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Everything You Need To Know About Luminosity Gaming

What is Luminosity Gaming?

Luminosity Gaming is a Canadian esports organization that fields competitors in Apex Legends, Fortnite, Valorant, Overwatch, and Call of Duty alongside a roster of prominent content creators from across the gaming scene. Based in Toronto, Canada, Luminosity Gaming was founded in 2015 by Steve “Buyaka” Maida, an entrepreneur and former marketing professional. In September 2019, Luminosity became part of Enthusiast Gaming, the largest gaming network in North America that reaches over 300 million gamers worldwide. With millions of loyal fans and a track record of competitive success, Luminosity Gaming is one of the fastest-growing esports organizations in North America.

Here’s everything you need to know about Luminosity Gaming:

Table of Contents:
Founder, CEO, and Owners
Logo
Members, Rosters, Content and Creators
Tournament Results
How to Join Luminosity Gaming
Partners and Sponsors
Store and Merchandise
House
Philanthropy Trivia and Fun Facts
FAQs
Website and Social Media

Founder, CEO, and Owners

Luminosity Gaming was founded by Steve “Buyaka” Maida, a former marketing professional, entrepreneur, and esports enthusiast, in 2015. Since the merger between Luminosity’s parent company and Enthusiast Gaming in September 2019, Luminosity has also been partially owned by investors such as Enthusiast Gaming founder Menashe Kestenbaum. In addition, Grammy Award-nominated Canadian rapper Tory Lanez has been an owner and global ambassador for the organization since April 2019. Other celebrity shareholders and ambassadors for Luminosity Gaming include NFL players Richard Sherman and Darius Slay, professional baseball player Trevor May, and prominent DJ Steven “ZHU” Zhu.

Logo

Luminosity Gaming logo.Luminosity Gaming

While Luminosity Gaming has used its iconic “LG eye” logo from day one, the logo has undergone some cosmetic changes since its introduction in 2015. In 2018, Luminosity flattened and sharpened the logo in order to reflect its rising position within the esports world. According to Luminosity, the logo is designed to have an “L” in the middle, representing the first letter of the team’s name, and is enclosed in a circle that represents the circle of life. For Luminosity, this circle represents the organization’s strong focus on teamwork, with every member contributing and no member more or less important than the other. Lastly, the logo’s blue background represents literal luminosity—a light that represents hope, inspiration, and positive energy.

Members, Rosters, and Content Creators

Luminosity Gaming has a diverse roster of competitors, content creators, and brand ambassadors.

Content Creators:

  • Allen “Allenownz” Polyakov: A prominent streamer and gaming TikToker known for his Fortnite content, boasting nearly one million followers on TikTok.
  • Tori Pareno: A streamer and TikTok star known for her viral hand tricks and cosplays.
  • Anthony “Harbleu” Ballo: A well-known Overwatch streamer and top player with hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitch.
  • Bennett “Melt” Melts: A Fortnite content creator known for his unique trickshot videos and master trolling abilities. He’s most prominent on YouTube, where his channel has over 300,000 subscribers.
  • Elliott “MuselK” Watkins: An Australian streamer and YouTuber known for his Fortnite content. MuselK has over 9 million subscribers on YouTube!
  • Eric “Problem” Wright: Considered the best Madden NFL player in the world, Problem has been attending Madden tournaments since 2005. He regularly streams for hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitch.
  • Harley “Fresh” Fresh: An Australian competitive Fortnite player with over ten million followers and subscribers across Twitch and YouTube.
  • Jack “Pinky”: A British Fortnite content creator known for having lost his finger at age two—hence the nickname.
  • Louis “LosPollos”: Originally focused on NBA 2K, this streamer and New Jersey native has since transitioned to Fortnite, boasting nearly 500,000 followers on Twitch.
  • Shivam “ShivFPS” Patel: A British competitive Apex Legends player with over 200,000 followers on Twitch.
  • Ludwig “Anomaly” Lagerstedt: A Swedish-born first-person shooter player with over 5 million followers and subscribers across Twitch and YouTube. He also has a secondary channel called Papanomaly that he uses to create content with his father!
  • Victor “Dedreviil” Calderon: A bilingual English and Spanish gaming content creator known for his hilarious sense of humor. Dedreviil has over a million followers on Twitter—and over 3 million on Twitch!
  • Kayla “Sommerset”: One of the best female Fortnite players in the world, Sommerset regularly streams for a community of over 150,000 Twitch followers.
  • Rocky “Rockynohands” Stoutenburgh is a Call of Duty player—and the first quadriplegic gamer to sign with an esports team. Using his mouth, he streams gameplay in front of thousands of fans, and has broken multiple Guinness World Records.
  • Felix “xQc” Lengyel: This Canadian streamer and former top Overwatch professional is one of the most notorious gaming personalities in the business.
  • Maria “Chica” Lopez: A top female Fortnite player and bilingual English and Spanish streamer, Chica has been a member of Luminosity Gaming since October 2020.
  • Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony: A Canadian top Fortnite pro player, Twitch streamer, and YouTuber who has over 2,000 Fortnite wins.

