Brenden "stellar" McGrath and Brady "thief" Dever have announced they have been benched on the Luminosity Luminosity North America Rank #10 roster, both following a nine-month tenure with the organization.
During his nine-month tenure with Luminosity, stellar oversaw the team's move from early exits in the Ignition Series to a regional contender, leading Luminosity through deep runs in NSG Championships and VCT Stage 1. Highlighting the team's sharp rise was two consecutive series wins against Sentinels, one of which in the grand finals of the NSG Winter Championship.
A long-time teammate of stellar, thief was similarly one of the original players from the original MIXUP roster roster, acting as one of the team's main duelists. Throughout the Valorant Champions Tour, thief averaged 237.3 ACS across the two stages.
Luminosity's luster began to show wear in the Stage 1 Masters, with the worst fears realized in Stage 2, as the roster saw no Challengers appearances following early losses to Noble and NRG in the qualifiers for both events. The team eye a refresh under a new in-game-leader as the world awaits the start of Stage 3.