Luminosity signs ex-Hammers, baptizes LG Evil

Formerly known as bird noises and Hammers Esports, the six-man squad of overachievers have secured another step up by the name of a sponsorship from Luminosity Gaming. The Luminosity organization has been highly active within Overwatch, first picking up the mixup roster and later creating a European squad which still remains with the brand.

This roster has made waves in North American Overwatch, defeating the likes of Immortals, FaZe, compLexity, and Luminosity (the other team) in tournaments. They even won an Alienware Monthly Melee and placed second at another after Rogue's NA invasion. The team has been on the rise for several months, and were likely deserving of a higher profile sponsor.

Of course, the European roster will remain with the organization, but rebranded as well. Luminosity #1 is now LG Loyal, while their NA brethren are now known as LG Evil. Edgy names, but they're certainly catchy. The two teams will likely continue to compete in the Carbon Series, a tournament featuring six teams where they are both competing, with Loyal donning traditional light blue and Evil rocking a shade of light green.

With this signing, LG Evil's roster is as follows:

  • Jake "Jake" Lyon (DPS)
  • Rasheeq "Train" Rahman (DPS)
  • Matthew "Voll" Wallace (Flex)
  • Matthew "super" DiLisi (Tank)
  • Robert "rob420" Garcia (Support)
  • Connor "Avast" Prince (Support)
  • Matthew "Precision" Cannon (Coach)

Update: LG Evil will not be moving into a team house. Team members cite their busy schedules as the main reason, as all six members are currently completing their education and play Overwatch part-time.

#1
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oh shit that was unexpected. RIP the "time to watch x get hammered" twitch spam
Also LOL at avast getting the set up environmental kills

EDIT: actually JAKE tried to tease an org change when he was on the overview.

oh shit that was unexpected. RIP the "time to watch x get hammered" twitch spam
Also LOL at avast getting the set up environmental kills

EDIT: actually JAKE tried to tease an org change when he was on the overview.
#2
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No idea why Hammers sold their solid lineup, I guess the money what LG offered was too good to not take :/

Good luck for Bird Noises, LG is solid organization (nowdays) so i hope they will do well!

No idea why Hammers sold their solid lineup, I guess the money what LG offered was too good to not take :/

Good luck for Bird Noises, LG is solid organization (nowdays) so i hope they will do well!
#3
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Alternative Headline: Hammers Esports forgets Overwatch isn't played on iPads, uses realization as an excuse to get paid.

Hammers as an org more in line with the Vainglory scene (a 3v3 Dota-like played on mobile devices). Vainglory as an esport has built up Hammers and GankStars as pretty big brands from within the scene. TSM, Cloud9, Echo Fox, Immortals, NRG, Rogue, Misfits, Fnatic, G2, SK Gaming, Mousesports and Team Secret all have teams in the scene, with many of them making their signings over the past month.

Alternative Headline: Hammers Esports forgets Overwatch isn't played on iPads, uses realization as an excuse to get paid.


Hammers as an org more in line with the Vainglory scene (a 3v3 Dota-like played on mobile devices). Vainglory as an esport has built up Hammers and GankStars as pretty big brands from within the scene. TSM, Cloud9, Echo Fox, Immortals, NRG, Rogue, Misfits, Fnatic, G2, SK Gaming, Mousesports and Team Secret all have teams in the scene, with many of them making their signings over the past month.
#4
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so why are they the evil one?

so why are they the evil one?
#5
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Blueso why are they the evil one?

isn't it obvious, they are actually NA

[quote=Blue]so why are they the evil one?[/quote]
isn't it obvious, they are actually NA
#6
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WeepZurkonAlternative Headline: Hammers Esports forgets Overwatch isn't played on iPads, uses realization as an excuse to get paid.

Hammers as an org more in line with the Vainglory scene (a 3v3 Dota-like played on mobile devices). Vainglory as an esport has built up Hammers and GankStars as pretty big brands from within the scene. TSM, Cloud9, Echo Fox, Immortals, NRG, Rogue, Misfits, Fnatic, G2, SK Gaming, Mousesports and Team Secret all have teams in the scene, with many of them making their signings over the past month.

?? Im sure it was Luminosity who made them an offer rather than Hammers getting rid if them lmao

[quote=WeepZurkon]Alternative Headline: Hammers Esports forgets Overwatch isn't played on iPads, uses realization as an excuse to get paid.


Hammers as an org more in line with the Vainglory scene (a 3v3 Dota-like played on mobile devices). Vainglory as an esport has built up Hammers and GankStars as pretty big brands from within the scene. TSM, Cloud9, Echo Fox, Immortals, NRG, Rogue, Misfits, Fnatic, G2, SK Gaming, Mousesports and Team Secret all have teams in the scene, with many of them making their signings over the past month.[/quote]
?? Im sure it was Luminosity who made them an offer rather than Hammers getting rid if them lmao
#7
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Good luck to this team they are so underrated :)

Good luck to this team they are so underrated :)
#8
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R O B 4 2 0

R O B 4 2 0
#9
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It's weird to me that no other org could out bid LG for this promising roster.

It's weird to me that no other org could out bid LG for this promising roster.
#10
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Hammers contract was probably for 3 months, they knew players weren't re-signing and got out of it what they could.

Hammers contract was probably for 3 months, they knew players weren't re-signing and got out of it what they could.
#11
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I think LG is onto something. I think the sister teams will be worth the investment, especially considering the success of Lunatic-Hai's teams. I wouldn't be surprised if the coordinated scrimming makes both Loyal and Evil top 5 teams in NA.

I think LG is onto something. I think the sister teams will be worth the investment, especially considering the success of Lunatic-Hai's teams. I wouldn't be surprised if the coordinated scrimming makes both Loyal and Evil top 5 teams in NA.
#12
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It is going to be really interesting to see how Blizzard handles sister teams in OWL. Will one of the team become something of a practice team where new members and up and comers will play and you have the team playing in a lower league or other tournament, I know NHL does this. Maybe they want to have a team for when OWL starts in Europe.

It is going to be really interesting to see how Blizzard handles sister teams in OWL. Will one of the team become something of a practice team where new members and up and comers will play and you have the team playing in a lower league or other tournament, I know NHL does this. Maybe they want to have a team for when OWL starts in Europe.
#13
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Guinea?? Im sure it was Luminosity who made them an offer rather than Hammers getting rid if them lmao

It's an alternative headline, as in "alternative facts".

[quote=Guinea]
?? Im sure it was Luminosity who made them an offer rather than Hammers getting rid if them lmao[/quote]

It's an alternative headline, as in "alternative facts".
#14
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adrianwarpI think the sister teams will be worth the investment, especially considering the success of Lunatic-Hai's teams.

Wait, what?

[quote=adrianwarp]I think the sister teams will be worth the investment, especially considering the success of Lunatic-Hai's teams. [/quote]
Wait, what?
#15
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MewpersadrianwarpI think the sister teams will be worth the investment, especially considering the success of Lunatic-Hai's teams. Wait, what?

Lunatic-Hai is a common typo for Kongdoo

[quote=Mewpers][quote=adrianwarp]I think the sister teams will be worth the investment, especially considering the success of Lunatic-Hai's teams. [/quote]
Wait, what?[/quote]
Lunatic-Hai is a common typo for Kongdoo
#16
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W E S M A R T W E L O Y A L W E L U M I N O S I T Y

W E S M A R T W E L O Y A L W E L U M I N O S I T Y
#17
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ROB420

ROB420
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