Luminosity to replace Lazarus at Americas Minor

StarLadder has announced that Luminosity will replace Lazarus at the upcoming Americas Minor.

The North American team were forced to withdraw from the tournament after losing two of the players who helped the squad in their qualification campaign. HLTV.org knows that the players in question are stand-ins Pujan "FNS" Mehta and Tyson "TenZ" Ngo, the latter of whom was recently unveiled as a Cloud9 player.

Envy and Luminosity, the two losing sides of the North American closed qualifier's final round, were due to square off for the vacant spot at the Minor, but Noah "Nifty" Francis's troops declined the invite as the LAN event will collide with IEM Chicago, for which they are already qualified.

felps is set to play his first event with Luminosity

The event will mark João "felps" Vasconcellos' debut for Luminosity following his loan signing from MIBR in a deal that saw Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles move in the opposite direction, also on a temporary basis.

The Americas Minor will take place from July 17-21 in Berlin and will feature eight teams, six coming from the North American qualifier and two from the South American qualifier. The top two sides will secure direct entry into the StarLadder Major's New Challenger Stage, while the third-placed team will progress to the Minor Play-In, a last-chance qualifier.

The final team list for the event is the following:

Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
719
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Canada Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Tyson 'TenZ' Ngo
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Noah 'Nifty' Francis
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
743
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.09
Canada Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Pujan 'FNS' Mehta
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
794
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Brazil Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Lucas 'LUCAS1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
737
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.16
Wow
2019-07-08 14:36
Ez4felps
2019-07-08 14:38
I want to see luminosity vs mibr and felps dropping 40 kills
2019-07-08 14:39
#29
rain | 
Norway Viggo^^ 
That'd be awesome
2019-07-08 14:41
#55
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Brazil doug9191 
+1
2019-07-08 14:50
skipping Minor for IEM Chicago lmao
2019-07-08 15:43
lets be realistic, no chance for envy to qualifie or LG. Furia and NRG will take it
2019-07-08 15:53
#110
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Brazil doug9191 
Envy knows that haha
2019-07-08 16:39
#132
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Indonesia Maspiyuuu 
Yep
2019-07-08 17:53
They are the favorites for sure. But we didn't see Luminosity with Felps in action yet.
2019-07-08 18:32
#111
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Brazil mischance 
except by the fact that felps is not capable from do such thing
2019-07-08 16:41
Hahahaha right?! I was thinking the same thing
2019-07-08 20:32
would be so nice
2019-07-08 14:53
#70
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Netherlands SportingNL 
Best day in my life
2019-07-08 15:01
#75
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Brazil vhq 
Felps is a great player. He just doesnt fit with fer on the team
2019-07-08 15:24
#83
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Brazil Barba_Ghion 
would be funny
2019-07-08 15:46
#104
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Brazil lordjasz 
felps was the best player on MIBR, but they lost their shine. And if coldzera don't shine it's time to kick someone.
2019-07-08 16:27
#117
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Greece SZN_Darth_A 
cold is benched
2019-07-08 16:50
#119
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India crunchychips 
Yeah and carry every single game and make quarters at least
2019-07-08 16:54
#129
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Italy edJ6 
Me 2
2019-07-08 17:49
That would be funny
2019-07-09 16:54
hahaha yeah, like stewie
2019-07-11 01:31
#26
Twistzz | 
Sweden Unluko 
Rip
2019-07-08 14:40
+1
2019-07-08 14:51
#63
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Estonia autistik 
+1
2019-07-08 14:55
#46
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Germany Deutschland! 
you rekt this UK bot xaxaxxaxa n1
2019-07-08 14:46
Writing two letters to secure #1 and then edit... Expected from UK.
2019-07-08 14:48
#54
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Germany Deutschland! 
+1
