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Worlds 2021 Spotlight: 100 Thieves

Region: LCS 

Regular Season Placing: 2nd

Playoffs Placing: 1st

After a disappointing spring split, 100 Thieves made two notable roster moves, importing Abbedagge as their new mid laner and bringing on renowned coach, Reapered. With these roster moves, analysts predicted 100 Thieves to be contenders for the title, or at the very least a spot at worlds. When the summer split began, 100 Thieves was delivering on expectations. After week 1, they never dropped below the top 2 in the standings for the duration of the summer split.

However, 100 Thieves showed apparent weaknesses throughout the regular split, specifically around their mid-late game decision-making. So coming into playoffs, teams like Evil Geniuses and a resurging Cloud9 were favored over them. In the upper bracket, these predictions seemed correct. 100 Thieves barely beat EG in a close 3-2 before losing to Team Liquid in the winners’ finals 2-3. But after dropping to the lower bracket, 100 Thieves became a different beast. They took down Cloud9 in 3-1 before completely smashing Team Liquid in the grand finals 3-0, bringing home 100 Thieves’ first LCS championship and the NA first seed at worlds.

 



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