Luminosity sign SHOOWTiME and shz

by theScore Staff Sep 12 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of Luminosity Gaming

Luminosity have found two new faces to replace their two recently released players. Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves and Bruno "shz" Martinelli are joining the team, according to an announcement Monday.

"As a team we felt that SHOWTIME brought a lot of experience to the team, and shz is a young explosive talent, that we hope will transfer to our team," Luminosity player Gustavo "yeL" Knittel said in the release. "We look forward to working hard together with our new lineup to show the World what we are truly capable of."

shz is a relatively new face on the scene, having never played for an organization as big as LG before. His previous team Remo Brave e-Sports took first place in the recent Brasil Game Cup 2016. The young player put together an impressive combined 70/7/45 KAD over the course of their 2-1 Grand Final victory over CNB e-Sports Club.

SHOOWTiME, on the other hand, has plenty of top-tier experience. His most recent LAN showing was with Immortals at DreamHack Summer 2016, which they won with a 2-0 over Ninjas in Pyjamas in the Grand Finals. SHOOWTiME played with that squad from August 2015 until he was dropped in July 2016, sticking with them through their time at Games Academy, Tempo Storm and finally Immortals. For the past several weeks, he's been subbing in for Fernando "fer" Alvarenga on fellow Brazilian squad SK Gaming.

Luminosity acquired their current roster from after their previous squad went to SK. So far, the new team have struggled. They took 5th-8th in the StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 America Qualifier, and lost 2-0 to Team Liquid in the opening round of the CyberPower PC Summer 2016 Pro Series, finishing 5th-8th once again. Three days ago, the team announced it was dropping Bruno "bit" Fukuda Lima and Renato "nak" Nakano from the roster.

Here's what the roster looks like with the new additions:

Vinicios "PKL" Coelho
Gustavo "yeL" Knittel
Lucas "destiny" Bullo
Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Goncalves
Bruno "shz" Martinelli

Annabelle "Abelle" Fischer is a writer for theScore esports with a love for Dota 2, birds and cheese. You can follow her on Twitter.