
#5
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Denmark Poopoohead123 
Good
2018-04-22 21:24
#6
ppk | 
Brazil 4vengerr 
expected
2018-04-22 21:24
Nice
2018-04-22 21:24
#9
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Israel TheLoveGuy 
Why
2018-04-22 21:24
nice
2018-04-22 21:24
#13
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ok
2018-04-22 21:24
#14
allu | 
United States muffinner 
aww steels better than this
2018-04-22 21:24
BR cs is a dumpster fire atm. Luminosity is top 3 br. Might make it to Dallas
2018-04-22 22:34
I’m going to that event :)
2018-04-22 23:37
I’ll be in Dallas the week after 🙃
2018-04-23 00:14
would he be allowed to play there even? idk how the rules are but weve been screwed so many times with crap rules and standins and after all pro league is almost thru init? idk maybe they have a rule that u can change lineup in the middle who knows
2018-04-22 23:53
Yes he would I think. I know there is trade deadlines and what not but idk when they are
2018-04-23 00:15
#15
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Bangladesh N0SP4C3 
Good move imo
2018-04-22 21:24
nice
2018-04-22 21:24
#17
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Brazil Julio_Marck 
Expected
2018-04-22 21:24
#19
f0rest | 
Russia MH- 
shit roster
2018-04-22 21:24
#20
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
gl
2018-04-22 21:24
#23
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
GL steel
2018-04-22 21:26
#26
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Poland CZADzz 
steel :( from tier 1 team to tier 5 br team..gl..
2018-04-22 21:28
#29
kNgV- | 
Poland Mleko1 
nice
2018-04-22 21:30
MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN
2018-04-22 21:32
#34
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Denmark Zorrondo 
BR CS Roster changes and not professionalism in their players. Expected
2018-04-22 21:33
#157
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Brazil erfur 
??? uruguai cs ???? Always will have roster changes in professional scene of cs go its not only in br scene.... Where is the unprofessional not counting the dh montreal incident?
2018-04-23 21:13
#36
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
now -pkl and +someone else and that team looks a real promise! Good luck showtime, zakk and steel, you deserve! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-04-22 21:34
#110
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Brazil Xexenho 
-PKL +Horvy, Steel can be the IGL and Horvy is a great player
2018-04-23 00:07
#127
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Portugal dinisca19 
+1
2018-04-23 02:46
#133
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
good sight, I agree with that too
2018-04-23 04:55
Why would steel leave Torqued for this? loool
2018-04-22 21:41
"still" LUL
2018-04-22 21:36
I cant see so much diff between this LG and Torqued LOL
2018-04-23 21:09
#39
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Italy Federico1001 
Good luck
2018-04-22 21:35
GL Steel!
2018-04-22 21:35
#42
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
expected
2018-04-22 21:37
#43
device | 
United States ferdi69 
happy for them both :)
2018-04-22 21:38
#44
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Brazil hugoooo 
His big experience on IMT/Liquid will surely help LG to reach higher levels. This team still need more firepower tho. They will have to play tactically perfect to beat good teams.
2018-04-22 21:38
#56
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Brazil fer_god_top1 
- pkl + trk would bring the fire power that LG needs
2018-04-22 21:53
#122
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Brazil hugoooo 
I would love to see a team build around trk, lucas and hen1, it's a strong core. leo_drunky is a wasted talent on Sharks too. trk leo_drunky HEN1 lucas +1 Would be cool as fuck, for sure a better team than current the LG/TeamOne ones.
2018-04-23 00:47
#130
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Brazil fer_god_top1 
yeah
2018-04-23 03:09
#46
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United States Eduzera 
LG will come back stronger
2018-04-22 21:40
Good luck up for LG. When steel is actually allowed to play and get comfortable he's legit. Hopefully this poor guy will actually get some dam games in instead of being swapped around ever month or two
2018-04-22 21:41
#80
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Like swapped by taco 2 times already, taco is not even an upgrade from steel, feelsbadman.
2018-04-22 22:47
taco has plenty of tenure, look where SK are without him. coldzera almost looks human again
2018-04-22 23:54
Both are solid players
2018-04-23 00:04
#48
dycha | 
Poland wojteq__ 
Steel's mom R.I.P [*]
2018-04-22 21:43
#49
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Brazil digozamaral 
-PKL and +TRk
2018-04-22 21:43
#50
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Brazil LeoAv 
-SHOW -PKL -NEKIZ +HEN LUCAS AND TRK
2018-04-22 21:43
noice
2018-04-22 21:44
garbage player anyway. overrated just because he is a cool guy and fun at interviews.
