100 Thieves throttle Immortals, advance to LCS Lock In semifinals|Dot Esports
100 Thieves are the first group to advance to the semifinals of the LCS Lock In tournament.
The first quarterfinal match of the 2021 LCS Lock In competition was over in a rush, with 100 Burglars convincingly taking down Immortals by a 2-0 rating.
The clean sweep was a tremendously bloody affair, as an overall of 63 kills were published across just two League of Legends video games. 100 Burglars won both video games with an exclamation point, protecting 13 kills in the very first game and 32 in the second.
Both games saw 100 Burglars’ breakout star in the bottom lane, FBI, contribute immensely to the group’s success. After telling Dot Esports that he thinks he’s “been playing really badly on stage throughout the last four games,” after last night’s group stage triumph against Golden Guardians, FBI busted out a monstrous efficiency against Immortals today, posting a final line rating of 10/2/19 for the series.
100 Thieves will advance to the semifinals of the LCS Lock In competition, where the team will face the winner of Saturday’s match in between TSM and Cloud9. The later stages of the tournament will be shifting from a best-of-three format to a best-of-five format, too.
As for Immortals, the group struggled to put its complete lineup together ahead of the Lock In competition due to complications surrounding worldwide visas, and as an outcome, played today’s match with a lineup of Academy players. It stays to be seen if Immortals’ opening day lineup will resemble the lineup the group presented during the Lock In tournament, or if gamers such as Raes and Destiny will show up in the United States in time for the group’s very first match of the season.
Regardless, the team will not be seen once again up until the LCS formally opens its regular season on Feb. 5.