Luminosity replace Rogue in ESL Pro League Americas

Luminosity will fill the vacant spot left by Rogue in the first stage of ESL Pro League Americas, it has been announced.

The North American team had pulled out of the league after parting ways with their roster, leaving ESL on the lookout for a replacement.

Luminosity are the highest-ranked team in North America in ESL World Ranking who are not already in the Pro League, which, coupled with the fact that they "have proven to be a stable roster over the past months", made the Brazilians "the strongest candidate" to complete the team list for the tournament, according to ESL.

Luminosity have secured an invite to ESL Pro League Season 9

In a follow-up tweet, ESL explained that ESEA MDL champions FURIA were the first in line to replace Rogue but declined the invite due to a scheduling conflict.

Lucas "steel" Lopes' side had been relegated to ESEA MDL after finishing last in ESL Pro League Season 8's North American division, with a 6-16 record. They will take Rogue's spot in Group C, in which they will face MIBR, Cloud9 and Envy, from April 19-21.

This means that Luminosity will have to pull out of DreamHack Open Rio as the team's Pro League group will overlap with the Brazilian event, where $100,000 will be on the line.

The ESL Pro League Americas will be the second LAN event of the year for Luminosity, who placed 7th-8th at iBUYPOWER Masters with Fillipe "pancc" Martins acting as a stand-in for Ricardo "boltz" Prass.

Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
860
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.17
Brazil Fillipe 'pancc' Martins
Fillipe 'pancc' Martins
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
260
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Rogue > LG sad!
2019-04-11 19:46
#18
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Latvia BlacKneZz 
Very stupid cuz Rogue were starting to show something really good on last tournament, so disband is kinda strange
2019-04-11 19:47
#39
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Brazil rReDStar 
EU players just go to NA when is no better offer in EU and back to there in the first opportunity, this caused the disband
2019-04-11 19:55
EU players go to NA and realize that EU is just a so much better place in general so they come back after like 2 months LUL
2019-04-11 19:57
#90
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Europe baitpolice 
+1
2019-04-11 21:04
I know it's only one guy but CeRq?
2019-04-11 21:07
NA > bulgaria
2019-04-11 21:08
deppends on wich country u live. And wich city aswell.... and also deppends on ur food taste , drink taste and party taste. So many things... culture, friends, family... that shit really counts
2019-04-11 22:58
usa>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>eu because latinos and blacks>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>arabs and muslim blacks
2019-04-11 23:23
Hahahahahaha
2019-04-12 02:39
There was mixwell at one point (he was in optic for a solid duration) Also theres jkaem in renegades (renegades is AU tho) s1mple was in liquid for quite a while too (they made it far in MLG columbus, they only choked unfortunately) There was also XP3 REASTEN was in a team with yay and android for 8 months or so markeloff also played in a team with hiko for 9 ish or so months in a pro league
2019-04-12 00:43
#106
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United States WashamGaming 
Rip Rouge they were playing good cs:/
2019-04-11 21:33
F5
2019-04-11 19:51
#68
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
GJ IKEA
2019-04-11 20:35
#43
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France yo_les_n00bs 
furia > lg
2019-04-11 20:02
#47
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Brazil wonderful861 
+1
2019-04-11 20:07
+1
2019-04-11 20:40
#97
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North America SLGam1ng 
idiot
2019-04-11 21:15
#122
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France yo_les_n00bs 
can you please elaborate
2019-04-11 23:33
#127
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North America SLGam1ng 
Furia declined
2019-04-12 00:18
#129
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France yo_les_n00bs 
yeah i just said they are better than LG directed at the #1 comment
2019-04-12 00:25
#134
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North America SLGam1ng 
oh my bad i didnt see you were responding to someone else
2019-04-12 00:38
Not in QI, cause choose to play a 100k dreamhack instead of EPL... what a stupid decision.
2019-04-11 21:17
#124
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France yo_les_n00bs 
yes men)))))
2019-04-11 23:34
#125
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France yo_les_n00bs 
i think you mean iq
2019-04-11 23:40
ye, IQ is caused in portuguese we say QI. sorry
2019-04-12 01:49
#2
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
LUL
2019-04-11 19:45
#9
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Netherlands ChrisJsports 
BRCSLUL
2019-04-11 19:46
#3
1962 | 
Argentina akaLautaro 
AUHSHASUHAHUSAS
2019-04-11 19:45
#4
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Latvia BlacKneZz 
Ok
2019-04-11 19:46
#6
TenZ | 
United States jyke^ 
yikes lmao
2019-04-11 19:46
#7
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United States PrisMcsgo 
Lul lg
2019-04-11 19:46
#8
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Brazil Smartzilian 
what a joke
2019-04-11 19:46
#10
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United States kearCS 
FURIA robbed
2019-04-11 19:46
#131
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Brazil MrLucas 
yeah feels bad, I dont understand why they would decline this opportunity... they would actually have a good chance to move on to the finals :(
2019-04-12 00:31
#11
HaZR | 
Cyprus roadside 
nice!
2019-04-11 19:46
#12
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Brazil ERO0N 
FURIA ROBBED
2019-04-11 19:47
#29
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France LanaRhoades 
Not robbed , Luminosity was in the last EPL season , FURIA wasn't
2019-04-11 19:51
LG was in the MDL that just finished, same as FURIA, who actually won it. Even though I like most of the guys in LG, that is a questionable move from ESL.
2019-04-11 20:09
furia denied the invite, they have DHrio, but i dont know why Luminosity accept the invite, they have the same tournament
2019-04-11 20:23
Because their owner isn’t stupid. Pro league =exposure =sponcers =money
2019-04-12 02:41
#14
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
LULMINOSITY
2019-04-11 19:47
ez for steelega
2019-04-11 19:47
LMAOOO
2019-04-11 19:47
#17
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Latvia 00000002 
no FURIA lol
2019-04-11 19:47
#72
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North America SLGam1ng 
idiot
2019-04-11 20:43
#101
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Latvia 00000002 
Russian?
2019-04-11 21:26
#19
kNgV- | 
Brazil codezera 
FURIA?
2019-04-11 19:47
#71
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North America SLGam1ng 
idiot
2019-04-11 20:42
#20
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Sweden fxzo 
cmon we all know that FURIA > LG
2019-04-11 19:47
#73
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North America SLGam1ng 
idiot
2019-04-11 20:43
#146
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Sweden fxzo 
what????
2019-04-12 02:55
#151
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North America SLGam1ng 
read the post
2019-04-12 03:43
#21
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Brazil lindembergb 
same date of dh rio?
2019-04-11 19:47
#140
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Brazil Thovisk 
yes...
2019-04-12 01:23
WHY???? FURIA WON MDL AND ????????????
2019-04-11 19:48
no promotion lol.
2019-04-11 19:54
#63
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Brazil erfur 
They were invited first but they dont accepted due schedule conflicts...
2019-04-11 20:32
furia ffs
2019-04-11 19:48
LUMIBOTSITY LUL
2019-04-11 19:48
#103