2019-07-08 14:49
#64
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Estonia autistik 
+1
2019-07-08 14:55
Swag gets snaked again lol
2019-07-08 20:05
#4
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Hungary mEZENCEphalon 
wtfmen))
2019-07-08 14:37
#47
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Other zj2 
nice, now its Brazilian minor
2019-07-08 14:47
#158
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Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
SA minor xd)
2019-07-08 21:00
#5
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Malaysia ez4harimaumuda 
no mibr?
2019-07-08 14:37
#19
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Brazil Cajuru 
mibr is already legends on major yet...
2019-07-08 14:38
xD
2019-07-08 14:39
#93
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Canada Bucket0 
No they aren't
2019-07-08 15:55
yes they are
2019-07-08 22:32
#113
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Brazil cleckzz 
MIBR already is on Major, they don't need play this tournament
2019-07-08 16:42
mibr too bad
2019-07-08 16:43
#6
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Uzbekistan Xomnic 
Disappointing
2019-07-08 14:37
brax :(((
2019-07-08 14:37
#49
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Brazil LUIXTR0NDA 
brax could not play since he is banned from all valve events...
2019-07-08 14:47
#99
Twistzz | 
Korea Jew2K 
This is Starladder not Valve
2019-07-08 16:19
#100
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United States aust_h 
Incorrect
2019-07-08 16:21
#102
Twistzz | 
Korea Jew2K 
Yes it's "Starladder Major 2019" not Valve Major 2019, in fact we haven't had a Valve major in ages would be good to have one again
2019-07-08 16:22
It's still valve sponsored event which means banned matchfixers cant play
2019-07-08 16:26
#141
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United States codgun 
wtf is this newfag brain
2019-07-08 18:51
Signed up 2018-07-18 AXAXAXAXAXAXA
2019-07-08 18:52
#148
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United States codgun 
nt, you just keep eating it
2019-07-08 19:54
#105
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Brazil SecondKS 
all major is in partnership with VALVE, even being Starledder, ESL, ECS, all ...
2019-07-08 16:30
#118
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Greece SZN_Darth_A 
i really hope you are joking or you are retarted
2019-07-08 16:51
#121
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Latvia T45TY 
+1
2019-07-08 17:02
#162
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Latvia T45TY 
all majors are valve related . Why do you think the winners of the majors go on the cs go main screen and why do you think we have pick ems.
2019-07-08 22:01
haha very nice bait man =))))))))))))))))))
2019-07-09 00:05
That was sick
2019-07-08 14:37
#11
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Romania kr1tex 
Why, poor brax
2019-07-08 14:38
brax wasn't part of the qualified roster since he is banned anyways. Probably doesn't even matter if luminosity qualifies since NRG and Furia will most likely make it thru
2019-07-08 14:41
#44
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Romania kr1tex 
Brax is still banned wtf I thought they unbanned him already, poor guy
2019-07-08 14:45
he is unbanned from esl tournaments, buy still banned on valve sponsorship events
2019-07-08 14:52
#13
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United States AproximateCS 
EZ for felps?
2019-07-08 14:37
why
2019-07-08 14:38
Gf
2019-07-08 14:38
#16
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Finland EdiEz 
#FREEBRAX
2019-07-08 14:38
#171
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Denmark Jackson2185 
Nah. Kid got what he deserved.
2019-07-09 07:43
#18
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
imagine rejecting a minor invite for chicago omegalul
2019-07-08 14:38
0iq LUL
2019-07-08 14:52
#81
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Croatia KeZual96 
Maby not, tell me what are the odds of them going trought with nrg, furia, singularity and teamone.
2019-07-08 15:40
#98
GuardiaN | 
World Darge 
There's Liquid, Vitality, G2 and ENCE at Chicago (MIBR and Renegades too), they had a way a better chance to do something at the minor.
2019-07-08 16:19
#126
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Brazil hugoooo 
They would had to beat LG first...
2019-07-08 17:21
Yeah but the last placed teams , unlike in minor, will win at least 2K-3K dollars
2019-07-08 17:50
#149
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Croatia KeZual96 
They atleast geat some money
2019-07-08 19:57
#165
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
