Luminosity Gaming is a professional eSports team from North America. Most commonly known as „LG “, this very young eSports team has already much to offer.
They have teams in various games such as Smite, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
Luminosity Gaming History
Luminosity Gaming was founded in February 2015 and is based and headquartered in Toronto, Canada. LG was founded by Steve Maida alone, most commonly and famously known as „Buyaka“.
Due to his love for the FPS genre in gaming, Buyaka started thinking of creating its own team, that might someday become a fully professional eSports collective that can push the boundaries of the industry.
They have a very distinct perspective on how an eSports team should function. It goes without saying that it is mega clear that Steve „Buyaka “Maida knows how to swiftly turn the team into an ever expanding business.
One of the primary goals of LG is to offer help and support to their eSports players and making professionals out of them. It seems as if Luminosity Gaming has its own little career development center within the organization. It offers a chance of a professional career for young and enthusiastic people and those who deserve it.
They also describe themselves as being very „emotionally invested “in the growth of eSports as an industry. As the love for FPS gaming first appeared with Steve „Buyaka“ Maida he also started exploring the eSports industry. He began making an in-depth analysis on how it works, where his team’s place in the industry is, and how he could expand it even more.
Luminosity Gaming can definitely have the prefix of a „researcher“ eSports team. They have a research and development department from within the organization in which they do a lot of research activities. They want to expand the industry with sheer innovation, talent, and team work.
It is reported that they are constantly trying and experimenting with different games, thus progressing their rapidly growing portfolio. Because of this, the team career building factor is higher than ever with LG.
Recently, they’ve been testing their team with new titles, such as Starcraft II, Call of Duty, League of Legends,and Hearthstone.
As mentioned earlier, we can clearly say that Luminosity Gaming is an organization built on passion, understanding, friendship, team work, innovation, and kinship. For Luminosity, eSports isn’t just a job, a competition or an industry. For them, eSports is pure love.
Current Luminosity Roster
The current roster of Luminosity Gaming consists entirely of players from Brazil. It is a talented and very special roster that has brought a lot of achievements to LG both internationally and locally.
- Coach Fellipe „felippe1” Martins – joined Luminosity Gaming on the 2nd of January, 2017
- Lucas „destinyy“ Bullo – joined LG on the 30th of July, 2016. Plays as Fragger.
- Vinicios „PKL“ Coelho – also joined LG on the 30th of July, 2016. Plays as Support and Lurker.
- Gustavo Knittel aka „yeL“ – the third and latest member who joined LG on the 30th of July, 2016. Plays as Awper.
- Bruno „shz“ Martinelli – joined LG on the 11th of September, 2016. Plays as Fragger.
- Gustavo „SHOOWTiME“ Goncalves – also joined LG on the 11th of September, 2016. Plays as Lurker and Support.
Most Notable Achievements
It is in their first year of inception that LG managed to make honorable and notable achievements worldwide. As every professional eSports team, they have gone through their own fair share of hardships and concerns with tournaments’ wins and losses. However, they have managed to attain international success nonetheless.
In the first year of existence, Luminosity Gaming started to show a great promise. Even though there were no 1st places won, they managed to gain very good results.
The most notable achievements of 2015 started out with the ESL ESEA Season 1- North America tournament. They managed to get the 3rd place on the 22nd of June. Next was winning the second place on the 19th of November. It was at the ESL ESEA Pro Season 2 – North America tournament.
The very same month, specifically 10 days later, they attended the FACEIT 2015 Stage 3 Finals on the 29th of November.
2016 started out with a bang! Though they finished 3-4th on the 16th of January during the StarLadder i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, that didn’t stop them from making 2016 the best year for the team. They placed second on the 24th of January during the DreamHack Leipzig 2016 tournament. Another second place followed in the Intel Extreme Masters X – World Championship (on the 5th of March, 2016).
After this, first victories started to emerge! They took their first title and the biggest victory in their careers in the MLG Major Championship: Columbus, on the 3rd of April, 2016, winning a staggering $ 500,000 in prize money alone. Their second victory in this streak was the DreamHack Austin that took place on the 8th of May, 2016.
Their third victory came from the ESL Pro League Season 3 – Finals that took place on the 15th of May, 2016. There they earned whopping $200,000 in prize money alone.
The last but not the least is the honorable mention of the second place they took on the 26th of June, 2016 during the Esports Championship Series Season 1 – Finals
It goes without saying that the amount of results generated from these tournaments are awe-inspiring and serve as an absolute game changer in the collective CV of Luminosity Gaming. As this is a very young eSports team still, it is good to think that the best is yet to come for the organization and that this is not, by any means, everything Luminosity Gaming has to offer.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The most notable achievements from Luminosity Gaming come from CS:GO. Though it is not the only game they participate in, it is the one they are most famous for.
It is said that Luminosity Gaming is currently sitting on the 22nd place in the world Counter-Strike: Global Offensive charts, and 7th place in the US charts respectively.
It all started out from the love towards CS: GO anyway. So it goes without saying that CS serves as the staple of their success and achievements.
Their all-time win rates for CS: GO currently stand at 62%. That is, for a still young professional eSports team, a very big success. Even though it is a bit in the low numbers currently, that is quite the normal thing for any eSports team new to the industry. It does not take much time to carry on where they stopped. And it goes without saying that we are pretty sure that LG will manage to do it.
Given their current ever expanding success rate, we are sure that we will be reading more about Luminosity Gaming in the years to come.