Apex Legends Roster

Luminosity Gaming’s Apex Legends roster consists of:

  • Anton “Xaniya” Shkuratov 
  • Anatoly “Wrugb” Belousov
  • Oleksander “Sanya” Bokuchav
  • Oleksandr “Xeon” Bakumenko (Coach)

Fortnite Roster 

Luminosity Gaming’s Fortnite roster consists of:

  • Jared “Eclipsae” Elwood
  • Jamper
  • Andrew “Keys”
  • Slackes
  • Michael “Hogman” Hogman
  • Dino “Khuna” Smriko

Valorant Roster

 Luminosity Gaming’s Valorant roster includes: 

  • Alex “aproto” Protopapas
  • Brenden “Stellar” McGrath
  • Brady “Thief” Dever, and
  • Justin “Ksiaze” Goszczynski

Overwatch Roster

Luminosity Gaming’s Overwatch team is the Vancouver Titans, consisting of: 

  • Randal “Roolf” Stark
  • Dalton “Dalton” Bennyhoff
  • Abtin “ShRedLock” Shirvani,
  • Niclas “sHockWave” Smidt Jensen

Call of Duty Roster

Luminosity Gaming’s Call of Duty League team is the Seattle Surge, featuring:

  • Sam “Octane” Larew
  • Peirce “Gunless” Hillman
  • Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson
  • Daniel “Loony” Loza
  • Joey “Nubzy” DiGiacomo (Coach)

Tournament Results

Apex Legends Tournaments and Results:

