Luminosity Gaming

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Luminosity Gaming
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Team Information
Org LocationNorth America North America
 North America
SponsorSpace Jam Juice
CreatedOrganization: Feb 2015
Halo Division: Aug 2016
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Luminosity Gaming is a North American esports organization that currently has teams in Overwatch, Smite, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, HearthStone and World of Warcraft.


Founded in February 2015 by Steve "Buyaka" Maida, Luminosity quickly rose to prominence in esports, with impressive placings in Counter Strike and Call of Duty among other games. Luminosity is based out of Toronto, Canada.


Halo 5: Guardians

Luminosity entered the Halo scene in August 2016, during the Preseason Transfer Period leading up to the Fall 2016 season of the HCS Pro League. They announced the signing of League qualified team of Kevin "Eco" Smith, Daniel "Danoxide" Terlizzi, Brett "Naded" Leonard and Visal "eL ToWn" Mohanan on August 24.[1] After three weeks in the Pro League, Luminosity sat in fourth place with a 3-3 record. Looking to improve, they released Eco[2] and brought in Cameron "Victory X" Thorlakson, formerly of Evil Geniuses, on October 18.[3] Going into Week 7 of the Pro League season, Luminosity was in a good spot, sitting in 4th place with a one-match lead over Str8 Rippin and an advantage in the head-to-head. Unfortunately for Luminosity, they were unable to win either of their matches in Week 7, while Str8 won both of theirs, resulting in Luminosity missing out on the Season Finals and finishing in 5th.

On December 29, during the offseason, Danoxide left Luminosity to join Problem Solvers.[4] This was followed by Naded leaving to join Enigma6 Group. The Naded/Danoxide duo was eventually replaced by Tyler "Ninja" Blevins and Joe "TriPPPeY" Taylor.[5] At their first event - UGC St. Louis 2017 - LG won their first match against Earthroot Gaming, but were swept in the following round by Str8 Rippin. In Losers, they defeated Pnda Gaming before a 3-0 loss to Evil Geniuses ended their night with a top 8 finish. Shortly after UGC, Luminosity started playing with Tommy "Saiyan" Wilson in place of TriPPPeY, with the roster change being officially confirmed by the organization on February 23.[6] At ME Las Vegas 2017, the new roster had its first chance to qualify for Halo World Championship 2017. A game 7 loss to Str8 Rippin denied them their first opportunity, but in Losers, they mowed through 3sUP before pulling off an improbable 4-1 victory over Splyce to book their ticket to Worlds. Moving on in the tournament, they then met Team EnVyUs and lost a very closely contested 7 game series. At Worlds, Luminosity were placed in a pool with London Conspiracy and Team Liquid. They finished below Liquid following a 3-0 loss and emerged in the Winners Bracket with a match against Splyce. Luminosity took the heated contest 4-3 and moved into the jaws of OpTic Gaming, who swept them out of the bracket. In Losers, Luminosity were swept by the eventual second place finishers in Team EnVyUs and went home with a top 6 finish.

After Worlds, Luminosity made a team change, replacing eL ToWn with a returning TriPPPeY, now reunited with longtime teammate Saiyan.[7] At UMG Daytona, Luminosity started off strongly, taking 2nd place in their pool. In the bracket, they lost early to Oxygen Supremacy and were able to eliminate Evil Geniuses before being eliminated by Str8 Rippin in the following round and sent home in a top 8 position. During the first three weeks of the Summer Season, Luminosity posted a 1-2 record. Luminosity began playing with RyaNoob as a sub for Victory X, but the official fourth turned out to be Bradley "a Pure Gangster" Laws.[8] Luminosity ultimately finished the season in sixth place, just enough to avoid the Relegation tournament. At the DreamHack Atlanta Finals, Luminosity started things off with a 3-1 victory over Ronin Esports, but they were defeated in the following round in a 3-0 loss to Team Liquid. After securing a top eight finish, Luminosity were ousted from the bracket in a five-game loss to Evil Geniuses, going home with a top six finish.

During the offseason, Ninja retired from Halo, leaving a spot open on the team. On August 22, the spot was officially filled by Timothy "Rayne" Tinkler.[9] Luminosity did slightly better in the Fall 2017 Season, finishing in fifth place with a 3-4 record. At the DreamHack Denver Finals, Luminosity were upset early by the 12th seeded Str8 Rippin in a 3-0 sweep. After a 3-0 sweep over eRa Eternity, Luminosity won a close match with Ronin Esports to secure top eight. In the next round, they swept Evil Geniuses and faced the tough task of beating Team EnVyUs for top four. Despite gaining a 2-1 advantage at one point, Luminosity fell to EnVyUs and went home with a top six finish.

On January 9, Luminosity released its roster and withdrew from Halo.[10]


  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

Player Roster


ID Name Position

Saiyan Tommy Wilson

TriPPPeY Joseph Taylor

Rayne Timothy Tinkler Unnamed Teamlogo std.pngUnnamed Team

aPG Bradley Laws Unnamed Teamlogo std.pngUnnamed Team

Ninja Tyler Blevins Retiredlogo std.pngRetired

Victory X Cameron Thorlakson Retiredlogo std.pngRetired

eL ToWn Visal Mohanan Ronin Esportslogo std.pngRonin Esports

Naded Brett Leonard Pnda Gaminglogo std.pngPnda Gaming

Danoxide Dan Terlizzi Logo std.pngProblem Solvers

Eco Kevin Smith Logo std.pngLOL

Temporary Subs

ID Name Replacing Tournament

RyaNoob Ryan Geddes United States Victory X HCS Pro League - Summer 2017 - Week 4



ID Name Position Next Team

Hoaxer Emanuel Lovejoy

FearItSelf Justin Kats

Tournament History

End Date Game Place Prize Event Players (Coach)
October 22, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 6 $10,000 DreamHack Denver 2017 SaiyanTriPPPeYAPGRayneHoaxer
September 27, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A55 $5,500 HCS Pro League - Fall 2017 Season SaiyanTriPPPeYAPGRayne
July 23, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 6 $10,000 DreamHack Atlanta 2017 NinjaSaiyanTriPPPeYAPGHoaxer
June 22, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A66 $5,000 HCS Pro League - Summer 2017 Season NinjaSaiyanTriPPPeYAPG
May 14, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A77 - 8 $4,000 UMG Daytona 2017 Victory XNinjaSaiyanTriPPPeYSkepticaL
March 26, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 6 $35,000 Halo World Championship 2017 eL ToWnVictory XNinjaSaiyanFearItSelf
March 5, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A55 - 6 $3,000 ME Las Vegas 2017 eL ToWnVictory XNinjaSaiyanFearItSelf
January 22, 2017 Halo 5 logo.png A77 - 8 $2,000 UGC St. Louis 2017 eL ToWnVictory XNinjaTriPPPeYFearItSelf
November 10, 2016 Halo 5 logo.png A55 $9,000 HCS Pro League - Fall 2016 Season NadedeL ToWnDanoxideVictory X



Highlight Videos


See Also

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 LG expand with Halo team! -
  2. 2.0 2.1 AcE's tweet -
  3. 3.0 3.1 LG Halo adds VictoryX -
  4. 4.0 4.1 Suspector's tweet -
  5. 5.0 5.1 Luminosity's tweet -
  6. Luminosity Gaming's tweet -
  7. 7.0 7.1 ESL Halo's tweet -
  8. 8.0 8.1 Luminosity's tweet -
  9. 9.0 9.1 Luminosity's tweet -
  10. 10.0 10.1 Luminosity's tweet -