2018-04-22 21:48
-1, he was absolutely awful when he first came up in fallens team. then he got kicked but since he worked his way up to the top again he actually was a lot better than he was when he first entered the scene. hes not a star player but hes decent enough and i dont think liquid really had a compelling reason to kick him if it hadnt been for taco basically being knocking on the door.
2018-04-22 23:55
+1, he isnt a fragger, but when i saw he playing in liquid, it seems that all the kills that he got was so important. Still, i prefer him on lg, -pkl, +leo drunky, steel to igl, would be a excelent move.
2018-04-23 02:51
#53
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
GL steel! Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-04-22 21:48
#123
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United States Will767 
Sup my very nice German dude
2018-04-23 01:03
#143
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Germany VeryNiceGuy 
whats up my friendo Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-04-23 15:18
#144
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United States Will767 
Danke! Gutted Morgen meine Freund!
2018-04-23 15:45
#55
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Czech Republic eth1x 
Looks promising
2018-04-22 21:51
rip steel
2018-04-22 21:53
#58
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Brazil Tafercozera 
-shoowtime or pkl +trk
2018-04-22 21:54
ye im surprised they havent kicked pickle yet hes dead weight
2018-04-22 22:00
#61
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Brazil Tafercozera 
at least he is the igl
2018-04-22 22:01
#111
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Brazil Xexenho 
Steel probably Will be the IGL, and Horvy Will Join LG replacing PKL
2018-04-23 00:10
Rip steel
2018-04-22 21:55
-sh0000w
2018-04-22 22:08
#64
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
I thought that they'll form new roster with horvy, lucas, hen1 and yel probably? LUL
2018-04-22 22:12
dont remember hen1 and lucas basically killing themselves when IMT bought horvy, and they didnt wanna play with him whatsoever?
2018-04-22 23:56
welcome to tier 5
2018-04-22 22:13
Steel and Zakk are really nice guys. But unfortunately, this is a huge downgrade for Luminosity.
2018-04-22 22:20
NEW LUMINOSITY yel steelega LUCAS1 SHOOWTIME HEN1 zakk
2018-04-22 22:20
GamesAcademy's core PogChamp
2018-04-22 22:23
#70
Brazil FLXG 
GOOD LUCK STEELEGA MAN!!!!!!!!!
2018-04-22 22:25
I hope Steel will step up. Liquid didn't used him for long enough to let him show his potential and talent.
2018-04-22 22:26
-1, he did exactly as good as u could expect him to do on liquid. he wasnt anything special but he was able to hold his own and has proven to be able to hold his own even on a worldclass team.
2018-04-22 23:57
Well, Liquid won CS Summit with him, that was pretty good result for start but then SK released Taco. I think Steel is a worldclass player-he was in major final with IMT and played in Luminosity at the begining of their road to top. Anyway I wish him all the best in LG right now
2018-04-23 10:10
Time com Nekiz nao tem futuro.
2018-04-22 22:26
? Nekiz é o melhorzinho da LG
2018-04-22 22:28
xd
2018-04-22 22:33
#81
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Tirando o chelo e o yel(online) o nekiz era o melhor player da outra line.
2018-04-22 22:50
#97
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Brazil vass28 
+1 yel so online lul PKL is bad and showtime too
2018-04-22 23:42
#112
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Brazil Xexenho 
Shoowtime top 1 Br player
2018-04-23 00:11
#74
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Canada gritabit 
RIP steel. Hope LG still has success without chelo
2018-04-22 22:30
#76
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
rip gl
2018-04-22 22:33
RIP steel's career
2018-04-22 22:36
RIP steel's career
2018-04-22 22:51
Nice
2018-04-22 22:52
#84
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Turkey onuRRRR 
0.99 team kkkk
2018-04-22 23:01
Another potential Brazilian roster: hen1, lucas1, horvy, shz, some IGL. Would be about as good as this team tbh. Probably a bit better, if the IGL isn't complete trash.
2018-04-22 23:09
and what exactly do u know about horvy? all i know him from basically (he never really played in IMT) is FPL streams where he appears on a regular basis. dunno how people wanna rate him as a player unless im missin some info about him.
