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:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
729
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
Brazil Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Age:
-
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
62
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
911
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
Brazil Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Ricardo 'boltz' Prass
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.17
Brazil Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Gabriel 'NEKIZ' Schenato
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
540
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
#1
nexa | 
United States cyrus2121 
free boltz
2019-09-12 20:21
#5
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Sweden Unluko 
expected
2019-09-12 20:22
#19
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Canada thelegend27 
+1 #NOF5GANG
2019-09-12 20:23
#22
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
absolutely expected
2019-09-12 20:24
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
#72
DickStacy | 
Brazil nlxy 
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
#18
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
shut up f4g
2019-09-12 20:23
raported
2019-09-12 20:45
#67
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
who cares?
2019-09-12 20:59
neymar
2019-09-12 21:00
#74
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Poland godBASR 
nt pulisic
2019-09-12 21:02
wtf Makuszewski
2019-09-12 21:05
tom brady?
2019-09-12 21:12
michael vick
2019-09-12 21:13
#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
Rip
2019-09-12 20:22
Poor felps
2019-09-12 20:22
#11
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Brazil Charizaldo 
kkkkkkkkk wtf the season has just began
2019-09-12 20:22
#28
FalleN | 
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
#32
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Brazil Charizaldo 
they are with two new players
2019-09-12 20:26
#34
FalleN | 
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
#44
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Brazil aquaplayy 
losing to Tier 3 NA teams
2019-09-12 20:36
#12
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Poland Marcines 
ripperino luminoserino
2019-09-12 20:22
not surprised tbh
2019-09-12 20:22
#14
FalleN | 
Brazil lortBR 
|F
2019-09-12 20:22
#15
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget1 
wtf
2019-09-12 20:23
#16
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Canada thelegend27 
expected... disbanderino
2019-09-12 20:23
Its looming
2019-09-12 20:23
Why pull the plug? Because they are Brazilian?
2019-09-12 20:23
#27
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Canada thelegend27 
is this happens because prove it or i’ll terminate you??!!??
2019-09-12 20:24
#20
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South America FAN_OF_M16R 
expected, no future team, just siting and getting money for losing against tier100 nonamers
2019-09-12 20:23
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
they just added skullz lol
2019-09-12 20:24
#29
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
LOOOOOOOL
2019-09-12 20:26
#30
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Brazil NahT_ 
rip lg :(
2019-09-12 20:26
Expected from the worst scene
2019-09-12 20:26
#45
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Brazil JgzMcz 
OMEGALUL ocident china scene. Better watch boxe kanguru.
2019-09-12 20:37
AUSTRALIA_1_2019_LEGEND_STATUS BRAZIL_0_2019_LEGEND_STATUS
2019-09-12 21:02
#96
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Brazil GuGa62 
omg!!!!! im shocked
2019-09-12 21:28
Ur shittalk dsnt need any answer
2019-09-12 21:34
Huh?
2019-09-12 21:36
U shittalk for yourself.. miserable
2019-09-13 04:08
Nice Englando
2019-09-13 04:48
Hur dur
2019-09-16 14:52
#108
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Brazil cleckzz 
Australia 0 Majors, 0 Major's finalist Brazil 2 Majors, 3 Major's finalist
2019-09-12 21:48
We’re talking about the present
2019-09-12 23:02
Thanks
2019-09-16 14:53
#121
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Brazil arturfelipe 
MIBR LEGEND OF KATOWICE 2019
2019-09-12 22:48
#124
2019-09-12 23:02
#128
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Brazil Strogonoffs 
AUSTRALIA_0_BRASILEIRAO_2019 BRAZIL_1_BRASILEIRAO_2019
2019-09-12 23:55
#141
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Brazil Strogonoffs 
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
2019-09-13 00:00
#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
#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
#33
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Spain Lorenzo_Lamas 
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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Malta SS_ArT 
OMG So unexpected!
2019-09-12 20:32
-ablej +Felps
2019-09-12 20:32
#46
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Brazil JgzMcz 
+1 Wouñd be great for furia, felps have the playstile for the team and has alot of experience 2.
