Luminosity Gaming have immediately found themselves a new team, upcoming European side 2sTroNk. The organisation was prepared for the loss of their star North American side mixup, preparing the contracts with 2sTroNk to announce the team on the very same day. The organisation has proven it has no plans to leave the Overwatch space as they make a savvy acquisition of the strongest free team on the market, and the team will join them in North America in a gaming house.
At the same time as mixup announced they were not renewing their contracts, Luminosity announced their new side. 2sTroNk are a fairly new team, who formed in the middle of June and instantly began to have promising results. They are currently ranked fifth in Europe by the GosuGamers rankings, and recently qualified for the ESL Atlantic Showdown European Final Qualifier.
2sTroNk have yet to beat a top four team in Europe, with their tournaments often ending in losses to the elite teams, but the team have begun to take maps from them in fixtures; they should be watched along with WEUNITED and ANOX as teams to begin challenging the best in Europe for tournament titles. Their most recent tournament placing was a Semi-Final 2-1 loss to REUNITED in the second Overwatch Open EU Qualifier, beating WEUNITED on the way.
The official statement reads:
Today we officially announce the newest acquistion by Luminosity Gaming, with the signing of European Overwatch roster '2sTroNk'. Led by shotcaller, Vytis 'Mineral' Lasaitis with Arthur 'EISSFELDT' Marx, Jani 'Tseini' Kahkonen, Tim 'Manneten' Bylund, Dominik 'Ruster' Waffler, and Kalle 'Zave' Nilsson rounding out the lineup. Currently ranked around the top 10 in the World (GosuGamers), the team consists of three Swedish players, 2 German players, and one player each respectfully from Norway and Finland. Luminosity will be relocating the team in the near future to North America where they will have a gaming house, state of the art equipment and all the tools needed to focus on climbing the ranks!
We formed 2sTroNk with the ambition to become one of the best teams in the world, and our rapid improvement provided us with a lot of choices as offers poured in. We ultimately felt that Luminosity Gaming matched our aspirations better than any other organization and would provide us with the best possible opportunity to reach the top. Going abroad for extensive bootcamps is something we believe will help us solidify ourselves as one of the best Overwatch teams in the world, and we can't wait to get the process started. We are absolutely ecstatic to join LG, collectively venture into the world of professional e-sports and pull toward the common goal of excellence.
The roster for the new Luminosity Gaming is:
- Vytis "m1neral" Lasaitis (support)
- Kalle Haag "Zave" Nilsson (support)
- Tim "Mannetens" Byhlund (flex)
- Dominik "Ruster" Waffler (tank)
- Arthur "Eissfeldt" Marx (dps)
- Jani "Tseini" Kähkönen (dps)
- Mikael "mkL" Skjønhaug (coach)