Luminosity weigh up team future *

Luminosity are considering the possibility of pulling the plug on their Counter-Strike team, according to a report from Mais Esports.

The news follows the team's shocking elimination in the Round of 16 of the North American open qualifier for DreamHack Masters Malmö at the hands of Stay Frosty, which was reportedly seen as the final straw by the North American organisation.

From Luminosity's starting line-up, only Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass, Lucas "⁠steel⁠" Lopes and Gabriel "⁠NEKIZ⁠" Schenato are tied down to permanent contracts. João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos has been on loan from MIBR since June, while Felipe "⁠skullz⁠" Medeiros joined the team only two days ago, on a temporary deal from W7M.

felps & co. could soon be out of Luminosity

It is currently unclear whether Luminosity will release their players or work on transfers to other organisations. Last month, Luminosity benched Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles, who became a "restricted free agent".

NEKIZ is the longest standing member in Luminosity after being recruited in 2017, almost a year after the organisation had signed the entire WinOut.net squad. The team have undergone multiple roster changes in the last few years with hopes of solidifying their place in the upper echelons of the scene, but without success. This year, the Brazilians have placed 7th-8th at iBUYPOWER Masters 2019, 13th-16th at the ESL Pro League Season 9 Finals and 5th-6th at the Americas Minor leading to the StarLadder Major.

Contacted by HLTV.org, Luminosity declined to comment on the matter. The squad currently have:

Brazil Gabriel "⁠NEKIZ⁠" Schenato
Brazil Lucas "⁠steel⁠" Lopes
Brazil Ricardo "⁠boltz⁠" Prass
Brazil João "⁠felps⁠" Vasconcellos (loan)
Brazil Felipe "⁠skullz⁠" Medeiros (loan)

Brazil Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles (benched)

Brazil Rafael "⁠zakk⁠" Fernandes (coach)

UPDATE: On Twitter, steel confirmed that the team is "out of LG", adding that a statement on the matter will be issued "later".