Exposure
2019-07-08 22:43
wtf EnVy. Chicago > Minor?
2019-07-08 14:39
#27
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
Chicago ez money ;)
2019-07-08 14:41
#30
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United States RULE34TRACER 
They know they don’t stand a chance
2019-07-08 14:41
they didn't manage to qualify for minor, makes sense they have no level to make it
2019-07-08 14:43
#36
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Finland JHdash77 
Did you read the article? Edit: oh wait u fixed it m8
2019-07-08 14:43
#22
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Brazil Guccipradas 
5 brazillian teams 3 na lol
2019-07-08 14:39
All 8 teams at the minor will be add don't worry.
2019-07-08 20:08
#152
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Brazil Guccipradas 
NRG will pass thru ez
2019-07-08 20:09
EZ FOR FELPS.
2019-07-08 14:40
envy playing iem event instead of playing major LOL
2019-07-08 14:42
ez4felps
2019-07-08 14:42
felps take my energy
2019-07-08 14:42
#35
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Finland JHdash77 
1. NRG 2. FURIA 3. LG
2019-07-08 14:42
#39
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United States RULE34TRACER 
eUnited better than LG
2019-07-08 14:44
Don’t get me wrong But the 1st and 2nd spots Are almost ensured to be nrg’s and furia’s But that 3rd spot will be between lg eunited and t1 maybe
2019-07-08 16:57
What happened with fns? Can he just not make it or something?
2019-07-08 14:43
it's because kNg is attending
2019-07-08 14:49
xD
2019-07-08 15:02
#169
cogu | 
Italy hjddenz 
FNS id dead if he appears at this minor
2019-07-09 02:35
#38
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United States RULE34TRACER 
These major roster rules are so weird. In an ideal world, Lazarus just get 2 subs without any repercussions. This definitely needs to be a point of conversation between the players association.
2019-07-08 14:44
same with mibr who are forced to play with zews, lol
2019-07-08 19:50
#40
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Denmark Xipingu 
More like BR minor LUL
2019-07-08 14:44
ez for steel
2019-07-08 14:44
#42
RUSH | 
Other Gronk22 
BR minor LUL
2019-07-08 14:45
#43
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Europe Freeburger97 
this should be called Brazil Minor
2019-07-08 14:45
#45
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North America Neshie 
Holy crap. Felps gonna play the major. Wooot
2019-07-08 14:45
5 br teams on NA qualifier LUL. NA CS is nothing besides liquid and NRG
2019-07-08 14:48
#62
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United States RULE34TRACER 
Having 2 elite NA teams came at a cost
2019-07-08 14:53
it is not na qualifier, it is all of americas :)
2019-07-08 14:59
but SA teams just have 2 spots tho
2019-07-08 17:49
Its not even an NA quali, it clearly says Americas, nice bait tho
2019-07-08 16:19
Only 1 spot comes from SA though, it looks like brazilians are dominating the lower echelons of NA CS.
2019-07-08 16:22
#109
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United States k3ar 
W/e I’ll take 2 elite teams that are better than the top 2 BR teams over more lower tier teams than Brazil.
2019-07-08 16:37
liquid is better. i'd say NRG is on the same level of furia
2019-07-08 17:50
#133
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United States k3ar 
I'd say NRG is better than FURIA since they beat them the last 2 times they met.
2019-07-08 17:57
#108
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Brazil SecondKS 
all the best NA players are in two teams -cerq + autimatic, the rest do not even win the Brazilian teams that play SA LUL
2019-07-08 16:35
this is sad, ccmon.....
2019-07-08 14:48
#53
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Germany grabke 
Brazilian Minor lol.
2019-07-08 14:49
#56
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Portugal B1az3d 
BR minor xDD
2019-07-08 14:50
#59
ropz | 
France trgls 
still NO HOPE,haha
2019-07-08 14:52
NRG and eUnited should go through Brasil CS disband
2019-07-08 14:56
#135
arT | 
Brazil PQD28 
Disband just like Virtus Pro men)) 😎😎😎😎😎👌👌👌👌
2019-07-08 18:04
VP on a rise
2019-07-08 19:31
#69
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Brazil Thovisk 
Gl
2019-07-08 14:59
BR minor
2019-07-08 15:05
#73
fer | 
Brazil jmarcelo 
Why couldnt tenz just be a stand-in for them?
2019-07-08 15:06
Because Tenz was placed on the C9 roster which will not be attending im so sad
2019-07-08 15:27
#74
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Argentina Alutobi 
LG COLD?
2019-07-08 15:13
#77
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Sweden Lagge15 
