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North American organization Luminosity Gaming is set to field Kaleb “moose” Jayne on the starting roster while Joseph “ban” Seungmin Oh will be moved to the bench, sources told Upcomer on Aug. 9.
Moose will likely compete in the upcoming VALORANT Championship Tour Stage 3 Challengers playoffs, which will begin on Aug. 11. Luminosity will face off against XSET in their first round of the event.
Stand-in Tanner “TiGG” Spanu will continue on the roster. He was originally brought in to fill the void left by moose, who was out of the team following an injury. It’s unclear whether the organization will sign the player.
TiGG was brought onto the roster for the beginning of Stage 3 in North America. Luminosity failed to qualify for Challengers 1 but bounced back for the second event. They finished inside of the top four, ensuring qualification for Challengers playoffs.
Luminosity defeated Cloud9 Blue, Rise and Kansas City Pioneers during Challengers 2. But, the team were taken down by FaZe Clan and TSM, both of which secured qualification for playoffs.
If Luminosity takes down XSET, they will face off against either FaZe Clan or 100 Thieves in the second round. The top three teams in playoffs will secure qualification for VCT Stage 3 Masters in Berlin, Germany. This is to begin Sept. 10.
Vision Strikers and F4Q were the first two teams to secure a place at the event.
VCT Challengers playoffs will begin Aug. 11 and conclude on Aug. 16. Sentinels, Rise, Envy and TSM will play against each other to secure a place in the semifinals.
All teams will at least earn a minimum of 40 Circuit points, regardless of their placement.
If moose is brought back to the roster, the organization will likely field the following team:
- TiGG (stand-in)
- Diondre “YaBoiDre” Bond
- Alex “aproto” Protopapas
- Will “dazzLe” Loafman
- Ban (inactive)