Brazil João 'felps' Vasconcellos
João 'felps' Vasconcellos
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
Brazil Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
59
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
908
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
934
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
537
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
#1
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United States cyrus2121
free boltz
2019-09-12 20:21
7 replies
#5
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Poland Unluko
expected
2019-09-12 20:22
4 replies
+1 #NOF5GANG
2019-09-12 20:23
2 replies
absolutely expected
2019-09-12 20:24
1 reply
#50
adreN | 
Switzerland 2022
blotz farting his ass wtf
2019-09-12 20:41
boltz farting out his ass wtf((((
2019-09-12 20:24
+1 good aimer
2019-09-12 20:36
f
2019-09-12 21:01
#2
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Sweden Trkmag
Expected
2019-09-12 20:21
yikes
2019-09-12 20:21
Not renegades bad #ytb
2019-09-12 20:21
is this happens because we are from BRAZIL?!
2019-09-12 20:22
9 replies
#18
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Brazil br4z1l1an_
shut up f4g
2019-09-12 20:23
8 replies
raported
2019-09-12 20:45
7 replies
#67
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Brazil br4z1l1an_
who cares?
2019-09-12 20:59
6 replies
neymar
2019-09-12 21:00
5 replies
#74
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Poland godBASR
nt pulisic
2019-09-12 21:02
1 reply
wtf Makuszewski
2019-09-12 21:05
tom brady?
2019-09-12 21:12
2 replies
michael vick
2019-09-12 21:13
1 reply
Kobe
2019-09-19 13:10
#7
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Brazil g4g4
RIP
2019-09-12 20:22
#8
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Czech Republic TR3JBY
Nice
2019-09-12 20:22
#9
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Estonia whosmans
Rip
2019-09-12 20:22
#10
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Peru Dropcon
Poor felps
2019-09-12 20:22
kkkkkkkkk wtf the season has just began
2019-09-12 20:22
5 replies
#28
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Brazil lortBR
yea but they have been having a lot of bad results for 2 years without a relevant win
2019-09-12 20:25
3 replies
they are with two new players
2019-09-12 20:26
2 replies
#34
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Brazil lortBR
yes, i hope they don't do it, and let them work, with these two new players
2019-09-12 20:28
2 loaned players
2019-09-12 21:52
losing to Tier 3 NA teams
2019-09-12 20:36
ripperino luminoserino
2019-09-12 20:22
not surprised tbh
2019-09-12 20:22
#14
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Brazil lortBR
|F
2019-09-12 20:22
#15
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Czech Republic Puget1
wtf
2019-09-12 20:23
expected... disbanderino
2019-09-12 20:23
1 reply
Its looming
2019-09-12 20:23
Why pull the plug? Because they are Brazilian?
2019-09-12 20:23
1 reply
is this happens because prove it or i’ll terminate you??!!??
2019-09-12 20:24
expected, no future team, just siting and getting money for losing against tier100 nonamers
2019-09-12 20:23
#23
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Libya NoobGreen
1st
2019-09-12 20:24
#24
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Europe Skraj
No surprise, their team is completely irrelevant with washed up players
2019-09-12 20:24
#25
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Malaysia Suno[t]
they just added skullz lol
2019-09-12 20:24
#29
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0
LOOOOOOOL
2019-09-12 20:26
rip lg :(
2019-09-12 20:26
Expected from the worst scene
2019-09-12 20:26
20 replies
OMEGALUL ocident china scene. Better watch boxe kanguru.
2019-09-12 20:37
15 replies
AUSTRALIA_1_2019_LEGEND_STATUS BRAZIL_0_2019_LEGEND_STATUS
2019-09-12 21:02
14 replies
omg!!!!! im shocked
2019-09-12 21:28
Ur shittalk dsnt need any answer
2019-09-12 21:34
4 replies
Huh?
2019-09-12 21:36
3 replies
U shittalk for yourself.. miserable
2019-09-13 04:08
2 replies
Nice Englando
2019-09-13 04:48
1 reply
Hur dur
2019-09-16 14:52
#108
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Brazil Cleckzera
Australia 0 Majors, 0 Major's finalist Brazil 2 Majors, 3 Major's finalist
2019-09-12 21:48
2 replies
We’re talking about the present
2019-09-12 23:02
Thanks
2019-09-16 14:53
MIBR LEGEND OF KATOWICE 2019
2019-09-12 22:48
4 replies
2019-09-12 23:02
3 replies
AUSTRALIA_0_BRASILEIRAO_2019 BRAZIL_1_BRASILEIRAO_2019
2019-09-12 23:55
2 replies
1 reply
I don't get your point, Sharon
2019-09-14 06:48
#112
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Brazil Drikon
major? any big tournament in cs 1.6? OMEGA LUL KANGURU
2019-09-12 22:01
3 replies
2019-09-13 00:00
2 replies
#139
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Brazil Drikon
first: i live in the south of brazil, so we dont have favelas here (im living in a better place than u :D) second: ranking? how about 2016 and 2017 with sk/lg at top1? xDD
2019-09-13 20:57
1 reply
#124 I highly doubt you live In a better place lmao. A bad neighbourhood in Australia is a good neighbourhood is Brazil.
2019-09-13 22:04
RIP
2019-09-12 20:28
#35
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Qatar math_95
well, that was a bad run. rip
2019-09-12 20:29
#36
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United States Rakitic
OMG So unexpected!
2019-09-12 20:32
-ablej +Felps
2019-09-12 20:32
9 replies
+1 Wouñd be great for furia, felps have the playstile for the team and has alot of experience 2.
2019-09-12 20:39
8 replies
Yeah, let's put another retarded pushing every round. Instead of 4v5 because of art, you will have 3v5 with Felps.
2019-09-12 20:43
7 replies
#60
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Brazil Kelmec
+1000
2019-09-12 20:50
Felps is an experienced player, and is way better than ablej, they already has this playstyle, every player in furia play agressive, only passive player is kscerato
2019-09-12 20:52
2 replies
+1
2019-09-12 21:29
That's why it's not gonna work. You need BALANCE on a team.
2019-09-12 21:53
+1 lmao
2019-09-12 21:05
+1 doesn't fit with mibr already
2019-09-12 21:27
+1
2019-09-12 23:23
Ouch. Well, MiBR loan Felps to INTZ & then INTZ get Boltz & Hen1 from LG. Boltz (IGL / Support) (Entry if needed) Felps (Lurker) Chelo (Entry) Xand (Entry) Hen1 (AWPer) Decent...right?
2019-09-12 20:32
6 replies
would be rly nice roster.