Date

Placement

Tournament

11/2/2020

12th

ALGS Autumn Circuit #3 - Europe

10/30/2020

6th

Realm: Summit Series 2020 - Week 3 Europe

10/29/2020

12th

GLL Community Cups #16 - EMEA

10/28/2020

6th

Esports Arena: Series E Season 1 Pro Tournament

10/24/2020

7th

PGL Showdown - Europe

10/21/2020

6th

PGL Showdown - Europe Qualifier

10/19/2020

22nd

ALGS Autumn Circuit #2 - Europe

10/16/2020

10th

Realm: Summit Series 2020 - Week 2 Europe

10/15/2020

4th

GLL Community Cups #14 - EMEA

10/9/2020

4th

Realm: Summit Series 2020 - Week 1 Europe

10/8/2020

13th

GLL Community Cups #13 - EMEA

10/5/2020

31st

ALGS Autumn Circuit #1 - Europe

10/2/2020

7th

GLL Community Cups #12 - EMEA

9/18/2020

1st

GLL Community Cups #10 - EMEA

9/13/2020

6th

ALGS Super Regional Playoffs - EMEA

9/11/2020

3rd

GLL Community Cups #9 - EMEA

9/4/2020

2nd

GLL Community Cups #8 - EMEA

8/28/2020

4th

GLL Community Cups #7 - EMEA

8/21/2020

3rd

GLL Community Cups #6 - EMEA

8/10/2020

29th

ALGS Super Regional #4 - EMEA

8/7/2020

19th

GLL Community Cups #4 - EMEA

8/2/2020

9th

GLL Masters Summer - EMEA

7/29/2020

2nd

GLL Community Cups #3 - EMEA

7/26/2020

12th

ALGS Super Regional #3

7/22/2020

4th

GLL Community Cups #2 - EMEA

7/14/2020

6th

Esports Arena: Europe Tournament #8

5/31/2020

25th

ALGS Online #6 - Europe

5/9/2020

14th

XPulZ: AXL Invitational

5/3/2020

17th

ALGS Online #5 - Europe

4/20/2020

27th

ALGS Online #4 - Europe

4/6/2020

38th

ALGS Online #3 - Europe

3/23/2020

11th

ALGS Online #2 - Europe

2/1/2020

8th

ALGS Major #1 - European Qualifier

12/15/2019

1st

GLL Apex Legends Series - EMEA

9/15/2019

40th

Apex Legends Preseason Invitational

8/3/2019

14th

EXP Invitational - Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis

 

Fortnite Tournaments and Results

Date

Placement

Tournament

Player

11/2/2020

5th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 6 - NA-East

Slackes

11/2/2020

25th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 6 - NA-East

Eclipsae

10/19/2020

4th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 4 - NA-East

Slackes

10/15/2020

18th

DreamHack Open October - NA-East

Slackes

10/15/2020

28th

DreamHack Open October - NA-East

Eclipsae

10/8/2020

25th

DreamHack Open October - NA-West

Jamper

10/5/2020

13th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 3 - NA-East

Slackes

10/5/2020

57th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 3 - NA-East

Eclipsae

9/21/2020

28th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 2 - NA-East

Slackes

9/21/2020

31st

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 2 - NA-East

Eclipsae

9/19/2020

7th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 1 - NA-East

Jamper

9/19/2020

12th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 4 Week 1 - NA-East

Eclipsae

9/18/2020

8th

DreamHack Open September - NA-East

Jamper

9/18/2020

11th

DreamHack Open September - NA-East

Slackes

9/13/2020

11th

DreamHack Open September - NA-West

Jamper

9/13/2020

52nd

DreamHack Open September - NA-West

Slackes

9/13/2020

95th

DreamHack Open September - NA-West

Eclipsae

8/21/2020

29th

DreamHack Open August - NA-East

Jamper

8/21/2020

60th

DreamHack Open August - NA-East

Slackes

8/20/2020

1st

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 3 Week 4 - NA-East

Jamper

8/20/2020

10th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 3 Week 4 - NA-East

Slackes

8/15/2020

49th

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Heat 3 - NA-East

Hogman

8/15/2020

26th

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Heat 4 - NA-East

Slackes

8/15/2020

31st

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Heat 4 - NA-East

Eclipsae

8/14/2020

43rd

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Heat 1 - NA-East

Jamper

8/9/2020

59th

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 4 - NA-East

Slackes

8/9/2020

62nd

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 4 - NA-East

Hogman

8/9/2020

157th

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 4 Round 2 - NA-East

Eclipsae

8/9/2020

180th

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 4 Round 2 - NA-East

Keys

8/8/2020

51st

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 3 - NA-East

Slackes

8/8/2020

64th

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 3 - NA-East

Hogman

8/8/2020

138th

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 3 Round 2 - NA-East

Jamper

8/8/2020

162nd

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 3 Round 2 - NA-East

Eclipsae

8/8/2020

261st

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 3 Round 2 - NA-East

Keys

8/2/2020

17th

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 2 - NA-East

Jamper

8/1/2020

73rd

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2 Season 3 Qualifier 1 - NA-East

Slackes

7/31/2020

87th

Bugha Throwback Cup - NA-East

Slackes

7/29/2020

31st

Aqua & Nyhrox Throwback Cup - NA-East

Keys/Slackes

5/29/2020

41st

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 2 Week 5 - Europe

khuna

5/22/2020

74th

Fortnite Champion Series Invitational: Chapter 2 Season 2 Reboot Round - NA-East

Hogman

5/15/2020

90th

Platform Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 2 Week 3 - NA-West

Devious

5/11/2020

66th

Fortnite Champion Series Invitational: Chapter 2 Season 2 Week 1 - NA-East

Devious

4/9/2020

55th

Platform Cash Cup Solo - PC: Chapter 2 Season 2 (Shadow) Week 3 - NA-West

croma/Reflux

3/29/2020

24th

Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 2: Season 2 Week 2 - Brazil