2018-04-22 23:59
#116
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Brazil Xexenho 
He Played for a portuguese team called Kick with Mutiris too, but they didn't win anything special
2018-04-23 00:14
Honestly, it doesn't matter that much. We know Lucas1 and Hen1 are good players, shz played pretty well with Tempo Storm, and horvy wasn't too bad with Immortals. Hen1 >> yeL Lucas1 >> Shoowtime shz = Nekiz (shz is arguably better but whatever) Even if horvy and the IGL are a bit worse than steel and PKL, the theoretical team will still be better than this Luminosity team. While we don't know how good Horvy is, he would have to be incredibly bad for the team to be worse than Luminosity. I just don't think that's very probable.
2018-04-23 00:42
#87
HUNDEN | 
Other ToRu 
Steel <3
2018-04-22 23:11
#88
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Spain JasonRacism 
Nice downgrade Steel LMFAO Probably a team he deserves though, I don't rate Steel highly at all
2018-04-22 23:12
#95
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Brazil vass28 
he is bad
2018-04-22 23:41
#96
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Spain JasonRacism 
Yes
2018-04-22 23:41
relax he played pretty well in IMT and liquid
2018-04-22 23:59
#107
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Spain JasonRacism 
LUL no
2018-04-23 00:00
yeah fuck yeah imo he has proven that he can easily be the worst player on a really good team, and thats really all he needs to do. be a support player, help with calling and hold ur own while other people on ur team do the heavy lifting. like taco, pretty much.
2018-04-23 00:01
#89
HeatoN | 
World Shaktar 
feelsbad Steel
2018-04-22 23:27
New Brazil #1
2018-04-22 23:30
Expected
2018-04-22 23:30
nice
2018-04-23 00:13
expected
2018-04-23 00:17
such a terrible lineup but good luck.
2018-04-23 00:27
LG não se deu conta que se manter PKL e SHOW no time, não vai andar, independente das mudanças. O mais adequado no momento é add Lucas1 e Hen1 para maior dinâmica. Caso contrário o time continuará a mesma coisa, batendo em cachorro morto e sendo espancado por times 1 pouco melhores, mesmo que ganhem de vez em nunca da C9. Fui !
2018-04-23 00:44
#129
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
não entendi como esses 2 tao jogando na gringa ainda
2018-04-23 03:01
gl steelega, decent player, nice plays
2018-04-23 01:03
PKL = coldzera?y
2018-04-23 01:53
#126
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United States subzera 
interesting
2018-04-23 02:09
Steel you're much better than this. Hope you find success soon.
2018-04-23 04:07
was there ever a confirmation post before this that said steel was cut from liquid?
2018-04-23 06:43
#135
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Malaysia byaIi 
this is sad to watch
2018-04-23 08:03
#137
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Hungary saxxo 
Steel deserves a better team:(
2018-04-23 10:01
#141
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Brazil highlanderBR 
Rip steel :(
2018-04-23 14:41
Good luck steelega.
2018-04-23 14:42
New Immortals?
2018-04-23 16:04
SHOOWTIME SUCKS HOW IS HE A PRO???
2018-04-23 16:48
#153
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Brazil _mith 
GREAT PLAYER BUT IT IS INCONSTANT, IT MAYBE BECAUSE THE TEAM SYSTEM USES, OR MAYBE FOR ANOTHER REASON ... FOR YOU TO HAVE AN IDEA, SHOWTIME WAS IN THE TIME (SOME YEARS AGO) A PLAYER MUCH MORE PROMISING THAN '' BOLTZ ' ',' 'STEEL' 'AND OTHERS ... BUT, SOME THING HAPPENED IN THE' 'MIDDLE OF THE WAY' '... HUG
2018-04-23 18:01
THE FAT F*CKS UP HIS BRAIN
2018-04-23 21:09
#152
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Brazil _mith 
GOOD LUCK LG, STEEL, ZAKK ... THESE IMMORTALS EX-MEMBERS DESERVE A HAPPY FINAL, AFTER SOME PLAYERS OF THE TEAM THAT THEY PLAYED THERE ARRIVED AT THAT END OF CHAMPIONSHIP AND LOST FOR "WO" ... GOOD LUCK GREAT STEEL AND DEAR ZAKK ...
2018-04-23 17:58
#154
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Spain chanSw0w 
rip steel
2018-04-23 20:08
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