Progress report: The new LG on the scene
Coming into the season unestablished, Luminosity has been developing excellent teamwork as the spring split progresses. With four games under their belt, Luminosity has done well to establish themselves this season. LG has struggled against some of the top teams in North America, but they have been extremely entertaining to watch. They are also playing much better than many had anticipated.
It’s no surprise to see Weak3n bringing strong pressure from the jungle, especially given the opportunity to bring Arachne or Serqet onto the battlefield. Week two saw Clout come into the roster to take over carry. While Oceans had performed well against eUnited, Clout had no trouble stepping into his role. His strong presence in dual lane has shown why he is the primary carry for Luminosity. Coupled with solid support from NotGeno in dual lane has looked great and will likely continue to improve moving forward.
On the opposite side of the map, we have continued to see KikiSoCheeky holding his own in solo. Non-traditional picks and safe farming has kept his lane from causing any real major issues for the team. Maybe not the most aggressive or most exciting of the season, Kiki is still capable of sustaining and holding his own. Rounding out the team has been one of the more interesting players to watch this season in their middle lane. Coming from the Smite Console Championship, Keegsmate has proven that he is able to transition to the PC scene and has demonstrated just why he was a console champion in season four.
While Luminosity defeated defending champions eUnited handily in their debut match, they failed to overcome the old Luminosity blood pumping through the impressive machine that is Spacestation Gaming. Similarly, LG easily defeated Splyce with a commanding 2-0 in final week two match but fell to Trifecta 2-1 for their first game of week three. This leaves Luminosity with a 2-2 split for the season so far. Luminosity will be taking on a presently undefeated Counter Logic Gaming to round out week three.
Fresh out of the gate, Luminosity has proven that they deserve to be taken seriously despite the roster change. In many of the matches they have lost, the culprit tends to look more like weak picks than anything else. Playing against teams that have far more experience playing together has caused some growing pains, it seems unlikely that will continue to be the case moving forward. With each game they play, Luminosity continues to develop better teamwork and display the ability to adapt to their opponents. The biggest factors for Luminosity’s success will likely come from how well newcomers NotGeno and Keegsmate continue to perform. Perhaps not world champion material yet, but don’t count them out yet. Luminosity will likely continue to build on a strong foundation to become a real contender in the Pro League.
Luminosity takes on Counter Logic Gaming Friday, April 6 at 6:45 PM ET. The broadcast will be streamed exclusively through SmiteGame on Mixer.
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