Luminosity Gaming has released our Hearthstone team and will be assessing the future of Hearthstone as an esport moving forward.
We want to thank Zalae, Muzzy, Chakki, and Fr0zen for all their time and efforts. They are truly amazing players and people. We had an amazing year by all accounts, with success in tournaments taking home championships and several podium finishes.
1st - SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 - Zalae
1st - ONOG 2016 Circuit Feature - Fr0zen
2nd - Trinity Series - Chakki, Fr0zen, Zalae
2nd - ONOG PAX East Major 2017 - Muzzy
2nd - 2017 Hearthstone Winter Championship - Fr0zen
Despite a winning team, and arguably the top team in North America, we are not content with where the game sits as an esport. The potential is infinite but as an esport the game doesn't provide an appropriate return relative to the investment we were making on a monthly basis. Most notably, the lack of major tournaments with significant prize pools and the lack of travel support for talent. All effecting our bottom line and leaving us with a difficult choice.
We want to thank all of our fans who supported our team and have become part of the #LGLOYAL fan base. We hope you will continue to support both Luminosity and the departing players. We will be keeping a close eye on the scene and constantly looking for new opportunities in the future.