Hogman

3/19/2020

13th

Platform Cash Cup Solo - PC: Chapter 2 Season 2 (Ghost) Week 1 - NA-East

Hogman

2/23/2020

71st

DreamHack Anaheim 2020

Hogman

1/22/2020

12th

Platform Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 10: NA-East

Cbass

1/22/2020

28th

Platform Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 10: NA-East

Destroy

1/16/2020

15th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 9: NA-East

Hogman

12/19/2019

47th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 8: Europe

beehive

12/19/2019

20th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 8: NA-West

Devious

12/18/2019

36th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 8: NA-West

Gunfly

12/16/2019

40th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 7: NA-West

Hogman

12/11/2019

26th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 7: NA-West

SypherPK

12/4/2019

29th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 6: NA-East

Destroy

11/28/2019

7th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 5: NA-West

Gunfly

11/27/2019

45th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 5: Asia

Devious

11/21/2019

64th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 4: Asia

Gunfly

11/21/2019

12th

Contender Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 4: NA-West

Devious

11/6/2019

14th

Platform Solo Cash Cup - PC: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 2: NA-East

Tyler15

10/31/2019

90th

Contender Solo Cash Cup: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 1: NA-East

Neferux

10/31/2019

80th

Contender Solo Cash Cup: Chapter 2 Season 1 - Week 1: NA-West

frostyZK

10/3/2019

6th

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 7: NA-East

Cbass

9/26/2019

15th

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 6: NA-East

Cbass

9/26/2019

61st

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 6: NA-West

Gunfly

9/19/2019

83rd

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 5: NA-West

Gunfly

9/19/2019

6th

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 6: Europe

beehive

9/5/2019

93rd

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 3: NA-West

Devious

9/5/2019

31st

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 3: Europe

beehive

8/29/2019

8th

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 2: NA-West

Devious

8/29/2019

73rd

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 2: NA-West

frostyZK

8/22/2019

33rd

Champion’s Solos Cash Cup - Week 1: NA-West

Devious

6/9/2019

101st

WC 2019 NAE Qualifiers - Week 9

Neferux

6/9/2019

184th

WC 2019 NAW Qualifiers - Week 9

frostyZK

6/2/2019

174th

WC 2019 NAE Qualifiers - Week 8

Devious/frostyZK

5/26/2019

35th

WC 2019 NAE Qualifiers - Week 7

Tyler15

5/26/2019

46th

WC 2019 NAW Qualifiers - Week 7

Gunfly

5/26/2019

137th

WC 2019 NAW Qualifiers - Week 7

crowdotwave

5/26/2019

122nd

WC 2019 EU Qualifiers - Week 7

beehive

5/19/2019

73rd

WC 2019 NAE Qualifiers - Week 6

Devious/frostyZK

5/12/2019

28th

WC 2019 NAE Qualifiers - Week 5

Devious

5/5/2019

47th

WC 2019 NAE Qualifiers - Week 4

Devious/frostyZK

4/28/2019

86th

WC 2019 NAE Qualifiers - Week 3

Devious

4/28/2019

11th

WC 2019 NAW Qualifiers - Week 3

crowdotwave

4/28/2019

159th

WC 2019 NAE Qualifiers - Week 3

beesox

4/28/2019

12th

WC 2019 EU Qualifiers - Week 3

beehive

4/21/2019

189th

WC 2019 NAE Qualifiers - Week 2

Devious/frostyZK

4/21/2019

134th

WC 2019 NAW Qualifiers - Week 2

Prime/Gunfly

3/24/2019

56th

Blackheart Cup - North America East

Aragon

3/10/2019

195th

Gauntlet - North America West

crowdotwave

11/25/2018

86th

Winter Royale NA - Qualifiers

Kreo

11/25/2018

150th

Winter Royale NA - Qualifiers

Ninja

10/19/2018

22nd

Fall Skirmish Series NA - Week 5

Aragon/beesox

10/12/2018

5th

Fall Skirmish Series NA - Week 4

beesox

9/28/2018

81st

Fall Skirmish Series NA - Week 2

Aragon

9/28/2018

96th

Fall Skirmish Series NA - Week 2

crowdotwave

9/21/2018

44th

Fall Skirmish Series NA - Week 1

SypherPK/Ninja

8/10/2018

15th

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 5

SypherPK/Kreo

8/10/2018

30th

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 5

crowdotwave/beesox

8/3/2018

3rd

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 4

