Luminosity make U-turn; to compete in ESL One Belo Horizonte qualifier

Luminosity have performed a U-turn on their decision to skip the South American closed qualifier for ESL One Belo Horizonte, ESPN Esports Brasil has revealed.

Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves had announced on Twitter that the team would not be competing in the online qualifier as Luminosity had decided against sending the players back to Brazil so that they could focus on ESL Pro League, ECS and the StarSeries qualifier.

VNS Sushi Rão, Wild and INTZ were already getting prepared to play for Luminosity's spot in the closed qualifier, only to be informed of the team's change of heart. 

steel about to play for LG again

Luminosity made headlines on Sunday as they recruited Lucas "steel" Lopes from Liquid and coach Rafael "zakk" Fernandes from Immortals. The duo will remain in Brazil for now, while the rest of the squad are still in the United States, where they will play the first two matches of the qualifier before travelling back home to compete in the rest of the tournament.

Eight teams will be taking part in the closed qualifier, which will run from April 24 to May 9. Luminosity will take on C4 in the first round of this double-elimination tournament, which will reward the winner with a spot at the $200,000 ESL event.

This means that the team list for the qualifier is once again:

Brazil Não Tem Como Brazil Luminosity
Argentina Isurus Brazil FURIA
Brazil YeaH! Brazil Virtue
Brazil C4 Brazil Sharks
Brazil Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Gustavo 'SHOOWTiME' Gonçalves
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
787
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
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
#1
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
YES what a honor to see them play in our beautiful country! EZ FOR BR CS LMAOO #RUNLG #SKUP #EZNTC BR CS TOP 1 #wesmartweloyalwefriendlywebrazil
2018-04-24 00:20
#6
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Netherlands Deji 
Ur fast Edit: dont reply to me for attention
2018-04-24 00:19
#11
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
ty
2018-04-24 00:19
#22
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Chile furpU 
ur fast replying comments
2018-04-24 00:27
#25
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Netherlands Deji 
Thank
2018-04-24 00:30
#79
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
Who cares?
2018-04-24 14:56
Sorry but I always reply the second comment haha.
2018-04-24 01:44
#86
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ 
CobraCriada qm te criou?
2018-04-24 21:18
I want attention
2018-04-24 03:55
u fucking serious
2018-04-24 00:21
#20
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Paraguay imjustmau 
Yeah serious sexy af I would fuck him
2018-04-24 00:22
#49
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Brazil Djentleman 
??? Brazil is tier 1
2018-04-24 01:34
brazil used to be tier 1 ntc, haven't had results from at all (no tournaments) sk has been total dogshit for the past couple of months luminosity hasn't been bad, but hasn't done any tier 1 tournaments. i would say right now team one is one of the better teams in br right now, semis in wesg isn't bad
2018-04-24 02:04
0/8 since caike left for no shit reason at all, team one has been dogshit
2018-04-24 02:46
t1 team = dogshit burger logic
2018-04-24 05:03
#67
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Switzerland Alzameister 
sk didnt perform good in the last tournaments, thats why he says they are playing dogshit atm
2018-04-24 07:25
#26
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Australia Coooopster 
Friendly xD nice bait
2018-04-24 00:32
#65
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Pakistan perth 
they only send death threats to player's families....friendly!
2018-04-24 06:15
#61
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Brazil $anji 
You're not even BR stfu retard
2018-04-24 04:56
Only Brazilian teams exept from 1 Argentinian team. Gg to se then in their own country
2018-04-24 09:56
#81
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Australia TorGAYZo 
Attention all visitors of this page: This man is SEVERELY autistic. Do not make loud noises near him. Do not shine bright lights near him. Do not look him directly in the eye. Doing any of the above may set him off on an autistic rampage that could endanger the lives of many
2018-04-24 17:21
#2
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
lol
2018-04-24 00:18
#19
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Paraguay imjustmau 
XD
2018-04-24 00:22
#3
smooya | 
United Kingdom c1ties 
lol
2018-04-24 00:18
#28
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Brazil coldzao2 
R O F L
2018-04-24 00:34
Lul
2018-04-24 00:18
#5
NiKo | 
France Dealotts 
lol
2018-04-24 00:18
#7
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Brazil beckergod 
LUL they play with 150 ping and rekt br teams