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
You can tease the players, but not the brand. They are fucking major winners. Respect.
2019-04-11 21:28
#26
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Argentina Arluem 
Furia robbed
2019-04-11 19:49
#81
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United States Prattatat 
They were offered the spot and declined. Please read before commenting
2019-04-11 20:58
#85
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Argentina Arluem 
And SNG?
2019-04-11 20:59
#86
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United States Prattatat 
They went by world ranking after and the fact that SNG has had 4 roster changes in 3 months
2019-04-11 21:00
#27
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Brazil skazzi 
gg
2019-04-11 19:51
Wtf wasted spot Give it to furia
2019-04-11 19:50
#82
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United States Prattatat 
They were offered the spot and declined. Please read before commenting.
2019-04-11 20:58
#31
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Brazil hugoooo 
HAHAHAHAHA WHAT A FUCKING JOKE Instead of giving it to the team that went 20-0 in MDL, let's give it to the last place team on Pro League. Shitty decision, -rep for ESL.
2019-04-11 19:53
#64
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Brazil erfur 
Regarding the vacant NA spot in the #ESLProLeague: @furiagg were intially invited to participate, but scheduling conflicts prevented them from accepting.
2019-04-11 20:32
#96
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North America SLGam1ng 
idiot
2019-04-11 21:14
#147
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Brazil hugoooo 
Shut up retard
2019-04-12 02:55
#152
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North America SLGam1ng 
lmao says the dud who cant read
2019-04-12 03:43
#159
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Brazil hugoooo 
I posted BEFORE you fucking dumb retard
2019-04-12 07:20
#133
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Brazil MrLucas 
They were offered the spot and declined. Please read before commenting.
2019-04-12 00:33
Better buy your Rouge foilys while they're cheap
2019-04-11 19:52
#33
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Brazil skazzi 
Lucas and NEKIZ, shit players did not deserve this spot.
2019-04-11 19:54
yea use your trash rankings where lg is higher than furia lol
2019-04-11 19:53
#35
KSCERATO | 
Brazil L1iMA 
Furia :(
2019-04-11 19:54
#36
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Brazil shrkz 
Furia robbed, Furia won MDL, they should take this slot.
2019-04-11 19:54
not only won but went 20-0, that was remarkable
2019-04-11 19:59
#83
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United States Prattatat 
They were offered the spot and declined. Please read before commenting
2019-04-11 20:59
#37
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Brazil skazzi 
fuck ESL FURIA >>>>>>> black hole >>>>>>> LG
2019-04-11 19:55
#84
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United States Prattatat 
They were offered the spot and declined. Please read before commenting
2019-04-11 20:59
LG should decline the spot, tell them to get FURIA instead. LG to Dreamhack Rio and Furia to esl. BR WIN WIN.
2019-04-11 19:55
#87
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United States Prattatat 
They were offered the spot and declined. Please read before commenting
2019-04-11 21:00
Well, that was awkward. Thanks for reading for me Mr. Prattatat.
2019-04-11 21:10
lol furia straight up robbed
2019-04-11 19:59
#88
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United States Prattatat 
They were offered the spot and declined. Please read before commenting
2019-04-11 21:00
too busy for that
2019-04-11 21:12
#114
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United States Prattatat 
so you'd rather look like a complete and utter buffoon instead of taking 3 minutes to read in article? interesting choice
2019-04-11 21:56
yes :D
2019-04-12 15:21
#44
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Brazil MiBR_is_dead 
Luminosity to Group C? So they'll play from Brazil? They will be attending to DH Rio right?
2019-04-11 20:06
#46
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Brazil MiBR_is_dead 
nevermind, "This means that Luminosity will have to pull out of DreamHack Open Rio"
2019-04-11 20:07
#45
MSL | 
Europe lgbtzera 
lmao Luminosity so trash team nowdays they losing to everyone in MDL invite FURIA dumbs.
2019-04-11 20:07
Furia why would you rather go to a t3 event in Brazil over pro league
2019-04-11 20:08
+1
2019-04-11 20:40
#111
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World nakTriceps 
Respect with their fans who bought tickets to Rio.
2019-04-11 21:50
Fan base
2019-04-12 06:00
#50
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Brazil kaikatsuwa 
Too bad FURIA decided play Dreamhack Rio instead ESL Finals...
2019-04-11 20:10
#95
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North America SLGam1ng 
i guess because its brazil tourny
2019-04-11 21:14
LUL apparently FURIA would rather go to DH Rio than Pro League... ? twitter.com/ESLCS/status/111640025778767..
2019-04-11 20:12
#55
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Brazil hugoooo 
Well now that's better... It would be ridiculous if FURIA was not invited. Still very weird and shady to explain this... Did they actually chose DH Rio over Pro League!?
2019-04-11 20:15
#57
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Brazil davidzor 
Apparently yes, crazy. They are not even the favourites.
2019-04-11 20:18
#110
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World nakTriceps 
They respected their fans who bought tickets to see them in RIO. It´s memorable. Nice attitude.
2019-04-11 21:50
#145
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Brazil hugoooo 
A true fan would understand how big of a opportunity it was, and would agree with their decision. Plastic fans would say shit on Twitter. FURIA made a huge mistake and I hope they don't regret it, because its a business and they should always be rational about every decision, not emotional.
2019-04-12 02:54
#150
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World nakTriceps 
No, dude. They´re professional. It was a very professional choice. If they accept, it´ll be ok, too. The question isn´t all the fans, but their fans who bought tickets to see them, bought flight tickets, changed work´s days, etc. Nice attitude by FURIA. They´ll get EPL soon, they are very good. They already have DHM Dallas to play on May and after DH Rio they´ll have ECS Week 3 to try ECS Finals. No problem with their decision. I repeat, very nice decision. Totally professional. By the first time they could play in a good LAN in front of their fans. It´ll be a great pressure, very good for them in future.
