Upon the conclusion of the ECS Season 5 LAN finals. Luminosity Gaming announced the departure of now former members, Gustavo "SHOOWTiME" Gonçalves and Vinicios "PKL" Coelho. Both individuals have been part of the roster since 2016, with PKL joining as part of the organisation's buyout of WinOut.
Replacing the long-time members of Luminosity are the Teles twins, Henrique "HEN1" Teles and Lucas "LUCAS1" Teles. The two will be joining their former Immortals teammate, Lucas "steel" Lopes, looking to recreate results from the past, ones that include a Major tournament grand final at the PGL Major Krakow 2017, where the team narrowly conceded a best-of-3 series to subsequent victors, Gambit Esports.
In a join statement, the Teles brothers expressed honour in joining such a seasoned organisation, as well as a hunger to perform:
We are grateful to Luminosity for this opportunity. The LG jersey carries a big history in CS:GO. We have had some time to reflect on the past and realize some of our mistakes. We've grown as people outside the game and it will help us as teammates in the future. We are hungry as ever. The same feeling we had in Games Academy. We want to bring Luminosity CS:GO back to the top where it belongs and make all of our fans proud. We will earn your respect and your cheer. Thank you.
The addition of HEN1 and LUCAS1 will see to the addition of a highly capable main AWP and rifler, respectively. This will be a welcome addition to the current roles the team has in place, where Gustavo "yeL" Knittel and Gabriel "NEKIZ" Schenato fill the remaining rifler slots, while steel is busy orchestrating in-game affairs as the dedicated captain.