Luminosity picks up ex-Keyd Stars roster

by theScore Staff Jul 28 2015
Thumbnail image courtesy of Luminosity Twitter

Keyd Stars' former CS:GO team have found a new home in Luminosity Gaming ahead of the ESL One Cologne North America qualifiers, the organization announced Tuesday. The previous Luminosity team will now play under the name Mythic for the North American qualifiers.

This marks the team's third major sponsor this year. In February, Gabriel "Fallen" Toledo and co. departed Kabum! eSports and signed on with Keyd Stars, representing them at ESL One Katowice and during the ESL ESEA Pro League.

Keyd Stars announced that they had parted ways with the team on July 17.

Luminosity stated that they wanted the best team possible to represent the brand.

We at Luminosity have always had a competitive approach to signing talent. We would like to represent the Americas region with the best and brightest team available. To that effect, Luminosity have decided to sign the ex-Keyd Stars team, who were left without an organisation in the week after ESWC 2015. Going into ESL One Cologne as a Legends team, from having finished in the top 8 at the last CS:GO major, the Brazilian team have a huge burden on their shoulders to perform well and we believe that they are more than up to the challange. (sic).

The new Luminosity team will be boot-camping in Cologne at the ESC Gaming house from the Aug. 8-18.

Luminosity’s management also stated that they are actively seeking sponsors for their previous North American team.

With these changes, the current CS:GO lineup of Lex, anger, ptr, pyth, and devilwalk will now be going under the name of Mythic ahead of their own attempts to qualify for ESL One Cologne in the North American offline qualifier this upcoming weekend in Burbank, California. The LG management is in talks with other organizations and companies actively trying to find them a new home. Interested partries may email for more information.

Luminosity's lineup is as follows:

  • Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo
  • Fernando "fer" Alvarenga
  • Lucas "steel" Lopes
  • Ricardo "boltz" Prass
  • Marcelo "cold" David
  • Renato "nak" Nakano (coach)

Nilu Kulasingham is a staff writer for the Score eSports. You can follow him on Twitter. He likes Umbreons.