Luminosity Gaming signs the whole dang Maryville Esports Overwatch team cover image

Luminosity Gaming signs the whole dang Maryville Esports Overwatch team

Two big names in esports partner up.

It looks like one former org just couldn't stay out of Overwatch esports for long. It was announced earlier today that Luminosity Gaming is partnering with the successful Maryville University esports program to field an Overwatch team for the upcoming OWCS. And not just any team, but the exact squad that already makes up Maryville Esports. Defined by both on social media as a "partnership," this may just be a case of Luminosity being the team's main sponsor.

This isn't LG's first foray into Overwatch. At last we saw, the Canadian/American org was in control of the Vancouver Titans Overwatch League team. Even before that, the org fielded squads in the pre-OWL era with varying amounts of success.

Let's look at the roster ahead of the OWCS NA Stage 1 start this weekend.

Luminosity Gaming x Maryville Esports Overwatch collab

Gamer Name
Enrique Triana
Briefly a Houston Outlaw in 2020.
Nick Wiseman
Former Contenders, Team Canada OWWC.
Rene Rangel
Briefly played for the Vancouver Titans in 2022.
Dante Cruz
Former Houston Outlaws star and recent retiree from OWL. One of the best Tracer players to ever strap on the pistols, he now brings that skill to Doomfist.
Ryan Ruffell
NACE playoffs star for Maryville.
Landon Monteferrante
Formerly of Illinois State University Esports.
Luke Fish
Formerly of Las Vegas Eternal, San Francisco Shock.

It appears retirement didn't last long for Danteh. Regardless, the team is a proven winner at the Contenders level and looks to be one of, if not the strongest NA OWCS squad. Standing in their way is the former and once more Toronto Defiant, which includes players once seen on LG's previous OWL squad.

Is this partnership between Luminosity Gaming and Maryville Esports a sign of something more? After all, these 20-somethings cannot stay in college forever. Success in this first stage of the OWCS could mean an LG upgrade sooner rather than later.

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