2018-04-24 00:19
So like me on matchmaking? Except without the rekt part
2018-04-24 08:10
#75
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Brazil beckergod 
FeelsBad for you :(
2018-04-24 11:34
#8
Dimas | 
Netherlands wolves 
Jebaited
2018-04-24 00:19
NICE
2018-04-24 00:19
#10
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Argentina DJFAKKA 
SK gaming
2018-04-24 00:19
boi
2018-04-24 00:20
#13
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
kek
2018-04-24 00:20
#14
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Spain loviac 
that photo
2018-04-24 00:20
#15
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Brazil Seleskva 
does that mean they will forfeit WCA finals?
2018-04-24 00:25
#21
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Germany Zaykor 
At this point i doubt that this event will even take place
2018-04-24 00:26
No, the ESL One BH SA Qualifier won't have any matches in 29/04 and 30/04, the same days as the WCA Finals
2018-04-24 00:50
#36
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Brazil Seleskva 
A brazil->China plane takes something like 30 hours. No way they will play WCA finals.
2018-04-24 01:04
i'm surprised that event isn't cancelled yet
2018-04-24 01:09
they should cancel that event once and for all, and compensate the teams that were going to attend (including those that forfeited)
2018-04-24 01:56
Pay the teams that FF and weren’t even to attend the event :thinking:
2018-04-24 16:00
they were going to attend in the original schedule
2018-04-24 17:25
Yeah but because of all the other tournaments that were at the moment schedule got messed up, nowadays if you are not ESL, ELEAGUE etc... and you wanna make a tournament you just get fucked by schedules. ESL won't let teams miss league matches to play another tournament that isn't Dreamhack or a major (guess they would but with exceptions).
2018-04-24 19:32
still, the organization for this tournament was garbage and I hope they never make any other tournament
2018-04-24 20:13
lul bait
2018-04-24 00:20
That's great.
2018-04-24 00:27
#24
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Sweden KarlXII 
Nice, Finally LG listen to anyone. GL Steel and yeL
2018-04-24 00:28
-Luminosity +Luminosity
2018-04-24 00:34
#46
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Brazil Xexenho 
+1
2018-04-24 01:20
wow, you really are the smartest person on HLTV
2018-04-24 01:57
#66
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Argentina ivanpb 
excellent bro jjahaahhahaha
2018-04-24 06:24
+1
2018-04-24 10:23
#29
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
ez ntc
2018-04-24 00:38
#30
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Dominican Republic darinh 
expected
2018-04-24 00:47
lets fucking go, LG
2018-04-24 00:48
#33
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Australia forkus 
The whole BR scene is a massive fkn joke.
2018-04-24 00:53
#34
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World ascet 
U-TURN? - RE-CALCULATIN'
2018-04-24 00:54
It was just a prank, chill out you crazy dog
2018-04-24 00:55
ez 4 ence
2018-04-24 01:13
Who cares>?
2018-04-24 01:13
#40
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Ez for ntc anyway
2018-04-24 01:14
#41
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Brazil _mith 
good luck lg
2018-04-24 01:16
#42
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Brazil _mith 
welcome again steel
2018-04-24 01:17
Rip isurus :(
2018-04-24 01:18
fatlega lul
2018-04-24 01:19
#45
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United Kingdom SLurSs 
Good! now go fuck NTC
2018-04-24 01:19
#47
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Thank you my fan, we appreciate that! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-04-24 01:22
The title is superb!
2018-04-24 01:34
#54
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Argentina SCAG26 
unlikely that isurus win the spot, but if it happened was amazing
2018-04-24 02:10
Sk will win it kappa
2018-04-24 02:41
Ez for GODchelo
2018-04-24 03:17
#58
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Brazil g4laxI 
Good news. Love LG
2018-04-24 03:34
YES
2018-04-24 04:43
#63
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Brazil hugoooo 
Very... creative, title, MIRAA.
2018-04-24 05:37
#64
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Macau Bent0 
LUL WTF UTURN
2018-04-24 05:48
expected from former team of "two faced" toledo
2018-04-24 07:28
#72
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Argentina Zestv2 
EZ ISURUS
2018-04-24 09:47
no hen1 and lucas1 no fun
2018-04-24 14:09
#89
SpawN | 
Argentina luch0c 
hahahaha +1
2018-04-26 02:12
#84
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Brazil fadefedora 
STEEL IS BACK!
2018-04-24 19:46
Anyone knows the new team of LUCAS1 and HEN1?Hope they will replace PKL,YEL and Showtime in LG and make a reunion of Immortals with kNgV ;(
2018-04-25 01:20
gl
2018-04-25 13:01
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