Not before the major
2019-07-08 15:26
#76
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Sweden Lagge15 
This is so sad for the other players in Lazarus
2019-07-08 15:25
It sucks badly
2019-07-08 15:28
Yeah, feel bad of them((
2019-07-08 16:14
#80
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United States Fin4life 
ajajajaja all these brazilian teams straight up have no chance....they stink worse than caca
2019-07-08 15:32
#107
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Brazil SecondKS 
have more chances than all NA teams that didnt qualify for the minor, cause if they were really good they would have ranked
2019-07-08 16:33
RIP Lazarus stickers
2019-07-08 15:47
Looking at all of these Brazilian teams, then come to realize many NA Main/MDL teams didn't give a shit about the qualifier. That tweet also reads like it was translated to English from Russian, lol.
2019-07-08 15:48
pretty damn good for russian standards
2019-07-08 16:03
#86
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Poland PLEWA 
brax
2019-07-08 15:50
swag new vac
2019-07-08 15:51
#88
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United States @FyreCS 
So sad! Envy wtf men
2019-07-08 15:51
#89
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Brazil FerW 
Amém
2019-07-08 15:52
#91
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Brazil Anux 
Fúria and luminosity <3 Illuminate, panthers!!!
2019-07-08 15:53
more like Brazil minor
2019-07-08 15:53
So disappointing for me:((
2019-07-08 16:14
#106
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Brazil SecondKS 
ez for brazil and NRG
2019-07-08 16:31
#112
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Brazil g4laxI 
Go LG!
2019-07-08 16:42
nice men)))
2019-07-08 16:45
all these trash brazil teams in the minor yet it wil be nrg and eUnited that qualify xaxaxa
2019-07-08 16:45
#136
arT | 
Brazil PQD28 
eUnited will qualify instead of Furia, right? LMAO what a joke. NRG and Furia qualifying is already a reality.
2019-07-08 18:06
flukeria 1 trick pony team, now everyone knows how they play + aug nerf, they will become trash again at least they can steal a paycheck for next 5 years ^^
2019-07-08 20:18
#157
arT | 
Brazil PQD28 
Worse than eUnited? lul.
2019-07-08 20:51
yes, eUnited getting much better recently
2019-07-08 21:08
#167
arT | 
Brazil PQD28 
Maybe, but not better than Furia.
2019-07-09 00:51
#122
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Russia klepan 
Thanks for swag and his macthfixing
2019-07-08 17:04
NRG and eUnited in the final, NRG takes it
2019-07-08 17:08
Lul, Brazil Minor
2019-07-08 17:09
More BR teams than northern America LUL
2019-07-08 17:17
luckynosity
2019-07-08 17:43
ez for nrg furia and LG
2019-07-08 17:58
worst EU cs counrty-Poland worst NA(region) cs counrty-Brazil only Furia can normal play on this minor haHAH. ofc retards on valve can't choice normal time for Envy and give free slot for BR bots. n1........
2019-07-08 18:19
Actually the worst EU cs team country is Brazil (Sharks) besides Poland, Sharks is a team that's bootcamping in EU but at the moment for a long time they sucked hard and practically they "stole" SA minor qualifier since no one of SA region (talking about SA teams in the minor and not brazileans teams in other region) is really in this Minor so yeah. It sucks.
2019-07-09 04:50
#138
Jesus | 
United States BLNDSPT 
Is envy stupid? Forfeiting a potential minor spot in place of IEM Chicago? Wtf????
2019-07-08 18:21
#164
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Brazil hugoooo 
They would have to beat LG in a bo3 in order to advance to the Minor... So it was 50/50. While their IEM slot is already locked. Imagine if they lose the match vs LG?
2019-07-08 22:35
#168
Jesus | 
United States BLNDSPT 
Oh okay thx
2019-07-09 02:29
Holy shit,what a good news :D , I hope they will use this slot very well!
2019-07-08 18:40
AMERICAS MINOR 5 BR team 3 NA team BR CS > NA CS
2019-07-08 19:14
#144
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Brazil BrasCubas 
cool
2019-07-08 19:16
brazil minor lol
2019-07-08 19:29
#153
JaCkz | 
Europe cArn5 
Sad :/
2019-07-08 20:10
#156
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
Br minor
2019-07-08 20:35
#159
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Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
SA minor rofl
2019-07-08 21:00
#160
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Sweden meistr0 
Americas minor? More like Brazil minor ROFL. 5/8 teams = BR lol.
2019-07-08 21:01
#172
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Finland DuploMen 
EZ4EUNITED
2019-07-09 13:21
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