The rumours turned out to be true as earlier in the day Luminosity announced via Twitter that they will be benching Henrique ‘HEN1’ Teles, effective immediately. The team which has been struggling for quite some time now is looking to create a new roster around their star player João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos, who is on loan currently from MIBR.
Though HEN1 has been benched he is still not a ‘Free Agent’ yet instead, he is a ‘Restricted Free Agent’, according to the NA organization. What this means is that Luminosity has the right to retain the 24-year-old AWPer if they are able to match the price offered by the interested party.
HEN1 has been with the Brazilian line-up for quite some time now. After serving for about 14 months the AWPer has been benched, but during his stay, he helped the team reach the finals of DreamHack Open Valencia 2018 & DreamHack Open Atlanta 2018, his last match with the team was played in the recent Americas Minor Championship: Berlin 2019.
With the following rumour turning out to be true, the report about Luminosity looking to add Felipe ‘skullz’ Medeiros to their line-up seems significantly higher. Another reported move which has been doing the rounds, about Luminosity showing interest in Marcelo ‘chelo’ Cespedes is equally possible.
Let’s see which one of the two is approached by Luminosity first and whether the organization puts more players up for transfer to complete their restructuring.
With this move, the current Luminosity roster is as follows,
Gabriel ‘NEKIZ’ Schenato
Lucas ‘steel’ Lopes
Ricardo ‘boltz’ Prass
João ‘felps’ Vasconcellos [Loaned]
Rafael ‘zakk’ Fernandes [Coach]
Henrique ‘HEN1’ Teles [Benched]
Lucas ‘LUCAS1’ Teles [On Loan]