Kreo

8/3/2018

24th

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 4

Ninja

8/3/2018

79th

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 4

CDNThe3rd

8/3/2018

91st

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 4

SypherPK

7/27/2018

11th

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 3

Kreo/Aragon

7/27/2018

23rd

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 3

crowdotwave/beesox

7/20/2018

14th

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 2

Ninja

7/20/2018

58th

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 2

SypherPK

7/20/2018

88th

Summer Skirmish Series NA - Week 2

CDNThe3rd

 

Valorant Tournaments and Results

Date

Placement

Tournament

11/6/2020

9th

First Strike North America - NSG Tournament

10/27/2020

9th

NSG Tournament - Qualifier

10/17/2020

13th

NSG x Renegades Invitational

9/27/2020

2nd

Nerd Street Gamers - Monthly September

9/13/2020

2nd

Pulse Series

8/16/2020

9th

Pittsburgh Knights Invitational Gauntlet Series

 

Overwatch Tournaments and Results

Date

Placement

Tournament

9/3/2020

12th

Overwatch League 2020 - North America Playoffs

8/23/2020

18th

Overwatch League 2020 - Regular Season

8/7/2020

9th

Overwatch League 2020 - Countdown Cup

7/4/2020

5th

Overwatch League 2020 - Summer Showdown

5/22/2020

13th

Overwatch League 2020 - May Melee

9/29/2020

2nd

Overwatch League - 2019 Playoffs

8/25/2020

1st

Overwatch League - 2019 Regular Season

7/14/2020

3rd

Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 3 Playoffs

5/12/2020

2nd

Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 2 Playoffs

3/24/2020

1st

Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 1 Playoffs

 

Call of Duty League Tournaments and Results

Date

Placement

Tournament

10/25/2020

17th

Atlanta FaZe Black Ops 4 Invitational

9/13/2020

17th

Call of Duty League 2020 - All-Star Weekend 1v1

9/13/2020

17th

Call of Duty League 2020 - All-Star Weekend 1v1

8/30/2020

11th

Call of Duty League Championship 2020

8/29/2020

5th

CDL City Circuit 2020 Championship

7/26/2020

7th

Call of Duty League 2020 Week 13 - Toronto

7/26/2020

11th

CDL Warzone Weekend: Week 6

7/19/2020

7th

Wall of Duty League 2020 Week 12 - London

6/14/2020

5th

Call of Duty League 2020 Week 9 - Minnesota

5/24/2020

7th

Call of Duty League 2020 Week 8 - Seattle

 

How to Join Luminosity Gaming

For budding esports competitors and content creators looking to get their start in the industry, Luminosity Gaming hosted Rising Stars, an initiative offering a $100,000 sponsorship to the lucky winner of a competition that ran from from October 13 - November 13, 2020. Contestants were judged by both a live Twitch audience and a panel of Luminosity Gaming members, and the finals went down during EGLX Digital from November 10-13, 2020. BabyCappah AKA “Cap,” who hails from Chicago, IL, emerged as the Rising Stars champion.

 

Partners and Sponsors

Luminosity Gaming is sponsored by a number of leading gaming and lifestyle brands, including:

  • G FUEL, The Official Energy Drink of Esports® - In May 2020, Enthusiast Gaming, the parent company of Luminosity Gaming, entered into a multi-year sponsorship deal with G FUEL, making the popular gaming energy drink a jersey sponsor across all of Luminosity Gaming’s various teams and rosters. Shop Luminosity Gaming’s favorite G FUEL collection here!
  • SCUF - SCUF has been a sponsor of Luminosity Gaming since 2017. Many of Luminosity’s members swear by SCUF controllers, and the company offers a custom Luminosity controller on its website. 
  • SpiderTech - This prominent athletic tape company has been partnered with Luminosity Gaming since July 2020. SpiderTech is one of the primary sponsors behind Luminosity’s Rising Stars initiative. 
  • Fextralife - Luminosity Gaming announced its community-building partnership with this RPG and MMORPG collective in November 2020.
  • Meta Threads
  • PartyCasino.Fun
  • Foodora

Store and Merchandise

Luminosity Gaming offers a robust line of merchandise that includes jerseys, hoodies, T-shirts, and other accessories. The current Luminosity merch line is available on the organization’s online store—keep an eye on Luminosity’s news page to stay up-to-date on the next drop!

