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Luminosity Gaming announce new CoD roster ahead of CWL Pro League Finals

Published: 19/Jun/2019 23:36 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 7:30

by Alan Bernal


With the Call of Duty Pro League Finals around the corner, Luminosity Gaming have announced a beefed up squad that’ll look to make a deep run in one of the last CWL events of 2019.

Rumors had regularly circulated about an imminent roster shuffle after the fallout of star player Peirce ‘Gunless’ Hillman being benched by the team, and now the LG squad have surrounded its core with players that can grow with them.

After a “temporary time of turbulence” for the 2019 CWL Fort Worth champs, the org is now looking forward to a more fruitful and cohesive unit to lead them for the rest of the CWL season.

CWLLuminosity is gaining some young guns who are raring to be paired with CoD World Champs.

In a Twitter post, Luminosity announced the new five-man roster consisting of Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper, Josiah ‘Slacked’ Berry, Johnathan ‘John’ Perez, Cesar ‘Skyz’ Bueno and Carson ‘Brack’ Newberry.

Furthermore, Richard ‘Ricky’ Stacey is moving back to the coaching position to get the most out of his new lineup for the challenges that naturally come when shaking up a roster mid-season.

Leaving the Luminosity starting lineup will be Nicholas ‘Classic’ DeCostanzo, who had previously became a restricted Free Agent prior to the new starting roster’s announcement.

The official roster puts to bed mounds of murmurs revolving around the roster and has given fans some hope to bank on seeing as Luminosity recruited major young talents to build up and grow around CoD World Champs like FormaL and John.

Luminosity had a tough time after CWL Fort Worth

While their CWL regular season has been abysmal, the Luminosity squad that showed up at Fort Worth looked like a united and solid front to work off of. But the brilliance they showed on stage was only a flash of what the team could have been capable of.

Since the Texas tournament, Luminosity had gone 2-9 in the Pro League, further displacing their hopes of qualifying to the Pro League Playoffs with a lowly 5-13 record in Division A.

With some weeks of practice under their belts, the new lineup for Luminosity can be a strong contender when the CWL Pro League Finals roll through July 19 to July 21.

Luminosity’s full roster:

  • Josiah ‘Slacked‘ Berry
  • Johnathan ‘John‘ Perez
  • Matthew ‘FormaL‘ Piper
  • Carson ‘Brack‘ Newberry
  • Cesar ‘Skyz‘ Bueno
  • Peirce ‘Gunless‘ Hillman (substitute)

Last updated: June 20, 2019 – 3:30 AM EST


Dr Disrespect rants to himself for 10 mins after accidentally muting mic

Published: 31/Oct/2020 19:07

by Bill Cooney


Streaming superstar Dr Disrespect accidentally muted his microphone just as he began a legendary-looking rant about Call of Duty: Warzone, and may inadvertently have created a new trend in streaming at the same time.

Doc is undoubtedly one of the biggest personalities out there on the internet, but like anyone else, he can still fall victim to the treacherous mindset of getting tilted. 

Like all professionals, he usually does a good job of keeping the speed, violence, and momentum directed at opponents. But during a recent stream, he experienced one Warzone death due to flashbangs too many and took it out on his desk instead.

With a slam that would make fellow streaming star, xQc, proud, the Two-Time let his desk have it just as he was entering into what seemed like quite the heated exposition on the role of flashes grenades in Warzone.

The only problem was that his smack muted the microphone and he didn’t realize it, leading to what may have been the best mime impression on Twitch for the next 10-plus minutes.

It genuinely seems like the 2019 Streamer of the Year had no idea he was basically just talking to himself, as you can even see him going into bits and continuing to rant before he unmutes. It seemed to work out fine though, as he made a pretty penny in donations from viewers telling him they couldn’t hear.

Dr Disrespect mic muted slam
Dr Disrespect
Was it really a mistake, or a bold new strategy in streaming?

“Well, that’s what happens when you slam sh*t around, you know?” Doc reflected. “I think I got like, $100 bucks from people telling me I’m muted. Hey Alex, next time mute me for like two hours, yeah.”

If Dr Disrespect hasn’t chosen a Halloween costume for this year, maybe going trick-or-treating as a mime might be his best option at this point.

Speaking of Halloween, the good doctor’s annual Doctober costume contest is nearing its conclusion as hundreds of fans have submitted their best cosplays, hoping for a chance to be selected among the best. The winners are due to be announced in the upcoming few days, but you can check out some of the best costume submissions so far here.