2019-09-12 20:39
#52
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
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
#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
#99
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Brazil GuGa62 
+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
#79
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Brazil Smartzilian 
+1 lmao
2019-09-12 21:05
#94
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Brazil Charizaldo 
+1 doesn't fit with mibr already
2019-09-12 21:27
#126
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Brazil Morcegao 
+1
2019-09-12 23:23
#38
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Sweden meistr0 
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
would be rly nice roster.
2019-09-12 20:40
#49
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Sweden meistr0 
+1 Best possible they could & should do right now tbh.
2019-09-12 20:40
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
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
#98
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Brazil Charizaldo 
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
Expected, as they had a two months break in Brazil and just went to US this week...
2019-09-12 20:33
#40
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United States Trump2020KAG 
3 decent players on that team.
2019-09-12 20:35
#41
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Brazil JgzMcz 
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
#86
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World nakTriceps 
Skullz has potential.
2019-09-12 21:11
#116
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Brazil JgzMcz 
maybe, he did terrible in his first oportunity, and sometimes, that is it.
2019-09-12 22:26
#120
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World nakTriceps 
He deserves time and that´s it.
2019-09-12 22:43
#132
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Brazil JgzMcz 
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
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
Boltz deserves a better team.. Boltz, Felps +3 decent players
2019-09-12 20:56
#85
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World nakTriceps 
skulls deserves a chance, too. Good potential.
2019-09-12 21:10
#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
Hey so now i'm the new LG player
2019-09-12 21:16
#68
syrsoN | 
Chile Zzalb 
RIP, Brazilian Shuffle? FURIA: -VINI +felps (he can play aggressive finally) TeamOne: -bit +steel INTZ: -yeL -destiny +boltz +HEN1
2019-09-12 20:59
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
#80
syrsoN | 
Chile Zzalb 
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
#92
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Brazil Not_A_Fanboy 
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
#93
syrsoN | 
Chile Zzalb 
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
#101
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Brazil Not_A_Fanboy 
oh is see, didn't heard about this
2019-09-12 21:31
#69
fer | 
Brazil sant1[i] 
cold was right
2019-09-12 21:00
#71
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United States EliteDarkSoul 
Loool
2019-09-12 21:00
#78
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Liechtenstein swedz3 
They just make a loan of skullz and now this news come? Bad management
2019-09-12 21:05
#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
#95
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Liechtenstein swedz3 
nice insight, mr brazil
2019-09-12 21:28
#82
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United Kingdom INGEMARSSON_ 
What the fuck is a restricted free agent when it's at home? Embarrassing.
2019-09-12 21:09
#83
felps | 
Finland drez_Fs 
felps BibleThump
2019-09-12 21:10
Steelega boltz Felps Coldzera HEN1
2019-09-12 21:10
#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
#89
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Brazil Beckermonster 
Ok now intz add felps and hen1
2019-09-12 21:14
#102
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Brazil vgasparellow 
And boltz
2019-09-12 21:33
#133
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Brazil Allistar 
With xand and chelo it looks really promising.
2019-09-13 01:48
#135
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Brazil vgasparellow 
xand? idk man felps hen1 chelo boltz someone*
2019-09-13 02:26
#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
Here is a story for you guys. Brazilian threw the quals match and LG don't wanna work with scummers. That's it
2019-09-12 21:33
F
2019-09-12 21:36
#107
shox | 
India iejesus 
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
#114
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Denmark fm100 
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
#134
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Brazil Allistar 
Lmao
2019-09-13 01:49
expected
2019-09-12 22:31
#119
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Indonesia FaZe_NEO 
And they just needed to win that 1 round on overpass vs eco. No round. No major. Disband.
2019-09-12 22:42
INTZ + LG shuffle
2019-09-12 22:53
deserved
2019-09-12 22:54
#129
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Brazil g4laxI 
Sad. I really like this roster.
2019-09-12 23:56
F
2019-09-13 16:14
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