House

 

Until recently, Luminosity had a “Fortnite House” in Florida, which acted as both a living space and content creation studio for Fortnite personalities Alex “Formula” Kushelevskiy, John “Kiwiz” Payne, Nick “Nicks” Spoerke, and Jordan “Randumb” Schneider. Although the house was a success for Luminosity, bringing thousands of new subscribers to its YouTube channel, the organization parted ways with the group of creators once their contract expired. They have since left to form their own Fortnite content creation collective, known as One Percent, with their own insane gaming mansion.

Philanthropy

Luminosity Gaming and its parent company Enthusiast Gaming have been involved in a number of philanthropic projects and initiatives. In March 2020, in response to the rapidly mounting COVID-19 pandemic, Luminosity held Twitch Stream Aid 2020, a star-studded livestream that raised thousands of dollars for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. When Steven “ZHU” Zhu joined Luminosity Gaming as a content creator in May 2020, one of his first moves as a member of the org was to hold a livestreamed charity concert on behalf of MusiCares, an organization supporting artists affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Trivia and Fun Facts

  • In the past, Luminosity Gaming has fielded competitors in Hearthstone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, Smite, and Super Smash Bros, but no longer features these games in its lineup.
  • Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, one of the most famous gamers in the world, was a member of Luminosity Gaming earlier in his career.
  • Luminosity Gaming is the largest and most prominent Canadian esports organization, but it is not the country’s only esports team, as the Toronto Defiant also compete in the Overwatch League.

FAQs

What is Luminosity Gaming?

Luminosity Gaming is one of the world's top esports organizations, featuring competitors in popular titles such as Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Overwatch, and Valorant, alongside a roster of well-known content creators. The organization is also sponsored by G FUEL, The Official Energy Drink of Esports®.

Where is Luminosity Gaming from?

Luminosity Gaming was founded in—and remains based out of—Toronto, Canada.

Who started Luminosity Gaming?

Steve “Buyaka” Maida, a former marketing professional, started Luminosity Gaming.

When was Luminosity Gaming made?

Luminosity Gaming was founded in 2015 by Steve “Buyaka” Maida.

Who owns Luminosity Gaming?

Luminosity Gaming was founded by Steve “Buyaka” Maida, who remains an owner of the company. Other owners include Tory Lanez, Menashe Kestenbaum, Richard Sherman, Darius Slay, Trevor May, and Steven “ZHU” Zhu.

Who is on the Luminosity Fortnite team?

Luminosity Gaming’s Fortnite team is made up of Slackes, Andrew “Keys,” Jared “Eclipsae” Elwood, Jamper, Michael “Hogman” Hogman, and Dino “Khuna” Smriko.

Where is the LG gaming house?

Before Luminosity parted ways with its Fortnite house in 2020, the Luminosity Gaming Fortnite House was located in Florida.

Is MuselK in LG?

Yes. Elliott “MuselK” Watkins has been a content creator for Luminosity Gaming since July 2020.

Is Fresh in Luminosity Gaming?

Yes. Harley "Fresh" has been a content creator for Luminosity Gaming since March 2020.

Is Melt in Luminosity Gaming?

Yes, Bennett “Melt” Melts has been a content creator for Luminosity Gaming since December 2019.

Is Vikkstar in Luminosity Gaming?

Though Vikram "Vikkstar" Singh Barn has collaborated with Luminosity Gaming members in the past, Vikkstar is not a member of the organization at this time.

Is SypherPK in Luminosity Gaming?

No. SypherPK is no longer a member of Luminosity Gaming.

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This article was written by Alexander Lee, an editor, freelance writer, and esports enthusiast based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @alexleewastaken.