2019-09-12 20:40
4 replies
+1 Best possible they could & should do right now tbh.
2019-09-12 20:40
3 replies
Still BR scene has many talented players but they are so dumb and instead of creating some top teams the best players are playing alone. skullz, b4rtiN, trk, hardzao are some very promising players, i mean BR could have 4-5 teams in the top30 ez if they had brain
2019-09-12 20:43
2 replies
Pain got a really decent hoster now with hardzao + biguzera, let's see if they can show up at an international tounament
2019-09-12 21:15
agreed, we have talent to make some great teams but they still thinking about "friendship" and other bullshits
2019-09-12 21:29
+1
2019-09-12 21:04
#39
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Brazil bigjohnson
Expected, as they had a two months break in Brazil and just went to US this week...
2019-09-12 20:33
3 decent players on that team.
2019-09-12 20:35
Boltz, hen and felps is a solid t3 maybe t2 core, but whit steel and nekiz? No future, they should come back to brazil and restart the climb whit 2 yung talents.
2019-09-12 20:35
4 replies
#86
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Brazil nakTriceps
Skullz has potential.
2019-09-12 21:11
3 replies
maybe, he did terrible in his first oportunity, and sometimes, that is it.
2019-09-12 22:26
2 replies
He deserves time and that´s it.
2019-09-12 22:43
1 reply
He not deserv time, but in that case the core has no option, they should keep skull and kick nekiz to bring hen back.
2019-09-13 00:44
#42
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Czech Republic pureG0D
feel ban for felps..
2019-09-12 20:36
that take so long
2019-09-12 20:39
oof
2019-09-12 20:43
poor boltz, the handsome devil!
2019-09-12 20:47
#56
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Europe LoookATme
tier 29
2019-09-12 20:47
#57
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Hungary StraYzie
Nooo Edit: LumiNOOO
2019-09-12 20:49
#58
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Brazil Eletron
Felps and Boltz dont deserve this
2019-09-12 20:48
There are some salvageable pieces on LG, but they gave way too much time to some of their previous lineups. Smart decision, this LG team have been terrible for a year+ now.
2019-09-12 20:48
very expected. Zakk worst coach I have seen
2019-09-12 20:51
Rip felps
2019-09-12 20:53
FINALLY DISBANDING
2019-09-12 20:54
#65
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Brazil dan1zika
Boltz deserves a better team.. Boltz, Felps +3 decent players
2019-09-12 20:56
2 replies
#85
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Brazil nakTriceps
skulls deserves a chance, too. Good potential.
2019-09-12 21:10
1 reply
#127
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Brazil Kelmec
+1
2019-09-12 23:27
NO DISBAND say hello to Coldzera fnx fox bit & some gay kid
2019-09-12 20:59
1 reply
Hey so now i'm the new LG player
2019-09-12 21:16
RIP, Brazilian Shuffle? FURIA: -VINI +felps (he can play aggressive finally) TeamOne: -bit +steel INTZ: -yeL -destiny +boltz +HEN1
2019-09-12 20:59
5 replies
I don't know what to think about a team with both arT & felps. I don't think it'd work out to well, tbh.
2019-09-12 21:03
1 reply
I just want to see felps at his full potential, I'm sure that arT can change his playstyle a little bit to make space for felps
2019-09-12 21:05
U have to remember that kNg already left, so u dont have to remove 2 players from intz. But i liked the changes tho.
2019-09-12 21:16
2 replies
there's some rumors about shz (Who used to play in Keyd) joining INTZ to replace kNg, thats why I didnt mention his spot
2019-09-12 21:24
1 reply
oh is see, didn't heard about this
2019-09-12 21:31
cold was right
2019-09-12 21:00
Loool
2019-09-12 21:00
They just make a loan of skullz and now this news come? Bad management
2019-09-12 21:05
2 replies
#81
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Brazil Karlogaria
Probably they were on the verge of dumping the team, and maybe gave it a last shot getting this skullz guy. Exiting a qualifier in such a ridiculous way probably was what was missing for them to fire the guys
2019-09-12 21:08
1 reply
nice insight, mr brazil
2019-09-12 21:28
What the fuck is a restricted free agent when it's at home? Embarrassing.
2019-09-12 21:09
felps BibleThump
2019-09-12 21:10
Steelega boltz Felps Coldzera HEN1
2019-09-12 21:10
1 reply
#97
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Brazil Analyst10
That would be exciting! But Coldzera would never play with felps, boltz or the twins again. I mean, he even said steelega doesn't know how to practice. So, he practically ended any small chance of this roster coming alive.
2019-09-12 21:29
Ok now intz add felps and hen1
2019-09-12 21:14
4 replies
And boltz
2019-09-12 21:33
3 replies
#133
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Brazil Allistar
With xand and chelo it looks really promising.
2019-09-13 01:48
2 replies
xand? idk man felps hen1 chelo boltz someone*
2019-09-13 02:26
1 reply
#142
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Brazil Allistar
Melhor o xand que o tal do nekao
2019-09-14 13:49
#100
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Brazil P4uloVisk
GOOD LuCK guys
2019-09-12 21:30
F
2019-09-12 21:36
rip
2019-09-12 21:41
#111
Per0N | 
Venezuela 643
The team is actually not bad, maybe they should kick nekiz and add a decent awper
2019-09-12 21:56
#113
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Brazil davidzor
It was about time, they gave a lot of opportunities to these guys, they cant really complain. Brazilian CS has been on a downhill since the end of 2017.
2019-09-12 22:04
Loans a player then they release the team two days after. Omegalul
2019-09-12 22:08
i think felps, botlz and steel should still team up ... maybe try new yound player or mix it up with intz (chelo and xand instead of nekiz and skullz)
2019-09-12 22:20
The mamada ended
2019-09-12 22:29
1 reply
#134
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Brazil Allistar
Lmao
2019-09-13 01:49
expected
2019-09-12 22:31
#119
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Romania FaZe_NBK
And they just needed to win that 1 round on overpass vs eco. No round. No major. Disband.
2019-09-12 22:42
#122
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Brazil Broodht
INTZ + LG shuffle
2019-09-12 22:53
deserved
2019-09-12 22:54
Sad. I really like this roster.
2019-09-12 23:56
F
2019-09-13 16:14
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