2019-04-12 03:11
#160
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Brazil hugoooo 
I disagree 100% with everything you said.
2019-04-12 07:23
#163
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World nakTriceps 
No problem, hugo.
2019-04-12 18:57
#52
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Brazil Slink_ 
Furia win ESEA MDL... shit ESL invite
2019-04-11 20:11
#56
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Brazil davidzor 
Read the following tweets.
2019-04-11 20:17
#76
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North America SLGam1ng 
idiot
2019-04-11 20:47
#79
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Brazil Charizaldo 
Stop being an idiot, it's explained on the news, just read it
2019-04-11 20:56
#54
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Brazil oPLX 
LG are cheet.
2019-04-11 20:15
#58
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Europe Ru1n 
Luminosity died in 2016...
2019-04-11 20:19
lulminoshitty losing to all star teams such as bad news bears
2019-04-11 20:19
In this thread, a bunch of high iq, very intelligent people asking a question that was answered in the article. HLTV might as well skip writing the article part and just only write headlines
2019-04-11 20:26
Impressive... Isn't it?😄
2019-04-11 20:46
#77
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North America SLGam1ng 
mostly brazillians they cant read
2019-04-11 20:47
#62
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United States kearCS 
Well Singularity should've gotten the invite instead if Furia had scheduling issues.
2019-04-11 20:29
no, LG better team why would singulairty get it? na players are noob.
2019-04-11 21:30
#107
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United States kearCS 
Correct me if I’m wrong (didn’t pay too much to MDL) but Singularity was runner up in MDL behind FURIA.
2019-04-11 21:44
no that bad news bears
2019-04-11 21:48
#113
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United States kearCS 
Reminder to everyone that reads this that TenZ deserves a team.
2019-04-11 21:53
Brazil is largely getting fucked in NA outside of FURIA bro
2019-04-11 22:52
#65
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Brazil VinidoHS 
q merda essa furia ramelo
2019-04-11 20:33
#67
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Argentina SkorzenyARG 
FURIA IS BETTER WTF ESL
2019-04-11 20:34
#75
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North America SLGam1ng 
idiot
2019-04-11 20:47
#89
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United States Prattatat 
They were offered the spot and declined. Please read before commenting
2019-04-11 21:01
Kreygasm
2019-04-11 20:52
#80
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Brazil P4uloVisk 
ez4BOLTZ
2019-04-11 20:58
#99
shox | 
India iejesus 
Hmm
2019-04-11 21:19
Furia silly for not being able to go but LG best choice after . . . all NA teams are not as good as brazil. good chocie by esea.
2019-04-11 21:22
#108
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Argentina XxSunsh1ne 
Luminosity are the highest-ranked team in North America in ESL World Ranking who are not already in the Pro League, which, coupled with the fact that they "have proven to be a stable roster over the past months", made the Brazilians "the strongest candidate" to complete the team list for the tournament, according to ESL KKKKKKKKKKKKK
2019-04-11 21:45
#112
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World nakTriceps 
RIP MIBR x FURIA :/ But big respect to FURIA. Good attitude.
2019-04-11 21:52
#139
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Brazil jmarcelo 
they're retarded for choosing DH Rio over fucking Pro League lmao
2019-04-12 01:17
#148
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World nakTriceps 
No. They´re right. Respect with DH and, mainly, with the fans. With time, they´ll get Pro League, for sure.
2019-04-12 03:06
#154
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Brazil jmarcelo 
i hope they do, but that was a big chance that they wasted right now.
2019-04-12 04:56
only retards think they're retarded for choosing dh rio over fucking pro league lmao
2019-04-12 03:08
#155
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Brazil jmarcelo 
sure buddy
2019-04-12 04:56
They sold their spot for money. Sorry but its business.
2019-04-11 22:10
#118
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Uzbekistan Xomnic 
FURIA and Singularity both got finessed man
2019-04-11 22:56
#121
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Hungary subzera 
I heard furia couldnt because they have a full schedule, they 100% deserved it. won mdl and 17-0 in the regular season. they only dropped 1 map in the playoffs. insane
2019-04-11 23:30
#130
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Uzbekistan Xomnic 
Looking at it, they likely chose DH Rio over EPL because they have a significantly better chance of making more money at DH. They got drawn in a pretty difficult group if they were to accept the EPL invite.
2019-04-12 00:30
#123
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United States Fin4life 
they are going to be a punching bag...stable roster doesnt mean a good team....ajajajaj
2019-04-11 23:33
#126
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Brazil g4laxI 
Really good News!! Go LG
2019-04-12 00:10
#138
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Brazil jmarcelo 
Singularity deserved it more...
2019-04-12 01:16
Where is Singularity? What a wasted spot
2019-04-12 02:19
#153
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Brazil Seleskva 
I come with facts: -Singularity should be the first option to replace Rogue as they played a relegation match against Rogue and lost it. -As Furia was invited (even if the MDL Season they won didn't promote for EPL) they shoud've accepted (they are the better team afterall) -LG deserves to play the next MDL season so maybe they can get their shit together, this invitation is a joke and will probably keep them on the same situation they've been facing recently.
2019-04-12 04:17
Fúria declined the Proleague LUL
2019-04-12 05:57
#158
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Brazil lullaby1 
2019-04-12 07:01
SINGULARITY ROBBED feelsbadman
2019-04-12 17:38
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